Parkvue’s Bethke Recognized with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Shelly Bethke, a state-tested nursing assistant at Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. A resident of Parkvue’s Ongonz Court Fast Track Rehab neighborhood…

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Winter Holiday Events Enhance Community Life

The winter holiday season is a special time of fellowship for residents of United Church Homes communities. Each of UCH’s owned and managed senior living communities hosts special events to enhance resident community life and recognize the winter holidays. Employees celebrate the season with Christmas staff parties, and the spirit…

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Many People Come Together to Support University Circle

Parkvue Community launched the world-class University Circle Interactive Cleveland learning program on its campus this year, thanks to the support of many individuals and a community foundation. Parkvue staff supported the program’s startup costs through last year’s Employee Giving Campaign, and lead donor Rev. Dan Busch’s passion for the program…

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Senior Learning Program Opens New Doors at Parkvue

Many people look forward to retirement filled with intellectual stimulation, exploration of new interests and engagement with their communities. Residents of Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, are experiencing a new interactive learning environment through Cleveland-based University Circle Inc.’s senior learning program. Senior Learning On the North Coast University Circle is…

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United Church Homes Announces New Chief Growth Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator, 740.382.4885 or apaolella@uchinc.org Amy Bonacuse, 740.341.9557 or abonacuse@uchinc.org MARION, Ohio (December 12, 2019) – United Church Homes announced that Teresa “Terry” Spitznagel, BSSW, LSW, MHA, will join the organization Feb. 10 as chief growth officer, a newly created position that replaces…

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Three More UCH Communities Earn Bronze Quality Awards

Joining seven other United Church Homes-owned and managed senior living communities in their commitment to improve the quality of life and quality of care for older adults, three more UCH communities have been recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living with quality awards. The…

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UCH Executive Leader Retires After 40 Years in Healthcare Management and Senior Living

Chuck Mooney, senior vice president of senior living services and chief operating officer, will retire from United Church Homes in December after seven years of service to UCH and a fulfilling career in nonprofit senior living and healthcare management that spans four decades. Chuck has been an integral part of…

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The Promise of Technology for Aging Abundantly

On Oct. 11, 2019, academics and healthcare professionals joined United Church Homes leadership, staff and friends to participate in the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging Fourth Annual Symposium: The Promise of Technology for Aging Abundantly. Set in the beautiful Renaissance Westerville-Polaris Hotel in central Ohio, the conference offered…

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Youth Experiences Aging Services Through Volunteerism

Anisha Chopra walks into Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio. She strolls confidently toward Frosty’s Life Enrichment Center. There, she waves at some of the residents, giving them a sweet smile. It’s another day of volunteering. Anisha is getting her first taste of the aging services profession through her volunteer work.…

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Ageism: A Prejudice with Dire Consequences for Older Adults

If you’ve been following United Church Homes over the past few years, you’re probably familiar with the term ageism. But what exactly is ageism, and how does it impact the lives of the nation’s older adults? The following is a Q&A with Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, executive director of UCH’s Ruth…

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Foundation Awards $4,000 to Parkvue Community for University Circle Interactive

SANDUSKY, Ohio [Nov. 20, 2019] – Parkvue Community, a United Church Homes community, has received a $4,000 grant from the Michelle Wightman-Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation to support an interactive learning program that connects residents with educational opportunities. The grant funds will support University Circle Interactive, a Cleveland-based older adult program…

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Resident’s Life Comes Full Circle at Parkvue Community

Since moving to Parkvue Community early in 2019, Jennifer’s story has come full circle. Jennifer had always loved Parkvue. After retiring from General Motors, she became a certified activities assistant at Parkvue. Jennifer’s father, John Henry Norris, worked at Aluminum Magnesium as a stock clerk for owner John Frost, the…

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Parkvue Community earns bronze award for quality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community, a retirement community in Sandusky, Ohio, has been awarded the 2019 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The annual award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL…

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Examples of Engagement

Our residents are so engaged, we couldn’t write features on every story. Here are some highlights of other engagement activities by residents and staff of UCH communities from our Community Benefits Program. Cherry Arbors Dwight, a resident of Cherry Arbors, retired when he moved in. To fight boredom, Dwight began…

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