The addition of Harmar Place and Glenwood Community represents a 20 percent expansion in the number of residents and staff being served daily by United Church Homes.
United Church Homes recently took a faith-inspired step to strategically and significantly expand its ministry by acquiring two senior living communities in Marietta, Ohio. The effective date of the transfer was July 1. Both communities were previously owned and operated by the Memorial Health System based in Marietta.
UCH acquired Harmar Place Rehabilitation and Extended Care, an 86-bed skilled nursing facility located just a few blocks west of downtown Marietta, and Glenwood Retirement Community, a senior residential community featuring 122 units providing independent living, assisted living and residential living services, located on 70 acres a few miles northeast of Marietta.
The acquisition is a key element of United Church Homes’ strategic efforts to expand its ministry in the state of Ohio. The organization already operates six other healthcare communities in Ohio — serving residents in Canal Fulton, Upper Sandusky, Jackson, Sandusky, Fairborn and Beavercreek — as well as a dozen affordable senior housing communities located throughout the state.
“We are very excited about adding Harmar Place and Glenwood Retirement Community to our family,” said Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes. “We’ve worked closely with the Memorial Health System over the past year on this initiative, and believe there is a strong cultural alignment of vision, mission and core values between our organizations. We’re looking forward to continuing to provide quality senior living services for the residents of Marietta and the surrounding area.”
This move will also bring United Church Homes into new relationships with UCC congregations and local community agencies in the region.
The addition of Harmar Place and Glenwood Community represents a 20 percent expansion in the number of residents and staff being served daily by United Church Homes. Our ministry now serves approximately 4,000 residents living in 68 senior housing and healthcare communities in 13 states and two Native American senior housing communities.
“When this acquisition is viewed in concert with our recent management agreement with Friendship Village of Columbus and another impending acquisition in the Dayton market, these steps are part of a broader effort to strategically expand our organization,” said Rev. Daniel. “We are looking to selectively enter markets that are attractive and growing, and that we believe would be particularly receptive to the value propositions offered by a faith-based, nonprofit provider such as United Church Homes. It’s revealing that other opportunities, involving both potential acquisitions and management contracts, are now beginning to emerge on the horizon.”
A reception to introduce United Church Homes to the Marietta community was held on July 30 at Glenwood Community. More than 200 people from the Marietta healthcare and business community attended the welcoming event.