Parker Center Partners with Eden Theological Seminary for NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond Learning Experience

MARION, Ohio [Aug. 25, 2020] — Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, executive director of United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, will co-teach a virtual course for retirees and people nearing retirement in collaboration with Eden Theological Seminary. NEXT Steps introduces participants to theological, philosophical and psychological concepts of vocation…

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Glenwood Community Earns 2020 AHCA/NCAL Silver Quality Award

MARIETTA, Ohio [Aug. 20, 2020] – Glenwood Community, the Mid-Ohio Valley’s premier independent and assisted living community, has earned a 2020 Silver – Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality…

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UCH Welcomes Executive Director to Pilgrim Manor senior living in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kim Vagnetti Joins Grand Rapids Team United Church Homes, a senior living provider based in Marion, Ohio, has welcomed a new executive director to lead its Pilgrim Manor campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kim Vagnetti, LNHA, joined the team Tuesday, July 21, with a wealth of experience in the senior…

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Service Coordination Expanding for Older Adults

Ohio-Based Senior Living Provider Plans to Expand Programming to Neighbors United Church Homes today announced it is expanding its service coordination services, with plans to continue expansion of this unique model to improve health outcomes for older adults living in UCH affordable housing communities and in the surrounding regions in…

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Parkvue Residents Enveloped in Support During Pandemic

SANDUSKY, Ohio [June 30, 2020] – The Erie County Community Foundation’s emergency response fund has provided vital support for residents and staff at Parkvue Community, a United Church Homes life plan community in Perkins Township. Parkvue applied for the emergency grant early in the pandemic. The funding was needed to…

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United Way of North Central Ohio COVID-19 Community Response Fund Supports Fairhaven Community

UPPER SANDUSKY [June 24, 2020] – United Way of North Central Ohio has awarded a $3,000 grant to Fairhaven Community from its COVID-19 community response fund to support Fairhaven's new virtual visitor guide program. Fairhaven is experiencing significant financial pressure due to the pandemic. While operating on the front lines,…

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Procurement Team Shines in COVID-19 Under New Director

MARION [June 22, 2020] – When United Church Homes welcomed Phil Darling as its newest director of procurement and supply chain earlier this year, few could have imagined the trajectory of the supply challenges ahead. Running Start for Director of Procurement Darling joined the team March 16, just days after…

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Pilgrim Manor Awarded COVID-19 Emergency Grants

GRAND RAPIDS [June 16, 2020] – Two local organizations have awarded COVID-19 emergency grants totaling $21,000 to Pilgrim Manor, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in Grand Rapids, to help cover increased costs of protecting residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearts in Community Through Heart of West…

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Moving Now – Tips for Finding the Right Community

Once you have decided it’s the right time to move, you can begin your research. Many communities aren’t allowing on-site tours, so you might be viewing the community via video and chatting with the admissions team by phone. Consider asking some of the following questions, specific to COVID-19, so you…

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Is It Safe to Move During COVID-19?

Now may be the best time to move into senior living Our world has been in a constant state of pause for months due to concerns about COVID-19. But with states starting to reopen, it’s a great time to consider a move to a senior living community. There are a…

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Living Loss and Navigating Grief During COVID-19

Pathways of Hope, Ohio’s Hospice Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing grief, even though they may not have experienced the death of a loved one or friend. This is known as a living loss. It is important to identify these symptoms and learn ways to navigate grief.…

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Community Healing and Justice for All

A Message from Our CEO The growing movement of protests and unrest around the country impacts us all at some level. United Church Homes, as a mission supporting a diverse group of residents, clients and staff in 14 states and two Native American nations, is deeply concerned about the continuing…

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Moving Safely During COVID-19

Learn the Rules of Your New Home As federal and state restrictions begin to ease amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering if it’s safe to move to a new home. While moving now requires extra precautions, the good news is you or your loved one should be able…

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UCH Recertified in LGBT Aging Staff Training

SAGECare LGBT Cultural Competency Training for Senior Living Providers United Church Homes communities have been recertified in SAGECare cultural competency training for those working with the LGBT community. The program is offered through SAGE, a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT older adults since 1978.…

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Integrated Community Employment Connects Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Creating an Inclusive Workplace Editor’s Note: Project Life, an integrated community employment program for people with developmental disabilities, has been postponed for the safety of participants, residents and staff at Fairhaven Community, due to the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. We hope the partnership will continue, stronger than ever, when we can…

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From Hallways to Households

United Church Homes' Commitment to Culture Change What jumps into your mind when you hear the words nursing home? Think about it. Did you picture a bright, friendly place, where staff and neighbors are like family? Did you envision an open floor plan and sun-filled community gathering spaces? Chances are,…

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UCH’s Newest Managed Community Finds Support Amid Pandemic

For Columbus Colony for Elderly Care staff, joining United Church Homes couldn’t have come at a better time. Staff, residents and families have been enveloped in the compassionate, inclusive UCH culture during an unprecedented time for senior living providers. On Feb. 3, United Church Homes Management and CCEC, a not-for-profit,…

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