March 4, 2014
Warren MacKenzie: A Potter's Hands Video Screening
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Join Northern Clay for an intimate screening of the elegant documentary Warren MacKenzie: A Potter’s Hands. Registration is required and is limited to 25 individuals. Please note: neither the film-makers nor the artist will be present at this screening. ART@HAND is NCC’s series of accessible programs for enjoyment of the ceramic arts. Intended for individuals 55 years old or greater (and their families). This event is free and open to the public. Those 55+ may register for free to reserve a seat. Additional seats may be available at the door. Read more about ART@HAND.
March 5, 2014
Strong Women: Change Yourself, Change the World
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
University of Minnesota
Room 2-690 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Engaging Midlife and Older Women to Budge the Population
Needle on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Co-sponsored by The Powell Center for Women’s Health. Guest Lecture by Miriam Nelson, PhD, Tufts University. Miriam E. Nelson, PhD is director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention and Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, an honor reserved for those who have demonstrated leadership and research in the field of exercise. For the past 19 years, Dr. Nelson has been principal investigator of studies on exercise and nutrition, work supported by grants from the government and private foundations.
March 6, 2014
An Evening with Ka Vang
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106
Spend an evening creating art with Ka Vang, Twin Cities Hmong American writer, educator, and "artivist." During the course of the evening, Vang will read selections from her work, guide the audience in creating a community poem, and discuss how she uses her writings as a tool for social justice and to fight against injustice and oppression. Through interactive exercises, audience members will be encouraged to reimagine common folktales, stories, and poems in innovative ways. Cost: $10. Intended Audience: K-12 educators. For more information visit, www.mnhum.org/mno. Download a flyer.
March 12, 2014
2014 Film Festival on Aging
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
451 Lexington Parkway N.
Saint Paul, MN
Join Tubman's Elder Care & Rights Center in screening films and participate in workshops and discussions around the films' themes. Admission includes all materials and lunch and refreshments. CEUs available. Student and senior discounts offered. Professionals/CEU's: $40.00; General Admission: $35.00; Seniors/Students: $25.00. Co-Sponsored by Tubman's Elder Care & Rights Center and Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. Download a flyer. Visit the Tubman website for information and tickets.
March 24, 2014
Aging with Gusto Discussions
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
It's no secret: our society favors youth and shuns aging. Aging with Gusto works to foster a more comprehensive view of aging. There's never been a better time. More and more people are living to 100--and they're doing so with more "gusto" than ever. Join us for this series of three, two-hour discussions on Monday, March 24, April 7 and April 21.
March 24: What It Means to Age
April 7: Cultural Views of Aging
April 21: From Ageism to Aging with Gusto
Co-facilitated by the Vital Aging Network and Gray Panthers convenor, Sally Brown. All discussions are 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Free and open to the public. Register once for all three discussions. Limited space.
THIS SESSION IS FULL. Add your name to the waiting list to get first opportunity to register for the next Aging with Gusto session.
April 2, 2014
Spirituality in the Second Half of Life
The Well Franciscan Spirituality Center
1784 LaCrosse Ave (close to 94 and White Bear Ave.)
Six Wednesdays April 2 to May 7. 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM or 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
This six-part class, led by Karen West is on Richard Rohr's book Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. There will be two classes, one from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and one from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Download a brochure. To register, visit www.womanwell.org or call 651-739-7953. Cost $60, which includes the book. Call Karen at 651-399-9571 for more information.
April 4, 2014
Work with Me: Developing Your Personal Value Proposition
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Metropolitan State University-St. Paul Campus,
700 East 7th Street
If you're an older worker considering a career change or already looking for a new job, how do you position yourself as a strong, competitive candidate? Attend this SHIFT Forum with executive coach and career counselor, Debby Magnuson, to learn new career and leadership development strategies. Networking 6:30 to 7:00; program 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Fee: $15. Parking is available onsite for $2.50. For information or to register visit the SHIFT website. Map to location.
April 6, 2014
2014 Minnesota Hospice & Palliative Care Conference:
Improving Education - Improving Lives
DoubleTree Bloomington South,
7800 Normandale Blvd.,
Bloomington, MN 55439-3147
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday - April 6, 7, 8
The goal of this conference is to advance the knowledge of healthcare professionals who provide end-of-life services, resulting in improved quality of care for patients, families and communities. Download a brochure or visit the conference page on the MNHPC website for information about keynote speakers, breakout sessions, schedules and registration.
April 25, 2014
MGS 2014 Conference
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
“Recruiting, Retaining, and Retraining – Preparing the Workforce for an Aging Society”. The Minnesota Gerontological Society (MGS) is uniquely positioned to bridge the continents of thought among academics, researchers, regulators, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of aging. The 2014 Conference will focus on areas of recruitment, generational differences in the workplace, technology, retraining the workforce, new models of service delivery, and caregiver resources. Please visit www.mngero.org for further details.