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A few tickets remain for Saturday's dinner with Steve Scher

May 6th, 2015 by Mike

A popular northeast Seattle event is this Saturday evening, and a few tickets remain.

The event is NEST’s annual community dinner, this time featuring northeast resident Steve Scher of KUOW fame.

The dinner is a fund-raiser for NEST – North East Seattle Together. It will be held Saturday, May 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave. N.E.

Previous spring benefit dinners have sold out, last year’s with 146 people and the previous year with more than 130.

NEST is a  local non-profit organization offering neighborhood support, enriching programs and trusted resources that enable aging northeast Seattle residents to remain in their homes and to engage meaningfully in our community.

Individual tickets to the dinner and program are $75, of which $50 will be tax deductible. To register online, go to the NEST website and click on the red “click for tickets” image in the middle of  the page.

For other payment options, or for more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206-525-6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is a NEST incorporator and previous board president.

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A few tickets remain for Saturday’s dinner with Steve Scher

May 6th, 2015 by Mike

A popular northeast Seattle event is this Saturday evening, and a few tickets remain.

The event is NEST’s annual community dinner, this time featuring northeast resident Steve Scher of KUOW fame.

The dinner is a fund-raiser for NEST – North East Seattle Together. It will be held Saturday, May 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave. N.E.

Previous spring benefit dinners have sold out, last year’s with 146 people and the previous year with more than 130.

NEST is a  local non-profit organization offering neighborhood support, enriching programs and trusted resources that enable aging northeast Seattle residents to remain in their homes and to engage meaningfully in our community.

Individual tickets to the dinner and program are $75, of which $50 will be tax deductible. To register online, go to the NEST website and click on the red “click for tickets” image in the middle of  the page.

For other payment options, or for more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206-525-6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is a NEST incorporator and previous board president.

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Few tickets left for NEST event with Nancy Pearl

March 20th, 2013 by Mike

There are still a few tickets left for this Sunday’s dinner with uber-librarian Nancy Pearl.

The event, from 5-8 p.m. March 24, is in part a celebration of North East Seattle Together’s one-year anniversary of launching its non-profit senior services.

Most of the cost of the event is tax-deductible.

For more information about NEST or this event, contact Judy Kinney, NEST executive director, at judy@nestseattle.org, 206.525.6378, or visit www.nestseattle.org.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is also a NEST board member.

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RN opens "patient advocate" business in NE Seattle

May 31st, 2012 by Mike

A registered nurse with 34 years of experience has opened a “patient advocate” business serving northeast Seattle, including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and View Ridge.

Debi Quirk’s new business, RN Patient Advocates of Puget Sound, is part of a national health business trend giving patients somebody “in their corner” when it comes to navigating the often complex world of doctors and hospitals. Here’s an NPR story on the trend.

Quirk, who lives in Bryant, says in an email:

“We will collaborate with your doctors on your behalf, and help you to understand what is happening. You will know what your best treatment options are. You will not have to navigate through this alone. We are knowledgeable in all modalities, conventional, functional and integrative medicine. We can ask those questions that you do not know how to ask, and explain the answers to you and your family. You will have us by your side along with the most current knowledge and research, including evidence for best practice.”

Quirk, who spent 20 years teaching future nurses at the university level, recently completed extensive training in patient advocacy through RN Patient Advocates and the University of Arizona.

For more information contact: info@rnpa-pugetsound.com

Disclosure: Quirk is an active volunteer with North East Seattle Together, a local senior non-profit. The author is on the board of NEST.

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RN opens “patient advocate” business in NE Seattle

May 31st, 2012 by Mike

A registered nurse with 34 years of experience has opened a “patient advocate” business serving northeast Seattle, including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and View Ridge.

Debi Quirk’s new business, RN Patient Advocates of Puget Sound, is part of a national health business trend giving patients somebody “in their corner” when it comes to navigating the often complex world of doctors and hospitals. Here’s an NPR story on the trend.

Quirk, who lives in Bryant, says in an email:

“We will collaborate with your doctors on your behalf, and help you to understand what is happening. You will know what your best treatment options are. You will not have to navigate through this alone. We are knowledgeable in all modalities, conventional, functional and integrative medicine. We can ask those questions that you do not know how to ask, and explain the answers to you and your family. You will have us by your side along with the most current knowledge and research, including evidence for best practice.”

Quirk, who spent 20 years teaching future nurses at the university level, recently completed extensive training in patient advocacy through RN Patient Advocates and the University of Arizona.

For more information contact: info@rnpa-pugetsound.com

Disclosure: Quirk is an active volunteer with North East Seattle Together, a local senior non-profit. The author is on the board of NEST.

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NEST – the virtual village for seniors – launches today

May 1st, 2012 by Mike

North East Seattle Together  – the new “virtual village for seniors” – has its full public launch today.

Many neighbors have followed NEST’s progress over the past three years, watching as it organized, became a 501(c)3 and raised over $100,000 from the community. It was  featured in the Seattle Times and by KUOW Public Radio.

NEST is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that will be supported primarily by membership dues.  It serves 14 neighborhoods in northeast Seattle – including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood, View Ridge and the University District – with a wide assortment of services, including transportation, simple household tasks, shopping and many, many more activities that are described on its website.

In February, NEST launched for Founding Members, who became the first to benefit from the community and support services that NEST provides to keep seniors safe in their own homes. Channel 13, Q13Fox.com,  has video here.

For more information email info@nestseattle.org or call 206-525-6378.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is also a NEST board member.

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NEST – the virtual village for seniors – launches with office, executive director

January 10th, 2012 by Mike

Update Jan. 14: Channel 13, Q13Fox.com, has covered NEST’s launch. Click here for the video.

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Watch video to see what NEST will do

North East Seattle Together  – the new “virtual village for seniors” – has hired an executive director and opened its office in the Ravenna-Bryant neighborhood.

It is now recruiting Founding Members who will be the first to benefit from the community and support services that NEST will provide to keep seniors safe in their own homes. Founding Members can begin enjoying NEST’s services on February 14, 2012, with the full public launch occurring on May 1.

Many neighbors have followed NEST’s progress for more than a year, watching as it organized, became a 501(c)3 and started significant fundraising. It was  featured in the Seattle Times and by KUOW Public Radio.  More than 650 people asked to be added to its mailing lists, and over 150 volunteered to help NEST help seniors as it prepared to launch.

NEST is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that will be supported primarily by membership dues.  It will serve 14 neighborhoods in northeast Seattle – including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood, View Ridge and the University District – with a wide assortment of services, including transportation, simple household tasks, shopping and many, many more activities that are described on its website.

NEST’s new executive director, Judy Kinney, has worked for decades as a community builder, social services leader, business owner and life coach. She is deeply committed to NEST’s mission.  Earlier this month Judy opened the first NEST office, at 5751 33rd Ave. N.E., inside Ravenna United Methodist Church.

For more information email NEST or call Judy at 206-525-6378.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is also a NEST board member.

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