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Luther Park at Sandpoint Voted “Best Senior Living Community” for 9th Year in a Row

Ecumen-managed Luther Park at Sandpoint, ID, has been voted the “best senior living community” in Bonner County for the ninth year in a row in a reader survey conducted by the Bonner County Daily Bee newspaper.

The “Best of Bonner County” special section was recently published listing results of readers’ voting in the survey. Residents of Bonner County can nominate and vote for any person or business they feel do the best jobs in the community.

“We’re honored to once again get this high vote of confidence from Bonner County residents,” said Bridget Kosinski, Administrator at Luther Park. “This is a high compliment to our excellent staff. We pride ourselves on the care we provide, and it’s great to be recognized by the community for what we do.”

Luther Park at Sandpoint, which opened in 2008, provides assisted living and memory care.  For more information go to


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Ecumen Lakeshore Receives “Best of the Best” Honors in Duluth News Tribune Poll

Ecumen Lakeshore was voted “Best Retirement/Assisted Living” in Duluth in the Duluth News Tribune’s “Best of the Best” reader poll. Also, Lakeshore’s Crest independent living apartments received third place in the “Best Apartment Community” category.

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Ecumen Pathstone Living Voted Best Senior Community in Mankato Four Years in a Row

Ecumen Pathstone Living has been voted best senior living community in Mankato for the fourth straight year by readers of Mankato Magazine, a publication of the Mankato Free Press.

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New Ecumen Velocity Class Begins Its Journey

The Ecumen Velocity Class of 2018-2019 recently held its first session, embarking on a year-long program focused on building leadership skills and developing innovative approaches to aging services and a world without ageism.

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Ecumen and Minnesota State Mankato Team Up To Enhance Nursing Care for Minnesota Seniors

Ecumen and Minnesota State University, Mankato, are teaming up to help address the state’s acute shortage of nurses working in long-term geriatric care.

Nursing faculty from across the state will gather in Mankato August 7-9, 2018, for a grant-funded pilot workshop designed to help educators refresh their knowledge and skills in senior care and bring current best practices in geriatrics into their classrooms and clinical settings.

“Minnesota’s population is aging rapidly, and future nurses will be increasingly called on to meet the complex needs of older patients in both hospital and long-term care settings,” said Lynn Kuechle, Coordinator of the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute at Minnesota State Mankato. “The goal of this workshop is to work directly with faculty in shaping the future of senior care – which starts in the classroom.”

For the past four years, Ecumen has been collaborating with the Minnesota State system on its Ecumen Scholars program which offers fellowships, internships and clinical rotations at Ecumen sites to nursing students interested in senior care, especially in rural Minnesota. “As we worked with nursing students and faculty, we learned that faculty have a strong interest in enhancing both training and interest in senior care,” said Brett Anderson, Ecumen Vice President of Nursing Services. “Minnesota State Mankato’s School of Nursing is a leader in educating nurses in elder care and family care, and we’re very pleased to be partnering with them to meet this need and help improve the quality and accessibility of care for Minnesota’s seniors.”

The sessions, conducted by Ecumen’s nursing staff and Minnesota State Mankato nursing faculty, will be held at Ecumen Pathstone Living, an award-winning senior care campus in Mankato, and at the Minnesota State Mankato’s Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center.  Topics include enhancing clinical skills, improving quality in long-term care, and promoting critical thinking. A day of training at the Simulation Center will focus on the difference between dementia and delirium as well as end of life, hospice and palliative care.


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Ecumen Planning a New Zvago Co-op Development in Stillwater

Zvago Stillwater, a cooperative housing development near downtown Stillwater for ages 62+, is now pre-selling units,

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Ecumen's Proposed Snelling Yards Development Featured as 'Hot Property' in Star Tribune

Ecumen and two partners have proposed an affordable multifamily development in Minneapolis.

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Ecumen Interns 2018

Ecumen Welcomes Nine Super Summer Interns

Ecumen is thrilled to have nine talented interns join us this summer.

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Smith & Porter Restaurant + Bar Named Among Top Restaurants in Minnesota by National Culinary Magazine

National Elite Magazine has named Ecumen's Smith & Porter Restaurant + Bar among the top 10 restaurants in Minnesota in its 2018 national awards.

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A Dream Come True for Nancy Abrahamson at Ecumen Scenic Shores

Eighty-year-old Nancy Abrahamson’s dream of a high school diploma came true at Ecumen Scenic Shores Care Center in Two Harbors, Minn.

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