Supporters honored at United Church Homes event

St. John’s Evangelical Church received the Diakonie Award, which is presented to congregations that have demonstrated faithfulness, generosity, compassion and encouragement in their support of the UCH mission and its communities. The church has partnered with Fairhaven for decades. Paul and Sandy Kotterman received the prestigious Ben M. Herbster Award.…

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2017 UCH Golf Outing

  REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1 Schedule for the Day Schedule for the Day 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:45 a.m. Call to Carts 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Return to the clubhouse for lunch and prizes after tournament play. How to Register Register by email: csandridge@uchinc.org Register by phone: 740.382.4885…

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Fairhaven: 35+ Years of Service

Fairhaven Community Diana Swankhouse 37 years of service Sonya Jarrell 38 years of service Debra Eldridge 39 years of service Catherine Shephard 40 years of service Darlene Fredritz 41 years of service Freda Eldridge 43 years of service

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About The Cover, Vol. 5, Issue 1

The individuals featured in the photo are, from left, Mr. Charles Heck of Upper Sandusky, secretary of the board of trustees; Rev. Dr. Robert C. Diller, superintendent of Fairhaven from 1955 to 1962 and future executive director (now president and CEO) of United Church Homes from 1963 to 1976; Rev.…

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Fairhaven Community Honors Faithful Donors

(Upper Sandusky) – Fairhaven Community honored faithful supporters at a special dinner event held on June 12, at Fairhaven. This year, three awards were presented; the Ben M. Herbster Award presented to devoted donors, the Spirit Award to an enthusiastic volunteer, and the Diakonie Award to a supportive church congregation.…

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Fairhaven Community Earns National Award for Quality

(Upper Sandusky) – Fairhaven healthcare community owned and operated by United Church Homes has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the “Bronze Commitment to Quality” award for their dedication to improving the lives of residents through dependable quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the…

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A Note from the Resident Council President

I put a lot of thought when I decided to run for Resident Council president. The position has great importance. Being able to speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves is a huge responsibility, and one that can’t be taken lightly. Having been a resident at Fairhaven…

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Fairhaven Community Offers Extraordinary Memory Care

Families wrestling with Alzheimer’s or dementia understand that caregiving teams are not created equal. No one wants ordinary. Everyone is looking for extraordinary! Everyone deserves caregivers with that little EXTRA – Engaged. Healing. Expert. Extra is a good description for the caregivers providing memory care at Fairhaven. We bring more…

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Fairhaven Residents Enjoy Easter Egg Hunt

Fairhaven Community residents hunted for Easter eggs the bunny left behind! John Hoover (pictured) found many eggs filled with coins and "activity cash" that residents save for the annual auction and Christmas gift program to buy gifts for their families. With a generous spirit, John gave some of his eggs…

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Her Spirit Lives On

Stacey Gottfried, nursing assistant at Fairhaven Community whose battle with breast cancer was chronicled in the cover story of the July/August 2013 issue of Spirit, passed away on December 19. Stacey’s story inspired widespread engagement among her colleagues at Fairhaven, who sponsored multiple events to raise awareness about breast cancer,…

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Fairhaven Bell Choir and Local Students Enjoy Musical Performance

The Fairhaven bell choir and third grade students from Union Elementary School recently held a concert at Fairhaven Community. The students are part of the pen pal program started three years ago by Union Elementary teacher Andrea Myers, where students and Fairhaven residents exchange letters. The bell choir also made…

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Fairhaven Resident Pens Book About Wyandot County Veterans

UPPER SANDUSKY, OHIO -- Fairhaven Community resident Lew Gottfried recently completed his latest tome, Protecting Our Liberty. The book honors veterans of all wars, with a focus on veterans from Wyandot County. Protecting Our Liberty includes many short stories and pictures, and costs $30. Veterans and their family members can…

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