Featured Projects


Washington, D.C. Presentation: “Movie-Making with Older Adults.” Karen was part of a multidisciplinary conference team presenting her movie-making experience with older adults ages 78-104 in a retirement community. For more information, go to Creative Aging.


Karen and her colleague’s film was selected to be shown during the festival, which launched May 2017 in New York City. This film festival, established by The Foundation for Art & Healing, focuses on how creative arts help people overcome loneliness. The film focused on how creative arts help people overcome loneliness. To see the film, go to The Superheroes of Bayview. For more information about this organization, go to Art and Healing.


Since its inception in 2016, Karen has been an active member of a community task force helping to promote positive perceptions and images of aging. For more information, visit AgeUp and learn how this organization is transforming and expanding the perception of aging locally, nationally, and globally!

Karen has also authored articles for the Bayview AgeUp newsletter including Transformational Aging, and Transformational Aging Part II, as well as an article highlighting Karen and Bayview’s work and research, partnering with SPU to explore the effects of positive and negative images of aging.

Karen is also a featured panelist on the AgeUp Podcast Hour. Listen to all the AgeUp Podcasts here for more inspiration and wisdom about all things aging.


Karen was a presenter for an “Ageism Training” in December 2019 as part of the AgeUp team – presented to Sound Generations


From Spring 2017 to Fall 2019, Dr. Tanzy was in collaboration with Dr. Micheal Roe and his psychology students at Seattle Pacific University and with Nancy Weinbeck, now CEO at Bayview, to conduct research on the attitudes, well-being, and life satisfaction among independently living older adults. Dr. Roe retired in 2019, but the research and presentation summaries of the collaborative are available on the SPU website.


“Study and in general the pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”  “

-Albert Einstein

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Karen Tanzy, PhD
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