The “mateys” at Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center recently put on a pirate play, complete with pretend swords, sea monsters, booty and buccaneers. It was a glorious day of make-believe on the high seas.
The Ecumen Home Office conducted its annual Holiday Giving Campaign to collect gifts for Ecumen residents. Tags with items residents want are placed on the lobby Christmas tree, and employees buy those gifts for the residents. This year, gifts were delivered to Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center and Ecumen Lakeview Commons in Maplewood by
Greg Springman, certified personal trainer, is greeting everyone by name as he watches his class assemble in a circle, some in wheelchairs or using walkers. They seem eager to be here, except Joe. “Let’s go, Joe. Get over here,” Greg coaxes. “I’m a farm boy,” says Joe. “I don’t have to do this kind of
Beverly Jacobs, a Resident Assistant at Ecumen Prairie Lodge, is sitting at a table off in a corner, probably wishing she had never agreed to this interview. She’s a person who loves giving attention to others — but not so much drawing attention to herself. She sees a balloon volleyball game starting across the room