The Art of Aging

Starts:Wednesday, September 28, 2016  10:00 AMEnds:Thursday, September 29, 2016  4:00 PM

$25 to register


Hoffman Center

594 Laneda Avenue

Manzanita, OR 97130

Event Description:

The Art of Aging Series at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita partners with Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) to bring a two-day conference to Manzanita, on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29, from 10am to 4pm, both days.

The conference is titled "Personal Safety Nets: Planning for the Probabilities, Embracing the Possibilities." It will inspire, motivate and equip you to live the life you envision – through good times and challenges.

Registration fee is $25, which includes lunch both days, and the attendance will cap out at 32 registrations. Each day builds on the day before, so plan to participate both days. To register for this conference, go to

Author, professor and senior advocate Jenny Sasser, Ph.D., will present “Traveling Together through the Life-Course: Embracing the Adventure of Aging." Get ready to unleash your creativity!

Denise Malm, LSWAIC, Social Worker at the Wallingford Community Senior Center, Seattle, will present Personal Safety Nets. Over the two-day period participants will be guided as they use instructions, workbook and resources to weave their own personal safety net.

Sasser is an educational gerontologist, trans-disciplinary scholar and community activist. She served as Chair of the Department of Human Sciences and Founding Director of Gerontology at Marylhurst University from 1999 to 2015. In addition to co-authoring Aging: Concepts and Controversies with Harry Moody, the two are working on the forthcoming book "Gerontology: The Basics." Her other ongoing commitments include convening the Gero-Punk Project serving as a conversation facilitator for Oregon Humanities and offering consulting, workshops and presentations throughout North America.

Malm’s MSW from University of Washington included multi-generational research with a focus on older adults. She has been certified in “The Art & Science of Community Organizing.” As a non-profit director she implemented the “Communities that Care” model and served on the Advisory Boards for the Snohomish County Community Mobilization Coalition and the Snohomish County Health and Safety Network. She developed and coordinated a project defined as “senior programming without walls” which addresses communities lacking senior activities and social services.

The Art of Aging/Art of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) Further information is available at online or contact Tela Skinner at

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