As 2013 comes to a close, we’re sharing your favorite blogs from the past 12 months. The most popular stories are an eclectic mix of news and features about people and programs — inspired by Ecumen’s vision of “a world in which aging is viewed and understood in radically different ways.”

We are calling out the top 10— with the top 5 listed today and next 5 coming tomorrow.

1. Ecumen Receives $3 Million Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Grant

2. A Goodbye Without Tears – Almost by Ecumen Blogger Jim Klobuchar

3. Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Seniors: Ecumen Staff Offers Advice

4. A Visit with the Man with 125 Kids

5. Secrets to 75 Years of Marriage and a Final Goodbye on Valentine's Day