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

Virtual VINE

While we’re temporarily suspending some of our programs and activities due to COVID-19, we’re doing our best to provide you with some virtual classes to keep you busy until we fully reopen.  Please login for insurance reimbursements each day.  Watch this short video explaining how to log in>

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Exercise opportunities

Move it More with Jen 

Move it More offers a challenging workout for those with little or no difficulty with balance and walking.  

Move it More with Lisa 

Move it More offers a challenging workout for those with little or no difficulty with balance and walking.  

Yoga

Basic Yoga will challenge you physically while helping maintain and improve your flexibility and form.

Tai Chi

Tai chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for its defense training, its health benefits and meditation.

Stretch and Flex

Learn simple stretches that target your upper, middle, and lower body muscles.  Some stretches will be done from the floor.  

Roll Away the Tension

Using Yoga Tune-Up Balls, you’ll massage muscles that are overused, underused, or misused.

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educational presentations

VINE is offering presentations on Zoom. You can register online or by calling (507) 387-1666. We will email the link to those who have pre-registered. These programs are free and open to everyone.

  • ZOOM MEETING PRACTICE

    • Wednesday, June 10 at 2 pm

    Have you been wanting to learn how to use Zoom but haven’t had the opportunity?  Join us for a community conversation where you can learn about the features of Zoom with others who have questions.  No pressure, no fears.  We’re all in this together!  We will record the session and make it available on the VINE web site afterward.

  • COMMUNITY RADIO: THE CHANGING FACE

    • Friday, June 12 at 2-3:30 pm
    • Bruce McGirdy, General Manager Radio Mankato, Presenter

    Radio stations are changing, and adding features, to match the times.  Find out more from the business side of things from the general manager of Radio Mankato, which includes community favorite KTOE. 

  • COMPUTER UNIVERSITY: USING YOUR COMPUTER TO STAY IN TOUCH

    • Monday, June 15 at 5:30 – 7 pm
    • Trevor Waagner, Mankato Computer Technology, Presenter

    When the pandemic hit and you were unable to visit with family and friends in person, were you left out when people turned to Zoom meetings, Facetime gatherings and other virtual connections?  It’s never too late to learn how to use these applications on your computer and/or phone.

  • FIVE WISHES

    • Thursday, June 18 at 1-2 pm

    More than ever people are thinking about how important it is to have a healthcare directive on file.  As we navigate our way through a global pandemic, many of us are asking what we would want our medical providers to know if we can’t speak for ourselves.  Five Wishes is a healthcare directive that lets you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill.  This in-person presentation will include a 30-minute DVD with instructions on how to complete your Five Wishes document.

    • Class size will be limited to 10 in accordance with gathering size recommendations. If this class fills, it will be offered again to accommodate overflow. Please wear a mask.  
    • Cost: $5 for the Five Wishes document for ALL participants
    • Registration required by 6/12
  • MANKATO PLAYHOUSE: TAKING THE STAGE

    • Thursday, June 18 at 2-3:30 pm
    • David Holmes, Founder of Mankato Playhouse, Presenter

    Established in 2019, Mankato Playhouse was founded by theater artists and enthusiasts David and Lori Holmes as a way to provide the local and surrounding communities an opportunity to experience and be involved in quality musical theater.  Now starting their second season, find out what they’ve learned and what is to come! 

  • NEW CITYART SCULPTURES TOUR

    • Tuesday, June 23 at 2:30–4 pm

    After being delayed, the new CityArt Sculpture Walk should be installed on Saturday, June 13, so join us to look at the “new class.”  Please wear a mask and observe social distancing recommendations.  

    • No registration required, just meet us at Pub 500 for a 2:30 pm departure.
  • PREPARING TO MOVE OR DECLUTTER

    • Thursday, June 25 at 2 – 3:30 pm
    • Robin Thompson, Senior LinkAge Line, Candee Deichman, Century 21 Atwood Realtor, Presenters

    Looking to simplify your life?  Downsizing or decluttering can help you continue to live more simply and independently in your own home as you grow older.  In some cases, moving to a smaller home can save money.  Explore ways to unburden yourself from owning so much “stuff” while also exploring housing options!  This team of experts will share what they know and answer your questions.

  • TOD PETERSEN: HOMETOWN ACTOR MAKES GOOD

    • Tuesday, June 30 at 2-3:30 pm

    Tod Petersen, actor (son of Dwain and Carole Petersen of Mankato). Will speak on his growing up in Mankato and share stories of his favorite roles and experiences in the Twin Cities theater scene.

  • GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW: A GIFT TO THOSE YOU LOVE

    • Tuesday, June 30 at 11 am-12:30 pm

    This program will provide in-person guidance for gathering and storing significant personal information so it is 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 the information you need.

    • Class size will be limited to 10 in accordance with gathering size recommendations. If this class fills, it will be offered again to accommodate overflow. Please wear a face mask.
    • Registration is required by 6/26.  

Computer University: Using the Cloud

We’ve all heard of it: “the cloud.”  But how many of us actually know what it is for computers and, more importantly, how many know how to utilize it?  

Maintaining Brain Health as we Age

This program will provide some answers to questions about normal signs of aging and give tips to help maintain a healthy brain as you get older.

Mental Well Being

Mental health is essential for personal well-being, caring for family and interpersonal relationships.  Benjamin Paul, D.O., discusses daily habits to increase your mental well-being and develop your abilities to adapt to different situations.

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Wellness

Mountain Meditation 

Clear your mind with this peaceful meditation.  

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Grief Support:

VINE’s Live Well at Home Team continues to reach out to support those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  We welcome you to call and speak to one of us individually or to take advantage of a weekly Grief Support Group via conference call.  Please call (507) 387-1666 and ask for one of the Live Well at Home Team members.

 

Caregiver Support:

Our Live Well at Home Team is available for support Monday – Friday.  Please call (507) 387-1666 to speak with one of us. 

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