Promoting self-determination, civic engagement and personal growth for people as they age through education, leadership development and opportunities to connect.
The Vital Aging Network is proud to enter 2014 with innovative new programs and ongoing programs that have passed the test of time--all focused on helping people 50+ live connected and vital lives. Read more.
Aging with Gusto
Community discussions on aging
Join us for this series of two-hour discussions on three Monday, March 24, April 7 and April 21. All discussions 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Court International, Room 150S, 2550 University Ave., Saint Paul.
March 24: What It Means to Age
April 7: Cultural Views of Aging
April 21: From Ageism to Aging with Gusto
Make It OK
Understanding the touchy subject of mental illnesses and how to stop the silence
Download the PowerPoint presentation and contact information from this January 21, 2014, VAN Forum. One in four Americans experience a mental illness each year. Yet, most people live with the symptoms for 10 years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma. Read more.
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From the Chair 2013
Comments on Outlook 2014
The Vital Aging Network published an outlook report in February 2014. This is a place to add your thoughts and comments on the work we are doing. [ 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 ]
From the Chair 2012
Reflections on My Experience as Chair
My role as chair of the Vital Aging Network came to an end on December 31, 2012. In this article, I want to reflect on some of the Vital Aging Network's accomplishments and challenges. I'm glad to have served, grateful for the contributions of many . . [ more ]