Introducing Our New Chalice Partner Program

United Church Homes is launching a new initiative to solidify its engagement with specific community churches and congregation members. The Chalice Partner Program facilitates the organization’s long tradition of building relationships and support among congregations, individuals and UCH communities. The program not only promotes financial support of the mission of…

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United Church Homes Employee Completed Leadership Marion! Course

United Church Homes would like to congratulate Nikki Cox, information technologies/help desk technician, for completing the 2013-2014 Leadership Marion! course. The nine-month class focused on aspects vital to any healthy, vibrant community including topics that explored educational issues, governmental structures, social service needs, economic development, arts and culture, recreation, exploring…

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Parkvue Staffer Recognized for Award at Annual OCHA Convention

Shannon Bloomingkemper, Director of Resident Services, was nominated for the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) Heroes of Long Term Care by resident, Audrey Shaffer, last year. Shannon won the award in May of 2013 and was recognized for this award at the annual OHCA convention in April 2014. OHCA has…

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Four Winds Enjoys Beautiful Gardening Day

Four Winds residents, families and volunteers experienced a great weather day for the annual flower planting event. Volunteers from Christ United Methodist Church, Grace Baptist Church, Holzer Health System and Life Ambulance volunteered their time and assisted residents with planting flower baskets, gardens and flower pots.

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UCH Staffers Help to Clean Up Downtown Marion

The central office of United Church Homes works hard to be a good corporate neighbor. Downtown Marion recently called on the community and local businesses to help clean up the neighborhood. Many of our employees donated their lunch hour to picking up trash city-wide. Thanks to all of the volunteers…

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Ruth Frost Parker: A Woman on a Mission

  “I still have a lot of work to do.” So says Ruth Frost Parker, “Sandusky’s quiet lady,” whose vision and character personify the faith-based mission and community attributes of United Church Homes. An elegant lady who isn’t afraid to get her hands (or shoes) dirty, she maintains very high…

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Local Auctioneer Visits Four Winds

Pictured L-R: Lori Hill, Patrick Ball and Sandy Borden Local auctioneer and businessman Patrick Ball recently visited Four Winds Community and offered education on how an auction works. He ended his visit by auctioning a few items to the Fast Track Rehab patients as they bid with chips. Everyone had…

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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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Join Our Team

Four Winds Community is now hiring STNAs and per diem LPNs. For questions, contact Heather Walker at 740.286.7551 ext. 225 or hwalker@uchinc.org

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United Church Homes representatives attend UCC annual meeting

Courtney Reese, director of marketing at Parkvue Community; Becky Blocksom, donor relations coordinator for United Church Homes; and Samantha Kerner, director of marketing at Fairhaven Community, attended the Northwest Ohio Association United Church of Christ 51st Annual Meeting on April 26, 2014 in St. Mary's, Ohio. Pastor Bill Michaels from…

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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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In Search of the King

Along the Tennessee-Mississippi border, where the mighty river defines most everything—commerce, kin, culture—there’s something else that’s equally pervasive. This is the birthplace of Rock & Roll and the blues, where everyone’s a musician and native voices melt over you like brown sugar and butter. Music lives here, rich in gospel…

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Catch the Spirit – Volunteer!

The spirit of volunteering that resonates through United Church Homes communities is limited only by the active imaginations of hundreds of volunteers who already donate their time and talents to enriching the lives of our residents. The only prerequisites are interest, a big smile and a willingness to share of…

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Mabel’s Beans

A resident at a United Church Homes affordable housing community was out one day, visiting her friends and neighbors at the community. This resident, “Sam,” was active in many community initiatives, most designed to make life better, richer and more robust for others. “Sam” was not her real name, but…

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Transformed by Love for Christ

The teachings found in 1 Peter 4:10 tell us, “each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” God’s goodness may be radiated through a simple touch, prayer or act of kindness. These displays of respect and acceptance embody…

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