Date: Feb 4th, 2014 10:00am
Author: Ecumen Communications

Most seniors still prefer to stay in their homes if they can, and a recent trend is toward the “village” cooperative model of assisted living where communities of seniors ban together to help one another age well in their own homes.

Date: Feb 3rd, 2014 10:00am
Author: Ecumen Communications

 You said “older,” didn’t you?

Date: Jan 29th, 2014 11:07am
Author: Ben Taylor

Ecumen Centennial House in Apple Valley, Minn., was named “best assisted living” community in Sun Thisweek newspaper’s Readers Choice Awards.

Date: Jan 28th, 2014 3:07pm
Author: Ben Taylor

 Sweet Pea knows when you need her, even if you don’t know.  Even if you don’t like cats, she will be there for you, letting you know she cares, as if it is her duty.

Date: Jan 28th, 2014 12:16pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

 As Super Bowl Week builds with excitement, Dallas Cowboys legend Rayfield Wright goes about his life in a fog of dementia.  He played in five Super Bowls, helped win two, and even 35 years after retirement is still considered one of the best offensive linemen who ev

Date: Jan 27th, 2014 4:03pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

 You may have heard that “80 is the new 65.”  Longevity is a force driving many trends, especially because Boomers have a different attitude about aging than the generation before them.

Date: Jan 23rd, 2014 1:47pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

 Once every five or six minutes the pre-Christmas line in the post office where I live revealed heroic symptoms of actually moving.

Date: Jan 23rd, 2014 10:50am
Author: Ecumen Communications

Henry, an advanced Alzheimer’s patient who barely speaks, literally comes to life in this video clip dramatically documenting how music can

Furless Fred Ecumen Lakeview Commons
Date: Jan 22nd, 2014 8:47am
Author: Ben Taylor

Fred had hit bottom.  He was homeless and malnourished, living in a godforsaken shelter somewhere in Arkansas.  His body was covered in sores, and his teeth were falling out.  But even in this depth of despair, there was something about his spirit.

Date: Jan 15th, 2014 10:33am
Author: Ben Taylor

Tom Stober, an expert on process and efficiency, was routinely going about his work one day when he walked into a room and came face-to-face with something that “shook me to the core.”  It was not logical.  It was not rational.  The normal rules of organization did n

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