Meet Peter

Peter Hafften, Volunteer Coordinator

Teaching others and building relationships with the people around him have defined Peter’s career.  He has taught lessons ranging from nutrition, leadership, culture, science, brain injuries, and even outdoor education.  Now, Peter is focused on teaching others the challenges of dementia throughout the community.  His passion is to help others and that desire has guided him throughout his life.  Peter graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a B.A.A. in Teaching and worked at an Adult Day Program teaching those with disabilities and severe and persistent mental illness.  He has extensive training in allowing individual choice and recently became a Person-Centered Thinking Coach. Peter has also completed his certification in Advanced Dementia Capability Training.  Peter has many years of experience in both traditional and non-traditional educational settings.  This has allowed him to develop his skills in writing curriculum and connecting to an audience.  He is thrilled to be a member of the Age Well Arrowhead team and looks forward to bringing greater awareness of dementia through business training.

Peter also has a love for the outdoors and is an avid fisherman.  He owns a fishing education company that is dedicated to teaching others the enjoyment of fishing.  In his spare time away from the office, it is safe to say Peter can be found near a lake.  Most of all he enjoys spending time relaxing with his wife, daughter, and family at their northern Minnesota cabin.