The annual LeadingAge Minnesota “Stars Among Us” awards celebrate the best of the best in senior housing and service. This year Ecumen-managed Pelican Valley Senior Living in Pelican Rapids received the Community Impact Award.

Over the past few years, the campus has been growing and expanding its community impact. Some recent projects include:

• Investing $70,000 to add 10 apartments of memory care assisted living

• Bringing the first child care center to Pelican Rapids. 

• Revitalizing the campus by completing a $4 million building project to ensure the nursing home will be prepared to care for Pelican Valley residents for many years to come. 

Pelican Valley Senior Living employs more than 100 people and is the second largest employer in town, as well as a major supporter of many local businesses.