Changing Aging Blog

Top 5 Most-Read Articles - November 17
Date: Nov 17th, 2014 5:00pm


Ecumen Communications

In case you missed out, here are the articles Ecumen's online visitors found most interesting last week:

Ecumen Employees: Sandy Lia's Career of Caring at Ecumen Detroit Lakes 
In her 36 years at Ecumen Detroit Lakes, Sandy Lia has been an activity director, a volunteer coordinator, the founder and manager of the adult day services program, a housing manager and currently the fund development coordinator with additional duties in marketing and event planning. ...

Army Veteran Wanda Nordlie, a Resident of Ecumen Litchfield, Cared for Prisoners Liberated from Nazi Concentration Camp 
Ecumen of Litchfield resident Wanda Nordlie, 91, was an Army nurse in World War II who helped care for thousands of ill and malnourished prisoners liberated from a Nazi concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. “It was a long time ago, but you never forget stuff like that,” she says. ...

How to Become a Professional Caregiver: 5 Steps to Turn Your Passion and Skills Into a New Career as a Professional Caregiver 
Gertrude Hii Beimers decided she wanted to be a professional caregiver during years of caring for her husband, who died a few years ago of Lou Gehrig's disease. So she got her certified nursing assistant (CNA) degree and started work for Catalina In-Home Services in Tucson, Arizona, providing home care. "Like a lot of other direct care workers," she said, "I found my way to my career through caring for a member of my own family." Her story is not unusual these days, with these two trends conflating at rapid speed: people living longer and requiring help with chronic illnesses, and boomers like Beimers wanting to make a living doing something meaningful. By Dave Singleton, Author; Courtesy of 

Policy and a Pint - How Will We Take Care of Mom?
As baby boomers reach retirement and beyond, younger generations need to think about the kinds of care their aging parents will likely need. At the Citizens League and 89.3 The Current's next Policy and a Pint® program - “How will we take care of Mom?” - they will look at how changing demographics are shaping the way we think about aging in the 21st century. ...

Ecumen Century Club: Happy 101st Birthday Eldora Clark
Eldora turned 101 on November 12. ...

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