Top Blog Post — March 28, 2016

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

Ecumen Century Club: Happy 106th Birthday Verna Bloom
Everybody wants to know Verna Bloom’s secret.  She’ll tell you being 106 years old “surprises” her because she has no big secrets to longevity — except maybe a positive attitude. 

Ecumen Pilot Study Shows Light Therapy Helps Reduce Dementia Symptoms
Results of a pilot study by Ecumen show that light therapy can improve nighttime sleep and reduce agitation among residents with dementia, who often spend their nights awake and their days asleep. 

A Salute to Ecumen’s Social Workers — The Resourceful Problem-Solvers in Senior Care
Social workers are the pathfinders of senior care.  They get answers, connect dots, navigate through uncertainty and, most of all, solve problems.  They are the expert professionals who make sure residents get the quality care they need. 

Ecumen Scholars Internship Program for MnSCU Student Nurses Accepting Applications Through April
The Ecumen Scholars Internship Program is accepting applications through April, 2016, from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) student nurses interested in working in senior health care. 

North Branch Reporter and Mayor Get a Dementia Simulation at Ecumen North Branch
Mike Bleninger, a reporter for The Post Review in North Branch, Minn., and North Branch Mayor Kristen Hagen-Kennedy got a firsthand sense of what it’s like to have dementia. 

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