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Tessa Windt has worked for over two decades at both the community and individual levels on such issues as aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, family caregiving, veterans and adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury. Tessa has designed and implemented results-oriented programs for older adults for more than a decade, using creative engagement to address the isolation that so often accompanies aging and increase long-term physical, social and emotional health and wellbeing. Tessa has facilitated groups and individuals aged 55 to 103, from active retirees to individuals facing physical and cognitive challenges and their family caregivers, in settings as broad as adult day centers, long-term care facilities, and arts venues. She has developed and implemented communitybased programs that exemplify best practices in the field of Creative Aging, as well as moved the field forward as a mentor, professional development consultant and conference speaker and panelist.