Top 5 Blog Posts —October 5

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

Ecumen Names Two New Business Development Directors
Ecumen has named two new Business Development Directors as the company rapidly expands its housing portfolio. Anne Stanfield, formerly of Target, and Mark Lucas, formerly of Brighton Development and the Platinum Group, have joined Ecumen as it expands its owned and managed communities, redesigns and repositions some existing sites and pursues new ventures such as cooperative senior housing.

The Book That Keeps on Giving by the Woman Who Was Always Caring
Betty Groth Syverson was an evangelical caregiver with a knack for writing. She was a deeply religious registered nurse who overflowed with caregiving spirit and loved to tell stories and bring inspiration to others. In 1987 she published a book called Bible Readings for Caregivers.  Almost 30 years later, the book is still selling, and now the proceeds are being donated to help other caregivers.

Get Moving! It’s Active Aging Week — A Good Time To Change the Way You Age
Stand up and get moving!  Those are the watchwords for Active Aging Week, which runs from September 27 to October 3.  Active Aging Week was started in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) as an international event to celebrate aging and active living. The Council works to engage older adults in wellness activities in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.

Ecumen Honors Bob Cervenka, Who Passed Away 
Ecumen honors Robert (Bob) Cervenka, who passed away at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth. Bob and his wife Debbie have had a profound impact on Ecumen through their leadership and generosity.  

Ecumen Pathstone Living Residents Vote on 100 Potential Menu Items
Darcy Stueber, the Dining Director at Ecumen Pathstone Living in Mankato, is always looking for ways to refresh the menu at the senior living community.  But outright experimentation is risky. So she decided to organize a “dining fair” and let residents sample some new food products. 

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