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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UCH Releases Updated Logos in Brand Refresh

United Church Homes continues its journey to expand its mission and ministry of providing abundant life to older adults. Since 2019, the organization has welcomed 11 communities and nearly 1,000 units to the United Church Homes family and introduced innovative services that support seniors in our communities and beyond our…

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Age is Just a Number

Celebrating CENTENARIANS who embrace UCH’s commitment to LiveIt! Google “keys to longevity” and you’ll find lots of good advice but no guaranteed formulas for achieving it. Social-emotional issues also impact longevity, with research showing the benefits of maintaining social connections, spirituality, forgiveness and living a life of purpose. United Church…

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From Beige to Bling

April 7 kicked off an interior enhancement project at The Trinity Community at Fairborn that a very special family member hopes will make the skilled nursing community stand out above others in Greater Dayton. Barb, whose late husband was a former resident, spearheaded the idea and donated the funds to…

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Residents Thrive During Wintertime

Spending time with loved ones, enjoying nature and participating in activities can improve the quality of life for older adults. However, cold winter weather can create a barrier to regular schedules. It’s not just snow and ice that make winter a difficult season for seniors – additional factors include post-holiday…

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Technology Helps Residents Live It! With Purpose

United Church Homes (UCH) constantly looks for ways to better serve its residents. Technology offers many opportunities to help residents achieve the three pillars of the LIVE IT! program: Live with Purpose; Social Connections; and Safe and Sound. There’s exciting news to share about various technology initiatives at UCH communities.…

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Leveraging Technology to Engage Residents

One might think that United Church Homes’ (UCH) focus on technology is only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – a period in which people and organizations increasingly relied on technology to stay connected with friends, family and work. However, senior leadership and staff are always exploring ways to better…

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Sixth Annual Symposium Addresses Race and Age

The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging (RFPCAA) held its sixth annual Symposium, At the Intersection of Race and Age in the summer of 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. More than 120 individuals attended in person and online to hear several accomplished speakers discuss issues brought to the forefront of…

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Trinity Community at Miami Township Offers Residents Personal and Purposeful Community Life

A community like no other, United Church Homes, The Trinity Community at Miami Township offers independent living in a safe and supportive environment. You can feel a sense of passion and purpose amongst the residents and staff as soon as you set foot on the gorgeous campus near Dayton, Ohio.…

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Celebrating Hanukkah Leads to Deeper Connection at The Glenwood Community

During the holidays, several United Church Homes communities come together to celebrate different traditions to help bridge the gap between cultures and create a greater sense of unity. At The Glenwood Community, their annual Hanukkah celebration allows residents and staff to experience deeper connections as they learn about another faith…

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Celebrating the Power of Community During the Holidays

For many families, holiday traditions are an essential part of the season. Whether it's sharing a meal, exchanging gifts or attending a special event, holidays are a chance to gather and celebrate. The holiday can be lonely for those who don't have loved ones visiting, but residents and staff work…

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Communities Embracing Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has long been a part of the mission, vision and values at United Church Homes. The core values, written in an acrostic which spells the word CHRIST, encourage employees to welcome everyone, honor the differences among them and reflect God’s love. For Avonne Bennett, Service…

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Keeping Holiday Visits Safe

During the holidays we know friends and family are looking forward to spending time with residents and visiting safely. Measures such as getting your flu and COVID-19 vaccines, wearing masks and socially distancing are important because many residents are at higher risk or are immunocompromised. Here are a few tips…

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United Church Homes to welcome Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills Corporate Communications Manager 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org Marion, Ohio (November 15, 2021) – United Church Homes announced Michael Hughes will join United Church Homes in late November as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer. In this newly created role, Michael…

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Residents Work Together to Create Sleeping Mats for Homeless

Residents at The Chapel Hill Community’s Kroft Commons have teamed up to help those in need, turning plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats for homeless people. Linda Ditzler, a former United Church Homes board member who still serves on the Affordable Housing board, learned how to create the mats long…

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