(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. Construction of the 18 x 50 ft. warm-water exercise pool and locker rooms will soon be completed. 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 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the VINE Adult Community Center. Transportation can be arranged.

Game Room

The game room features pool tables and the cozy corner café where you can grab a cup of coffee and put together a puzzle, read a good book from our library or 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

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

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

The 18 x 50 ft. warm water exercise pool is set to be complete by July 2017. The pool will feature an environmentally green filtration system and accessibility lift, to allow adults of varying degree of ability to enjoy the pool. The pool will be used for exercise classes, lap swimming, water walking and physical therapy.

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