Honoring Margee Polanka — A 38-Year Ecumen Employee

In 1978 Margee Polanka was at the University of Minnesota-Duluth studying to be an elementary school teacher.  On spring break, she took a job at Ecumen Lakeshore as a part-time nurse’s aide that changed her career path from young kids to older adults.

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Ecumen Century Club: Happy 102nd Birthday Lisolette (Lisa) Erickson

Ecumen honors Lisolette (Lisa) Erickson, a resident of Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth, who is 102.

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Honoring the Memory of Legendary Coach ‘Soup’ Stromme, a Resident at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth

Coach Graydon “Soup” Stromme died peacefully at his home at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth last week at the age of 91.

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Caregiver of the Year: Ecumen Lakeshore Nursing Assistant Jo Ann Salo

Ecumen Lakeshore Nursing Assistant Jo Ann Salo was named “Caregiver of the Year” in District B at the annual LeadingAge of Minnesota “Stars Among Us” awards presentation Feb. 10, 2016, in Saint Paul.

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Ecumen Lakeshore Resident Hank Noordzy Named “Volunteer of the Year” by LeadingAge Minnesota

Ecumen Lakeshore resident Hank Noordzy, a former Luther pastor, has been home delivering meals to housebound seniors for 43 years.

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Top Honors for Ecumen Employees at LeadingAge Minnesota “Stars Among Us” Awards

Three Ecumen communities took home top awards for caregiving, workplace excellence and volunteerism at the annual “Stars Among Us Awards” presented by LeadingAge Minnesota.

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Ecumen Lakeshore Celebrates 10 Years at Its Lake Superior Campus and the Employees Who Made It Possible

Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth this week celebrated its 10th anniversary at its campus on Lake Superior.  The focus of the celebration was on the more than 60 employees who have been here the entire time.

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Christmas with the Libbons: A Family’s Lasting Spiritual Gift to the Ecumen Lakeshore Community

Every year in the true spirit of Christmas, the Libbon family gives a priceless gift to the residents of Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth. 

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Ecumen Century Club: Happy 103rd Birthday Katherine (Kay) Coventry

Ecumen honors Katherine (Kay) Coventry, a resident of Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth, who is 103.

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Duluth Woman Earns President’s Volunteer Service Award for Her Work at Ecumen Lakeshore

Mavis Keller, a veteran volunteer at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth, was surprised last week in a ceremony honoring her with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

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