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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Tina’s Giving Heart

Tina was fully aware her financial resources were depleted, and her spirit and hopes were exhausted, when she began working in Dining Services at Fairhaven Community. “I was so thankful to find this job, and to finally be hired because I needed it to survive,” she said. While adjusting to…

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