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Promoting self-determination, civic engagement and personal growth for people as they age through education, leadership development and opportunities to connect.


What's New

Evolve in Bloomington Starting April 1

Join us for an information session on Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 to 2:00 in the Dakota Conference Room, Bloomington Civic Plaza. Register now!

Evolve: Re-igniting Self & Community is coming to Bloomington 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 to register for the $750 course for a discounted rate of $250. Learn more.

Celebrate Spring!

Join the Vital Aging Network for our annual event filled with live music, and engaging speakers, in a world-renowned setting. Meet two Minnesota authors: Jane Wyman Donnelly Birks, author of Still Kicking and other entertaining memoirs. Bruce McBeath, PhD, author of Reflections on Aging: Greeting the Changing Face in the Mirror. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, American Swedish Institute. Free and easy parking. Learn more. Download flyerRegister now!


About the blogs ]

From the Chair 2015
Enjoy A Healthy Life!
We tend to think of health care as what happens in our doctors' offices or during a hospital stay when in actuality those situations are just the result of lack of health care. Health care happens in our homes, work places, churches, community centers a more ]

Healthy Aging: Know the Facts
John Sandgren, MD: Blog on Healthy Aging
John Sandgren is a recent Evolve grad and a member of the Vital Aging Network's Wellness 50+ Design Team. We are pleased to have his contribution to our knowledge base about how to age well. 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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