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Learn the upside of downsizing in free presentations

Have you thought about simplifying your life? Learn how in a free presentation called The Upside to Downsizing Conference, scheduled at four different Portland-area locations this summer.

The Upside of Downsizing¨ Conference will be held on the following dates:

* Thursday, June 12, at Murray Hills Christian Church, 15050 S.W. Weir Road, Beaverton.

* Wednesday, June 18, at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City.

* Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Pius X Catholic Church Community Center, 1280 N.W. Saltzman Road, Cedar Mill.

* Thursday, Aug. 14, at Lake Bible Church, 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego.

Each presentation begins with a presentation from 9:30-11:30 a.m, followed by a complimentary lunch and exhibitors providing services and products to boomers and seniors from noon to 3 p.m.

For reservations, visit www.upsideofdownsizing.com or call 503-208-9421. Space is limited.

The first Upside of Downsizing Conference was held in Portland in 2010. After providing 28 conferences in Oregon and two in Washington, the conferences are being expanded throughout the United States.

Mary Spann is the founder and owner of The Upside of Downsizing. Her career has spanned over 26 years in construction, interior design, and home staging. Having recently downsized herself, she is committed to giving others insight into making their lives more enjoyable and less stressful.