|Elder Fashion And The Power of Win-Wins||
It may be a cliche, but it's so true: Collaborations that create win-wins make things better.
|Jack LaLanne Was Right, By Dr. Patrick Roden||
Jack LaLanne was right writes Dr. Patrick Roden at Home by Choice.
|"Hurricane Hazel", the 88-year old mayor of 6th largest city in Canada||
One of Canada's best-known and longest serving mayors, this hockey-playing dynamo is still going strong and serving her community at age 88.
|50 Tips for Aging Gracefully From Ecumen||
The people of Ecumen – our customers and employees – know a lot about aging gracefully. Following are 50 tips from them for aging gracefully:
|The Boss and 84-Year-Old Fan Dancing in the Dark||
Love this video of Bruce Springsteen and one of his favorite fans.
|When Will Target Stores Embrace Aging?||
Hopefully Target will start carrying designer Michael Graves new signature style product line for seniors and others living with disabilities.
|Why are all the REALLY Old People Women?||
Most of the oldest people are women. Why?
|Video: Insights on Aging From Ecumen Customers||
Ecumen customers at Lakeview Commons in Maplewood, Minn., share insights on aging.
|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.
|Not Part of a Lost Generation - Food for Thought on the Future||
Food for thought on the future by a 20-year-old looking ahead.
|Changing Aging in Bayfield, Wisconsin, Through CORE||
Picturesque community on Wisconsin's North Shore is changing aging.
|Ruben Berg - A Senior Olympian Who Made Living Better||
Ruben Berg, who died on Monday, made living - and swimming - better.
|The Upside of Old Age||
Good post today on the New York Times web site by a physician on mistaken perspectives of aging.
|University of Minnesota Seeking People for Alzheimer's and Exercise Study||
A great research and exercise opportunity at the University of Minnesota for people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
|The Tenacity Factor||
It's not easy getting old, we've heard time and again. Sometimes it just takes stick-to-it-ness to finish the race. Literally.
|Grow Old if You Want to Get Better at Solving Conflict||
New University of Michigan research shows wisdom does really come with age. (We at Ecumen knew that.)
|LGBT Elders' Challenges Highlighted in Outing Age||
Report is an update to the groundbreaking Outing Age report in 2000.
|Grandparents Walking All The Way Around Lake Superior, Adventures in Aging Part 2||
Grandparentsare taking a walking trek all the way around Lake Superior.
|CrossFit: Intergenerational fitness at its best||
This will change your life. Yeah, who hasn’t heard that before about a fitness regimen?
Intergenerational households have become an economic reality, with a sharp increase of children raised solely by grandparents since the recession began. Where’s a caregiving grandparent to turn for help?
|Aging, Lovebirds, and The List||
While physical and even cognitive abilities might decline with age, our desire -- in fact our need -- for meaningful intimate relationships does not. A testament to the value of romance regardless one's age is beautifully captured in this story about "Boyd's List" by Jim Klobuchar.
|Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age||
Has anyone read this book yet?
|Don't be Ashamed of Your Age||
Here's a snappy blast from the past from Tennesee Ernie Ford
|Skydiving with your Grandpa?||
“It’s not every day you get to skydive with your grandpa,” said 25-year-old Anna Roers. Marvin Roers, 83, is apparently fearless, challenging our views on aging. Mr. Roers lives at Ecumen's Bethel Manor apartments of Bethany Community in Alexandria.
|Kudos to Minnesota's Outstanding Senior Citizens!||
Joan Oja and Ronald Erickson were recently named Minnesota's Outstanding Senior Citizens! Joan is a volunteer at Grand Village Care Center in Grand Rapids, an Ecumen managed community.
|CNN PHOTOS: "Remembered: The Alzheimer's Project"||
Photographer Gregg Segal created "Remembered: The Alzheimer's Project," as a way to honor those living with Alzheimer's. The photos contain projected images from the subject's younger years, illustrating how we often forget who those with Alzheimer's once were. Click the link to see the images and learn about how the powerful images were created.
|Building the Future of Senior Living in North Branch - Clayton Anderson's Legacy||
Ecumen lost a feisty friend and benefactor when Clayton Anderson died last Friday. Clayton was 101. He served the North Branch area his entire life with his energy and personal resources, making North Branch a better place to live.
|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.
|Meet Ecumen Customers Bud & Mae from Ecumen Oaks & Pines in Hutchinson||
I had the pleasure of spending some time recently with Ecumen Oaks & Pines residents Bud & Mae, in Hutchinson, Minn. Lovely people, great energy -- read their story. It is an honor and a privelege to get to know our customers and help create home, wherever they choose to live.
|New Twist on Senior Pictures -- Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria does Glamour Shots||
At Ecumen Bethany Community in Alexandria, Minn., residents recently enjoyed getting "glammed-up" for a professional photo shoot.
|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.
|Baby Boomers' Last Wishes...||
Boomers are increasingly driving consumer trends, sometimes with curious results. Read on about trends that might -- or not -- catch on in the funeral home business.
|Ecumen receives $3 million Margaret A. Cargill Foundation grant||
Ecumen has received a $3 million Margaret A. Cargill Foundation grant to create a model for improving rural senior living.
The grant will help transform a longstanding nursing home at Ecumen Detroit Lakes into a one-stop aging services hub that improves and expands service access for seniors in rural Becker County, Minnesota. Read the Feb. 5 StarTribune article.
|Secrets to 75 Years of Marriage and a Final Goodbye on Valentine's Day||
A 75-year love story will forever change today. Clifford and Mildred Bjerke of Moorhead, Minn., fell in love in the 1930s and raised a fun-loving family based on their simple ideals of love, family and hard work. Not uncommon in those days, but few are able to enjoy those things for 75 years.