Ecumen North Branch leader Pat Voelker recently had this letter published in the East Central Minnesota Post Review honoring Clayton Anderson who played a key role in Ecumen's creation of senior housing in North Branch.
Ecumen Bethany Community announced this week a major donation of $340,000 from the estate of former residents Irene and Leonard Kalina. The Kalinas lived together at Ecumen Bethany Home since 2006, until Irene’s death in 2009, followed by Leonard’s passing in January 2011.
Ecumen has named former Minnesota Veterans Home leader, Shelley Kendrick, as Vice President of Housing.
St. Mark's Lutheran Home has closed on financing for a $13.4 million redevelopment and expansion of the Austin senior community campus. Renovation and expansion will add or enhance: assisted living apartments, memory care apartments, short-term rehabilitation services, long term care, occupational and physical therapy, gathering spaces and entryways.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News talks with Ecumen Bayshore RN Maria Alseth.
Last month Ecumen welcomed Shelly Kendrick, our new vice president of housing. The Pioneer Press captures Shelly's new role and leadership spirit in today's "Mover" profile.
Ecumen Prairie Hill in St. Peter, Minnesota is now providing respite care for people living with Alzheimer's, dementia and other chronic care needs. It's a great resource for caregivers and their loved ones.
Ecumen's Emmanuel Foundation Charity Benefit 2012 entertained 200 guests and raised $44,000 to support Emmanuel’s “Healthy Life & Spirit” program expansion and to purchase additional Nu Step exercise bikes and specialized beds. “We are grateful for the people in this community and surrounding communities that support the good work of Emmanuel Community," said Fund Development Coordinator Sandy Lia.
Read the full story at DL-Online or click the title, above.
Big things are happening at Ecumen Bethany Community. Ecumen, a nonprofit senior housing and services company, is expanding senior living and service offerings in Alexandria. Ecumen Bethany Community recently started a $3 million renovation and expansion project that will improve short-term rehabilitation services and introduce memory care.
Read the full story in the Alexandria ECHO Press, or click on the title, above.
From New America Media: "While the world of psychiatry debates the origins of dementia and Congress probes the abuse of mind-numbing drugs in controlling seniors in nursing homes, some innovative care centers are finding early success with experimental programs that help elders cope with dementia while reducing -- or eliminating -- the use of psychotropic medications."
Read the full story that includes Ecumen's Awakenings program among those offering new options in dementia care.
Kudos to Jennifer Pfeffer, campus administrator of Ecumen Pathstone senior living community. Jennifer is among three Mankato area leaders named by the YWCA as 2012 "Women of Distintion" and honored recent gala.
The mentoring strategies of Ecumen's leadership development program, Velocity, are highlighted in "Learning to Get Things Done," a feature in the May issue of Twin Cities Business magazine.
Ecumen names Shawna Jokinen as the new leader at Grand Village in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Ecumen manages Grand Village on behalf of its owner Itasca County.
A cool friendship and partnership between an Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley community member and her dog Bali.
Ecumen Lakeview Commons community member Honor Hacker honored by Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, MN with the Benedictine Award.
Ecumen honors Ben Jenum, volunteer at Ecumen Oaks & Pines, with Volunteer of the Year award at annual leadership conference.
At Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria, Minn., residents recently enjoyed getting "glammed-up" for a professional photo shoot.
See the news coverage about Ecumen Bethany Community's Glamour Shots at KSAX-TV.
Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Dennis Johnson, Ecumen Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to the Veterans Health Care Advisory Council.
Once again Ecumen is recognized as a Top Workplace by the Star Tribune.
Ecumen, a nonprofit senior housing and services company, has expanded senior living and service offerings in Alexandria. Ecumen Bethany Community completed a $3 million renovation and expansion project to enhance short-term rehabilitation services and introduce memory care. Read the full story online at Alexandria Echo Press.