Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Issue of Spirit MagazineOn The Cover

Decorating Sinclair Conference Center in Dayton, these flags represented the LGBTQ community for the two-day LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit in February.

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Inside the Issue:

Volunteer Finds Family at Cherry Arbors

Rhonda Farley was tired to the bone. She had spent the past several years waking at 4 a.m. daily to help care for her aging mother. With the assistance of her grown son, Rhonda was providing around-the-clock care for her mother, Georgena, who was experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s…

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Sue Sheidler Reflects on 12 Years on UCH Board

Sue Sheidler has spent the past 11 years serving tirelessly on the United Church Homes Board of Directors. Throughout her tenure, Sue has served on every committee, including as chair of the nominating committee from 2009 – 2019. She was Board secretary from 2014 – 2018. Sue’s background in nursing…

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Stubbs Endowment Continues Legacy of Giving

The late Gertrude “Gertie” Stubbs made a long-lasting impact on United Church Homes’ Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. United Church Homes’ computer donor records go back to the early 1980s, showing Gertie began giving in 1983 and continued for a total of 22 years before her passing in May…

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UCH Welcomes New Leadership Staff

United Church Homes recently welcomed two new members to its leadership team as part of a strategic plan to drive growth in its senior living and affordable housing divisions. Sean Riley Sean Riley joined UCH as the regional director of operations for northern Ohio and Michigan. He is responsible for…

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A Family Affair

In May, I will complete two years as the chairperson of the UCH Board of Directors and nine years on the Board, so it seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the connections and influences that draw people to a ministry like United Church Homes. Over the years that…

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Making an Impact

As part of its core value of transparency, UCH has begun documenting community benefits in three areas: Creating Abundant Life in Community Investment in Transforming Aging Building a Culture of Community, Wholeness and Peace Staff members track data related to the mission, vision and values by answering questions such as:…

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Reflections on the Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit

By Emily Howard Editor’s Note: The following is a blog post by Emily Howard, intern with the Advancement Office and Clinical Pastoral Education at Trinity Community’s ACPE Center, about the LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit, a two-day conference held in February in Dayton. To subscribe to the weekly blog, visit…

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