trees surrounding The Eloise at Wirth on the Woods are thousands of trees that were planted decades ago by students from St. Margaret’s Academy

Back Home in Bryn Mawr — at The Eloise

trees surrounding The Eloise at Wirth on the Woods are thousands of trees that were planted decades ago by students from St. Margaret’s Academy

Back Home in Bryn Mawr — at The Eloise

By Angie Andresen | January 31, 2024


Among the many varieties of trees surrounding The Eloise at Wirth on the Woods are thousands of trees that were planted decades ago by students from St. Margaret’s Academy (now Anwatin Middle School). One of those students was Rita M., who along with her classmates in the first sophomore class at St. Margaret’s, dug holes and planted saplings all around the school near the 759-acre Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

Today, she looks out at those trees from her home at The Eloise. “I love my view, and I love the woods,” Rita said of the new 55-plus community in Minneapolis.

For most of her life, Bryn Mawr has been home for Rita. Having grown up in the charming Bryn Mawr neighborhood, she has memories of walking to Pearl & Arnie’s ice cream shop (where Cuppa Java is today) and Christensen’s Grocery Store. Now, back in the neighborhood she loves so much, Rita takes walks around the parks and trails.

“I’m so glad to be back,” she said. “It’s close to everything, and I feel at home here. Being back in Bryn Mawr is the key thing for me.”

The Eloise is a 100-unit community nestled among those trees Rita planted many years ago — steps from Theodore Wirth Park and minutes from downtown Minneapolis. In addition to being surrounded by nature, yet close to the city, the building itself features thoughtful details and many amenities. “The décor is marvelous,” Rita said. “They’ve done a great job creating a lovely environment.”

Learn more at TheEloiseApts.com.

Rita M. — a former student of St. Margaret's Academy
Kitchen with view of the trees at The Eloise

About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service reflects a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 Under 40 2024

Brett Anderson Named 40 Under 40 Honoree

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 Under 40 2024

Brett Anderson Named 40 Under 40 Honoree

By Corrine McCallum | January 23, 2024


Ecumen’s Senior Vice President, Chief Ecosystem & Operations Officer, Brett Anderson, was named to the 2024 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal selects 40 Twin Cities leaders who are under the age of 40 to honor and celebrate their professional accomplishments, involvement within their communities and industry leadership.

Brett leads Ecumen’s integrated clinical, innovation and operations areas, driving holistic leading-edge solutions for health and societal challenges in our communities. Brett joined Ecumen in 2014 first as a graduate school intern and then Clinical Director. Prior to his current role, he served as VP of Health and Clinical Services.

Over the past year, Brett has led bold strategic initiatives at Ecumen that have put the organization in a strong position at a time when the senior care industry faces myriad challenges. Most notably is his leadership in shepherding the ownership of St. Benedict’s Community from CentraCare to Ecumen, which closed mid-December. This is an important milestone in Ecumen’s more than 160-year history and marks a unique partnership between Catholic and Lutheran-based organizations to provide care and services to even more Minnesotans.

Brett is a Registered Nurse, a Public Health Nurse and board-certified Nurse Executive. Brett’s quick ascent from intern to senior executive was due, not only to his leadership skills, but also his commitment to providing clients the highest quality health care, and for his vision for what the future of senior care looks like – in Minnesota and beyond.

Brett is a strong advocate for those Ecumen serves and for those in caregiving fields. He uses his platform as an industry leader to give voice to others on the state and national level. Brett focuses on finding ways to solve the biggest challenges in the senior care industry.

Brett K. Anderson, RN Senior Vice President, Chief Ecosystem & Operations Officer. Ecumen Leadership team

About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service reflects a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


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Ecumen St. Benedict's Community - St. Cloud

Ecumen Now Serving St. Cloud, Monticello & Sartell as Sale of St. Benedict’s Community is Finalized

Ecumen St. Benedict's Community - St. Cloud

Ecumen Now Serving St. Cloud, Monticello & Sartell as Sale of St. Benedict’s Community is Finalized

By Angie Andresen | December 18, 2023

The transition of St. Benedict’s Community in St. Cloud, Monticello and Sartell from CentraCare to Ecumen is now complete. The two organizations finalized the sale of the senior living communities on Friday, Dec. 15.

“It’s an honor to now be a part of these communities and to build on St. Benedict’s Community’s legacy of care and service,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen president and CEO. “This is an important milestone in our more than 160-year history.”

The transition stemmed from CentraCare’s vision for its long-term care and senior housing services in the greater St. Cloud region. As it searched for an organization that could provide the best future care options for residents, CentraCare chose Ecumen because of its outstanding reputation, and Ecumen’s commitment to the tradition of the St. Benedict’s Community.

“This change in strategy transfers ownership to an exceptional organization specializing in senior services and it opens the door for even more services and support for residents, families and staff,” Ken Holmen, MD president and CEO of CentraCare said. “This also allows CentraCare to maintain a focus on the primary and specialty care we deliver as a health care organization.”

Ecumen — a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of living spaces and innovative services for older adults — owns 31 senior living communities throughout Minnesota and serves more than 20,000 people annually. “We’re pleased that our expertise and commitment to compassionate care will help ensure the long-term success of senior living services in the region today and into the future,” Kendrick said.

The sale includes St. Cloud St. Benedict’s Community, Monticello St Benedict’s Community, Chateau Waters in Sartell, Minn., and Sartell Therapy Suites. More than 300 team members have now joined Ecumen.


About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service reflects a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


About CentraCare

CentraCare is an integrated, not-for-profit health care organization, working to improve the lives and wellbeing of those living in Central, Southwest and West Central Minnesota. CentraCare provides care through hospitals located in St. Cloud, Benson, Long Prairie, Melrose, Monticello, Paynesville, Redwood Falls, Sauk Centre and Willmar and provides both primary and specialty care throughout the region. With a focus on rural health care, CentraCare is one of the largest health systems in Minnesota and is proud to provide expert health care locally. Learn more at centracare.com.


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NOW OPEN: The Theodore in Minneapolis, MN and Forty-Forty Flats in Edina, MN

TWO OF TWIN CITIES’ NEWEST AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING COMMUNITIES NOW OPEN

NOW OPEN: The Theodore in Minneapolis, MN and Forty-Forty Flats in Edina, MN

The Theodore at Wirth on the Woods & Forty-Forty Flats Welcomes First Residents

By Corrine McCallum | October 26, 2023

Two of Twin Cities’ newest affordable housing communities for older adults — The Theodore at Wirth on the Woods, and Forty-Forty Flats — have begun welcoming their first residents . Interest continues to grow in both the Bryn Mawr neighborhood and Edina senior communities.

“We continue to be very busy giving tours and educating the community on what we have to offer every day,” said Alex Stolis, The Theodore’s Housing Manager. “It’s clear there’s a real need for high-quality affordable housing for older adults in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood, and it’s exciting to see residents moving in and truly making this community feel like home.”

“Edina is a city that will offer so much activity and vibrancy for the new residents who will call Forty-Forty Flats home,” said Jen Massa, Forty-Forty Flats Housing Manager. “We have been very busy with inquiries and tours; we know that this community will be a wonderful addition to the growing city!”

The Theodore, an Ecumen-managed living space, developed and owned by Lupe Development Partners, and Forty-Forty Flats, developed and owned by Lupe Development Partners and Ecumen, offer many amenities such as a fitness studio, club and community room and underground parking. Both communities are managed by Ecumen, one of the leading senior care and service providers in the country.

The Theodore and Forty-Forty Flats have designed apartments in 15 different floor plans that are available to qualifying seniors, 55 and older. The Theodore welcomes individuals earning 30-50 percent of the Hennepin County Area Median Income (AMI), and Forty-Forty Flats welcomes those earning 30-80 percent of Hennepin County AMI.

“Creating affordable living spaces for older adults is a growing need throughout Minnesota,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen president and CEO. “As a nonprofit that’s been serving communities for more than 160 years, we take action when we see those needs. It’s a pleasure to welcome the first residents to these beautiful communities.”

Those interested in scheduling a visit or learning more about The Theodore at Wirth on the Woods, can visit thetheodoreapts.com or call 612-255-9705. For information about Forty-Forty Flats, visit ecumen.org/forty-forty-flats or call 952-232-0001.


About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service reflects a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


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Ecumen partnered with CentraCare

CentraCare to Transition Ownership of St. Benedict’s Community in St. Cloud, Monticello and Sartell to Ecumen

Ecumen partnered with CentraCare

CentraCare to Transition Ownership of St. Benedict’s Community in St. Cloud, Monticello and Sartell to Ecumen

By Angie Andresen | July 13, 2023

CentraCare and Ecumen today announced the transition of the CentraCare — St. Benedict’s Community in St. Cloud, Monticello and Sartell to Ecumen, a nonprofit leader of senior housing and care services. Last fall, CentraCare shared a new vision for long-term care and senior housing services in the greater St. Cloud region.

Following a robust search for an organization that could continue supporting the needs of the community, and to provide the best future care options for residents, CentraCare chose Ecumen because of its outstanding reputation, and its commitment to the tradition of the St. Benedict’s Community.

“As we sought a new owner to ensure a strong future for St. Benedict’s long-term care and senior housing, we looked for an organization that shared our values for delivering compassionate and exceptional care to seniors,” said Ken Holmen, MD, CentraCare president and CEO. “Not only did we find that in Ecumen, but we also found a faith-based nonprofit that has a profound respect for St. Benedict’s Catholic identity and dedication to preserving and upholding its high standards and faith-based traditions. We’re so grateful for all the stakeholders involved in this process, including the St. Benedict’s Advisory Board, the office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, The Prioress of the Saint Benedict’s Monastery, the Corporate Members, as well as the St. Cloud Hospital Advisory Board and the CentraCare Board.”

Ecumen — a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of living spaces and innovative services for older adults — owns 31 senior living communities throughout Minnesota and serves more than 27,000 people annually.

Since our founding in 1862, our faith-based mission has guided our service to individuals and their families,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen president and CEO. “We couldn’t be happier that we are bringing that mission of providing compassionate health care and innovative services to the greater St. Cloud area. We are eager to get to know the team members and residents here, and to be part of this already vibrant community.”

I feel very confident that Ecumen will provide the best possible service to residents in St. Cloud, Monticello and Sartell, and that they will work to ensure that our Catholic identity and Benedictine heritage are maintained,” said Sister Karen Rose, Prioress, Saint Benedict’s Monastery. I am happy to have the opportunity to partner with a faith-based organization, which has such high standards of care.”

Both organizations recognize the important role that health care plays in keeping rural communities vibrant. This shared understanding and collaboration will help ensure the long-term success of senior living services in the region today and into the future.

We believe this change in strategy that transfers ownership to an exceptional organization that specializes in senior services will open the door for even more services and support for residents, families and staff,” Holmen said. “This also allows CentraCare to maintain a focus on the primary and specialty care we deliver as a health care organization.”

As part of the transfer of ownership process, a Letter of Intent (LOI) has been signed and formal purchase agreement is almost final, with a goal that CentraCare — St. Benedict’s Community will join Ecumen by late 2023. Upon finalization of the sale, current CentraCare — St. Benedict’s positions will transition to new Ecumen ownership.

About CentraCare 

CentraCare is an integrated, not-for-profit health care organization, working to improve the lives and wellbeing of those living in Central, Southwest and West Central Minnesota. CentraCare provides care through hospitals located in St. Cloud, Benson, Long Prairie, Melrose, Monticello, Paynesville, Redwood Falls, Sauk Centre and Willmar and provides both primary and specialty care throughout the region. With a focus on rural health care, CentraCare is one of the largest health systems in Minnesota and is proud to provide expert health care locally. Learn more at centracare.com.


About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative technology and services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service is a reflection of a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include cooperative living, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services, technology products and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


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The Hillock - exterior photo of the main entrance

Minneapolis' Newest Affordable Independent Senior Living Community Welcomes Residents

Ecumen’s Affordable Community Features 11 Units Designated for Veterans in Need of Housing

By Angie Andresen | March 31, 2023

The Hillock - exterior photo of the main entrance
The Hillock | an Ecumen Living Space — Affordable Independent Living for Seniors 55+

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 31, 2023) — Nestled in the Longfellow neighborhood, one of Minneapolis’ newest affordable housing communities for older adults — The Hillock — began welcoming its first residents in late 2022. Interest continues to grow in the community, which has convenient access to Minnehaha Park, trails, stores and light rail. Driving excitement is a current move-in special offering one month free for those moving in by April 30.

“We are busy giving tours and processing applications every day,” said Nichole Vesperman, The Hillock’s Housing Manager. “It’s clear that there is a real need for high-quality affordable housing for older adults that’s in a safe, accessible location. The response has been phenomenal.”

Developed by Ecumen, the community sits on a three-acre parcel that formerly housed the City of Minneapolis Public Works maintenance yard. It is managed by Ecumen, one of the leading senior care and service providers in the country.

Eleven of the apartments are designated for Veterans in need of housing.

“The Hillock is the type of project that is so central to our mission and vision that every older adult has a home with innovative services to live the life they choose,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen president and CEO. “It’s exciting to see this community take shape and to witness our mission in action.”

Beautifully designed apartments in 14 different floor plans are available to qualifying seniors age 55 and older earning 50-60 percent of the Hennepin County Area Median Income. Other amenities include a fitness center, community room and community garden.

Unique to The Hillock is an on-site clinic space that will open later this spring. Staffed by Southside Clinic, practitioners will be determined based on the needs and desires of the residents.

“The clinic is a feature that our residents are really excited about, and particularly because it’s being designed to suit their needs,” Vesperman said. “We’re excited to have expertise and care — from everything from nutrition needs to blood pressure checks and dental visits – right here in our community.”

The Hillock is the first phase in creating a 100 percent affordable, intergenerational campus at the location. Phase two will be a 90-unit affordable family housing building.

To schedule a visit or for more information about The Hillock, visit ecumen.org/theHillock or call 612-424-8983.


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About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative technology and services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service is a reflection of a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include cooperative living, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services, technology products and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


Ecumen’s Director of Operations, Katie Lundmark

Ecumen’s Katie Lundmark Reappointed to Governor Walz’s Workforce Development Board

Ecumen’s Katie Lundmark Reappointed to Governor Walz’s Workforce Development Board

By CorrineMcCallum | March 20, 2023

Ecumen’s Director of Operations, Katie Lundmark
Ecumen’s Director of Operations, Katie Lundmark

SHOREVIEW, MN (March 20, 2023) — Ecumen’s Director of Operations, Katie Lundmark, has been reappointed to the Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) for a three-year term, where she will continue to advocate for increasing the pipeline and eliminating barriers for people to enter Minnesota’s long-term care workforce. Lundmark, who lives in Detroit Lakes, began serving on the GWDB in 2019.

The GWDB is Minnesota’s federally required state workforce development board under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Board advises the Governor on Minnesota’s workforce system to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services and to meet the needs of local employers.

“Katie is a true advocate for our team members and those we serve across the state,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen president and CEO. “She is an important voice at the table and we’re proud to have her represent Ecumen and Minnesota’s older adults on this Board.”


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About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative technology and services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service is a reflection of a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include cooperative living, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services, technology products and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


2023 Minnesota Real Journal Awards

Ecumen Selected as Finalist for Minnesota Real Estate Journal Awards

Ecumen Selected as Finalist for Minnesota Real Estate Journal Awards

By CorrineMcCallum | March 9, 2023

The Hillock — Lobby
The Hillock — Community Club Room
The Hillock — Apartment view 2

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 9, 2023) — The Hillock, an Ecumen living space consisting of 100 affordable senior housing apartments, has been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Minnesota Real Journal Awards in the “Affordable Housing – Urban” category. These awards showcase the top real estate developments and achievements in Minnesota over the past year.

The Hillock began welcoming tenants at the end of 2022 and is conveniently located in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood.

“More than just a place to call home, The Hillock is a community of its own within the vibrant Longfellow community,” said Ecumen Senior Director of Business Development, Anne Stanfield. “We are committed to bringing high-quality affordable housing for even more older adults, and we’re delighted that The Hillock has been such a success already.”

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About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative technology and services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service is a reflection of a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include cooperative living, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services, technology products and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


Hennepin Healthcare | Ecumen

HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES TRANSFER OF HOSPICE SERVICES TO ECUMEN HOSPICE

Hennepin Healthcare Announces Transfer of Hospice Services to Ecumen Hospice

Written by: Angie Andresen | March 8, 2023

Hennepin Healthcare | Ecumen

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 8, 2023) — Hennepin Healthcare and Ecumen are pleased to announce the transfer of Hennepin Healthcare’s at home hospice services to Ecumen Hospice in a collaboration that supports access to comprehensive hospice services for Hennepin Healthcare patients.

“As we focus on our acute care hospital and clinic system, our priority was to find a hospice organization with a shared mission to the patients we serve,” said Jennifer DeCubellis, Hennepin Healthcare CEO. “This collaboration maintains access for our patients to the full array of end-of-life services and support, so they get the care and comfort they deserve at this critical phase in their journey.”

“This collaboration between our two organizations expands access to our outstanding and comprehensive hospice care for Hennepin Healthcare patients,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen president and CEO. “Additionally, it furthers our mission with a goal of making this compassionate, patient-centered end-of-life care available to everyone who needs it, in their home or wherever they’re living – regardless of their ability to pay.”

Maintaining options for long-term care and hospice are important parts of the healthcare ecosystem. Hennepin Healthcare and Ecumen are committed to realizing solutions to the current compression and congestion in hospitals that is resulting in longer lengths of stay and limited access for patients who need higher levels of care.


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About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative technology and services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service is a reflection of a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include cooperative living, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services, technology products and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.


Floyd Skinner 106 years old birthday

Retirement Home Helps Minnesota Man Celebrate 106th Birthday

Retirement Home Helps Minnesota Man Celebrate 106th Birthday

CBS News | Written by: Allen Henry | March 7, 2023

Floyd Skinner 106 years old birthday
Born in 1917, Floyd Skinner turned 106 years old. At his Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley senior residence, a big birthday party was held in Skinner's honor.

APPLE VALLEY, MN (March 7, 2023) — Born in 1917, Floyd Skinner has lived through two world wars, two pandemics and now, 106 birthdays.

“Oh, that’s pretty wonderful, alright. But I can’t hardly handle it,” Floyd said.

Floyd was born near the Iowa border in Walters, Minnesota, doing his duty on the family farm before serving his country and traveling the world.

“I milked my cows, same as every farmer,” Floyd said.

“Gas was 14 cents a gallon when he was born, which is absurd in itself, yet he’s a veteran and he’s served in World War II,” said Mary Walters, executive director at Ecumen Seasons in Apple Valley.

Tuesday, his retirement home held a “Floyd Fest” to celebrate his life.

“Wearing yellow as his favorite color. We have these buttons on to honor him and all the residents and team members got one. And then we’re serving cake, having an accordion player,” Walters  said.

Also carefully hidden around the home were 106 pictures of Floyd to honor his love of photography, and to spread a little more of what they call “the joy of Floyd.”

“I have never seen a 106 year old, and someone so healthy and vibrant, too,” Walters said. “He has such a positive outlook on life and he’s very inspirational. So, we’re happy to celebrate that.” 

Despite the mileage he’s put in during his lifetime, when it comes to the secret to a long, healthy life, Floyd was a man of few words.

“I always tell ’em, ‘keep breathing,’ and that shuts them up,” Floyd said.

Floyd also received a certificate from the mayor of Apple Valley to honor and celebrate his birthday.

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About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative technology and services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service is a reflection of a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include cooperative living, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services, technology products and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.