Elsie Williams, 9 Months Old, Is Changing Aging as Ecumen’s Youngest Volunteer

Meet Elsie Williams, the youngest, sweetest and cutest volunteer at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood.

Last week Elsie mugged for the Star Tribune as she played Bingo with namesake resident Elsie Gustafson, 94. Star Tribune Columnist Gayle Rosenblum wrote the heartwarming story of Elsie and Elsie — a tale of how a charming 9-month-old connects across the generations

“It brings me so much joy to have her bring joy to older people,” says Amy Williams, Elsie’s proud mother, who is Ecumen’s Director of Development. “But it’s equally a gift to her. My Elsie will have so many friends of different ages.”