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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

Why stop working?

Rethinking why, when and whether we retire
Join us for this two-hour workshop led by former executive director of Store to Door, Mary Jo Schifsky. Explore the forces impacting the decision to stop working at “traditional retirement age;” learn about alternative approaches to the next phase of your life and start thinking about your personal pathway for continuing engagement. Download a flyer. Register.

Discover Your Fitness!

On March 16, Oakdale residents 50+ are invited to our next "Discover Your Fitness" event. Watch for additional events on May 21, July 16, Sept. 17 and Nov. 19. Download the flyer.

Read more about the Vital Aging Network's Wellness 50+ program.

Creating Positive Outcomes and New Possibilities

Check out our Vital Aging Network update report with accomplishments for 2015 and a look forward to 2016. Read the update.


About the blogs ]

From the Chair 2016
Healthy Aging: We Can Do Better
I try to share positive perspectives on aging and other age-friendly information in this e-Bulletin. Perhaps it is the cloudy weather or post-holiday blues, but my attention was pulled this week to some rather alarming health statistics for older adults more ]

From the Chair 2015
Holiday Joy: a choice we all can make
While the holiday season is a time of celebration, family reunions and childlike wonder, many of us are not immune to sadness at this time of year. We may have lost loved ones, face health challenges or feel alone. 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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