(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

AMENITIES

The 36,000 sq ft. VINE Adult Community Center (VACC) facility, repurposed from a former college classroom building, features a cushioned walking track, a fully equipped fitness center with HUR machines, NuSteps, a treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, free weights, and balance training equipment and a 19 x 50 ft. warm-water exercise pool. Wellness and education classes are offered at no charge to members and at a nominal fee for community members. We have a strong focus on supporting family caregivers and regularly offer programs to enhance their skills and teach appropriate self-care. The VACC’s 1,200 members enjoy opportunities to socialize over free coffee, play cards and board games, engage in art activities, and be involved in music, dance and theater groups which perform around the area.

We’re excited to show you our award winning facility.  Call (507) 386-5586 to arrange a tour. 

Adult Literacy Center

Under supervision of a certified ELL instructor at VINE, retired educators volunteer at the Adult Literacy Center and help refugee elders and other literacy-challenged adults improve reading and writing skills. Increased English literacy enables participants to become more fully engaged and successful in their community. Aging refugees with limited English proficiency benefit from the opportunity to socialize with other elders and VINE volunteers. Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the VINE Adult Community Center. Transportation can be arranged.

Game Room

OPEN:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 7 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm

The game room features pool tables and the cozy corner café where you can grab a cup of coffee and share in friendly conversation with your peers.

For those interested in playing games with their peers, the VINE Adult Community Center offers different groups to join.

  • 500 – Wednesdays at 1 pm
  • Billiards – open Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm in the Game Room – drop-ins welcome!
  • Bridge – Thursdays at 1 pm
  • Cribbage – Tuesdays & Fridays at 1 pm
  • Dominoes – 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month at 10 am
  • Duplicate Bridge – Mondays at 2:15 pm & Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
  • Majong – Mondays at 1 pm
  • Ping-Pong – Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fitness Center

OPEN:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 7 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm

Our full-service fitness center is non-intimidating and features state-of-the-art strength training equipment. Our exercise equipment is easy to use and reduces stress on your joints. The smart-card technology personalizes your training, while keeping track of your progress. Professional staff and trained volunteers are always available to help.

Walking Track

OPEN:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 7 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm

No matter the weather outside, our cushioned walking track is always the perfect 70 degrees inside, with 360 degree views of the Minnesota River Valley. Research shows that a flat, firm, but not too hard surface is the best for older knees and joints.

Warm Water Exercise Pool

VINE’s 19 x 50 ft., 3.5 – 5 ft. deep, 89-degree heated pool features an “environmentally green” regenarative media filtration system. The pool has an accessibility lift, to allow adults of varying degree of ability to enjoy the pool. The pool is used for exercise classes, swimming, water walking and physical therapy.

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Open Swim
8-9 am

Open Swim
8-10 am
Open Swim
8-9 am
Open Swim
8-10 am

Open Swim
8-9 am
Open Swim
8-10 am
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
9-10 am
Warm Water Exercise - Level 3
10-10:45 am
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
9-10 am
Warm Water Exercise - Level 3
10-10:45 am
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
9-10 am
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
10-11 am
Open Swim
10-10:30 am
Aqua Yoga (level 1)
11-11:45 am
Open Swim
10-10:30 am
Aqua Yoga (level 1)
11-11:45 am
Open Swim
10 am - 12 pm (10-11 am beginning 10/20)
Open Swim
11-11:30 am
H2O Strength Class (level 2)
10:30 -11 am
Open Swim
12-1 pm
H2O Strength Class (level 2)
10:30-11 am
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Deep Water Exercise Class - Level 2/3
11-12
*begins 10/20
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 1
11:15 am - 12 pm
Mayo Therapy Rental
1-5 pm
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 1
11:15 am - 12 pm
Mayo Therapy Rental
1-5 pm
Mayo Therapy Rental
1-5 pm
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Aqua Motion - Level 2/3
5:15-6:00 pm
Open Swim
12-1 pm
Open Swim
5-6 pm
Mayo Therapy Rental
1-3 pm
Open Swim
6-6:30 pm
Mayo Therapy Rental
1-3 pm
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
3-4 pm
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 2
3-4 pm
Open Swim
4-6 pm
Open Swim
4-5:30 pm
Warm Water Exercise Class - Level 3
5:30-6:15 pm

Level 1: Gentle movement including walking, stretching, and balance activities. May include use of noodles, kickboards, and weights.

Level 2: May include jogging, jumping, twisting, and constant movement. Weights, kickboards, and noodles are often incorporated.

Level 3: May include deep water exercise and rigorous movement. Weights, kickboard, noodles, and water belts are often incorporated.

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