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Jan Hively (Janet M. Hively, PhD) is a social entrepreneur who founded the MN Vital Aging Network in 2001 and co-founded a new organization, SHiFT, “empowering midlife moves to meaning in life and work,” in 2006. Her career has included school and community planning, administration and outreach for public and non-profit organizations. What all of her efforts have in common is that they are based on the philosophy that communities and systems need to look at life through a new paradigm consistent with planning for meaningful work and personal growth all the way through life. Her mantra is, “Meaningful work, paid or unpaid, through the last breath.”

Location: 
Twin Cities, Minnesota
Organizations: 
SHiFT (www.shiftonline.org), MN Creative Arts and Aging Network (www.mncaan.net), Vital Aging Network(www.vital-aging-network.org),Community Celebration(www.communitycelebration.org), Life Planning Network