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!
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….
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.