News & Events at Mankato

Take a look at our calendar of upcoming events. We’d love to have you join us so you can experience for yourself the beautiful setting, welcoming residents, and vibrant culture at The Pillars of Mankato. Call us today to attend one of our on-site or local events for prospective residents or check back here often—we always have something going on!

The Pillars of Mankato Voted Best Senior Living in 2023!

Our Pillars of Mankato community is thrilled to announce we were voted ‘2023-2024 Best Senior Living’ for Best Assisted Living and Best Memory Care by U.S. News & World Report!

Happy Easter from The Pillars of Mankato!

Happy Easter from The Pillars of Mankato – from our community to your home! This Easter, our residents, their families, staff, and God’s Little Angels daycare helped host an easter egg hunt at our Mankato community.

The Season of Love at The Pillars of Mankato

Love was in the air at The Pillars of Mankato for Valentine’s Day! Our Dimensions neighborhood enjoyed a special day that included baby snuggles, and our other residents enjoyed an elegant Valentine’s Day dinner.

Singing with Singing Hills Chorus

The Pillars of Mankato and Singing Hills Chorus joined together in hosting a “Midnight Melodies Concert.” Our residents and families had the honor and joy of singing with the Singing Hills Chorus!

Christmas Cheer At The Pillars of Mankato

The Christmas Season has arrived at The Pillars of Mankato! Our residents joined together to make a delicious sweet-and-savory treat–we even included the recipe!

Thank You, Veterans!

The Pillars of Mankato is honored to have many great Veterans in our senior living community. This Veterans Day, and every day, we thank them for their service and sacrifice!

Enjoying Live Music With Local Artist Nate Boots

The Pillars of Mankato Senior Living residents enjoyed listening to music from local Mankato artist Nate Boots. Even Parker the dog was able to join the fun!

Mankato MoonDogs Final Home Game

The Pillars of Mankato hit the town to watch the Mankato MoonDogs final home game at ISG Field! Our residents enjoyed an incredible win with great company.

An Afternoon in the Garden with Minnesota State University, Mankato Students

As a part of our partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato, local students and KEYC News Now joined the Pillars of Mankato Senior Living residents for a beautiful afternoon in the EngAGEment Events garden.

‘Vrooming’ Our Way to Unique Classic Cars

During our recent Men’s Outing, we explored Unique Classic Cars’ showroom in Mankato, MN and saw tons of incredible cars, trucks, and bikes. Take a look at a few of our favorites!

A Trip to Our Local Flower Shop

When the sun is shining, it’s time to go flower shopping! Our Dimensions neighborhood visited Mankato’s Drummers Garden Center and Floral shop to find the perfect flowers for our patio.

Good Friday Worship

One of Ebenezer’s cornerstones is Faith Foundations, welcoming and celebrating our ever-growing community of different faiths. On Good Friday, worship was led by our new Chaplain. Meet Chaplain Chris and learn more about our Faith Foundations Cornerstone.

Welcome Lisa Sandmann

We are so pleased to welcome Lisa Sandmann to The Pillars of Mankato community as Outreach and Sales Director. “I have lived in the Mankato area 23 years. I have spent the last 17 years working in college admissions. Prior to that I was working in Retail Management. I hold a Business Management Bachelor’s degree….

Activities with Minnesota State University, Mankato Students

As a part of our partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato, local students created dementia-friendly engagement tools. The students had the opportunity to present the activities to our Dimensions community.

We LOVED Celebrating Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the residents and staff at The Pillars of Mankato! We had a wonderful time celebrating with cards from a local elementary school and a special lunch.

Join Our Free ‘Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance’ Classes

Join the program series for free! Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB) is an evidence-based fall prevention program aimed at improving postural stability, awareness, body positioning, and more.

Dimensions Neighborhood Enjoying a Percussion Performance

A drum musician performed for our memory care residents for an entertaining afternoon of fun beats in January.

Visiting Kiwanis Holiday Lights at Sibley Park, Mankato

Kicking off the holiday season by driving through Kiwanis Holiday Lights, a local holiday tradition for Greater Mankato. We loved looking at all the beautiful attractions that lit up the park!

Meet Parker, Mankato’s Senior Living Community Dog

At the Pillars of Mankato, we are lucky to have such a loving and personable community dog! Parker loves joining our various senior living activities and games. Take a look at what our residents and Parker were up to in November.

Kicking Off Fall with Local State Parks and Orchards

In October, we drove on the Bison Drive Road in the Minneopa State Park to see the bison herd. Then we enjoyed apples and pies at Welsh Heritage Farms at the town over in Lake Crystal, MN. Nothing like a group outing to our local fall favorites!

A Whole Week of Celebrating National Assisted Living Week

The National Assisted Living Week is a widely celebrated, week-long event from September 12th to 18th. We hosted and participated in different events and activities throughout the week to celebrate our residents at The Pillars of Mankato.

Gradual Transition into Senior Living Offers Dignity and Increased Independence

At Ebenezer and The Pillars of Mankato we believe the time to start talking about, exploring and even making the move to a senior living community is before you need it. It’s true for so many reasons, but one of the most profound is one of Ebenezer’s core values: dignity.

Vaccination Administration Has Begun at Ebenezer Communities

We are pleased that federal and state officials have prioritized long-term care residents and their caregivers for early COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccine gives us hope for the next chapter in our fight against this virus.

Ebenezer communities have been among the first to receive the recently approved COVID-19 vaccine. We have begun administering the first vaccines to staff and residents in our skilled care communities, and now have started to vaccinate residents and staff at our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities, like our Pillars Senior Living communities.

Virtual reality beats social isolation during COVID

When COVID-19 sidelined most of our group activities and forced us to think differently about our approach to therapeutic recreation, we turned to a trusted source of fun, safe and individualized entertainment: virtual reality.

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For more information, contact Outreach & Sales Director, Ashley Brown at or 507-344-6777.

Senior Living communities get a boost from technology

Innovative solutions support residents and help them stay connected with loved ones during the pandemic.

In March of 2020, when the world was in the thick of understanding the effects of the coronavirus, everyday life for thousands of Minnesota senior housing residents immediately needed to change. With guidelines put into place requiring masks and social distancing, and stay-at-home orders…

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To learn more, contact our Outreach & Sales Director Ashley Brown at or call 507-344-6777.

COVID-19: Event Schedule Update

Ebenezer's Coronavirus Updates

Our top priority is the well-being and safety of our residents and staff members who live and work in our community. We are following the guidelines and restrictions of the Center for Disease Prevention (CDC) as well as the guidelines from the Minnesota Departments of Health and Human Services. We have loosened our restrictions on numbers of people who may gather for events, however, we are limiting the number of people from outside our community who may attend our group events both indoors and outdoors, in order to provide for safe social distancing. This may be subject to change based on infection control protocol. For more information, updates on our response to COVID-19 can be found by clicking the link above to Ebenezer’s Coronavirus Updates.

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