Top 5 Blog Posts — April 13

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

Ecumen Home Care Director Frances Fernandez Brings Her Mission to Minnesota
Frances Fernandez, the director of Ecumen Home Care Twin Cities, is a woman on a mission. Always has been. That’s how she came to Minnesota, just in time for winter, after living most of her life between Puerto Rico and Florida.  When she moved here last August, people would look at her incredulously and ask: “Why?” For Frances the decision was easy because she’s motivated by mission, not weather. 25 Life Lessons Written by a 99-Year-Old Man
“Grandpa Cheese” gives his great-granddaughter a few life lessons on living well, including a strong endorsement of eating sausage every day.

An Earful of Fun at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood: Home of the Melodious ‘Maple Nuts’
They call themselves the “Maple Nuts” — an instant tipoff that they are a good-humored bunch. The Maple Nuts, who range in age from 70 to 96, are united by their love of singing. Most have sung all their lives, usually in church choirs.

Ecumen-Managed ‘The Classic at Hillcrest Greens’ in Altoona, Wisconsin To Open in Early July  
Construction of The Classic at Hillcrest Greens in Altoona, Wisc., is well underway, and the new senior living community managed by Ecumen plans to open in early July. The new community, located at 2455 Sawgrass Place in Altoona, includes 99 rental apartments for people 62 and older — 63 designated for independent or assisted living residents and 36 for memory care residents.

Ecumen Century Club: Happy 102nd Birthday Ruth Knapp
Ecumen honors Ruth Knapp, a resident of Ecumen Detroit Lakes, who recently celebrated her 102nd  birthday.

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