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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

Ageism is everywhere — here's what we can do about it

StarTribune, October 18, 2017, by Katy Read. Aging with Gusto facilitator, Sally Brown, is a contributor to this article and does an excellent job of making the case about the need to address ageism in our society. Read the article.

Aging with Gusto in Forest Lake

Join us for an Aging with Gusto session in Forest Lake on March 12, 19, 26, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Forest Lake City Hall, Upstairs Community Room. Download a flyer. Register.

Wellness 50+ Teams Build Connection and Well-being

Information session for people interested in learning more about Wellness 50+ in Washington County on Thursday, February 26, 6:00 to 7:30 at Stillwater Library. Register for this session. Download flyer. Call 651-895-3341 for information.

Wellness 50+ is a grassroots movement by people 50+ to improve wellness in our communities. Now, Wellness 50+ is expanding in four new communities in Washington County. Read more.

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About the blogs ]

From the Chair 2018
Athletes for the Ages
Every four years however it is time for the Winter Olympics which thoroughly captivates many Americans for those 12 days of competition and amazing athletic achievements. It is not only the fun of watching but can be a inspiring. more ]

VAN Updates
Laying the Groundwork for Wellness 50+ Across Washington County
Wellness 50+ is a grassroots effort that engages community members as agents of positive change in their own lives and in supporting others in doing the same. To make this work possible, we are grateful for support of several key partners---Washington Cou more ]

From the Chair 2016
Growing Old, Serious Business
May is Older Americans Month---a month set aside to celebrate the contributions of older adults to our society. 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 ]

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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