Age-Friendly University Day

Mon, Jun 24 2024, 8am

McNamara Alumni Center
Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis

Learn about “disrupting aging,” forest bathing, mindful movement, and more at the third annual Age-Friendly University Day at the U from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, June 24.

Held in the McNamara Alumni Center on the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, the day will begin with tai ji quan (optional), a continental breakfast, and a keynote presentation by psychologist Alyson VanAhn, PhD, LP, on “Finding joy in community: Inspiring narratives on overcoming loneliness,” followed by a panel discussion.

The program then moves to breakout sessions on different topics before and after lunch. The $25 cost includes both the continental breakfast and lunch. Virtual attendance via Zoom is free.

Learn more and register.

And, if you go, be sure to visit the UMRA booth!

—Eric Hockert, UMRA President

Upcoming Events

Event Date: June 3, 2024, at 9:30am

We are in for a treat on June 3! Lynn Anderson, will lead us on trails at two parks near her Monticello home. Bring a bag lunch and we will gather in Lynn's yard along the Mississippi River for eating and socializing after the hike.

Event Date: June 14, 2024, at 7:10pm

Get out to the ballpark with fellow UMRA members for the annual U of M Day at Target Field as the Minnesota Twins take on the Oakland Athletics on June 14 at 7:10 p.m.

Event Date: June 17, 2024, at 9:30am

Please join us at 9:30 on June 17, 2024 for a walk around Lake Como in St. Paul before attending the UMRA Summer Social and Picnic starting at 11 at the Como Pavilion. A perfect opportunity to get in a walk before we gather to celebrate summer.

Event Date: June 17, 2024, at 11am

Picnic under the covered, open-air Como pavilion, gaze at the water, spy some birds, catch up with friends and former colleagues, and meet new members. We’ll have lunch with plenty of time for visiting and then compete in teams as we are challenged by our Quiz master(s)!

Event Date: June 24, 2024, at 8am

Healthy aging, mindfulness, fighting ageism, and more will be the focus of the third annual Age-Friendly University Day to be held on the U of M Twin Cities campus.