Top 5 Blog Posts — October 17, 2016

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

Ecumen Bethany Community Named Employer of the Year by Lakes Area Professional Women
Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria, Minn., has been named the Employer of the Year (in the large employer category) by Lakes Area Professional Women. The annual award recognizes employers who make opportunities available to women employees.

An Understandable Explanation of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's is a complex condition that eludes simplification.  But this 8-minute video expertly explains how it works, who it affects and what happens as it progresses.

Ecumen Velocity 2017 Class Holds First Workshop   
The Ecumen Velocity 2017 held its first two-day session this 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.

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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