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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

Join us at Surly's on October 17!

Gear up for a fun evening of music, trivia and connection. It's a great way to support the work of the Vital Aging Network. Learn more. Download a flyer. Register now!

Designing a Better World

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:00 to 2:30 PM
We are excited to have Tom Fisher, a sought-after author and national speaker, for this exciting forum. Fisher is former dean of the College of Design and the director of the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota.

Fisher presents a thought-provoking perspective on how design can help us address our society’s most challenging issues, including those related to education, public health and politics. He will illustrate how design can be a force in helping us age well. Learn moreRegister.

Aging with Gusto Workshop with CEUs

What stereotypes lurk in your unconscious mind?How we think about aging has an impact on quality of life, health and even longevity. Professionals who work with older adults and their families have a significant impact on people’s views about aging. Have you deeply examined your own views? Learn more | Download a flyer | Register

Evolve in Golden Valley Starts October 5

Use your lifetime of experiences to make a better Golden Valley. This fall the Vital Aging Network is taking its popular Evolve course to Golden Valley. The Vital Aging Network’s Evolve: Re-igniting Self & Community will help you discover your unique path to making a contribution, focus your energies and connect you with others to achieve more than you can do by yourself. With support from the Golden Valley Community Foundation, special discount price for people who live, work or volunteer in Golden Valley. Read more.


About the blogs ]

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 ]

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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