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Date: Apr 17th, 2014 5:06pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Her phone was ringing off the hook.  Roberta Alzen, the director of nursing at Ecumen-managed Grand Village in Grand Rapids, Minn., was caught off guard....

Date: Apr 16th, 2014 2:33pm
Author: Ben Taylor

The Shavlik Family Foundation has awarded Ecumen an $11,750 grant to bring the latest digital technology to seniors at its new aging services hub in Detroit Lakes, Minn....

Date: Apr 15th, 2014 9:51am
Author: Ecumen Communications

How can you be a good caregiver to someone who is not happy to have your help? The “reluctant caregivee” is a common challenge to caregivers, even those who are close family members.

Date: Apr 14th, 2014 9:28am
Author: Jennifer Severson

In case you missed them, here are last week's Top 5 blog posts:


Date: Apr 11th, 2014 2:40pm
Author: Ben Taylor

You might think the life of an activity director at a senior community is all fun and games — not something that would come under the lens of government regulation.  But it does, and those professionals who help residents find fun and joy in their lives are now...

Date: Apr 10th, 2014 4:08pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

What does a doctor do when she’s treating patients with a disease like Alzheimer’s that has no cure?  Dr.

Date: Apr 9th, 2014 2:32pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Do you receive Ecumen’s Changing Aging News?  It’s a monthly email newsletter highlighting thought-provoking information true to our vision of “a world in which aging is viewed and understood in radically different ways.”  And it summarizes the most significant news...

Date: Apr 8th, 2014 11:28am
Author: Ecumen Communications

Ecumen is honored by the generous support of private donors, corporations and foundations.

Date: Apr 7th, 2014 12:22pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

A Star Tribune lead editorial on April 5, 2014, said Ecumen Awakenings dementia care program is “effective and compassionate” and “should become the standard of care across the nation as baby...

Date: Apr 4th, 2014 2:39pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Sometimes a good talk with someone who understands helps relieve the stress of caregiving.  In fact, that is the basis of most support groups.