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A Whole Week of Celebrating National Assisted Living Week

Senior at The Pillars of Mankato raises fist in celebration under the finish line

In September, The Pillars of Mankato Senior Living community had something extra fun to celebrate – it was National Assisted Living Week! From Monday, September 13th to Saturday, September 18th we hosted a variety of events and activities to recognize our incredible residents and help the Mankato community learn more about assisted living.

Take a look at all the fun that our residents, staff, volunteers, and local community got up to during National Assisted Living Week!

Coffee and Donuts on Monday

On Monday, September 13th, our leadership team hosted a coffee and donut hour. With extra sprinkles, of course!

The Pillars of Mankato residents drinking coffee together

Carnival Day on Tuesday

On Tuesday, September 14th, the celebration continued with a carnival featuring all our favorites including snow cones, a ring toss, Plinko, and much more!

Thank you to our friends from Freedom Home Care, St.Croix Hospice, and Moments Hospice in Mankato for making it a memorable day. And a special thank you to our incredible student volunteers from the Minnesota State University, Mankato.

MNSU students volunteering at The Pillars of Mankato’s carnival
The Pillars of Mankato staff member helping resident catch a fake fish at their carnival The Pillars of Mankato senior resident smiling and holding her snow cone

Brunch on Wednesday

On Wednesday, September 15th, we held a resident appreciation brunch with a mimosa bar and delicious food. An extra yummy morning at Mankato!

Senior residents at The Pillars of Mankato cheers their mimosas Two Mankato assisted living residents enjoying their brunch Couple at Mankato assisted living smile and hold hands during brunch Mankato community residents at resident appreciation brunch

Wine and Ice Cream on Thursday

On Thursday, September 16th, we partnered with Freedom Home Care of Mankato to host an evening of wine, ice cream, and networking. All proceeds from the local community event went to the Alzheimer’s Association!

The Pillars of Mankato visitors enjoy wine and ice cream during our local networking event Three women hold up wine glasses during ice cream and wine fundraiser

Scenic Drive on Friday

On Friday, September 17th, our Dimensions community went for a great scenic drive in North Mankato. We enjoyed the crisp Autumn weather at the overlook!

Mankato memory care residents enjoy the North Mankato scenic overlook Mankato memory care residents enjoy the North Mankato scenic overlook

Mankato Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday

On Saturday, September 18th, we participated in the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Greater Mankato. We represented our residents, staff, volunteers, and community with The Pillars of Mankato shirts. Parker, the dog got lots of attention, too!

Group from The Pillars of Mankato pose together by the Walk to End Alzheimer’s finish line Women and dog pose together wearing The Pillars of Mankato shirts Senior at The Pillars of Mankato raises fist in celebration under the finish line

Thank you to everyone who helped make National Assisted Living Week a lively and memorable week! We appreciate all our Mankato assisted living residents and were glad to be able to express our appreciation during this week.

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