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Oliver, the Golden Retriever, Feels the Love At Ecumen Scenic Shores
Date: Dec 31st, 2013 10:00am


Ecumen Communications

Oliver, the golden retriever, has an extended family of 40.  He’s being raised by the residents of Ecumen Scenic Shores Assisted Living in Two Harbors, Minn. 

Housing Manager Julie Luchsinger sums it up this way:  “A big thing at Ecumen is creating home, and home to a lot of people is having a dog lying around,” she said.  The Lake County News Chronicle tells Oliver’s story.  [Oliver is shown in the photo with resident Bobby Smith, who used to train dogs.]

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This is wonderful. So many

This is wonderful. So many residents remember a pet from their past. It brings back memories that staff can then learn from them and a new topic to talk with them about.