News & Events

MARCH 13, 2020

To the Family Members of Cokato Charitable Trust

The current COVID-19 outbreak situation means that it is critical that we take every precaution possible. Protecting health and safety is our top priority, and we are doing everything we can to prevent this virus from entering our community.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter out building. However, we need your help in battling COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are RESTRICTING all visitors to our setting. We are posting signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of this policy and actively screening individuals, including staff, who need to come into the building.

If you believe a visit to the center is necessary, before arriving we request that you contact:
For Cokato Manor at 320-552-3035
For Housing (Brookridge, Heritage Place and Edgewood Gables) contact Patricia Isaacson Executive Director of Housing at 320-267-5367.

We understand that communication with your loved ones is incredibly important and encourage you to communicate with them in other ways such as the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or social media. In addition to limiting visitation to prevent the illness in our setting, we are also focused on infection control best practices with our staff and residents.

Please know we are following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict handwashing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who present symptoms. We also are staying up to date with the CDC recommendations as they may continue to change. In addition, we remain in close contact with the local and state health department and are following their guidance.

Communication is key, and we will continue to update you on any news, emerging issues, or changes in our regular operations. Please make sure we have your most current contact information so we can efficiently communicate with you should there be any new developments. For updated information please reach out to Minnesota Department of Health public Hot Line at 651-201-3920 (M-F 8-4:30 pm) or

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are keeping the safety, health and wellness of our residents and staff as our number one priority. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tammi Dahlman, LSW at 320-552-3035.

Cokato Charitable Trust Management Team

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Operation Round Up, (ORU) is a voluntary program where Wright-Hennepin Electric members can have their electric bill rounded up to the nearest dollar.

Those funds are then distributed to the community through ORU in the form of grants. ORU presented Cokato Charitable Trust with a $10,000.00 grant to be used towards the purchase of a disability van for its residents.

Picture from left to right presenting the check is Brenda Moy, Vice-Chair of the Wright-Hennepin Electric Trust Operation Round UP, Joy Marschel, Activity Director of Cokato Charitable Trust and Patrick Rafferty, Administrator/CEO of Cokato Charitable Trust.

All of us at Cokato Charitable Trust wish to thank Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric for their wonderful gift.​​

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