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Date: Dec 30th, 2015 5:18pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Clarkfield Care Center, an Ecumen-managed senior community in Clarkfield, Minn., has received the highest possible overall quality rating of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

Date: Dec 28th, 2015 9:34pm
Author: Greta Erickson

Medical experts call the Alzheimer's phenomenon of end-day confusion and restlessness "sundowning," a period of increased uncertainty, agitation and drifting in a fog as light fades to black, a time of greater rage and mood swings in the shadows of the mind.

Date: Dec 28th, 2015 10:59am
Author: Greta Erickson

Did you miss last week's most read Changing Aging blog posts? Ecumen's online visitors found these articles most interesting:

Date: Dec 24th, 2015 8:00am
Author: Greta Erickson

The holidays are a time of joy, but can also bring stress to caregivers. Caring.com provides four tips for enjoying holiday moments with your loved one with dementia.

Date: Dec 24th, 2015 6:00am
Author: Ecumen Communications

Ecumen honors Leonard Haugland, a resident of St. Mark's Living in Austin, Minn., who is 100.

Date: Dec 23rd, 2015 12:40pm
Author: Ben Taylor

The lights dim and the candlelit faces wait in anticipation for the traditional reading to begin. All across the room at Ecumen Lake Crystal, the tables are set with elegant cloths, an assortment of teas, hors d’oeuvres and cheesecake — and some very special tea cups. 

Date: Dec 23rd, 2015 12:08pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Santa gets in trouble in Alexandria, and it's all on video.

Date: Dec 23rd, 2015 12:02pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

Ecumen Meadows in Worthington was the business winner of the city’s holiday lighting contest. 

Date: Dec 22nd, 2015 3:13pm
Author: Ecumen Communications

The Ecumen Home Office conducted its annual Holiday Giving Campaign to collect gifts for Ecumen residents. Tags with items residents want are placed on the lobby Christmas tree, and employees buy those gifts for the residents. 

Date: Dec 22nd, 2015 8:08am
Author: Greta Erickson

Margaret Bekema was scheduled to graduate from high school in 1936, but life had other plans.

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