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Ecumen Century Club: Happy 103rd Birthday Ruth Knapp

Ecumen honors Ruth Knapp, who is 103.

Born: March 29, 1913, in Thief River Falls, Minn.

Residence: Ecumen Detroit Lakes in Detroit Lakes, Minn.                      

Hobbies/Interests: Bowling, playing bingo, reading, visiting, music events and playing Rummikub.

Family: Married for 30 years. Now widowed.  No children.


Ecumen Detroit Lakes Wins Design Award for Its New Wellness Center

Ecumen Detroit Lakes has won a “Best in Show” SAGE Design Award for its new Transitional Care Unit and Rehabilitation Center that opened earlier this year.

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) presented the award at the recent LeadingAge Minnesota 2016 Institute & Expo. SAGE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving physical environments for older adults.    


The Story Behind Ecumen Detroit Lakes “Excellence in the Workplace” Award at LeadingAge Minnesota

Achieving workplace excellence is hard under the best of circumstances. When Ecumen Detroit Lakes employees went on stage in Saint Paul this week to accept LeadingAge Minnesota’s prestigious “Excellence in the Workplace” award, their accomplishment was that they had done it under the worst of circumstances.