Community Events

Sponsoring & Supporting Culture and Education

The Waters is proud to sponsor, support and attend local events that provide cultural and educational value to our residents, families and surrounding community neighbors.

Our partners have been carefully selected and share our mission to offer the most current and trending event topics. Our partnerships include the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, with The Waters as a presenting sponsor for its 2017 Wellbeing Lecture Series; in addition, we continue our longstanding partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and are proud to sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Rochester and Minneapolis; and finally, our most recent partnership is with UBS financial services to bring educational seminars to families throughout the Twin Cities. Learn more about upcoming events below, and register to attend online.

The Power of Meaning

Wellbeing Lecture Series
with Emily Esfahani Smith

There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit—that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life’s great secret. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us—right here, right now. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology on insights from George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, the Buddha, and other great minds; and on interviews with seekers of meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith lays out the four pillars upon which meaning rests.

Emily is an instructor in positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a columnist for The New Criterion, as well as an editor at the Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where she manages the Ben Franklin Circles project, a collaboration with the 92nd Street Y and Citizen University to build meaning in local communities.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Coffman Memorial at the University of Minnesota
Union Theater
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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