Amy Henderson, MS

Amy Henderson, MS
Job Title: 
Founder & Executive Director, The Geezer Gallery
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Amy Henderson, MS, Founder & Executive Director, The Geezer Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
Amy Henderson is the founder and Executive Director of The Geezer Gallery, a non-profit organization showcasing master artists 60 years and older and providing professional arts and therapeutic art programs primarily for low-income seniors.   
She is the Lead Gerontologist for the newly launched Age Wise Institute (2016) at the National College of Natural Medicine. The Age Wise Institute seeks to promote healthy aging through community-based programs, education and research.  
As Executive Director for The Geezer Gallery, Amy has co-created, developed and implemented numerous therapeutic arts programs and published two innovative arts curriculums, Capturing Time and Vibrant Elders. These programs are being used in research trials funded by Oregon Health and Sciences University to document the efficacy for seniors both with and without cognitive impairment as it pertains to socialization, cognition, depression, anxiety, depression and self-mastery. Ms. Henderson is a Co-Principal Investigator for both these research trials. 

Amy Henderson is the founder and Executive Director of The Geezer Gallery, a non-profit organization showcasing master artists 60 years and older and providing professional arts and therapeutic art programs primarily for low-income seniors.   

She is the Lead Gerontologist for the newly launched Age Wise Institute (2016) at the National College of Natural Medicine. The Age Wise Institute seeks to promote healthy aging through community-based programs, education and research.  

As Executive Director for The Geezer Gallery, Amy has co-created, developed and implemented numerous therapeutic arts programs and published two innovative arts curriculums, Capturing Time and Vibrant Elders. These programs are being used in research trials funded by Oregon Health and Sciences University to document the efficacy for seniors both with and without cognitive impairment as it pertains to socialization, cognition, depression, anxiety, depression and self-mastery. Ms. Henderson is a Co-Principal Investigator for both these research trials.