Top 5 Blog Posts — July 24, 2017

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

Ecumen’s Velocity Leadership Program Graduates Class of 2017
The Ecumen Velocity class of 2017 has just graduated from the year-long program focused on building leadership skills and developing innovative approaches to aging services.

Diversity and Inclusion Learning Event: Welcoming LGBT People in Senior Living Communities
Marsha Berry tells the story about the day she drove past a senior community in Minneapolis and saw two rainbow flags flying.  She pulled over and cried. In all her years of traveling the state of Minnesota as an Alzheimer’s educator, this was the first time she had ever seen a rainbow flag – a symbol of LGBT pride – displayed at a senior community. Marsha is a lesbian with gray hair who was crying tears of joy.

Ecumen Leaders Encouraged To Embrace Generational Differences
Kim Lear, a Minneapolis-based strategist and researcher in generational theory, last week gave a group of Ecumen leaders some insight on how to “view the world through the eyes of a different generation.”  The session was part of Ecumen’s Velocity Leadership Development Program. “It’s not about right and wrong,” said Lear, whose company is called Inlay Insights. “Every generation has different perceptions and strengths,” she said.  And every generation is profoundly influenced by the major events going on during its formative teenage years.

Dr. John Brose on Dementia Care: It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
It doesn’t have to be this way is the mantra that would come to define Dr. John Brose’s career as a behavioral psychologist, nationally renowned as a pioneer in speaking up for people who have lost the ability to speak for themselves.

Ecumen Named One of Minnesota’s Best Places To Work for 10th Time
Ecumen has been named one of Minnesota’s Best Places to Work for the 10th time by the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal.

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