Posts By: Winnie


Ebenezer is the senior services side of Fairview Health Services and one of the exhibit partners making the Wiser Living Exhibit possible.  They provide a wide variety of living options and services to meet the needs of older adults.  Their services include independent living, assisted living, memory care, adult day care, and more.  Take a moment… Read more »

Beyond Barriers

We have 10 vendors supporting the Wiser Living exhibit, without whom it would not have happened.  Beyond Barriers was the first vendor to sign on.  They are Certified Aging in Place Specialists and full service licensed contractors, with extensive experience building and remodeling accessible homes.  They sell a variety of products to help you get… Read more »

Aging Suits in the Exhibit on Tuesday, the 27th

We’re excited that tomorrow, August 27th, Winona State will be bringing Aging Suits to the Wiser Living Exhibit.  These suits simulate the affects of aging on our bodies.  One of the Kare 11 anchors will be trying the suits live on their 5 pm broadcast.

Additional Exhibit Partners

We have added a couple new exhibit partners in the last week.  We welcome Hurrycane, Sleep Number, and Floyd Total Security, and are grateful to them for their financial support which helps to make this exhibit possible. If you have a product or service we should be featuring that helps people to age well within… Read more »

Exhibit Partners

We have a great slate of exhibit partners lined up for the Wiser Living Exhibit at the MN State Fair!  We are grateful to the following companies for their financial support of our 2014 exhibit.  Stop by our exhibit to see these companies, as well as the many other businesses that will be on hand to… Read more »

Gardening with arthritis

As my mom has gotten older, her hands limit what she can do in the kitchen and in the garden.  One of the tools that can help is a pair of ratchet pruners.  I have seen some at the MN State Fair,  but when it isn’t fair time and I need a pair for a… Read more »

Gardening for Seniors

Gardener’s Supply is one of my favorite garden supply companies.  I’m a master gardener volunteer and admittedly a bit of a garden tool geek.  I love Gardener’s vegetable plant supports, and I am totally addicted to their self-watering pots which allow me to be a lazy summer gardener or to take a vacation and not… Read more »

1st Exhibit Partner

The Exhibit Partner agreements and payments are coming in.  These partners will help to fund the exhibit in its inaugural year.  We are grateful to Beyond Barriers for partnering with us.  We look forward to the cool shower that they will be showcasing in the Wiser Living Exhibit.