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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.


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Taking Charge of Our Energy Future

February 10, 2015 - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Timothy Den-Herder Thomas,
Community Organizer and Social Entrepreneur
Southdale Library

7001 York Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

Join the Vital Aging Network and the Community Power for a discussion about shaping our energy system. Through organizing efforts by Community Power, the City of Minneapolis has just signed a national, award-winning energy partnership with utilities Xcel and Centerpoint. This partnership gives the city shared decision-making power over creating innovative programs that can help energy customers save potentially tens of millions of dollars through energy efficiency. Download a flyer
Learn more. Register now!

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
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 this upcoming workshop: February 11 from 1:00 to 2:30. We will meet in the Rehearsal Hall, Bloomington Civic Plaza. Learn more or register.


About the blogs ]

From the Chair 2015
The Word for 2015: Present!
At this time of year it is common to debate the importance of New Year's resolutions. Individuals seem to either be believers or non-believers in the worth of New Year's resolutions. There is reason for skepticism. 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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