Programs to Engage – Connect – Learn

Engage – Connect – Learn

All activities are subject to cancellation

Caring Transitions: Downsize, Declutter and Estate Sales

Thinking about moving? Learn more about relocation services – including working with movers and real estate agents, the process of sorting through years of memories and where to find assistance from the physical challenges and emotional strain that comes from moving.

Doug Lamoureux, Owner, Caring Transitions of Mankato

Mon., Aug. 22, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free

Cooperative Living: Learn More

Learn how cooperative style living differs from other senior housing. Get all your questions answered about cooperatives and the way they work and what differentiates Willow Brook Cooperative for other coops. Downsizing tips to get ready to move into a senior cooperative or other place will also be shared.  

Liz Miller, Housing Director, Willow Brooke Cooperative – Mankato

Thu., August 25, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free

Lunch and Learn: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Cremation and Funerals but were Afraid to Ask! 

Join us for a Lunch and Learn program of education, humor, and answers to your questions regarding planning for final arrangements. The program will start with 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Cremation & Funerals and then spend time on your questions for the remainder of our time together. Dispel myths, remove doubt and get real answers to questions you might have about making funeral and cremation arrangements. (Max. 30). Erberts and Gerberts boxed lunch will be served. 

Registration is required for this free event. Call 934-0667 to register. 

Ben Pawlitschek, Prearrangement Consultants with St. Peter Funeral Home

Mon., Sep. 12. 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free


Fall Prevention Awareness Day 

Falls are common in adults 65 years of age and older. A fall risk assessment checks to see how likely it is that you will fall. This program will consist of fall assessment, including an initial screening, which will includes a series of questions about your overall health and if you've had previous falls or problems with balance, standing, and/or walking and a set of tasks, known as fall assessment tools. These tools test your strength, balance, and gait (the way you walk).

Mike Beckman, Physical Therapist, Benedictine Living Community

Thu., Oct. 13, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 217, Free


Aging in Place: Habitat for Humanity 

Sondra Herman, Executive Director, and Holly Schoettler, Community and Homeowner Outreach Manager, with Habitat for Humanity of South-Central MN will be providing an update as to the past, present and future of Habitat for Humanity in Mankato and surrounding communities.  They will share information about the mission and vision of HFH, volunteer opportunities, and their newest initiative, reviving and growing the Aging in Place program, which focuses on assisting our aging population in safely remaining in their own homes.

Sondra Herman, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity

Tue., Nov. 1, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free