Top 5 Blog Posts — November 9

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."

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 Lakeshore Resident Bob McFarlin Recalls His Career as a State Legislator and Bridge Builder
Former State Rep. Robert (Bob) McFarlin, now a resident at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth, was a rarity in the Minnesota Legislature.  He was a bridge builder — in both his primary occupation and his political life.

Aging and Moving — When You Don’t Want To
Former Star Tribune Reporter Joe Rigert and his wife reached the point where they had to leave their vintage home of 50 years and shed much of the “stuff” that documented their memories. This is a touching account of that experience.

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