Campaign for Abundant Life Results — Q3 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges in lives across the world, and United Church Homes residents need your support now more than ever. The faith-inspired senior living provider, headquartered in Marion, Ohio, is in the third year of its $20 million Campaign for Abundant Life. Thanks to the generosity…

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South Haven Woods Residents Benefit from Emergency Grant from Cleveland Foundation

BEDFORD, Ohio — A Bedford, Ohio, affordable housing community was one of 13 organizations that received funding from the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, the Cleveland Foundation announced in July. South Haven Woods, which offers housing for those age 62 and older and people with disabilities, received a $10,000…

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First Church, Congregational UCC Awarded Diakonie – Chapel Hill Community Senior Living

First Church, Congregational United Church of Christ in Painesville, Ohio, started as First Church because it was – literally. The oldest church in Lake County, it has been on the forefront of a variety of social justice issues. First Church, Congregational's Abolitionist Roots When the national Presbyterian Church endorsed slavery…

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Towne View Baptist Receives Housing Diakonie

Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia, has been a friend of United Church Homes' Laurel’s Edge senior housing community since before the affordable housing community’s inception in 2004. Founded in 1989, the church has had six different places of worship in the past 26 years under the leadership of…

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Shiloh Church UCC – 2020 Diakonie Award

The relationship between Shiloh Church UCC and United Church Homes’ communities – Trinity Community at Beavercreek and Trinity Community at Fairborn (formerly Patriot Ridge Community) – stretches back decades. Shiloh’s congregation has included residents of the Beavercreek and Fairborn senior living communities. At least one current resident of Trinity at…

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Secure Act 2020: What It Means for Your Estate Planning

By Paul Grassmann, JD, FCEP Thompson & Associates  This year, we saw major changes in the estate planning arena that will impact almost everyone. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, better known as the SECURE Act, became effective Jan. 1. It effectively eliminated the Stretch…

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Advocate for Older Adults Looks to Parker Center’s Bright Future

Thought Leaders in Action “We are up against a headwind, supporting older adults, including the aging myths that suggest individuals 60 years and older don’t have value anymore and that their lives are on a downward slope,” said Rev. John Cramton, a founding funder for United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost…

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My Favorite Way to Give

The Charitable IRA Rollover By Paul Grassmann, JD, FCED My general philosophy in life is that the simplest way is often the best way. When it comes to charitable giving, considering the new tax laws, this still rings mostly true. For most, complex trusts and private foundations are simply not…

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Campaign for Abundant Life Winter Update

The Campaign for Abundant Life is increasing in momentum as more individuals, churches and community partners respond with support. 2019 marks year three of the five-year comprehensive campaign. The goal is to raise funds for charitable care, pastoral care, the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, updated campuses for…

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UCH Board Sees End of Legacy, Welcomes New Member

Sue joined the Board in February 2007 as UCH faced an uncertain future, due to the recession that took a financial toll on the organization. The Board needed to make tough decisions to guide the organization through those difficult times and prepare for a stronger future, she said. Sue’s relationship…

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Residents Continue Ritual of Giving

  Residents of Chapel Hill, Fairhaven, Parkvue and Trinity communities collectively gave more than $20,300 to local, national and international charities in 2017 through worship service collections. This practice has deep meaning for many people who choose to live at United Church Homes. “The residents love to give,” said Rev.…

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A Room with a View

George George and Martha were married 52 years in 2006 when they moved to Trinity Community in Beavercreek, Ohio. When Martha passed away a few months later, George found himself living alone. Having grown up on a farm, George had learned early and often the value of hard work. And…

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