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Ecumen Detroit Lakes receives Cargill grant

Ecumen, a non-profit that provides senior housing and services across Minnesota and nationally, recently announced it has received a $3 million grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

The grant will help transform a longstanding nursing home at Ecumen Detroit Lakes into a one-stop aging services hub that expands service access for seniors in rural Becker County, Minnesota. A replicable model that maximizes existing community infrastructure, integrates technology, and combines services in one location to help seniors remain healthfully independent in rural America will be developed.

“Our goal is to help keep people healthier and out of the nursing home and hospital. This initiative will take a whole-person approach and create a community hub that helps integrate technology, socialization, fitness, nutrition and health care,” said Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO of Ecumen.

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