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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Chesley Lecture on Aging

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“Guiding Voices and Empty Halls: Leadership and the Inevitable Transformation of Rural Nursing Homes in Minnesota and Oregon.”

This program is designed for all disciplines working with patients and family facing end of life challenges. Included would be doctors, nursing, social work, home health aides, chaplains, volunteers, psychologists, and nursing home administrators.

Continuing Education Credits are available for multiple disciplines including, nursing, social work, chaplains, morticians, nursing home administration, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, and psychology. If you would like to request CE’s for your discipline please contact



Date & Time:
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017

  • 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Vine Faith in Action

  • 421 E. Hickory Street, Mankato, MN

  • Directions:  MAP

Registration Information:
  • REGISTRATION: February 01 - May 01, 2017
  • Cost: $10 for all registrants - if registered by May 01, 2017 at midnight.
  • $15 at the door Registration.Registration opens at 11:00am.
  • Lunch is provided.
  • No refunds five days prior to workshop date.

Presenter: Donald J. Ebel MAG, PhD

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Don Ebel completed his undergraduate work at Oregon State University where he received his BA in Religious Studies, with a minor in European History, in 1989. Ebel went on to lead non-profit and public services organizations serving a variety of at-risk populations until 2002. Upon the completion of his MA in Gerontology from the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology he chose to return to academic work full-time achieving his MS and PHD in Sociology from Duke University in 2008.

Ebel has led the Aging Studies Program and the Chesley Center on Aging at Minnesota State University, Mankato, since 2009. He has authored or co-authored and presented research on aging and work, aging and spirituality, and religion and health.



Questions: If you have questions about the training or how to register, contact Continuing Education & Professional Development at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or