FREE BALANCE ASSESSMENTS
Friday, Sept. 22
9 am – 12 pm
Prevent falls this fall! VINE is partnering with Mankato Clinic to offer free balance assessments. These take approximately 10-minutes with a physical therapist or personal trainer. Register online or call (507) 387-1666 to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcomed.
Friday, Sept. 22
12 – 1:30 pm
Barb Kaus, Greater Mankato Area United Way CEO
Join us for a lunch-and-learn to hear more about the United Way and the Always United program for older adults. Always United is aimed to keep retirees connected to improving lives in our community. This program provides a free lunch and is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required.
Fridays, Sept. 8 & 22
1 – 2:30 pm
Restorative yoga is a gentle, slow, still style of yoga that involves long, passive holds. Poses are supported by props to enhance or deepen the experience and achieve a state of total relaxation and release. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Pick up props list at front desk.
Monday, Sept. 25
5:30 – 7 pm
Trevor Waagner, Mankato Computer Technology
One of the greatest gifts of technology is how it can be used to keep us connected to our loved ones. Come learn all the tips and tricks about messaging, video calling and more.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY FITNESS
Tuesdays & Fridays
Beginning September 26
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Free & open to the public
If you’re caring for someone with dementia, it can be a challenge for you both to stay active. Research shows that physical exercise helps caregivers and those diagnosed with dementia sleep better, decreases stress, provides social opportunities and improves mood. Exercise may also slow mental decline and improve self-cares ability. This new exercise class for those with cognitive impairment and their caregiver, focuses on strength building, flexibility and endurance. Exercises can be done from a chair or standing and can be modified for all abilities. Please call Jen to register at (507) 386-5588.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
All of VINE’s services, including these caregiver support groups and individual coaching sessions are open to people of any ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation. Without support, caregiving can be difficult and isolating. Gain insight and encouragement from others. Registration is required.
Wednesdays at VINE
Wednesdays, Sept. 13 & 27
1:30 – 3 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 20
5:15 – 6:15 pm
To register call (507) 387-1666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VINE can also help you find a virtual caregiver support group.