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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

Celebrate Spring!

Hear two Minnesota authors with new books on aging

Join the Vital Aging Network for our annual event filled with live music, and engaging speakers, in a world-renowned setting. Hear from 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. Reduced price for tours of the Swedish Institute's Turnblad Mansion. Learn more. Download flyerRegister now!


Re-Defining Home

The Vital Aging Network invites you to learn, share, and talk about place. What it means to us today, what we want it to mean for us as we embrace this exciting phase of life and what it needs to provide us as we age.

This workshop is filled. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Danish American Center. Add your name to the waiting list.


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From the Chair 2015
Taking Health Improvement to Scale
The Vital Aging Network's Wellness 50 + program is a very exciting part of VAN's work and continues to energize its participants and leaders. 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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