Creating in Community

with Five Oaks Museum

Creating in Community

with Five Oaks Museum


Click here to apply.


Are you struggling to connect to community, make new friends and feel nourished during strange times? Is it tough to get your body moving and keep your creative juices flowing?

Five Oaks Museum is seeking up to ten (10) participants for a free online pilot program that brings older adults together in community. This special cohort of participants will be supported by facilitators in sharing stories, practising simple longevity movements together, and collaborating on a creative project. Rooted in the museum’s five values of Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community, this program celebrates the curiosity and creativity within each of us, and will help participants align their own struggles with that of others, countering isolation with compassion.

In its pilot phase, we are looking for folks willing to dive in with us, learn together, and provide feedback to the museum along the way, while enjoying the power of community storytelling and art making together. Five Oaks Museum values the beautiful differences amongst community members and will be working to create a cohort that brings together a variety of gender, race, class, ability, and cultural lived experiences.

This 90-minute program takes place online via Zoom over five (5) consecutive Wednesdays from January 27 to February 24, 2021. In each program, cohort participants will get their bodies moving, share memories and stories, and work collaboratively to imagine and make an artwork (in any sense of the word!) that will be shared with the rest of the community through the museum’s website. No prior experience in these focus areas is needed to participate!

From 1pm to 2:30pm, over five consecutive Wednesdays on these dates:

January 27

February 3 

February 10

February 17

February 24



Must be between ages 65-79

Must be comfortable using Zoom; have access to internet, video camera, and microphone

Intermediate English language comprehension and verbal expression

Must reside within Washington County, OR

Application process

Application period: Friday, December 18 until Sunday, January 15

To Apply, click here to fill out this google form.

Or, answer questions from the form in an email to

You will be informed of selection by Wednesday, January 20, 2021 via email.



Washington County CHIP Committee

City of Tualatin / Juanita Pohl Center

Good Health Moves

Funding provided by the Washington County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Five Oaks Museum.



Emily Squires (Reimagine Everything)

Philip Carella (Good Health Moves)

Nathanael Andreini (Five Oaks Museum)





image by Walter Baxter.