Blog Archive

Date: Dec 20th, 2013 4:04pm
Author: Anonymous

On behalf of Ecumen’s 12,000+ customers and nearly 4,000 team members, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

Date: Dec 20th, 2013 10:00am
Author: Ben Taylor

On Christmas morning in Sandpoint, Idaho, a dozen or so small children gather around the tree to see what Santa has brought them.  The kids all have at least one thing in common: Santa is definitely not their parents.  They are the kids of Kinderhaven, a group foster

Date: Dec 18th, 2013 7:00pm
Author: Ben Taylor

 We recently polled staff at several Ecumen communities for their advice on holiday gift-giving for seniors, particularly those who are in assisted living or care centers.  Here are the top 10 suggestions:

Date: Dec 18th, 2013 5:15pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Thanks to a technology grant from Enventis, a communications company headquartered in Mankato, Minn., more residents at Ecumen Pathstone Living are going digital.

Date: Dec 17th, 2013 7:00pm
Author: Ben Taylor

 Heritage at Irene Woods, a new Ecumen-managed senior living community near Memphis, Tenn., hosted a festive holiday gathering of about 150 guests at its grand opening to the public on Saturday, December 14.

Date: Dec 16th, 2013 6:30pm
Author: Ben Taylor

When building a house that you want to be warm and inviting around the holidays, clearly the best material is gingerbread.  Gingerbread is timeless, sturdy, traditional and pleasing to the eye — and nose and mouth.  

Date: Dec 16th, 2013 3:31pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

For years a stereotype of aging is that you get tired as you grow older.  But new research analysis is putting that stereotype to rest.

Date: Dec 13th, 2013 2:06pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood resident Dick Willis, a 92-year-old World War II veteran who survived the Pearl Harbor attack, is now in hospice care.  KARE-11 TV’s Boyd Huppert honors Dick and tells how a representative of “We Honor Veterans” has become Dick’s friend —

Santa and Helper at Ecumen Pathstone Living Scandinavian Bake Sale
Date: Dec 13th, 2013 11:22am
Author: Ben Taylor

The smell of lefse and krumkake wafted through the air at Ecumen Pathstone Living in Mankato, Minn., last weekend as crowds gathered to enjoy a 21-year tradition called the Scandinavian Experience Bake Sale

Date: Dec 12th, 2013 12:20pm
Author: Ben Taylor

 As the ice cakes over Minnesota, imagine palm trees swaying in tropical breezes as graceful women perform hula dances in the warming sun.