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Top 5 Blog Posts — January 12
Date: Jan 12th, 2015 3:00pm


Ecumen Communications

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

An Extraordinary Act of Appreciation and Generosity at Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley

It’s not unusual during the holidays for families of residents to show appreciation to staff members who care for their loved ones.  But it’s highly unusual to individually recognize every employee of a community in a special way.  Read more…

Ecumen Executive Receives 2014 Employer of the Year Award From State Food Service Association

Carol Kvidt, Ecumen Regional Director of Operations, was awarded the 2014 Employer of the Year by the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals State Association (ANFP) for her work with the dining staff at Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria, Minn.  Read more…

Star Tribune Article Features Ecumen’s Efforts To Change the Language of Aging

So much of the terminology around growing old carries negative connotations, and Baby Boomers are pushing back with a “war on words.”  Star Tribune reporter Jackie Crosby examines how the huge economic power of older adults is making marketers take greater care in how they characterize aging. Crosby’s story begins with Ecumen CEO Katherine Roberts candidly discussing the difficulty of purging the offensive words – because changing the words is really about changing culture.  Read more…

Ecumen Centennial House Resident Charles Hearn Went To Battle on the Silver Screen

Charles (Chuck) Hearn was a good soldier who took a few bullets over the years.  He was always comfortable on the battlefield — a place where he could feel connected to the memory of his relatives who fought in the Civil War.   If you’ve watched any of the epic Civil War movies of the last 40 years, you might have seen Charles in the battle scenes.  Read more…

Year in Review: Ecumen's 2014 Milestones are Changing Aging

As we reflect on 2014, one thing stands out – Ecumen really is “Changing Aging.” Our innovative spirit, hard work and great partnerships kept Ecumen in the news, but our greatest success was making life better for our customers, their families and our employees. From the Changing Aging Blog, here’s a roundup of the top news of 2014.  Read more…

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