• September 15, 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • McMenamin’s Kennedy School

NEV is pleased to welcome Horticultural Therapist and Master Gardener Patty Cassidy, author of The Age-Proof Garden and The Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors.  Patty will speak about several topics of interest to novice and experienced gardeners who wish to continue gardening as they age, such as garden design and plant choices, and rethinking and adapting tools.  She will also discuss the topics of remaining safe while gardening, and how to make gardening a mindful activity.  A question and answer period will follow her presentation.

Patty combines over 35 years of professional experience as a mental health counselor, educator, Master Gardener, and registered horticultural therapist.  She sits on the national board of the American Horticultural Therapy Association.  Her current work as a horticultural therapist is a natural extension of her training and experience as a counselor and her lifelong love of gardening.

In addition, for the past seven years, she has presided as president of the Friends of the Portland Memory Garden, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with memory disorders and their caregivers by maintaining the Portland Memory Garden and providing therapeutic and educational activities.

Coordinated by:  Bill Roberts

Date and Time:  Friday September 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm (approx.)

Place:  Community Room, McMenamin’s Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rdAvenue

Street parking and parking lot available

Reservation required.  Please call the NEV office (503-895-2750) to reserve your spot.