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October 10, 2015
Kinship Caregivers Resource Fair
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Peace Lutheran Church (East Entrance, off Lake Drive)
4512 France Ave North
Robbinsdale, MN

Are you caring for someone else's child? Come to learn about local resources and find support for your unique situation. Download the flyer.  RSVP to 651-917-4640 or

October 17, 2015
The Long Goodbye: Understanding Alzheimer's
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s, a disease that currently afflicts 5.3 million Americans.  Often referred to as “the long goodbye,” the disease slowly and devastatingly robs loved ones of memory and reason. In this seminar, participants will learn the many facets of Alzheimer’s: its treatment and research, the caregiver’s role, and what, if anything, can be done to prevent it. More information online.

October 27, 2015
Livable Communities" Creating Great Places for People of All Ages
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Eagen Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121

Join AARP Minnesota and the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging for a forum to learn about and discuss how metro area communities are innovating in response to a nationwide demographic shift. Breakout sessions will cover critical topics including housing, transportation, the roles of cities and counties in livability, and using and interpreting demographic data. Attendees also will learn about the AARP Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages - an exciting new tool to support this work. The conference will provide planners, designers, elected officials, community leaders and other key stakeholders with information and inspiration to help make their own communities livable for all residents. Cost is $35 (includes breakfast and boxed lunch) and CEUs will be available. Learn more and register.

October 30, 2015
Encore Transitions Series: Preparing for Post-Career Life
9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN

This series (Oct 30, Nov 13, Nov 20, Dec 4) is designed to help you create pathways and prepare for a successful post-career life by focusing on personal, professional, and social satisfaction as well as timely financial and health matters. Whether it is through service, learning, a new line of work, or other meaningful activities. Encore Transitions emphasizes  post-career engagement as a foundation for vitality, happiness, and healthy longevity.  Take one course or the whole series. More information online.

November 7, 2015
The Connection between Gut Health and Brain Health
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church
9920 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN

Join ApparentPlan for their annual Celebration Gala lunch and fundraiser. The time will be packed with Dr. Anne Kelly’s presentation on brain health, lunch, dessert bar and silent auction.  Proceeds from the event will go to support ApparentPlan’s health promotion programs and advocacy services for older adults.  Get more information and register.

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