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The Earl's Library: Private English Libraries in the Age of Downton Abbey 

January 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Tim Johnson,
Curator, Special Collections and Rare Books
Elmer L Andersen Library
University of Minnesota

222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Vital Aging Network is pleased to partner with the University of Minnesota Libraries. This is first in a series of forums that highlight the distinctive collections held by the libraries.Viewers captivated by "Downton Abbey," the period drama created by Julian Fellowes and broadcast to American audiences on PBS, will find this talk equally engaging and informative. Download a flyer. More information.

Evolve in Bloomington Starting April 1

We are excited to offer Evolve: Re-igniting Self & Community at Bloomington Civic Plaza this spring! Are you interested in using your skills and talents to make a better world? This 8-month course will help you focus your energies, build your skills and connect with a network of like-minded people. Classes meet the first Wednesday of each month, April 1 to November 4, 2015. Those who live, work, volunteer, or recently retired from a business or organization in Bloomington qualify for a discounted rate of $250. Learn more.

InsideOut: A Discovery Workshop<br />for Boomers+

We grow and change as we move through life. The question is how to thrive. Join the Vital Aging Network for this fun and free workshop. We’ll help you see yourself with new and expanded viewpoints, inside to outside. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the people involved with Evolve and to get a taste of the longer course. Register now for one of two upcoming workshops: January 12 from 10:00 to 11:30 and February 11 from 1:00 to 2:30. Both sessions in are in the Rehearsal Hall, Bloomington Civic Plaza. Learn more or register.


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Healthy Aging: Know the Facts
Exercise to Live Longer
This is the first of a series of eight installments related to physical fitness entitled: Think of Exercise as a Pill that Promotes Long Life and a Whole Lot More by Evolve grad, John Sandgren, MD. more ]

Aging with Gusto
Tell Us Your Aging with Gusto Story
Did you participate in or lead an Aging with Gusto discussion? Tell us what happened. What are some of the "aha!" moments. more ]

From the Chair 2014
The Holiday Season... Be Well!
The Vital Aging Network is deeply engaged in its Wellness 50+ initiative promoting healthy habits, practices and goals for older adults in their communities. Our communities are experiencing wonderful results and progressing in developing truly life chang more ]

Comments from Evolve Grads
Add your comments about Evolve (ALVA)
This is a place for Evolve grads to add their comments and thoughts about the class. more ]

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