Engaging Communities with Local Activities
Life Long Learning, arts and crafts, card games, music, you name it, The Pillars of Mankato professional lifestyle recreation director develops a full monthly calendar with events and activities that keep residents engaged and entertained. We even schedule shopping trips and outings to museums, casinos, plays and musical events. The Pillars of Mankato provides transportation in our own luxury bus. You’ll enjoy being dropped off at the door, with no worries about parking, or driving.
WellnessVR is an affordable, VR-based platform developed with partners in health care & designed to enhance well-being in seniors. Programming includes an ever-expanding library of 360° content. Seniors can relax on a beach in New Zealand, travel to Stonehenge, or sit in on a ballroom dance class, all without leaving their seats. And the immersive 360° format makes them feel like they are right there!
In-House Senior Services is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of seniors by providing quality audiology, dentistry, optometry, and podiatry services. The one thing that will never waiver is a commitment to bringing the best personalized and compassionate care to residents while treating them like family.
Essential Beauty provides an array of aesthetic treatments and integrative therapies designed to improve residents’ quality of life. All services are delivered by licensed and certified professionals with extensive experience in aesthetics, massage, and wellness.
Currently, the Pillars Memory Care Fund, Founded by Oppidan is able to touch the lives of over 1,200 seniors throughout the Ebenezer system. This fund has been able to provide over 50 different programs since its inception in 2016, and this number is continuing to grow. We are grateful for this opportunity to provide such incredible programming to seniors with Dementia and all different stages of memory loss.
Regularly Scheduled Transportation
The Pillars of Mankato has our own bus that residents can ride for many of our outings. This bus also makes regularly scheduled shopping trips allowing for freedom and convenience. Regularly scheduled transportation is available for:
- River Hills Mall
- VINE Community Center
- Mankato Clinic
- Mayo Clinic
- Cub Foods
Events & Activites
The Pillars of Mankato Senior Living incorporates the seven components of wellness (emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and occupational) into our activities calendar. Our goal is to engage each and every resident by providing a wide variety of social events.
We plan events our residents love including:
- Musical programs
- Speaker’s series
- Lunch outings
- Men’s Group outings
- Field trips to museums, theaters, shopping and local events
- Pancake Breakfasts
- Weekly Happy Hour
- Valentine’s Day Dances
- St. Patrick’s Day parties