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Ecumen to host groundbreaking

Local business leaders, staff, residents, family and friends of Ecumen Detroit Lakes will gather for a groundbreaking at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

The program will include a welcome by Detroit Lakes Mayor Matt Brenk and Ecumen Detroit Lakes Executive Director Janet Green. Refreshments will be served. Guests are asked to meet at the Forest Conference Center and Chapel entrance at 1415 Madison Avenue in Detroit Lakes.

Over the next few months a great deal of activity will take place as a new short-stay rehabilitation center is constructed. The project includes a new therapy center with a hydrotherapy pool. Other stand-out features include a wellness center with a bistro, a telehealth center and a yoga room.

The project also includes updating other areas of the nursing home to better serve Ecumen Detroit Lakes residents.

The project is possible through the generous sponsorship, vision and foresight of the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Otto Bremer Foundation. Construction is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2014.

For more information, please contact Janet Green at 218-844-7112 or

Ecumen is one of the nation’s top 20 largest non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. Based in Shoreview, Ecumen operates in 35 cities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Idaho and Tennessee, providing a variety of senior housing options and services including independent living, assisted living and long-term care communities as well as at-home and community-based services.

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