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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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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