Spring 2018

On The Cover

Transforming Aging
2017 Annual Report

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Inside the Issue:

Tyson Whistler Brings Passion to Ice Sculpting

Tyson is taking culinary science to a new level with his creative presentations that include a talent he has developed over the past decade — ice sculpting. With this unique skill, Tyson is regularly sought in the Marietta community to showcase his talents. He was nominated for the 2017 Overachiever…

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Four Winds Earns Eli Pick Award

Mary Casey, administrator at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio, recently was nominated for the Eli Pick Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Only 11 percent or 1,310 communities nationwide receive the distinguished award. The award uses outcomes-driven quality measures to objectively identify high-performing skilled…

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Two Graduate from CHHSM’s Nollau Institute

Erin Foos, United Church Homes Central Office manager and executive assistant to the president, and Beth Montgomery, Fairhaven Community assisted living director, recently graduated from the yearlong Nollau Institute servant leadership program.The program is part of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of the United Church of Christ…

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Housing Residents Receive Needed Support

In an Associated Press poll, among families with incomes below $50,000, just 35 percent said they felt financially ready for retirement, while 66 percent of those in higher-income households felt ready. United Church Homes is committed to its mission to provide abundant living for older adults, regardless of their financial…

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Two Find UCH Amid Homelessness

Caroline and Sandy experienced homelessness before moving to Brownstone Terrace, a United Church Homes affordable housing community in Marion, Ohio. Sandy had been sleeping overnight in parks for three months, while Caroline had bounced from one house to another. When Caroline lost her rental apartment due to the landlord selling…

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UCH Board Sees End of Legacy, Welcomes New Member

Sue joined the Board in February 2007 as UCH faced an uncertain future, due to the recession that took a financial toll on the organization. The Board needed to make tough decisions to guide the organization through those difficult times and prepare for a stronger future, she said. Sue’s relationship…

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2017: A Year of Opportunity

2017 Board of Directors: Rev. Kathryn Anadein Dr. Trevor Bates Rev. Geoffrey A. Black Rev. Daniel L. Busch Rev. John Cramton Mrs. Suzanne S. Ellis Rev. John Gantt Ms. Cathy Green Mr. James L. Henry Mr. Robert P. Lee* Ms. Sandy Lindahl Mr. Philip E. Mallott Dr. Alan B. Mikesell…

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Residents Continue Ritual of Giving

  Residents of Chapel Hill, Fairhaven, Parkvue and Trinity communities collectively gave more than $20,300 to local, national and international charities in 2017 through worship service collections. This practice has deep meaning for many people who choose to live at United Church Homes. “The residents love to give,” said Rev.…

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