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M State’s Magazine Tells the Success Story of Ecumen Detroit Lakes Nurse Bobbi Jo Koons
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Magazine recently highlighted the success story of nurse Bobbi Jo Koons, who got her B.S. in nursing degree through Ecumen’s scholarship program while continuing to work at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.

Tips for Talking with Older Patients
In honor of Nurses Week, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) offered an article that details the best practices for health professionals that will result in effective and positive communication with older patients.

Minneapolis Leaders Praise Abiitan Mill City’s Vision for Urban Senior Living
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges called Ecumen’s Abiitan Mill City “a gift to the City” that gives seniors the option to live in the heart of downtown with the assurances they need to age in place.

Minnesota Ranks No. 1 in Senior Health
Minnesota is the nation’s number one healthiest state for seniors, according to the  2017 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from the United Health Foundation, a private nonprofit founded by United Health Group.

Diversity and Inclusion Learning Event: Understanding Mental Illness
One in five people reading this sentence has some form of mental illness. And many either don’t know it or are in denial, according to Kay King, a community educator from the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “On average people wait 10 years to get help for a mental illness,” she said.

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