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Find a Senior Living Community for You or a Loved One

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At Vista Prairie Communities, we are dedicated to serve those who entrust us with their lives, health and well-being. We transform lives by providing compassionate care and joy-filled environments in the communities we serve.

If you or someone you know is looking for assisted living apartments specifically for seniors, take a look at the different communities we have located around Minnesota.

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Chef Barry’s Wild Rice Chicken Salad

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Chef Barry, Monarch Meadows Senior Living

Chef Barry of Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows Senior Living Community is at it again! Try his delicious and easy wild rice chicken salad recipe below to help you get started on your path to wellness. Did we mention this recipe is the perfect dish to bring to gatherings and events? You’re sure to impress your friends and family with it.

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Meet Stacy Wihlm, Executive Director of Monarch Meadows Senior Living Community

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Stacy Wihlm of Monarch Meadows Senior Living in North Mankato

Stacy Wihlm, LNHA, LSW is the executive director of Monarch Meadows Assisted Living in North Mankato. She began her journey with Vista Prairie Communities in October 2011 and has loved every minute of it. Winner of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from Care Providers of Minnesota, Stacy is devoted to her community. “It was such an honor to be nominated. I was on vacation with my family and we were eating dinner at a restaurant along the North Shore when I received the call that I was chosen,” Stacy remembers. “I began crying and I think my mom cried too! Everyone at the restaurant probably thought we were crazy.”

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Eating Healthy After 50

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Culinary Club with Chef Barry

Often times as you get older, you experience changes in smell and taste causing food preferences to shift. Most of the time food might taste bland or you’ve simply lost your appetite. Chef Barry from Vista Prairie’s Monarch Meadows Senior Living in North Mankato believes eating healthy after 50 doesn’t need to be complicated. He has developed some tried and trued methods to help seniors eat healthy in spite of these changes.

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