United Church Homes Announces New Chief Growth Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator, 740.382.4885 or apaolella@uchinc.org Amy Bonacuse, 740.341.9557 or abonacuse@uchinc.org MARION, Ohio (December 12, 2019) – United Church Homes announced that Teresa “Terry” Spitznagel, BSSW, LSW, MHA, will join the organization Feb. 10 as chief growth officer, a newly created position that replaces…

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Three More UCH Communities Earn Bronze Quality Awards

Joining seven other United Church Homes-owned and managed senior living communities in their commitment to improve the quality of life and quality of care for older adults, three more UCH communities have been recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living with quality awards. The…

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UCH Executive Leader Retires After 40 Years in Healthcare Management and Senior Living

Chuck Mooney, senior vice president of senior living services and chief operating officer, will retire from United Church Homes in December after seven years of service to UCH and a fulfilling career in nonprofit senior living and healthcare management that spans four decades. Chuck has been an integral part of…

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The Promise of Technology for Aging Abundantly

On Oct. 11, 2019, academics and healthcare professionals joined United Church Homes leadership, staff and friends to participate in the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging Fourth Annual Symposium: The Promise of Technology for Aging Abundantly. Set in the beautiful Renaissance Westerville-Polaris Hotel in central Ohio, the conference offered…

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Ageism: A Prejudice with Dire Consequences for Older Adults

If you’ve been following United Church Homes over the past few years, you’re probably familiar with the term ageism. But what exactly is ageism, and how does it impact the lives of the nation’s older adults? The following is a Q&A with Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, executive director of UCH’s Ruth…

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Glenwood Assisted Living Selected as Readers’ Choice Pick

MARIETTA – Glenwood Community’s the Pines Assisted Living neighborhood once again has received the Marietta Times’ Readers’ Choice Award. The Pines at Glenwood Community, 200 Timberline Drive, is a vibrant neighborhood of comfortable, private apartments and suites where residents remain active through daily activities. Glenwood offers independent and assisted living…

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Glenwood Community Earns National Recognition

MARIETTA – Glenwood Community, a United Church Homes community, has been recognized by Holleran, the nation’s leading research firm specializing in senior living and community engagement. Glenwood was one of only two communities nationwide to receive the Choice Community Award for both their resident and employee engagement efforts. Along with Aldersgate…

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Supporters Honored at Donor Appreciation Events

At each event, UCH presented three awards — the Diakonie Award, the Spirit Award and the Ben M. Herbster Award. The Diakonie Award is presented to congregations to honor those who have demonstrated faithfulness in their support of the mission of United Church Homes and its communities. The Spirit Award…

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Predictive Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence: Tools for Early Intervention

  According to a January 2017 report from management consulting firm NewVantage Partners, approximately 95 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have made significant investments in big data initiatives within the past five years. The senior living profession is no exception. United Church Homes collects demographic and health data of its…

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2018 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 online: Click Here Register by email: nlongmeier@uchinc.org…

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Leaders at Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio Earn Ohio, National Certification

CEAL is a comprehensive certification program designed to elevate the skills and professionalism of assisted living administrators in Ohio by providing a national certification along with Ohio's most comprehensive state specific training. The CEAL Training Course is a combination of interactive classroom training, guided self-study and hands-on clinical learning. Glenwood…

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United Church Homes earns Platinum certification in LGBT cultural competency training

United Church Homes has earned Platinum certification in the nation's leading cultural competency training for those working with LGBT older adults. The certification, which will be valid for the remainder of 2017 and the 2018 calendar year, comes from Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, commonly known as SAGE. The…

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Glenwood & Harmar Place Receive Readers’ Choice Award

Harmar Place Rehabilitation and Extended Care Community received the Marietta Times’ 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Skilled Nursing & Best Rehabilitation Center. Glenwood Community (The Pines) received the Best Assisted Living Community Award. The communities were recognized as leaders for demonstrating excellence in person-directed care and commitment to quality…

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