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

VINE Mind Academy

VINE’s Mind Academy is a series of programs for those who want to be proactive about their brain health, at whatever stage they may find themselves. We offer something for people who have no memory loss, for those who may be concerned about their memory, and for those with a dementia diagnosis.

Learners and Company logo

Learners & Company is a social program for adults with mild memory loss that offers a supportive atmosphere where individuals can sharpen their minds, improve their diet, socialize with peers and exercise.  

SCHEDULE

Wednesdays

TBD – due to COVID-19

11 am – 3 pm 

VINE Adult Community Center

421 E. Hickory St. Mankato

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE

  • exercise brain and body
  • play games
  • take feild trips
  • make arts & crafts
  • guest speakers
  • healthy snacks

REGISTRATION

The cost to participate in the program is $210 (for public) or $150 (VINE members) for 6 weeks. 

Registration is required.  Limited space is available. 

Call Mary at (507) 386-5577 to learn more or to register.  

MIND AEROBICS

Mind Aerobics programs are designed to provide older adults with comprehensive mental workouts that maintain or improve cognitive functioning. These programs are developed to systematically stimulate six major cognitive domains of the brain, instead of focusing on only one or two cognitive skill areas like many other programs.

Mind Sharpener: Normal to forgetful level 
This program targets those who, although they may have subjective complaints of memory deficit or occasional difficulty with word-finding, have no objective deficits.

Mind Works: Mild to moderate cognitive decline
Problems with memory, concentration, word­finding, planning, and handling finances may have been noted. Other individuals in their environments have noticed changes.

SCHEDULE

Classes are held twice a week for 12 weeks

TBD – due to COVID-19

1 hour long 

VINE Adult Community Center

421 E. Hickory St. Mankato

Testimonial

  • I feel as if the course has been applicable to my daily life. I’m paying more attention to things.

    Mind Sharpener Graduate
  • I love these kinds of puzzles.

    Mind Sharpener Graduate

REGISTRATION

The cost to participate in the program is $72

Registration is required.  Limited space is available. 

Call Adam at (507) 386-5574 to learn more or to register.  

Mind Sharpener Results 

Dr. Jeff Buchanan and Jackie Gehling discuss the results of a cognitive training program for older adults developed at the VINE Adult Community Center.

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