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Scott Bjerketvedt Named CFO at Ecumen

On September 22, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

Ecumen, a LeadingAge Minnesota member organization and one of the country’s leading nonprofit providers of housing and services for older adults, announced that Scott Bjerketvedt has been promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer.

Kurt Hansen of Ecumen in Park Rapids Announces Retirement

On September 15, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

Kurt Hansen, Executive Director at Ecumen-Heritage Living Center, has announced his upcoming retirement effective Nov. 4. He has served the seniors of Park Rapids for over 34 years.

Congressman Emmer Visits Guardian Angels With Members of MN Legislature

On September 1, 2022 by Dan Nelson

Last week, Congressman Tom Emmer joined Guardian Angels CEO Traci Larson, State Rep. Paul Novotny, and State Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer at Guardian Angels Care Center, a skilled nursing community in Elk River. LeadingAge Minnesota staff also attended the meeting.

New Business Partner: Introducing Surgo Consulting

On August 4, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

LeadingAge Minnesota is proud to introduce a new business partner member – Surgo Consulting Facilitation & Training, LLC. To help you get to know them, we asked them to share information about what they do and who they serve. Here’s more from Surgo:

Seeking Leaders: Consider Serving on a LeadingAge Minnesota District

On August 4, 2022 by Luke Jenkins

We are actively seeking individuals to serve as District Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary/Treasurer for the seven districts of LeadingAge Minnesota.

Foundation Golf Tournament Raises More Than $59,000

On August 4, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

With workforce pressures reaching unprecedented levels, the 2022 LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Fundraiser helped raise nearly $60,000 to benefit the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation. The golf event was held on Aug. 2 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury.

Welcome Sharon Hollister, LeadingAge Minnesota’s Newest Education Team Member

On July 28, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

We are pleased to announce that Sharon Hollister has joined our team at LeadingAge Minnesota as the Director of Education. She will be a critical member of our education team, focused on developing education programs and events, and applying for CEUs. She will also serve as the lead staff of our Education Committee.

New Business Partner: Introducing Ingenuity Marketing Group

On July 28, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

LeadingAge Minnesota is proud to introduce a new business partner member – Ingenuity Marketing Group. To help you get to know them, we asked them to share information about what they do and who they serve. Here’s more from Ingenuity:

We’re Hiring! Policy and Regulatory Affairs Position Open for Applications

On July 28, 2022 by Erin Huppert

LeadingAge Minnesota is seeking an experienced regulatory affairs professional to join our team. The Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs plays a critical role in leading administrative advocacy on state and federal issues on behalf of the Association, as well as supporting policy development and providing members with technical assistance on regulatory matters.

Saint Therese Finalizes Land Purchase for a New Senior Community in Corcoran

On July 21, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

Saint Therese, a LeadingAge Minnesota member organization, has finalized the purchase of nearly 13 acres of rolling terrain from the city of Corcoran for its senior living community, Saint Therese of Corcoran. The closing of the land purchase is the culmination of efforts spread across three years with the city and becomes both Saint Therese and Corcoran's kickoff to a new senior community and the city's progressive Town Center development, respectively.

Welcome Dan Nelson, LeadingAge Minnesota’s Newest Advocacy Team Member

On July 21, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

We are pleased to announce that Dan Nelson has joined our team at LeadingAge Minnesota as the Director of Community Engagement. He will be a key member of our advocacy team, focused on engaging with members and connecting them to decision-makers in the communities.

Staff Announcement: Jon Lips, VP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Moving to a New Role

On July 14, 2022 by Erin Huppert

Jonathan Lips will be leaving LeadingAge Minnesota for a tremendous opportunity at LeadingAge, our national partner. There he will join LeadingAge's policy team as Vice President, Legal.

Safe Care Stories from the Field: Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

On July 14, 2022 by Julie Apold

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center: Shift-to-Shift Team Safety and Dignity Rounds

Today, we highlight a successful Safe Care practice from Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Crosby – Change of Shift Nursing Team Rounds. Jenny Pederson, RN, Quality Care Coordinator for the Care Center, is leading this new practice. It takes approximately five minutes during shift change and prioritizes residents' safety and dignity.

New Business Partner: Introducing Align Senior Care Consulting

On July 7, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

LeadingAge Minnesota is proud to introduce a new business partner member – Align Senior Care Consulting. To help you get to know them, we asked them to share information about what they do and who they serve. Here’s more from Align Senior Care Consulting:

We’re Hiring: Education Coordinator Position Open for Applications

On July 7, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

Our education team is here for you and committed to providing timely education to our members. Our Education Coordinator Ashley Rogers has left LeadingAge Minnesota after nearly six years and will soon join one of our hospice member organizations.

2023 Celebration, Stars Among Us Award Nominations Open

On July 7, 2022 by Barbara Landeen

The most amazing people work in our field, and we invite your help to recognize them. LeadingAge Minnesota's Stars Among Us Awards nominations are open for 2023 through Sept. 12.

New Business Partner: Introducing Midwest Interiors, LLC

On June 30, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

LeadingAge Minnesota is proud to introduce a new business partner member – Midwest Interiors, LLC. To help you get to know them, we asked them to share information about what they do and who they serve. Here’s more from Midwest Interiors:

New Business Partner: Introducing Impact Medical

On June 23, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

LeadingAge Minnesota is proud to introduce a new business partner member – Impact Medical. To help you get to know them, we asked them to share information about what they do and who they serve. Here’s more from Impact Medical:

Vista Prairie Communities Names Rachelle Strasburg Vice President of Sales and Marketing

On June 23, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran

Vista Prairie Communities, a member of LeadingAge Minnesota and a nonprofit provider of assisted living, independent living, memory care and care suites in Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin, is pleased to announce that Rachelle Strasburg will join the organization as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

​​​​​​​New Business Partner: Introducing Nor-Son Construction

On June 16, 2022 by Jenny Prosser

LeadingAge Minnesota is proud to introduce a new business partner member – Nor-Son Construction. To help you get to know them, we asked them to share information about what they do and who they serve. Here’s more from Nor-Son Construction:

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