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April 2, 2015
The Art of Active Aging with Tim Carpenter
7:00 PM
MacPhail Center for Music
Antonello Hall
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Tim Carpenter is the founder and executive director of EngAGE, a non-profit that changes aging and the way people think about aging by transforming senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness, and creativity. Register now. 

April 7, 2015
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
5071 Eden Avenue
Edina, MN

This 8-week program (Tuesdays, April 7 - May 26, 2015) can help you improve your quality of life and increase your independence.  Contact Martha Anderson at the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness at 952-929-1697 x 46.  Download the flyer.

April 15, 2015
Better Choices, Better Health
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave South
Edina, MN
Shalom Room on the Lower Level

This course (Wednesdays, April 15 - May 20, 2015) increases confidence and skills in managing care for yourself. It is designed to build skills in identifying issues, setting goals, solving problems, communicating, working with care providers, and finding out where to go for more information. Our volunteers have gone through 32 hours of training and preparation with the MN Dept. of Health or the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. To register, call Martha Andersen at 952-929-1697 x 46.  Download the flyer.

April 16, 2015
Memory Movements: Designed for people with mild memory loss
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Normandale Lutheran Church
6100 Normandale Blvd.
Edina, MN

This 4-session class (Thursdays, April 16 - May 7, 2015) is designed for those with mild memory loss along with a partner, friend, or famiy member. Instructor Brian Kuebler has experience teaching this enhanced class within other community programs that serve those with memory loss. He is known for his gentle spirit and has a strong following of participants in the class.  Contact Martha Anderson at the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness at 952-929-1697 x46.  Download the flyer.

April 24, 2015
Minnesota Gerontological Society Annual Conference
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Seniors/retirees, you are invited to attend to the 39th Minnesota Gerontological Society Annual Conference, "Designing Our Destiny: Aging Ain't for Sissies-Challenges, Opportunities, and Affordability". Cost: $45.00---includes: coffee, lunch, post conference reception, and prize drawings! Go to or call 952-829-5937.

May 3, 2015
Celebrate Spring!
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Free and easy parking on the south side
of the Swedish Institute

books-sm_350Join us for our annual event filled with live music, and engaging speakers, in a world-renowned setting. Enjoy gourmet snacks while bidding in the silent auction. Everyone attending will be entered in a special prize drawing.

Meet two Minnesota authors
Jane Wyman Donnelly Birks, author of Still Kicking and other entertaining memoirs
Bruce McBeath, PhD, author of Reflections on Aging: Greeting the Changing Face in the Mirror

Proceeds will support Vital Aging Network’s mission of growth and contribution as we age.

Cost: $20
Space is limited.

Register now!

Download the flyer
Everyone is welcome!

May 9, 2015
VAN Workshop: Re-Defining Home
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
American Danish Center
3030 West River Parkway South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

istock_000025825637-web_250The Vital Aging Network invites you to learn, share, and talk about place. What it means to us today, what we want it to mean for us as we embrace this exciting phase of life and what it needs to provide us as we age.

Cost: $35 includes lunch

Register today! Space is limited.
Download the flyer.

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