Musical Guest Inspires Warm Memories for Parkvue Resident

Elizabeth Van of Parkvue Healthcare found our recent performers, Ken and Mary, to be quite entertaining. After their accordion and banjo performance, she talked to Ken and they exchanged some conversation in the German language. When Elizabeth mentioned a song called “Blue Skirt Waltz,” Mary picked up her accordion and…

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Justin Kender Named New Chef at Parkvue Place

Parkvue Community recently announced the appointment of Justin Kender to the position of chef at Parkvue Place, a community of United Church Homes. United Church Homes is a housing and healthcare provider, primarily for older adults, responsive to the needs of the whole person and based on Christian values. Kender…

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Trinity and Trinity Community at Fairborn (formerly Patriot Ridge) Communities Experience Cutting Edge App Development

  (Fairborn)--Mike Eidsaune, the great-grandson-in-law and a fledgling entrepreneur of former Trinity Community resident developed an app –CareMonster.com – designed to connect the varying schedules of family members so that everyone within a closed group could know what was going on with their family member at any given time. Eidsaune…

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Bloomingkemper earns CEAL designation from OCAL

Parkvue Community Resident Services Coordinator Shannon Bloomingkemper, LPN, completed the Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL) training program offered through the Ohio Centers for Assisted Living (OCAL). The four-day course, held in Columbus, included a combination of hands-on clinical learning, interactive classroom training and guided self-study. Shannon became CEAL-certified after…

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Congressman Robert Latta Visits Fairhaven Community

Congressman Robert Latta (R-Bowling Green) visited Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, on February 24, as part of an initiative to better understand how public policy and reimbursement decisions impact the lives of seniors living in continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) such as Fairhaven. Pictured are Rep. Latta; Rev. Kenneth…

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United Church Homes was Featured in The Marion Star

The Feb. 18 edition of The Marion Star included details about the United Church Homes renovations and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Marion Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon-cutting with the staff of United Church Homes Inc. at their newly renovated office expansion. United Church Homes, a Marion-based nonprofit organization…

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Faith Drives Service to Others

Long before moving to Trinity Community of Beavercreek, Gene Williams was an avid supporter of its mission and vision. After all, she’d served as a volunteer at Trinity for more than 30 years, finding caring ways to live out her Christian faith. “I’ve always appreciated the work they do here,”…

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Chaplaincy Services

Rev. Sandy Hutchinson ‘A ministry of love’ Rev. Sandy Hutchinson has served as chaplain at Chapel Hill Retirement Community in Canal Fulton, Ohio, since 2001. Rev. Sandy provides spiritual support for residents, families and staff. She conducts ecumenical Sunday worship services and weekly Bible study. She makes hospital calls, attends…

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No Distance too far, nor time too long between friends

“It takes a long time to grow old friends.” Peter Crème drove 800 miles from Minnesota to surprise his high school sweetheart, Pat Duck, with a visit at Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio. Pete and Pat dated in high school. When Pete joined the Air Force, Pat graduated, moved to…

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Fast Track Rehab Renovations Promote Recovery and Renewal

When Deb from Oxford Township needed to recover after surgery, Parkvue was her logical choice. With new private suites, engaged healing experts and a completely revamped look, the Fast Track Rehab units at Parkvue in Sandusky, Ohio, and Chapel Hill in Canal Fulton, Ohio, now resemble luxury retreats more than…

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Heritage Trip

The Rev. Joyce E. Schroer of Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville, Ohio, shares her time spent with select United Church Homes communities and her Confirmation Class of 2013. “Generation after generation stands in awe of your work; each one tells stories of your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4 What…

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LGBT Seniors Overcome Obstacles

But what about those seniors who are denied access to or face insensitivity from the very people who can help them with that transition? Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community may face a range of discrimination in their quest for health care and housing. There are…

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United Church Homes Is for Everyone

  “It was more like ’don’t ask, don’t tell,’ and so I didn’t,” says Nichols. “Many people there knew I was gay, but we just never talked about it. It didn’t feel like discrimination; it just didn’t feel authentic.” When her former employer’s hiring policy was changed to specifically exclude…

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Fairhaven Community Volunteers

Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you’ll find Janet McDaniel delivering mail at Fairhaven Community. But it’s not her job—it’s her passion. As a community volunteer for more than 15 years, Janet enjoys helping others. “I love working with the residents,” she says. “They’re always so gracious and appreciative; it’s very…

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