Creating Community for All Ages

June 12th, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Research demonstrates that participating in arts activities improves the health and quality of life of older people. Connecting across generations helps older adults become involved with younger people in their communities as mentors, sages, and neighbors. Tim’s organization, EngAGE changes lives by transforming affordable senior and multi-generational apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness, and creativity. He will talk about EngAGE’s plans for the Northwest, starting here in Portland, and will share inspiring examples of how embracing a whole-person approach to creative living such as providing college-level programs in the arts, wellness, and life-long learning improves lives and communities.


Tim Carpenter, CEO/Founder – Tim Carpenter founded EngAGE in 1999, then catalyzed the creation of the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, the first-of-its-kind senior apartment community with high-end arts amenities and programs, and the flagship model for multiple subsequent EngAGE communities. He is also host/producer of Experience Talks, “a radio magazine for the experienced listener,” which is broadcast on KPFK-FM Los Angeles and other Pacifica Network stations. Over the past several years, Mr. Carpenter has attended every major arts and aging conference, as both a presenter and collaborator. He has been invited to speak internationally in Canada, Scotland, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. In 2008, he was elected an Ashoka Fellow for his work as a social entrepreneur, and in 2011 he received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. Most recently he was awarded the Stanton Fellowship for 2016-17 by the Durfee Foundation and named one of Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencers in Aging. Tim continues to seek out the best practices in the arts, wellness, and lifelong learning.