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

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Nov
23
Mon
Closed: Fitness Center, Pool, Walking Track & In-person Classes @ VINE Adult Community Center
Nov 23 – Dec 18 all-day

Per the Governor’s Executive Order, beginning Saturday, November 21, and continuing for at least the next four weeks, we will be suspending the following exercise opportunities:

  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Walking track
  • In-person fitness classes

We will continue to offer a variety of live and on-demand exercise classes and educational presentations that can be found on our Virtual VINE webpage to help keep you engaged and moving from the comfort of your home.

VINE’s office will remain open and we will continue to provide services for the following programs:

  • Volunteer driver program
  • TRUE Transit (public transportation for Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur Counties)
  • Hot Meals on Wheels
  • Chores program (outside only)
  • Caring Connection (virtually)
  • Respite Center
  • Caregiver support (virtually)
  • Support Groups (virtually)

The VINE Home Thrift Store will also remain open.

As always, the health and safety of our members, staff, volunteers, and care receivers are our top priority.  We will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow the guidance of the state and local public health officials. Regular updates will be provided via email and be posted on our website and Facebook page.  If you have any questions or need any additional help, please feel free to give us a call at (507) 387-1666 or email vine@vinevolunteers.com.

Thank you for your patience and continued ongoing support during this difficult time.  We will get through this together.

Be well and stay healthy!

Dec
1
Tue
Giving Tuesday
Dec 1 all-day
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COVID has changed the way VINE operates, but it hasn’t broken us. We are resilient and we have adapted. VINE is facing challenging times ahead, yet our staff and volunteers continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the older adults in our community. More than ever, we need your support.
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Please consider donating to VINE so we can continue helping the older adults in our community live independently and age gracefully.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP AT ST. TERESA CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MAPLETON
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There is no charge to attend; contributions are most welcome. Pre-registration and VACC membership not required.

Dec
2
Wed
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT @ Virtual Class
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

If you are grieving the loss of your spouse, consider participating in this 8-week series.

  • Every Wednesday in November and December, beginning November 4
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Zoom

Call Joyce at (507) 386-5583 to register by November 2.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOURSELF AS YOU CARE FOR OTHERS: TIPS AND TRICKS @ Virtual Class
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

HOW TO CARE FOR YOURSELF AS YOU CARE FOR OTHERS: TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Wednesday, December 2
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Team Members

During this National Family Caregivers Month, VINE acknowledges and appreciates the incredible self-gift of caregiving.  Join a cast of characters from Mayo Clinic Health System as they lead you through some simple ways to care for yourself while you are caring for others.  Join us for an informative, fun-filled, light-hearted presentation about a very serious subject.

LGBTQ+ Caregivers Virtual Support Group @ Online using Zoom
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LGBTQ+ CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Please call Joyce at (507) 386-5583 if you are interested in being part of a Zoom Support Group on Wednesdays, 4-5 pm.

Dec
8
Tue
CONNECTIONS MINISTRY IN ITS NEW LOCATION @ Virtual Class
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CONNECTIONS MINISTRY IN ITS NEW LOCATION

  • Tuesday, December 8
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Collette Broady Grund, Co-Founder

Rev. Broady Grund has been a member of the Mankato community for a decade, serving as associate pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for most of that time.  In 2017, along with Rev. Erica Koser of Centenary United Methodist Church, she founded Connections Ministry.  It is an ecumenical partnership of churches committed to shelter and relationship building with those experiencing homelessness.  After rotating church buildings for two years, the shelter took up residence at Covenant Family Church on Riverfront Drive last year, and opened its fourth season in its newly renovated location, First Presbyterian Church on Hickory Street, on October 14.

Dec
9
Wed
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT @ Virtual Class
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

If you are grieving the loss of your spouse, consider participating in this 8-week series.

  • Every Wednesday in November and December, beginning November 4
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Zoom

Call Joyce at (507) 386-5583 to register by November 2.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP IN MANKATO @ Virtual Class
Dec 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Caregiving can be difficult and isolating, especially during Covid-19.  Gain insights and encouragement from others who are facing similar challenges.  This group meets in-person with safety protocols in place.  If interested, you must register so there are fewer than 10 participants.

  • Second and fourth Wednesday of the month
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Zoom
  • Call Carol at (507) 386-5571 to register.
WRITING VERSE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS @ Virtual Class
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

WRITING VERSE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Wednesday, December 9
  • 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Susan Chambers, poet

Learn how to write the “special event” poem – for the holidays or family celebrations, from local poet Susan Chambers.  Learn how to create unique event poems that are memorable, and not out of a Hallmark card.  Bring your pen and paper with you because you will be doing some writing.

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