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Ecumen Nurse Honored by Becker County United Way as Every Day Hero

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Nurse Bobbi Jo Koons, RN, got a big surprise recently when she was awarded the Every Day Hero Award of 2018 by the United Way of Becker County.

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Zvago Central Village Owners Toast Their New Homes at Soil-Melding Ceremony

Zvago Central Village owners celebrate the spot where their new homes will be built.

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Honoring Everyday Hero Margee Polanka — A 40-Year Ecumen Employee

Ecumen honors Margee Polanka for her 40 years of dedication and service to others.

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Dr. Happy’s Rx for Better Health, Longer Life – and Happiness

Dr. Dale Anderson, aka Dr. Happy, is on a mission to help people become more ageless.  

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Technology Transports Grandmother To Her Grandson’s Wrestling Tournament

Technology allows a grandmother at Ecumen Detroit Lakes to watch her grandson's wrestling matches.

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Ecumen Zvago Co-Ops Featured in Senior Housing News

National media are taking an interest in Ecumen’s new Zvago cooperatives designed to appeal to younger seniors with active lifestyles. Senior Housing News, a national trade publication, recently featured reporter Tim Regan’s story at this link.

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Mind Over Body: A Psychiatrist Tells How To Tap Into Wisdom And Grow With Age

Wisdom is a key strength of aging.  An expert tells how to tap into your wiser self and grow as you age.

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And the Oscar for Ageism Goes to...

Hollywood made progress this year fighting sexual abuse and bias against women and minorities. But ageism -- apparently the last acceptable "ism" -- did not fare so well. The Academy Awards ceremony was riddled with ageist jokes, as Next Avenue's Richard Eisenberg details here

Two Ecumen Caregivers and a Memory Care Resident Honored by LeadingAge MN

Two employees of Ecumen communities and a memory care resident were recently honored at LeadingAge Minnesota’s “Stars Among Us” awards ceremony in St. Paul. 

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