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Published on April 10, 2018 7:31PM

The benefits and challenges of making friends across generational divides will be under the microscope this Saturday, April 14, in the latest Oregon Humanities talk at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.

Jennifer Sasser and Simeon Dreyfuss will present “Just a Number: Aging and Intergenerational Friendship,” a look at how to create meaningful connections with others of different ages and life stages. The museum encourages young people to come and give their opinions on the topic and to perhaps make some new friendships.

Dreyfuss is a writer and independent interdisciplinary scholar. He was on the faculty of Marylhurst University for 23 years and is now an adjunct professor at Tillamook Bay Community College. His essays, stories, poems, scholarly articles and journalistic publications have appeared widely. He is currently coeditor of Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Sasser is an educational gerontologist, transdisciplinary scholar and community activist. She has worked in the field of gerontology for more than half her life, beginning as a nursing assistant and aging advocate before focusing on research, writing and teaching. She is the author of “Aging: Concepts and Controversies” and of the forthcoming “Gerontology: The Basics.”

The talk, which is free and open to all, will start at 1 pm, 2106 2nd Street.

For more information, call 503-842-4553.

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