December 12, 2013
Security for All in an Aging Minnesota
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement
2001 Plymouth Ave N. (corner of Plymouth and Penn)
How can we work together to ensure security for all as we as a society age?
Hear from key experts like Former State Demographer Tom Gillaspy and Iris Freeman of the Center for Elder Justice and Policy at William Mitchell. Join key breakout discussions on Income Security, Health Care, Affordable Housing and Food Security. Lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP: Call 1-877-926-8300 or visit http://aarp.cvent.com/UROC to register. This program is sponsored by AARP MN, Jewish Community Action, AFL-CIO Minnesota, Minnesota Mature Voices and others.
January 21, 2014
VAN Forum: Make It OK
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Free and easy parking!
In this forum, participants will hear stories of heroes, engage in a discussion about the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and learn how to reduce the stigma. Read more.
March 5, 2014
Strong Women: Change Yourself, Change the World
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Engaging Midlife and Older Women to Budge the Population Needle on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Co-sponsored by The Powell Center for Women’s Health. Guest Lecture by Miriam Nelson, PhD, Tufts University.
Miriam E. Nelson, PhD is director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention and Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, an honor reserved for those who have demonstrated leadership and research in the field of exercise. For the past 19 years, Dr. Nelson has been principal investigator of studies on exercise and nutrition, work supported by grants from the government and private foundations.
April 25, 2014
MGS 2014 Conference
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
“Recruiting, Retaining, and Retraining – Preparing the Workforce for an Aging Society”. The Minnesota Gerontological Society (MGS) is uniquely positioned to bridge the continents of thought among academics, researchers, regulators, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of aging. The 2014 Conference will focus on areas of recruitment, generational differences in the workplace, technology, retraining the workforce, new models of service delivery, and caregiver resources. Please visit www.mngero.org for further details.