Amy Henderson, MS is the founder and Executive Director of The Geezer Gallery in Portland, OR. created in 2006. The Geezer Gallery is a non-profit organization showcasing master artists 60 years and older and providing professional arts and therapeutic art programs primarily for low-income seniors.
Ms. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Leadership and a Master’s Degree with a concentration in Gerontology from Marylhurst University.
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 now 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 Principal Investigator for both these research trials.
The Geezer Gallery is currently replicating their model and beginning research trials in partnership with the Council on Aging and Western North Carolina University in Asheville, NC. Ms. Henderson is the consultant and program advisor for all research and replication projects.