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Speaker & Writer, Dori Gillam
"I don't know how to act my age – I've never been this age before."
- Dori Gillam
Dori is a speaker and writer, inspiring older adults to age creatively.


She writes for 3rd Act Magazine, is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for Humanities Washington, Board Chair for the NW Center for Creative Aging, Charter Member of the Age Friendly Seattle Coalition, and volunteers 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,” and has climbed Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dori's daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live in California.

“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
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