Top 5 Blog Posts — April 6

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

Ecumen Employee Jen Rasmussen: Making Life Better by Making Life Fun
Jen Rasmussen is Director of Fun at Ecumen Lakeview Commons. Today she has unleashed a feisty dog and a small child on the residents of the Maplewood assisted living community. Her boss passes through the commotion and jokingly tells her she is fired — for the third time this week.

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.

From Golf Course to Multigenerational Community: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram Charts the Evolution of Hillcrest Greens in Altoona, Wisc.
A former 18-hole golf course — located along U.S. 12 just east of Eau Claire — is being converted into the Hillcrest Greens planned community development which will offer a variety of multigenerational housing options.

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.

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