Dr. Dan Cannone Named Chief Medical Officer

United Church Homes recently announced the appointment of Daniel J. Cannone, D.O. to the position of chief medical officer. Dr. Cannone brings more than 30 years of experience in medical staff leadership positions with hospitals and post-acute providers located throughout the nation. He most recently served as chief medical officer…

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Ohio State Rep. McClain Visits Fairhaven Community

State of Ohio Representative Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) stopped at Fairhaven Community for a visit on September 30. He spent the luncheon meeting speaking with United Church Homes’ executives, Fairhaven management staff and new LeadingAge Ohio President and CEO, Kathryn Brod. Rep. McClain was keenly interested in seeing the progress…

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Jennifer Gibbs Earns CEAL Accreditation

Jennifer Gibbs, regional marketing manager for Trinity and Trinity Community at Fairborn (formerly Patriot Ridge) Communities in the Dayton area, recently completed the certification requirements to qualify as a Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL). The CEAL program covered many areas including hands-on clinical training, interactive classroom education and guided…

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Canal Village, David’s Way Co-host Fall Harvest Festival

Canal Village and David’s Way Communities in Canal Winchester, Ohio, welcomed autumn with their first-ever Fall Harvest Festival. Residents invited their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy the day, where they passed out candy at their apartments. Robert Swiger built games and a sucker tree to the delight of attendees,…

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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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UCH Congratulates First ACPE Graduating Class

Certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), Rev. Greta Wagner is pleased to present the first ACPE graduating class with an event held at Trinity Community in Beavercreek. CPE is interfaith professional education into ministry. Congratulations to the recent grads!

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Kahlua: Service Dog Extraordinaire

Most of us already know that pets can be great sources of comfort and healing, especially in the face of loss. But Kahlua is not just an ordinary pet. He is the Chocolate Labradoodle who assists one of the residents of Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton, Ohio. He’s special…

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Chapel Hill Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for Kroft Commons

Chapel Hill Community, A United Church Homes Community, dedicated 12 new cottages at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for independent living residences, Kroft Commons on November 12, 2014. There are 28 cottages in Kroft Commons, each measuring a spacious 1388 square feet, with two bedrooms, two baths and attached garages. The ceremony…

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Friends Reconnect After 40 Years

John Rainey and Luella Kimble had no idea they lived in the same community the past four years. Luella just happened to catch John's picture in the most recent volume of Spirit. John and Luella were two years apart at Hopewell-Loudon School, where John was a classmate and very good…

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The Q-Team: Queens of Quality

Healthcare organizations place great emphasis on delivering quality care. But how do consumers know what qualifies as quality care? For United Church Homes, quality is such an important organizational objective that we have a team of professionals dedicated to achieving it. They are charged with implementing, teaching, measuring and evaluating…

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Albert “Junior” Dick: Champion Fancy Dancer

OmahaCare resident Albert “Junior” Dick was born on the Omaha Reservation in northeast Nebraska in 1947. Because he was responsible for caring for his ailing grandfather, Junior attended school through the eighth grade. There was no high school on the reservation at the time. Junior eventually moved to suburban Chicago…

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Love Worth Waiting For

Agatha thinks she is going for a walk, and she is, but there is a surprise waiting for her. On good days, she recognizes Jim. Today is a good day. Her eyes light up with recognition. Her smile stretches across her face. As he walks toward her, she watches his…

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Bringing Hope to the Omaha

There are two signs posted along the entry to Macy, Nebraska, where United Church Homes operates an affordable senior housing community, OmahaCare Senior Living. One sign is a bright pink billboard screaming out the warning, “Meth Kills.” The second sign is a plaque recognizing the Omaha tribe’s courageous efforts to…

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Inside Alive Inside

Must See Documentary It is rare, perhaps once every decade, that a film simply leaps off the screen and demands your rapt attention. Alive Inside is such a film. The documentary about the promise and potential of using music as a therapeutic approach to reach those afflicted with dementia is…

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Fairhaven Community Announces the Retirement of Margie Young

Margie Young retires from Fairhaven Community after 29 years of service. Margie worked in the dietary department for 24 years and spent the past five years in the housekeeping and laundry department. On the 28th of October, the community hosted a cake and punch retirement party for her. Residents, co-workers…

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Her Spirit Lives On

On November 11, 2014 Trinity lost an employee and dear friend, Ella Gibson. Join us in celebrating her life. You can read more about Ella by clicking on the link below. http://www.anderson-funeral.com/obituary/129305/Ella-Gibson/

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