This Week’s Top 5 Blog Posts – February 16

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

Ecumen Scholars Rural Nursing Program Accepting Applications
Ecumen Scholars, a workforce development initiative created to address the nursing shortage in rural Minnesota, is now accepting applicants to its fellowship and internship programs for Summer 2015. The program is a collaboration of Ecumen and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). For more information, visit, where online applications are being accepted until Midnight on February 28, 2015.

Ecumen Century Club: Happy 101st Birthday Bernice Peterson
Ecumen honor Bernice Peterson, who resides at Ecumen Pathstone Living in Mankato, Minn. and turned 103.

Ecumen Detroit Lakes Opens Its New Rehab Unit
Ecumen Detroit Lakes has opened its new state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapy unit. Detroit Lakes Online reporter Pippi Mayfield takes a tour and interviews a short-stay resident who used to work at Ecumen Detroit Lakes. The Two Best Exercises for Seniors
As we age, our bodies begin to function at a slower rate. The typical response to this is to reduce the amount of physical activity we do. In fact, men and women over the age of 65 spend on average at least 10 hours per day in a stationary position. A lack of physical activity puts adults at an elevated risk of health complications. It also reduces our quality of life as the more time spent sitting still, the less able we are to move. Article by Emily,, January 6, 2015.

Ecumen Bethany Dining Director Val Jerzak Serves up a Menu for Changing Tastes
Val Jerzak has the high-stress job of pleasing a hundred or so experts every day, three times a day. She's the dining director at Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria, Minn., and when it comes to food, everyone has an opinion that matters.

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