Ecumen, the City of Apple Valley, Minn., and national and international business partners, have been working for the past two years on the issue of how to make communities more age friendly.
Don and Wanda Nordlie, residents of Ecumen of Litchfield, were at the battle of Iwo Jima almost 70 years ago. He was a Marine sergeant, and she was a nurse.
Two other Litchfield men, Roger Tipka, U. S. Army, and Stan Mortenson, U.S. Navy, also were there.
Meet Elsie Williams, the youngest, sweetest and cutest volunteer at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood.
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Gold Star Mother Adeline Carlson, a resident of Ecumen Detroit Lakes, remembers that Sunday morning 46 years ago when a serviceman came to her door to tell her that her son Donald had died in the line of duty.
Dedicated volunteers by the hundreds routinely help out at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes in Chisago City, Minn., and last week the community honored them for their service with a lunch and award ceremony.
Pearl Shoquist Nelson, a resident at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes in Chicago City, turns 103 today. She might celebrate a little, but mostly it will be like any other day. You can bet she will be busy all day.
Ecumen Regional Director Paul Libbon has been named to the Aging Services of Minnesota Board of Directors as a director at large for a three-year term.