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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

VAN Forums Oct. 24 & Nov. 14

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 12:30 to 2:00 PM, Ramsey County Library, Roseville Download a flyer.

Jan Hively: Advocacy Leadership for Positive Aging 

Join Jan, a cofounder of VAN, when she tells the 20-year story of the Positive Aging Movement from her perspective, working with advocacy networks first in Minnesota and then nationally and now internationally. Then explore what's next.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1:30 to 3:00 PM, Southdale Library, Edina Download a flyer.

Kay King: Unwrapping the Present

Kay King, Older Adults Program Coordinator and Community Educator at NAMI Minnesota (the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota) will talk strategies for navigating the holidays. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, irritability and loneliness are common during the holidays but not inevitable. 

Evolve Starts November 2. Apply now!

Get inspired, find a network,make a difference. A new Evolve class starts November 2, 2018, in St. Paul. First Fridays, November 2, 2018 through June 7, 2019 - HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, 295 Phalen Blvd. E, St. Paul MN 55130. Learn more.

Wellness 50+ Teams Build Connection and Well-being

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.

Join the Washington County
Wellness 50+ Mailing List

Medicare cost plans going away for some after 2018

Changes in federal law related to a type of Medicare health plan, known as a Medicare Cost plan, will affect some people currently enrolled in the plans, depending on which Minnesota county they live in. Read important information about the change if you will be affected by it.


About the blogs ]

From the Chair 2018
Making a Difference in Our Communities
Every May, the Administration on Aging, leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities. 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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