Oct. 5, 2015 Forum–Being an Elder

Treating Yourself and Others with Love, Kindness, and Compassion

As she prepared to speak at her 50th anniversary high school class reunion, Karen Lund sought a message that would inspire old friends who’d reached a significant milestone in their lives. As they moved into retirement, how could they live purposeful, fulfilled lives and truly re-energize themselves? Karen encouraged her audience to consider themselves Elders: not to think of themselves as elderly, but to take pride in their experience and wisdom. The message she delivered to her classmates had transforming results. Since that time she has done further research and published a book, Being an Elder.

At the October SHIFT Forum, Karen will describe ideas, resources, and actions that will show us how embracing the status of Elder can have deep impact for ourselves and for the community at large. As Elders in this world, we have extremely important roles—from taking care of family to taking care of the planet. We can dedicate ourselves to spiritual growth, rekindle old dreams, or discover new ones.

About our speaker

Karen Lund is a performance consultant. Her skills in designing and facilitating training processes have led to significant improvement in the performance of individuals and production teams in a variety of industries around the world.


Monday, October 5, 2015
Reception: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina
7700 France Ave S
Edina, MN 55435

Driving Directions:

  • From east or west I-494: Take France Ave. exit to the north.
  • From south on France: Turn left on Minnesota Dr. Take first right into west parking lot. Enter building from that side.
  • From Hwy. 62 east or west: Take France Ave. exit to the south.
  • From north on France: Turn right on Minnesota Dr. Take first right into west parking lot. Enter building from that side.
    Free parking. Park on the west side of the building (large lot opposite France Ave. side of building).


Event fee: $10 for members; $20 for non-members

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