United Church Homes Grows Through Acquisition and Expanding Senior Services

Growth is something United Church Homes (UCH) is no stranger to. Since 2020, they have added 983 units to their portfolio offering a total of 5,619 apartments to seniors in 79 communities across the country. Since November 2020, UCH has acquired three middle-income senior housing communities in Ohio: The Brunswick…

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United Church Homes acquires Polaris Retirement Community in southern Delaware County

MARION, Ohio (July 29, 2021) – United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) yesterday acquired The Polaris Retirement Community from Polaris Retirement Living Properties, LP. The independent senior living community for those 55 and older has 136 one- and two-bedroom apartments and was developed in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based Graziano Construction and Development…

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United Church Homes Offers Internships and Opportunities to Young Professionals

An interest in generational diversity and an opportunity to witness the services provided to senior adults are some of the factors that piqued the interest of United Church Homes (UCH) intern, Dennis Kyles. A recent political science graduate of Tougaloo College, Dennis decided to pursue his interest in the effects…

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7 Tips for Moving into a Senior Living Community

The active housing market has many older adults considering whether now is the time to downsize and move. Senior independent living communities welcome adults ages 55 and older and typically offer of cottage homes and apartments, and sometimes both. They are an attractive option because they offer a broad range…

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The Campaign for Abundant Life Announces Revised Goal of $45 Million

2020 marked the largest single donation in the history of United Church Homes by long-time friends who made an unparalleled lifetime estate gift of $17.5 million. This sacrificial gift inspired the creation of a new Fund for Growth to provide innovative programs and services at United Church Homes. “This generous…

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Service Coordination: Extending Care Beyond our Communities

As part of our mission to offer support for aging adults, UCH provides service coordination to more than 2,500 older adults living in owned and managed affordable housing communities, to more than 600 seniors living in the neighborhoods surrounding these communities and will soon offer this service to more of…

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Spitznagel Focused on Strategic Growth

Terry Spitznagel always knew she wanted a career that would allow her to be of service to others. But she knew she had a keen business sense and sought a path that would enable her to leverage both hard and soft skills. "I've been blessed with a career path where…

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2020: UCH Team Spreads Hope, Resilient Spirit

March 13, 2020, is circled on United Church Homes senior leaders' calendars - just two days after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency in the U.S. That day began a baptism by fire for every UCH team member. UCH faced two challenges against the backdrop of one of the most…

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It’s Time to Make the Move

While the nation emerges from the pandemic and COVID cases are on the decline, the housing market is growing rapidly, outpacing inventory in many areas of the country. According to an article by U.S. News & World Report, interest rates are expected to remain relatively low this summer and the…

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Chapel Hill Community Adapts to Pandemic Challenges with Intergenerational Relationships and Technology

The pandemic taught humanity a lot of valuable lessons, but arguably the most important was how it taught Chapel Hill Community to adapt quickly in providing successful activities and life enrichment to its seniors. John Wooden, one of the winningest NCAA basketball coaches said, “If we fail to adapt, we fail…

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New Educational Partnership between United Church Homes and Marion Technical College

United Church Homes and Marion Technical College are excited to announce a new educational partnership, which offers professional development for the United Church Homes staff as well as learning opportunities for Marion Tech students. “United Church Homes is committed to investing in the ongoing education and professional development of our…

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UCH’s Patti Klingel named LeadingAge Ohio 2020 Emerging Leader

During the past year, senior living employees across the U.S. demonstrated exceptional resilience and dedication to senior living residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. LeadingAge Ohio, the industry voice for the state’s nonprofit senior living providers, payed tribute to its entire membership with the 2020 Aging Services Impact Award, announcing recently…

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United Church Homes Ascends Six More Spots in Nonprofit, Multisite Senior Living Provider Rankings

United Church Homes is now ranked the thirteenth largest not-for-profit provider of affordable housing in the U.S. and the 51st largest multisite, nonprofit senior living organization, up from 57th in 2019, according to the latest LeadingAge Ziegler 200 ranking released in October. The full lists other rankings, including growth, change and technology…

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United Church Homes CEO Awarded Presidential Citation from Mississippi College

Earlier this fall, Tougaloo College, a southern liberal arts institution, presented UCH CEO and President Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel with its prestigious Presidential Citation during the college’s 151st Founders’ Convocation for his lifelong work and commitment to senior healthcare and housing services. Rev. Daniel accepted the award after serving as…

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Ziegler Senior Living + Finance Strategy Conference to Feature United Church Homes CEO

2020 Ziegler Senior Living + Finance Strategy Conference MARION, Ohio — Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes, will serve on a panel of CEOs for multisite senior living organizations at this year’s virtual Ziegler Senior Living + Finance Strategy Conference. Each year, Ziegler features CEOs from…

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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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