SEASON OF GRATITUDE: Ecumen Volunteers Help Homeless Veterans

In the holiday spirit, a group of Ecumen volunteers helped out last week at The Anoka Veteran Housing Project, which is providing quality housing for homeless veterans by restoring three cottages at the Anoka State Hospital and turning them into veteran housing. 

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A Really Simple Guide to Aging Well

Making New Year's resolutions? Get some tips from this easy-to-understand guide on how to take care of yourself.

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Happy Holidays from Ecumen!

We invite you to celebrations all across Ecumen in our holiday video. 

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Warm, Funny and Inspirational Quotes on the Spirit of Christmas

The trure spirit of Christmas has many dimensions -- captured in these quotations.

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Keeping Holiday Visits with Aging Parents Cheerful

Making holiday visits joyful for everyone means staying positive and proactive. Here's how to stay cheerful.  

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96-Year-Old Ecumen Meadows Resident Gives 9-Year-Old History Buff a Firsthand Account of WWII

Bob Roos, 96, recently sat across from Dylan Schuett, 9, telling captivating stories from his World War II service, including the bloody battle of Iwo Jima.

Dylan aspires to open a war history museum one day, and Bob, a resident of Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, Minn., supplied some memorable stories – like how a really nasty jungle bug bite changed his life.

Read the Worthington Globe’s account of Bob and Dylan’s meeting. 

Our Favorite Veterans Day Stories Told by Ecumen Residents

Many Ecumen residents are veterans with rich and deeply moving stories about their military experience and how profoundly it influenced their lives.

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Vivid Memories of Pearl Harbor: Air Force Vet Gene Erlandson’s Story

Gene Erlandson, 96, of Worthington, Minn., was stationed near Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, and survived the Japanese surprise bombing attack. Read his story.

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Ecumen Meadows Resident Honors Veterans with ‘Quilts of Valor’

Ruby Toussaint, a resident of Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, lovingly makes "Quilts of Valor" to honor veterans.

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One Vet’s Story: 193 Days in Combat Across Europe

Ray Kratzke landed on Utah Beach just after the D-Day invasion and spent the next 193 days fighting the Germans until they surrendered. This is his story.

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