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Amber Hernandez Honored with Ecumen Philanthropy's Powerful Partner Award

Amber Hernandez, Human Resources Specialist at Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley, has received the 2018 Ecumen Philanthropy Powerful Partner Award.

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Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley Raises Over $1,800 at Lights of Honor Event

Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley recently raised more than $1,800 to benefit residents at its 2017 Lights of Honor ceremony.

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Ecumen Century Club: Happy 100th Birthday Floyd Skinner

Ecumen honors Floyd Skinner, a resident of  Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley, who is 100.

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Ecumen Century Club: Happy 101st Birthday Alice Mason

Ecumen honors Alice Mason, a resident of Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley, who is 101.

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7 Powerful Photographs of Terminally Ill Patients Living Out Their Final Wishes

The Ambulance Wish Foundation, a Dutch nonprofit, is helping those in hospice experience one final request. The organization's main message states, "Positive end-of-life experiences are far too important to pass up." Like the individuals they serve, the final wishes of their patients are all extremely special and unique.

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Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley Voted “Best Assisted Living” Community

Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley was named “Best Assisted Living” community in the Sun Thisweek newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Top 5 Blog Posts — February 2

Did you miss last week’s most-read Changing Aging blog posts?  Ecumen’s online visitors found these articles most interesting:

Two Ecumen Communities Receive National Award for Service Excellence

Two Ecumen communities have been nationally recognized as "Caring Stars of 2015," by Caring.com, a leading senior care website. Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley in Apple Valley, Minn., and Ecumen Lakeview Commons in Maplewood, Minn., received the award for service excellence based on consumer ratings and reviews on the Caring.com website.

 

Three Ecumen Communities Awarded Minnesota State Arts Board Grants To Enhance Creative Experiences for Seniors

The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded grants totaling just over $46,000 to three Ecumen communities to encourage artistic development and creativity among older adults through the Partners in Arts Participation program. 

 

Table for Two Old Guys — By Ecumen Blogger Jim Klobuchar

Across the lunch table, two eighty-something guys have a meeting of the hearts.  

 

Ecumen Century Club: Happy 103rd Birthday Anna Grunwald

Ecumen honors Anna Grunwald, a resident of Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park, Minn., who is 103.

 

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Charity Benefit Previews New Wellness Center

More than 200 people filled the halls at Ecumen Detroit Lakes last Saturday for the community’s annual charity benefit, which also served as a sneak preview of the newly remodeled campus and a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary on singer Glen Campbell’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease.

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


Two Ecumen Communities Receive National Award for Service Excellence

Two Ecumen communities have been nationally recognized as "Caring Stars of 2015," by Caring.com, a leading senior care website.

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Top 5 Blog Posts — January 26

Did you miss last week’s most-read Changing Aging blog posts?  Ecumen’s online visitors found these articles most interesting:

Honoring Ecumen's Longest Tenured Ecumen Employee: Dawn Bolhuis, LPN, Kindhearted and Compassionate Nurse

Her shift starts at 6 a.m. Dawn Bolhuis, LPN, a long-term care nurse at Ecumen Pathstone Living in Mankato, Minn., will not be late. Her residents depend on her, and, like every other morning, she can't wait to see how they are doing today. And they can't wait to see her.

Three Ecumen Communities Awarded Minnesota State Arts Board Grants To Enhance Creative Experiences for Seniors

The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded grants totaling just over $46,000 to three Ecumen communities to encourage artistic development and creativity among older adults through the Partners in Arts Participation program. 

Table for Two Old Guys — By Ecumen Blogger Jim Klobuchar

Across the lunch table, two eighty-something guys have a meeting of the hearts.  

Oscar Contender "Still Alice" Dramatically Captures Alzheimer's

Critics are raving about the movie "Still Alice" and Julianne Moore's compelling performance as a 50-year-old mother, wife and college professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. In the clip below from NBC News, the actress talks about her determination to give an accurate portrayal of the disease that affects more than five million Americans.

Ecumen Bethany Community Hosts a Modern Quilting Bee To Benefit Area Food Shelf

Residents at Ecumen Bethany had a wish: To help those less fortunate. So they put their skills to work to raise money for the area food shelf.

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


Table for Two Old Guys — By Ecumen Blogger Jim Klobuchar

Across the lunch table, two eighty-something guys have a meeting of the hearts.  

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