Date: Nov 6th, 2014 9:00am
Author: Ben Taylor

Generous Ecumen employees assist coworkers in funding more education and bettering their careers as part of Ecumen’s Family Helping Family (FHF) program. Three grant recipients share their experience.

Date: Nov 5th, 2014 12:53pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

On Nov. 5, 1994, former President Ronald Reagan made public a handwritten letter to the American people announcing that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life,” he wrote.

Date: Nov 5th, 2014 12:19pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Ecumen honors Orphea Mattsfield, a resident of Ecumen of Litchfield, who is 103.

Date: Nov 4th, 2014 2:05pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Mirzeta Huskic, an Ecumen memory care nurse, is a warm-hearted warrior in day-to-day battle against dementia.  She shares the challenges and the joy of her job.

Date: Nov 4th, 2014 8:53am
Author: Ecumen Communications

Ecumen honors Mildred Witte, a resident of Ecumen of Litchfield, who is celebrating her 101st birthday.

Date: Nov 3rd, 2014 6:00pm
Author: Jennifer Severson

Yesterday's New York Times' Health section story by Katie Hafner painted a vivid picture of the risks of falling seniors encounter while going about their daily routine.

Date: Nov 3rd, 2014 2:04pm
Author: Jennifer Severson

Music legend Glen Campbell, rural health care, a 40-year-old veteran nurse's story and connecting the arts and aging lead our list of most popular blog posts this week. In case you missed out, here are the stories our online visitors found most interesting:

Date: Oct 31st, 2014 10:00am
Author: Jennifer Severson

Glen Campbell I'll Be Me

The moving documentary, "Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me" tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning artist's battle with Alzheimer's and his farewell tour. The movie is in theaters in Minnesota, Missouri and Alabama today, Friday, October 31. 

Date: Oct 29th, 2014 4:25pm
Author: Ben Taylor

In 1974 Debra Klouse, a newly minted nurse, first walked through the doors of St. Mark’s Living in Austin, Minn. She remembers how welcoming and friendly everyone was… how it was like being part of a big family. “I’ll try this for a little while,” she remembers thinking, “and a little while turned out being 40 years.”

Date: Oct 29th, 2014 1:00pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Ecumen has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to improve medication management by the elderly as a way to reduce hospital readmissions.

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