Top 5 Most-Read Articles - November 24

In case you missed out, here are the articles Ecumen's online visitors found most interesting last week:

The LIfe-and-Death Experience of Ecumen Board Member Kris Linner
“There is no way to explain that feeling of life leaving,” says the Rev. Kris Linner, who has spent the last 15 years doing hospice work, ministering to hundreds of people as the spirit leaves the body. How can she do this?  It’s a probing question she gets all the time, and this is her mystical answer ...

Ecumen Awarded LeadingAge Innovation Grant to Test Dementia Care Light Therapy
Ecumen has been awarded a $29,800 LeadingAge Innovations Fund grant to integrate light therapy into memory care units for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). ...

Ecumen Home Care-Twin Cities Inaugerates New Office Space
Ecumen Home Care - Twin Cities held an open house Nov. 17, 2014, to show off its expanded new offices at 199 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Suite 111, in Coon Rapids, Minn. ...

Ecumen New Richland Chef Troy Thompson Gets Rave Reviews
The folks at Ecumen New Richland are raving about Chef Troy Thompson. His food is “delicious above all conception,” said one resident. Thompson’s exceptional culinary skill recently merited a story in the Albert Lea Tribune. ...

Ecumen Lakeshore Knitting Group Helps Women's Shelter in Duluth
The Ecumen Lakeshore Knitting Group in Duluth is using its talents to help support the Safe Haven Shelter in a joint project with the Duluth Woman’s Club. A story in the Duluth Budgeteer News tells how the knitters are using yarn provided by the Woman’s Club to create a variety of handmade gifts such as caps, scarves, mufflers and slippers. ...

You can read these articles and learn more about Ecumen at www.ecumen.org. 


Ecumen Lakeshore Knitting Group Helps Women’s Shelter in Duluth

The Ecumen Lakeshore Knitting Group in Duluth is using its talents to help support the Safe Haven Shelter in a joint project with the Duluth Woman’s Club.

A story in the Duluth Budgeteer News tells how the knitters are using yarn provided by the Woman’s Club to create a variety of handmade gifts such as caps, scarves, mufflers and slippers.

The shelter offers safety for women who are battered and their children, and works to end violence against women.


Glen Campbell I'll Be Me Theaters and Dates

Ecumen and ArtSage Team Up To Connect Aging and the Arts

Ecumen is developing innovative programming to bring high-quality art experiences to its senior communities in a partnership with ArtSage, a Minnesota nonprofit that connects artists and the arts with aging through training programs, consulting services and other resources

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Annette Garceau

Last Week's Top 5 Blog Posts - August 18

In case you missed out on the latest Changing Aging news, here are the blog posts our online visitors found most interesting last week - including: Dementia Care: It Doesn't Have To Be This Way, How I'm Preparing to Get Alzheimer's, Enjoying Art in Duluth, Oh That Beautiful Doll and more. Click here to read these great stories:

Dr. John Brose on Dementia Care: It Doesn't Have to be this Way

TED Talk Video: How I'm Preparing to Get Alzheimer's

The Pure Enjoyment of Art at Ecumen Lakeshore

Oh, That Beautiful Doll Returns to Ecumen North Branch

Ecumen Century Club: Happy 104th Birthday Grace Zemlin

To read more Changing Aging blog posts or to learn more about Ecumen, please visit www.ecumen.org!

 

 


Annette Garceau

The Pure Enjoyment of Art at Ecumen Lakeshore

Aches and pains and daily struggles fade away when residents of Ecumen Lakeshore get lost in their art. Join them as they paint...

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Annette Garceau

Last Week's Top 5 Blog Posts- August 11

Dr. John Brose, Oh That Beautiful Doll, Thrifty White Pharmacy, 11 Effective Stress Reducing Activities, Ecumen Leaders Speak at Caregiver Conference..

In case you missed out on the latest news, here are the blog posts our online visitors found most interesting last week:

Dr. John Brose on Dementia Care: It Doesn't Have To Be This Way

Oh, That Beautiful Doll Returns to Ecumen North Branch

Thrifty White Pharmacy: Ecumen's Innovative Partner in Making Seniors' Lives Better

11 Effective Stress-Reducing Activities From Americans Who Know

Ecumen Leaders Speaking at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Caregiver Conference

To read more Changing Aging blog posts or to learn more about Ecumen, please vist www.ecumen.org!

 


Duluthian Magazine Features “A Superior Way of Life” at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth

“Who wouldn’t want this lifestyle?” a resident asks in a recent article in Duluthian Magazine article profiling Ecumen Lakeshore on Lake Superior in Duluth.  When Ecumen opened the campus in 2005, one of its goals was to counter the prevailing stereotypes of senior living.  Take a look at the Duluthian article for some residents’ perspectives on what it’s like to live by the lake and watch the ships come in.


Dig These Senior Athlete Photos By Angela Jimenez

Photographer Angela Jimenez takes Inspiring photos of senior athletes from around the world.

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Ordean Foundation Awards $11,000 to Ecumen Lakeshore’s Home Delivered Meals Program

The Ordean Foundation has awarded $11,000 to Ecumen Lakeshore to support its Home Delivered Meals program for homebound seniors in Duluth, Minn.

“We’re very grateful for the Ordean Foundation’s support,” said Duane Battisti, the meals program coordinator. 

Battisti said the Home Delivered Meals program runs at a deficit since many participants cannot afford to pay for the meals, and foundation support helps keep the program viable.  He said home delivered meals at little or no cost help many seniors remain self-sufficient and live in their own homes independently.

The program provides more than 15,000 meals annually to low-income seniors who are homebound, handicapped or in rehabilitation, Battisti said.  The meals are prepared by the professional kitchen staff at Ecumen Lakeshore, then packed and delivered by almost 100 volunteers.

The Ordean Foundation has been helping Duluth residents and institutions through charitable giving for more than 80 years. It began in 1933 through the estate of pioneer merchant and banker Albert Ordean, helping families with food, clothing and shelter during the Great Depression. The foundation currently supports a wide range of programs in areas such as social and human service programs, children and you, community development, higher education, health and medical research and arts and culture.