Posted by Eric Schubert, Ecumen, Director of CommunicationsHopefully, The Changing Aging Blog is a lot of fun and a place that people finding interesting, learn new stuff and meet others who are working to change aging for the better. So who is
Posted in the Minneapolis Star TribuneStart transforming nursing homes into service centers. The day is coming when advanced aging will no longer mean leaving home for most Minnesotans. For many, it will lead to the installation of electronic sensors in their homes. High-tech monitors will alert family members or care supervisors when a refrigerator isn’t
From the Minneapolis St. Paul Business JournalBYLINE: Lauren WilbertBaby boomers in Minnesota consider themselves young until at least age 80 and say they will invest in technology to help them live independently, according to a survey released this week by Ecumen.That will open opportunities for businesses that successfully cater to those needs, particularly in the
Posted in the Pioneer PressBYLINE: Jeremy Olson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.Feb. 20–Minnesota’s baby boomers want exactly what the state’s long-term care system lacks: technology and creative programs that will help them remain independent and at home in their frail and elderly years.That is one of the main conclusions of a study and survey being
Posted in the StarTribune Motion sensors, virtual dinner companions and a talking pill could help baby boomers age more independently.By H.J. Cummins, Star TribuneToday, motion sensors can monitor the comings and goings of elderly Americans so they can live safely and independently in their own homes.One day soon, a cellular telephone will detect any new
Posted in the Star TribuneNew public policies and products can help Minnesota to ride the age wave. Kathryn Roberts Lotions hide aging. Phrases such as \senior moment’ disparage it. And many policymakers put it off. That won’t work much longer. In 2020, Minnesota will have 1 million people over age 65 vs. 69,000 in 1950.
SHOREVIEW, MINN., (January 23, 2007) €“ Ecumen, Minnesota’s largest non-profit senior housing company, has joined with Commercial Equity Partners, developer of Woodbury’s Tamarack Hills Business Lifestyle CampusTM, to propose a new lifestyle community for seniors who want to live in Woodbury.The proposed development, called Crestwood Creek, would focus on meeting people’s desires for lifestyle housing
Posted in the StarTribuneShoreview-based Ecumen, an operator of independent and assisted living housing, care centers and home health care, has initiated a six-month pilot project at its Lakeview Commons facility in Maplewood to test a new \cognitive fitness program.’ Ecumen is using the mPower Cognitive Fitness system from Dakim Inc. of Santa Monica, Calif., to