2016 marks 50 years that thousands of St. Louis seniors have called not-for-profit Crown Center for Senior Living their home. The University City organization will mark this very special occasion with a major celebration at Washington University’s Hillman Hall on Sunday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. The Crown Center’s achievements are due in large part to individuals like Marylen Mann who will be honored at the gala event on November 6. Marylen Mann has provided inspiration and encouraged growth of the Crown Center personally, and by establishing and cultivating a partnership with OASIS; offering meaningful, engaging programs for retirees. Mann shares Crown Center’s commitment to ensuring that all senior adults, regardless of their financial resources, have the opportunity to learn, grow, and stay independent and active. She was a faculty member at Washington University for nearly 20 years and is Founder and President of The OASIS Institute.