top of page


Speaker & Writer, Dori Gillam
"I don't know how to act my age – I've never been this age before."
- Dori Gillam
Dori inspires people to age creatively and consciously.


She writes for 3rd Act Magazine, is Board Chair for the NW Center for Creative Aging, Charter Member of the Age Friendly Seattle Coalition, and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity building houses around the world.

Dori cared for her parents for the last seven years of their lives and performs a story about them at local theaters and for conferences. 


With a BS degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington, Dori has worked for Sound Generations, AARP and the Bayview Retirement Community.

She is proud to have been born and raised in Seattle, does a mean tap-dance to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” has climbed Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro, and loves spending time with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson who also live in Seattle.

“Dori spends her time making presentations designed to shift how we think about aging and our older neighbors. She encourages others to see the strengths older adults bring to our communities and engages people in rethinking how they want to age.”
- Sabrina Jones, Director of Assistance Services, Sound Generations
bottom of page