Ann Cason grew up in Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Arizona and taught elementary school before auspicious circumstances led to her interest in working with elders. She subsequently co-founded and directed the innovative Dana Home Care in Boulder, Colorado, receiving guidance and inspiration in this work from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Naropa University. She also was mentored by Dr. Edward Podvoll, head of the Contemplative Psychotherapy Department at Naropa University in Boulder.
Now living in Portland, Oregon, Ann has practiced as a geriatric care manager and consultant for many years. One of her well known clients was Anne Morrow Lindbergh, for whom she coordinated care for nine years in Connecticut and Vermont. She is the author of Circles of Care , which is described as “…a unique addition to the literature of caregiving, an authoritative and deeply felt book that sheds light on an extraordinary range of elder care challenges and how to meet them.”
Ann is also a meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She was featured in Let Things Flow: The Wisdom of Ann Cason in the Shambhala Times Community Magazine.