Top 5 Blog Posts — November 16

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

7 Powerful Photographs of Terminally Ill Patients Living Out Their Final Wishes
The Ambulance Wish Foundation, a Dutch nonprofit, is helping those in hospice experience one final request. The organization's main message states, "Positive end-of-life experiences are far too important to pass up."

One Vet’s Story: 193 Days in Combat Across Europe
Ray Kratzke, now a resident of Riverfront Manor in Pelican Rapids, Minn., was just 20 years old when he opened a letter in the mail that said he was being drafted in to the US Army.  Soon he would be landing on Utah Beach and spending the next six months in combat across Europe.  This is his story.

Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts Assumes Board Chair Role at LeadingAge
Kathryn Roberts, President and CEO of Ecumen, was sworn in last week as Chair of the Board of Directors of LeadingAge, the national association of not-for-profit aging services providers.  

Randi Handegaard Celebrates 40 Years at Sunnyside Care Center
On Nov. 5, 1975, Randi Handegaard took her first job at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park, Minn., as a newly minted occupational therapy assistant.  She blinked, and now it’s 40 years later.  She’s still at Sunnyside as the Activity Director — still loving her job every day.

Ecumen Communities Prepare for Veteran’s Day Tributes
Veterans Day is a special time at Ecumen communities. Numerous Ecumen residents are veterans with rich stories about their military service.

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