The pandemic has made buying items online more necessary. And you’re probably buying things you never thought you would buy online. With new purchases come new concerns. Some popular sites will be discussed. Register here.
Volunteers are the heart of VINE. Come and find a good fit for your time and talents. Call (507) 387-1666 to register for an orientation. Applications may be completed in advance online at vinevolunteers.com. At this time we are in need of drivers to take older adults to medical appointments or shopping.
There are many things in life that are out of our control. A Five Wishes document gives you a way to control something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill and cannot speak for yourself. Five Wishes is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want, and […]
An estimated $36.5 billion is lost annually to victims of elderly financial exploitation. This panel of professionals who deal with this exploitation will provide information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. You will learn what to look for, when to report, how to report, and resources that are available. Register here. This […]
The VINE Memoir Writer’s Group has worked very hard during COVID to put all their writing into a book, Preserving Memories, which goes on sale on Monday, October 4. The book is composed of 57 stories by 21 different authors on 256 pages. Join us as we celebrate their accomplishment from 12 – 1 pm […]
August Jeske, Artistic Director, from the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, will present on their 2021-22 season-opening “National Monuments” concert. He will also talk about the rest of the season. This concert will explore the distinctive styles and moving musical imagery of the great American composers Copland, Barber, and Gershwin, led by guest conductor Silas Huff. Come […]
There are many things in life that are out of our control. A Five Wishes document gives us a way to control something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill and cannot speak for yourself. Five Wishes is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want, and […]
Every second of every day, an older adult falls. Falls can cause injuries, loss of independence, and in some cases death. Falls are largely preventable. Come and learn what causes falls in older adults, what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from a fall, and the role of physical and occupational […]
Learn more about what could be the oldest residential building in Mankato, the “Little Stone House” that sits at 129 N. Sixth St. More than 150 years old, it has observed the founding and growth of the city from its front door. Tom was involved with much of the historical research and reconstruction. Register here.
Learn about Spring Forest Qigong this fall! An energizing practice, Qigong incorporates coordinated body postures and movement with breathing and meditation. Certified Qigong Instructor, Char Lusher, will describe the practice and its many benefits, such as pain relief and mind-body integration. Qigong classes and practice will begin at VINE in October. Register for the presentation […]
Each year, the United Way stages a campaign to benefit 59 programs within 40 agencies in Blue Earth, Nicollet, Le Sueur, and Waseca Counties. That takes more than 1,000 regional volunteers. Find out who those organizations are, how they are selected, and the strategies of this year’s campaign. Register here.
Henna is the common name for lawsonia inermis, a plant used as a natural dye throughout history and the world. Most commonly it was a key part of religious and ceremonial celebrations, such as marking a bride’s passage into womanhood for her wedding. It’s also a spiritual offering for luck or adorns the body for […]
This multimedia presentation will use Powerpoint, video, music, drama, role-playing, and living history experiences to provide an understanding of this turbulent time. Arn will describe the increasing commitment to the war of each of five American presidents, the rising antiwar protests at home and the eventual U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, and the lingering tragic effects […]