|Vital Aging Network Announces Autumn Leadership Classes "For The Rest of Your Life" in Twin Cities & Mankato||
The Vital Aging Network's Fall leadership classes in the Twin Cities and Mankato are for people 50+ who want to provide leadership for the common good. Ecumen is a supporter of this program along with 23 other organizations.
|Coca-Cola Ad for Seniors, For Everyone||
I like the message in this ad by Coca-Cola.
|2009 Purpose Prize Winners Announced by Civic Ventures||
Did you know that the most entrepreneurial group in America is the 55 to 64 age group? Meet this year's Purpose Prize winners from Civic Ventures.
|Connie Goldman's New Book Explores Women's Insights on Aging||
Connie Goldman's new book, "Who Am I . . . Now that I'm Not Who I Was?" is a gift of conversations that can make a difference.
|Medical Students, Seminarians Move to Senior Housing to Live and Learn||
University of Minnesota physician sees win-win learning with new collaboration.
|Kathryn Roberts - The Woman Behind Ecumen||
A neat story by Twin Cities Business Magazine about Ecumen leader Kathryn Roberts and the progress of the company.
|Putting the Wide Angle on Aging - A New Speakers' Series at Minneapolis Library||
Ecumen friends at Mill City Commons launch speakers series that puts "wide angle" on aging.
|New Poll on Health Care Provides Lesson for Going About Change||
Where would health care be today if we "really" knew more of the details?
|Rock On, Dick Clark: Vance Opperman's Letter to the Wall Street Journal||
Twin Cities Business Magazine publisher Vance Opperman tells Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief that older people move America and should be celebrated, not denigrated.
|What's Shakespeare got to do with dementia?!||
Marysue Moses uses a bit of the Bard of Avon to exercise minds in Tales from a Trunk: Shakespearience.
|The Opportunity for Social Media in Senior Housing and Services||
Senior housing and senior services are the ultimate social profession. Social media is made for us.
|Grandparents Walking All The Way Around Lake Superior, Adventures in Aging Part 2||
Grandparentsare taking a walking trek all the way around Lake Superior.
|Hardy Rickbeil - A Lifelong Learner, A Lifelong Teacher||
Ecumen customer Hardy Rickbeil made his community of Worthington, Minnesota and life better.
|Jim Klobuchar -- A Small Hallelujah on the Highway||
Too much technology, too little fuel, and a supportive wife who's Just Right. Jim Klobuchar again weaves flax into gold, transforming a fairly ordinary occurrence into a lovely read.
|Three Salutes for Changing Aging in the World||
Here are three salutes to three people Changing Aging in the world.
|Great Employees Make Great Places to Work||
Great people make Ecumen a great place to work! Congratulations to the nearly 4,000 Ecumen employees who are changing aging every day. For the seventh straight year, Ecumen has been named by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of Minnesota's “Best Places to Work."
|Ecumen Academy of Lifelong Learning: Because you're never too old to learn!||
Twenty-three senior citizens this fall took Inver Hills Community College courses designed especially for them, and which were brought to them at the Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley senior residence.
|Jim Klobuchar-Need Help? From Manila With Love||
The problem with my computer could have been solved by any 11-year-old with the juvenile’s basic exposure to locking taskbars and unpin options.
|Top 10 Lessons for Living from America's Most Experienced and Wisest Citizens||
Interesting lessons for living from The Legacy Project and Ecumen customers and staff.
|Hill-Murray High School Honors Ecumen Lakeview Commons Resident Honor Hacker||
Neat article on Ecumen Lakeview Commons Resident Honor Hacker.
|Baby Boomers Driving Social Media||
Baby Boomer have been a topic of conversation since – well, since they were born. By sheer numbers alone, they’ve been trend-setters and change agents, and now they’ve taken to technology and social media like teenagers.
|Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley concludes second Academy for Lifelong Learning series, accepting reservations for summer series||
Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley recently concluded their second Academy for Lifelong Learning series, in which residents and community members participated in two college level courses. Reservations are now being accepted for the Summer series, which begins May 14 and will include another history course and second subject to be determined (soon!), by calling 952-698-5300.
|Ecumen's Leadership-Mentoring Program Featured in "Twin Cities Business" Magazine||
The mentoring strategies of Ecumen's leadership development program, Velocity, are highlighted in "Learning to Get Things Done", a feature in the May issue of Twin Cities Business magazine.
|Big Heart, Miniature Talent -- Ecumen North Branch Resident Creates Small Worlds||
Eighty-year-old Ecumen North Branch resident Jean Parson transforms pieces of cardboard, popsicle sticks, paper clips and even pop cans into life-like miniatures -- anything from antique tractors to baby grand pianos — treasures that fit right in your hand.
|What tops your bucket list?||
Young and old alike have dreams of adventures around the world, people we’d like to meet and extraordinary challenges we’d like to tackle. More and more, seniors are using their golden years to cross items off their bucket list – and in the process they’re Changing Aging.
|Vital Aging Network Forum: "Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate"||
Being informed is essential in today's healthcare environment. Vital Aging Network is offering a FREE forum to help you get what you need to make informed healthcare decisions. The event will be held in Roseville on January 8, at 10:30am. Learn more about the event -- and about Vital Aging Network -- by clicking on the link below.
|Life Stories Celebrated at Ecumen Community in Norwood Young America||
Honor. Ecumen resident authors share their stories for today and generations to come.
|An Ecumen Adventure with Governor Al Quie: Taking the Reins of "Rambler" and Aging||
I recently had the honor to ride horses with former Minnesota Governor Al Quie. He shared with me some fantastic horsemanship and how aging has become another adventure in his life. I love what he says about learning. Learn more from Governor Quie in our Changing Aging YouTube video.
|Celebrating Graduation at Any Age||
College graduates around the country are celebrating this May.
Doris at Ecumen of Litchfield in Litchfield, Minn., is no exception. She turns 90 years old and receives her Bachelor of Arts Degree Honoris Causa from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. this month.