GROUP PROMOTES GOAL OF HEALTHCARE FOR ALL
Friday, June 21
Nancy Fenrick and Michael Fatis, Presenters
Health Care for All Minnesota is a group that works to educate and engage Minnesotans on issues of healthcare financing reform. In this presentation, they will share their desires to preserve the patient protections required by the Affordable Care Act, make coverage universal, and reform how health care is paid for.
Registration deadline is 6/19.
STEPS TO TAKE TO AVOID A HOME INVASION
Mondays, June 17 and 24
(this is a two-part series) 3–4 pm
Sgt. Tiffany Blaschko, Mankato Department of Public Safety, Presenter
Learn how to protect yourself from home invasion by attending this informational presentation by the Mankato Department of Public Safety’s Tiffany Blaschko. You will learn what criminals look for, how you can avoid showing them what they want, and what to do if you are the victim of a home invasion. This presentation is sponsored by Modern Woodmen of Mankato in memory of Evelyn Adams. Refreshments will be provided, with the opportunity to visit. Stay for a tree-planting ceremony after the June 17 presentation.
Registration deadline is 6/14 and 6/21. Attending both presentations are encouraged.
CHRONIC PAIN 101: GETTING RELIEF
Tuesday, June 25
Ruth Vertherms, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Pain Management, Presenter
Ruth will discuss how to assess pain, decision making, pain management options and the multi-disciplinary approach to pain. Learn about minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services that enable patients suffering from pain to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope.
Registration deadline is 6/24
GET INVOLVED IN YOUR CAUCUSES
Thursday, July 11
Willa Dailey, Republican, and Clark Johnson, Democrat, Presenters
Many people want to get involved in making the political system reflect their ideas, but it can be a daunting task. Long before the elections take place, regular citizens gather to set the direction for candidate choices, issues that will make it to the vote, and generally creating the tone for political action. Prepare for caucuses to be held in February 2020 by learning from a couple of the people who coordinate the local events. This is a bi-partisan event.
Registration deadline is 7/9.
A HISTORICAL LOOK AT DOTSON IRON CASTINGS
Wednesday, July 17
Dennis Dotson, Chairman, Presenter
Dotson Iron Castings is a company that goes back to 1871 when a German immigrant brought his family to Mankato, Minnesota. In 1876, Laurence Mayer, a blacksmith, established a growing business just 300 feet from the current operations. He had three sons who followed in his profession: Conrad, the blacksmith; Louis, the inventor; and Lorenz, the businessman. What they established and built has grown and flourished. Dennis Dotson will speak about that history, as well as the present and future of his family’s business.
Registration deadline is 7/15
GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW: A GIFT TO THOSE YOU LOVE
Wednesday, July 31
VINE Staff, Presenter
This program will provide guidance for gathering and storing significant personal information so it’s available to your loved ones after you die. Join VINE staff and others for this important discussion. Give yourself and your family a sense of security and peace of mind. A guidebook can be purchased for $10 and includes all of the information you need.
Registration deadline is 7/29
Thursday, August 1
VINE Staff, Facilitator
Don’t put it off another day; complete your healthcare directive! Five Wishes will help you plan for care at the end of life and express how you want to be treated if you are unable to speak for yourself. The presentation will include a 30-minute DVD with instructions on how to complete your Five Wishes document.
Additional cost: $5 for the Five Wishes document for ALL participants
Registration deadline is 7/30.
SINGING THE PRAISES OF SINGING HILLS CHORUS
Thursday, August 8
Sandi Lubrant, Program Director, and Kristin Ziemke, Director, Presenters
The Singing Hills Chorus was begun in 2017 for persons with memory loss or other dementias, and their care partners, to create and learn in weekly rehearsals. With the assistance of a specially trained professional choral conductor, these rehearsals build to a public performance that showcases the singers’ accomplishments. Learn more about the organization that celebrates the full potential of people living with Alzheimer’s.
Registration deadline is 8/6.