Vital Aging Network

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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

We are entering a new age of possibility for people 50+. Through programs such as Evolve and Wellness 50+, the Vital Aging Network helps people use their skills, talents and passions to make a difference. But we can’t do our work without your help.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to VAN. Mark your calendar today for Give to the Max Day, November 12, and then go to and search for Vital Aging Network. If you don't want to wait for Give to the Max day, you can give anytime at or mail your check to Vital Aging Network, 2365 McKnight Road, North St. Paul, MN 55109.


Re-Defining Home

What does home and community mean to you? How will you keep the essential elements alive as you age?

The Vital Aging Network invites you to participate in this workshop to help you understand those questions. We'll focus on distinguishing the technical and adaptive challenges that arise as we age.

Participants will identify issues that are alive for them, determine effective skills and resources to address the issues and offer support and inspiration to each other. This workshop is full. Email to add your list to the waiting list.  More details.


About the blogs ]

From the Chair 2015
Doing Good for Ourselves and Our Communities
We believe we are entering a new age of possibility. What are we doing with that time that is good for ourselves and good for our communities? Through programs such as Evolve and Wellness 50+, VAN helps people answer that question. 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 ]

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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