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

COVID-19 Update

While things have been changing dramatically, VINE has continued to provide services to the older adults in the Greater Mankato community through new avenues. Here is a quick update on some of the projects we have been working on while our doors have been closed to the public.

Following the executive order by, Governor Walz, we have suspended the following VINE activities until June 1

  • Fitness center
  • Pool
  • Walking track
  • Game room
  • Literacy center
  • All fitness classes
  • Presentations
  • All social groups (500, art, bridge, cribbage, dominoes, duplicate bridge, mahjong, writers, pheffer, singers, spellers, stompers and whist)
  • Adult Day Respite Center

VINE will continue to offer the following services, which are deemed essential:

  • Volunteer driver program
  • TRUE Transit (public transportation for Blue Earth, Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties)
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Caring Connection (virtually)
  • Caregiver support (over the phone only)
  • Chores (outside only for those 65+)

The VINE Home Thrift Store is opening is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm.  Only 40 people are allowed in the store at a time and we ask customers wear a mask, keep 6 ft. from others and be 16 or older.  We are also offering curbside drop off for donations and curbside pickup for online sales.  Learn more>

As always, the health and safety of our members, staff, volunteers, and care receivers is 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, our website and Facebook page.  If you have any questions regarding VINE’s services, 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 evolving situation.

Be well,

– VINE Board and Staff

Check out our Virtual VINE page to keep you active and engaged from the comfort of your home.

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