Class Event to Focus on Living Well with Dementia During Holidays

Event is Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Mankato.

October 29, 2018 | Announcement

a close up of a signMankato, Minn. – A Minnesota State University, Mankato Program Planning class is holding an event Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (220 E. Hickory St.) in Mankato that is designed to improve meaningful engagement opportunities for people with Alzheimer’s – or other dementias – and their care partners.

The event, titled “Fall EngAGEment,” is free and open to the public.

At the event, a speaker will talk about the difficulties of Alzheimer’s during the holidays and how to be Alzheimer’s-friendly at that time of year. The event will also include pie making and pumpkin painting, during which participants will have the opportunity to socialize.

For more information, contact Minnesota State Mankato student Erica Thompson by phone at 402-519-3528 or by email at, or Kristen Anderson, assistant professor in Minnesota State Mankato’s School of Nursing, by phone at 507-389-4962 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato’s School of NursingDepartment of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services and Department of Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services are the hosts of the event.

The School of Nursing and both departments are part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Allied Health and Nursing.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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