Val Jerzak has the high-stress job of pleasing a hundred or so experts every day, three times a day.
A new state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapy unit opens at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.
As we age, our bodies begin to function at a slower rate. The typical response to this is to reduce the amount of physical activity we do. In fact, men and women over the age of 65 spend on average at least 10 hours per day in a stationary position. A lack of physical activity puts adults at an elevated risk of health complications. It also reduces our quality of life as the more time spent sitting still, the less able we are to move.
Ecumen honors Dolores Spreter, a resident of Ecumen Pathstone Living, who is 104.
Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley was named “Best Assisted Living” community in the Sun Thisweek newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
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More than 200 people filled the halls at Ecumen Detroit Lakes last Saturday for the community’s annual charity benefit, which also served as a sneak preview of the newly remodeled campus and a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary on singer Glen Campbell’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease.
A long hallway, affectionately called “the link,” connects the two buildings at Esprit Whispering Ridge in Omaha, Neb. It used to be a hundred yards of stark, functional, empty wall space. Now it is an art gallery showcasing the work of emerging Omaha artists — to the delight of residents, their families and the community.
Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center, Minn., was voted “Best Assisted Living” community in the Sun Post newspaper’s Readers Choice Awards.
Two Ecumen communities have been nationally recognized as "Caring Stars of 2015," by Caring.com, a leading senior care website.