Chuck McKiernan, a resident at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood, is done with treadmills. He stills has the scars where he fell off one. But when his good friend Millie did a treadmill face plant and sustained serious injury, that put him over the edge. Chuck exercised his checkbook and bought a $6,500 NuStep recumbent cross
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.
Baby Elsie, our youngest volunteer, topped Ecumen's list of most popular blog posts last week. In case you missed out, here are the stories our online visitors found most interesting. Elsie Williams, 9 Months Old, is Changing Aging as Ecumen's Youngest Volunteer "Smile" on Ecumen When You Shop on Amazon Dr. John Brose on Dementia
Meet Elsie Williams, the youngest, sweetest and cutest volunteer at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood. Last week Elsie mugged for the Star Tribune as she played Bingo with namesake resident Elsie Gustafson, 94. Star Tribune Columnist Gayle Rosenblum wrote the heartwarming story of Elsie and Elsie — a tale of how a charming 9-month-old connects across