Top 5 Blog Posts — October 10, 2016

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

Ecumen Velocity 2017 Class Holds First Workshop   
The Ecumen Velocity 2017 held its first two-day session last week, focusing on the theme of “Authenticity and Emotional Intelligence.” The workshop included numerous leadership development activities, a Velocity alumni panel, and a discussion with CEO Kathryn Roberts.

 A Purposeful Woman: Wendy Griese, Life Enrichment Manager at Grand Village
Wendy Griese is very clear about her purpose in life. It’s to help others find their purpose.

'Celebrating Wisdom'–A Short Video History of Aging in Minnesota
“Celebrating Wisdom,” sponsored by the Minnesota Board on Aging, is a Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) program that examines getting older in American and in Minnesota.  It shines a light on many important aging issues for Minnesota's continuously changing landscape, including the impending "Age Wave" and the increasing diversity within the state's population.

The Aging Workforce Is a Wellspring of Opportunity
You don’t immediately become an empty husk of the person when you turn 60, writes Lee Naik, Managing Director of Accenture Digital. How, he asks, do we ensure that we’re not needlessly putting a whole generation out to pasture because they’ve hit some meaningless number?

Dramatic Demographic Shift in Age Affects Employers, Seniors and Communities in Minnesota
Finding the right people to fill open positions is a growing challenge for employers all across Minnesota. It is a very serious issue aging care providers, who are faced with a double whammy of large numbers of retiring employees and a smaller pool from which to draw younger employees. This is especially concerning, because the senior portion of our population will continue to grow as Baby Boomers retire, and more and more people will need aging care services.

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