Bringing Art Out in People

A lifetime of creativity and a little encouragement from family and friends sparked the teacher within Allan Norris and the idea for a painting class that has inspired many residents at The Glenwood Community. "Painting with Allan" began in 2017 after staff members at the community encouraged Allan to give…

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Celebrating Hanukkah Leads to Deeper Connection at The Glenwood Community

During the holidays, several United Church Homes communities come together to celebrate different traditions to help bridge the gap between cultures and create a greater sense of unity. At The Glenwood Community, their annual Hanukkah celebration allows residents and staff to experience deeper connections as they learn about another faith…

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Celebrating the Power of Community During the Holidays

For many families, holiday traditions are an essential part of the season. Whether it's sharing a meal, exchanging gifts or attending a special event, holidays are a chance to gather and celebrate. The holiday can be lonely for those who don't have loved ones visiting, but residents and staff work…

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Communities Embracing Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has long been a part of the mission, vision and values at United Church Homes. The core values, written in an acrostic which spells the word CHRIST, encourage employees to welcome everyone, honor the differences among them and reflect God’s love. For Avonne Bennett, Service…

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UCH Strengthens Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a member of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of the United Church of Christ, United Church Homes (UCH) stands with a rich tradition of institutions who were chartered to help people work to end prejudice, poverty and discrimination. The UCH commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion…

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Keeping Holiday Visits Safe

During the holidays we know friends and family are looking forward to spending time with residents and visiting safely. Measures such as getting your flu and COVID-19 vaccines, wearing masks and socially distancing are important because many residents are at higher risk or are immunocompromised. Here are a few tips…

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Helping Residents Navigate COVID Challenges By Staying Safe & Sound

With the uptick of COVID cases across the country, United Church Homes (UCH) and the Clinical Service team led by Patti Klingel, Executive Director of Compliance and Clinical Services, remind us that Safe and Sound isn’t just a saying —it’s a core pillar of our mission to help our residents…

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Uncover the True Cost Savings of Independent Living

We understand the complexities surrounding the decision to age in place or move into independent senior living. Realistically, cost can be a driving factor in this decision. Costs can also present differently in different situations. Let's look at costs and benefits that go beyond the monthly fee. Mortgage-Free Doesn’t Mean…

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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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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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Bringing Joy Through Food

Meet Chef Dave Rudie of Glenwood Community “Food is so much more than just physical nourishment,” says Chef John ‘Dave’ Rudie. “Food is really about bringing joy to people, and that’s what I get to do here.” United Church Homes knows that staff often becomes family, and our residents are…

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UCH Holding Vaccine Clinics

Maintaining a healthy and safe environment for residents and staff remains our commitment and top priority at United Church Homes. In addition to following all state and federal guidelines, we have implemented stronger infection control policies to reduce the risks of COVID-19 in our communities. Right now, one of the…

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Three reasons to make Glenwood Community your home

There comes a time in everyone’s life when our age and health circumstances may add up to not wanting to do it all by ourselves anymore. We might decide we want help with cooking and cleaning, or we may need a little assistance with home maintenance like mowing the lawn…

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