Aging Services of Minnesota Presents Ecumen's Mary Cordts With Prestigious Award

Feb 26th, 2010 5:04pm

Mary Cordts, Ecumen regional director and executive director of Ecumen's Parmly LifePointes, was awarded the prestigious Kal Michels Administrator Leadership Award at February's Aging Services Institute in Minneapolis.

Each year, Aging Services of Minnesota selects just one person whose dedication and leadership have enhanced the environment in their long term care organization and the quality of life for residents. Mary has been honored here for her leadership to the greater Parmly community. Increasing the relevance of this award is knowing that Mary was nominated by her colleagues, community advisory board members and employees, with letters of support from residents and their family members.

Building “community,” is essential to Changing Aging and to viewing and understanding aging in radically different ways. Mary’s leadership and commitment to innovation, empowerment and honor through collaboration and embracing the art of the possible have built an incredibly strong and thriving community that is ever growing.

The Kal Michels Administrator Leadership Award is named for the late Kal Michels, former administrator of St. Francis Home in Breckenridge and Chair-Elect of Aging Services of Minnesota at the time of his death. Mr. Michels brought a deep commitment to his community and organization as was evidenced through the many leadership positions he filled in his community. He was unfailing in his advocacy for quality care and services for seniors.