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Vital aging

is a lifelong process of achieving potential, creating meaning, and enriching life through contributions and connections in community.

The Vital Aging Network (VAN) is a Twin Cities, Minnesota based, grassroots organization that fosters vital aging for all.

Learn more about VAN's mission and vision.

Calendar of upcoming events

About VAN's Aging with Gusto program 

Aging with Gusto is a three-part series of conversations let by trained facilitators. AWG focuses how we can maintain a positive view of aging and live fully throughout life.

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About the Wellness 50+ program 

Wellness 50+ is a community-led initiative to promote health and wellness through activities and events in the Community

Join us!

Become a part of the Vital Aging Network. Simply contact us if you're interested in learning more, want to participate in an Aging with Gusto session, or find out about a Wellness 50+ activity. We also encourage you to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, the E-Bulletin. Contact Us

Volunteer in the Community

Here is a sampling of volunteer opportunities that you might find interesting.

Our Programs

Aging with Gusto

Aging with Gusto is a set of facilitated discussions that help us think about aging and ageism.

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Evolve is an eight-month course that builds civic engagement and helps you create pathways for getting involved in your community.

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Wellness 50+

Wellness 50+ is a grassroots approach to improving the health and well-being of older adults.

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