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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.


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In Search of Goldilocks Health Care

Come share your perspective and experiences on health care. Learn how to get just-right health care on June 3, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Learn more.

Exploring Minnesota's Natural History

A talk and exhibit tour of Minnesota’s natural environment as documented at the turn of the 20th century will be at the Andersen Library on June 18, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Learn more.

Join VAN for a Night at the Guthrie on July 9!

Excellent seating, with reduced ticket price of $38 (a $56 value) for the 7:30pm performance of the Music Man. Order by July 3. Limited number of seats available. Order tickets now. Download the flyer.


About the blogs ]

Re-defining Home Stories
Re-defining Home as We Age
Cyndi Walter, a member of the planning team for the Vital Aging Network Re-defining Home workshop led by Lynn Englund, has for several months been listening carefully to conversations as she went about her day. These stories come out of what she has heard more ]

From the Chair 2015
Senior Fitness is Booming!
The Keiser Institute on Aging predicted ten years ago that there would be a significant boom in the need for senior fitness in America over the next two decades. 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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