Rev. Beth Long-Higgins: A Life in Ministry Guided by Community and Compassion

In a world where self-interest and fast-paced living seem to dominate, there are those rare souls whose hearts beat with a rhythm of selflessness and unwavering dedication. Among them is Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, an individual who has spent her life immersed in the divine calling of ministry, guided by an…

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How to Choose an Independent Living Community

Choosing an independent living community can be an exciting but overwhelming experience. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some things to look for when choosing an independent living community: Location: Location is a crucial factor when choosing an independent living…

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Is it Time to Consider Service Coordination?

As we age, it’s essential to consider how we can access supports and services which help us live in our own homes. For many not yet ready to move into a senior living community, service coordination has proven to be the support older adults need to age abundantly wherever they…

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NaviGuide Receives $16,000 in Grants to Support 22 Low Income Older Adults

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills, Corporate Director of Communications & Media Relations 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org   NaviGuide Receives $16,000 in Grants to Support 22 Low Income Older Adults Columbus, OH (Apr. 3, 2023) NaviGuide, a service coordination service by United Church Homes, has received two grants, totaling $16,000…

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The Fairhaven Community Achieves Vohra Wound Certification

The Fairhaven Community, a skilled nursing community located in Upper Sandusky, OH, is now Vohra Wound Certified as a Vohra Wound Physicians Center of Excellence for Wound Management. As a United Church Homes community, The Fairhaven Community is committed to providing the highest level of care to its residents, and…

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United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice Announce Strategic Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills, Corporate Director of Communications & Media Relations United Church Homes | 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org Craig Schrolucke, Vice President of Mission Engagement & Brand Care Ohio’s Hospice | 937.781.1319 or CSchrolucke@OhiosHospice.org United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice Announce Strategic Alliance Dayton & Marion, OH (Mar.…

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South Haven Woods receives more than $52,000 for new energy efficient lighting

Bedford, OH (Mar. 6, 2023) South Haven Woods in Bedford, Ohio, received a grant from The Cleveland Foundation for $52,820 for energy efficient lighting installation throughout the affordable housing community. The United Church Homes (UCH) owned property, which houses 57 older adults, will benefit from the lighting with well-lit spaces…

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5 Reasons to Move Into Senior Living

  There are a lot of reasons why people move into senior living. Some people decide it’s time for a change in lifestyle, others to simply right-size and some have to move because they can no longer live on their own. In either case, there are many benefits that come…

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Assistance Wherever You Live: UCH Growth Extends Beyond Housing to Services

United Church Homes (UCH) is well-known as a provider of affordable housing, independent living, assisted living, long-term care, rehabilitative care and memory care to thousands of older adults. Understanding and honoring seniors’ diverse needs, UCH maintains a constant focus on fulfilling its mission by expanding its reach – helping more…

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Human-Centered Design Generates Community Improvements

Among the creative ideas introduced to United Church Homes by Michael Hughes – who joined UCH’s leadership team late 2021 – is the use of human-centered design. This approach to problem-solving recognizes the perspectives and experiences of internal and external customers in all steps of the process. Functioning as Senior…

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The Parkvue Community receives $25,000 in grants for service coordination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills, Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org The Parkvue Community receives $25,000 in grants for service coordination Sandusky, OH (Jan. 9, 2023) The Parkvue Community, a United Church Homes (UCH) community in Sandusky, Ohio, received three grants totaling $25,000 for…

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Several Montgomery County Nonprofits Join to Award More than $9,000 in Grants to Combat Loneliness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org   Several Montgomery County Nonprofits Join to Award More than $9,000 in Grants to Combat Loneliness Marion, OH (Dec. 1, 2022) More than $9,000 in grants have been awarded to four Dayton area…

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United Church Homes Continues Growth, Moves in Rankings

The LeadingAge Ziegler 200 rankings, a list of the nation’s 200 largest multi-site non-profit market rate senior living organizations, revealed United Church Homes (UCH) is growing, moving up in the latest report. The Ohio-based senior living provider moved to 38th, up from 41st in 2021.  The annual report ranks UCH…

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United Church Homes Blesses Ground in Plain City for New Senior Living Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org   United Church Homes Blesses Ground in Plain City for New Senior Living Community Plain City, OH (Nov. 8, 2022) United Church Homes held a ground blessing ceremony on November 2 in Plain…

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United Church Homes and Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center Join Forces to Positively Impact Aging for Older Adults with Dementia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org   United Church Homes and Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center Join Forces to Positively Impact Aging for Older Adults with Dementia   Marion, OH (Oct. 25, 2022) United Church Homes is pleased to…

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Abundant Giving Honored

Donors and volunteers gathered as United Church Homes (UCH) honored several impactful benefactors to its communities. The awards ceremonies were held in Upper Sandusky, Sandusky, and Marietta, Ohio throughout the course of the summer. The Diakonkie, The Spirit Award and the Ben M. Herbster awards were given to those who…

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Social and Biomedical Ethicist Dr. Tracy Trothen to Keynote Parker Center Symposium

> View the full list of Speakers and Symposium details Written by: Barb Powell, Communication Consultant UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Tracy J. Trothen, Ph.D., will deliver two keynotes at the annual United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s Annual Symposium. “(Pro) Longevity: The…

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New Projects Advance UCH’s Strategic Growth Plan

United Church Homes’ (UCH) strategic growth goals have never been about the bottom line, but rather about advancing the organization’s mission to help a diverse population of older adults live abundant lives. “We cast a wide net in implementing our strategic growth plan,” explained Senior Executive Vice President and Chief…

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