Date: May 9th, 2014 3:03pm
Author: Jennifer Severson

The Minnesota Boychoir performed an early Mother’s Day concert at Ecumen Lakeview Commons on Saturday, May 3, to a packed house of residents, guests and caregivers.

Date: May 7th, 2014 3:47pm
Author: Jennifer Severson

"It's a good variety. A lot of people think nursing can be the same thing every day when you work in a nursing home. But it's completely different. You have different challenges every day and you definately need to stay on the ball. It's just great - I love it!"

Date: May 6th, 2014 4:51pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Interesting findings from two studies on centenarians.

Anne Diekmann, Director of Nursing, Ecumen of Litchfield
Date: May 6th, 2014 11:31am
Author: Ben Taylor

Anne is one of Ecumen’s approximately 2,800 nurses and nursing assistants. Today we honor them — and all nurses — for the care they give so selflessly and the positive difference they make in people’s lives every day. Read more about why Anne chose working in senior care over a hospital.

Date: May 5th, 2014 10:09am
Author: Jennifer Severson

In case you missed them, here are the blog posts our online visitors found most interesting last week:

Date: May 2nd, 2014 9:30am
Author: Ecumen Communications

Bertha Smith, the first black teacher in the Minneapolis School District, is being remembered by local leaders as an extraordinary educator, tireless volunteer and dedicated community advocate.

Date: May 1st, 2014 5:41pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Austin Dennison didn't ask his high school sweetheart to prom. Nor did he ask a celebrity via Twitter. Austin, a "kind of fellow who looks like he just stepped out of central casting," asked his 89-year-old great grandmother to his senior prom. And she said yes.

Date: Apr 30th, 2014 5:11pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Jane Magnuson rarely speaks.  She does not ask for much.

Date: Apr 29th, 2014 9:45am
Author: Ecumen Communications

UnitedHealthcare has been polling centenarians annually for the past nine years, and the studies document that the 100+ age group is overall happy, well adjusted and not burdened with regrets.

Date: Apr 28th, 2014 2:30pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Dementia gradually diminishes a person’s ability to communicate properly, requiring patience, understanding and good listening skills. The following infographic offers a few suggestions on how to overcome barriers between you and the person with dementia.

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