Top 5 Blog Posts — December 14

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

Ecumen Awakenings Receives Circle of Excellence Award from Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner
Ecumen Awakenings received a 2015 Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award from Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson for its outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life of those living with dementia.

Ecumen and Luther Seminary Sign Land Deal for Senior Housing in St. Paul’s St. Anthony Park Area  

Luther Seminary, located in the St. Anthony Park area of St. Paul, Minn., has signed a land purchase agreement with Ecumen for a parcel of land where Ecumen plans to build a senior housing cooperative. The site is on 1.6 acres at the southeast edge of the seminary’s campus near the corner of West Luther Place and Como Avenue. The three-story building will include approximately 50 units and underground parking.

Ecumen’s Abiitan Mill City Gets AIA Award for Innovative Age-Friendly Design
Abiitan Mill City and Mill City Quarter Apartments, now under construction in downtown Minneapolis, have received a Special Recognition Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for innovative age-friendly design.

Ecumen Hospice Team Honors a Client’s Last Wish in a Heartfelt Singing Goodbye
Hazel Erickson was in hospice and had meticulously made all her funeral plans, including a wish to have someone sing at her service.  But she hadn’t selected who that would be. Her hospice team came up with a solution they are pretty sure Hazel would have liked.

Ecumen’s Seth Kalhagen Wants To Change Your Perception of Hospice
Before Seth Kalhagen got into hospice work, he was a missionary.  As it turns out, that was good training.  A missionary spirit comes in handy when dealing with a subject people are hesitant to talk about and often misunderstand.

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