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Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood: Chuck McKiernan Gives His Fellow Residents the Gift of Exercise

Chuck McKiernan, a resident at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood, is done with treadmills.  He stills has the scars where he fell off one.  But when his good friend Millie did a treadmill face plant and sustained serious injury, that put him over the edge.

Chuck exercised his checkbook and bought a $6,500 NuStep recumbent cross trainer, which he donated to Seasons at Maplewood in honor of the McKiernan family.


Three Ecumen Communities Awarded Minnesota State Arts Board Grants To Enhance Creative Experiences for Seniors

The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded grants totaling just over $46,000 to three Ecumen communities to encourage artistic development and creativity among older adults through the Partners in Arts Participation program. 


Top 5 Blog Posts - October 6

Baby Elsie, our youngest volunteer, topped Ecumen's list of most popular blog posts last week. In case you missed out, here are the stories our online visitors found most interesting.

Elsie Williams, 9 Months Old, is Changing Aging as Ecumen's Youngest Volunteer

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Elsie Williams, 9 Months Old, Is Changing Aging as Ecumen’s Youngest Volunteer

Meet Elsie Williams, the youngest, sweetest and cutest volunteer at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood.

Last week Elsie mugged for the Star Tribune as she played Bingo with namesake resident Elsie Gustafson, 94. Star Tribune Columnist Gayle Rosenblum wrote the heartwarming story of Elsie and Elsie — a tale of how a charming 9-month-old connects across the generations