Top 5 Blog Posts — Nov. 21, 2016

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

Five Ecumen Sites Get National “Best Nursing Home” Rating from U.S. News & World Report
Five Ecumen owned and managed sites in Minnesota have received a “Best Nursing Home” rating by U.S. News & World Report magazine. 

The Mission of Hospice Vigil Volunteers: Comfort at the Very End of Life
As St. Paul resident Molly McCarthy was considering volunteer opportunities, she remembered a significant event in her own life – when her father was in hospice just before he died. So Molly signed up with Ecumen Hospice-Twin Cities to become a vigil volunteer.

A Good Night’s Sleep is a Key Player in Healthy Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) says that, older adults need roughly the same amount of sleep as all adults—7 to 9 hours each night. But, in the cases of many older adults, this is not reality due to variables such as chronic pain, sickness, or even medication.

Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts Urges Colleagues To End Ageism
Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts, who is also LeadingAge Board Chair, addressed providers from around the country on a subject she is personally passionate about: ending ageism.

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Women Honored for Community Leadership
Two Ecumen Detroit Lakes women – Sandy Lia, a 36-year employee and Marie Lundburg, a 99-year-old resident – recently were featured in Women 360, a magazine all about Becker County women, published by Detroit Lakes Newspapers.

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