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News & Events
North Mankato man an award-winning volunteer
Krebsbach helps out at Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows
By: The Mankato Free Press | March 26, 2018
NORTH MANKATO — Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows volunteer Jim Krebsbach sums up his life philosophy this way: "It’s all about what you give to others."
One recipient of his kindness is Betty Anderson, 87, a resident at the nonprofit senior living community where the retired Kato Engineering employee each week shares several hours of his time.
She and Krebsbach spend time together talking about the weather, the news and their hobbies.
Anderson cherishes those chats.
"They give you a lift for the day," she said. "Jim is a caring person. He's friendly and a nice guy."
LeadingAge Minnesota recently named Krebsbach one of five volunteers in the state selected as recipients of District Volunteer of the Year Awards. The honor is presented to individuals in senior services whose commitment and dedication have enhanced the quality of life for older adults and their communities. Krebsbach has been volunteering weekdays mornings (and occasionally Saturdays) for the past three years.
The 74-year-old North Mankato resident first recognized the multi-tasking RAs' (resident assistants) need for a bit of help during visits with his 99-year-old mother, Alvina, who resides in the senior living community.
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Breakfast in the Meadow
It's always very important to spend time together! Sharing a special breakfast with your loved one can be a fantastic way of doing this. Come and join us for our weekly breakfast on Wednesday mornings from 7 – 10 a.m.
The Osborn VISION program
The Osborn VISION program brings to life the community's daily activities, pictures, events, anniversaries and birthdays of residents and staff, along with a three day forecast...all the same slides our residents see. Enjoy!