Abundant Giving Honored

Donors and volunteers gathered as United Church Homes (UCH) honored several impactful benefactors to its communities. The awards ceremonies were held in Upper Sandusky, Sandusky, and Marietta, Ohio throughout the course of the summer. The Diakonkie, The Spirit Award and the Ben M. Herbster awards were given to those who…

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New Projects Advance UCH’s Strategic Growth Plan

United Church Homes’ (UCH) strategic growth goals have never been about the bottom line, but rather about advancing the organization’s mission to help a diverse population of older adults live abundant lives. “We cast a wide net in implementing our strategic growth plan,” explained Senior Executive Vice President and Chief…

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UCH Releases Updated Logos in Brand Refresh

United Church Homes continues its journey to expand its mission and ministry of providing abundant life to older adults. Since 2019, the organization has welcomed 11 communities and nearly 1,000 units to the United Church Homes family and introduced innovative services that support seniors in our communities and beyond our…

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Age is Just a Number

Celebrating CENTENARIANS who embrace UCH’s commitment to LiveIt! Google “keys to longevity” and you’ll find lots of good advice but no guaranteed formulas for achieving it. Social-emotional issues also impact longevity, with research showing the benefits of maintaining social connections, spirituality, forgiveness and living a life of purpose. United Church…

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Best of the Best: Four Communities Receive Top Honors

Four United Church Homes (UCH) communities were voted “Best of the Best  in the 2021 Readers’ Choice contests sponsored by local media groups. The awards covered numerous categories. Two communities were readers’ top choices by The Marietta Times: the Pines at The Glenwood Community was named the Best Assisted Living…

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NaviGuide Launches New Service to Support Older Adults and Family Caregivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Amy Bonacuse Director of Marketing & Communications 740.341.9557 or abonacuse@uchinc.org Ashley Bills Corporate Communications Manager 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org NaviGuide Launches New Service to Support Older Adults and Family Caregivers Columbus, OH (Mar. 28, 2022) United Church Homes (UCH) has launched NaviGuide, a new service for…

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Residents Thrive During Wintertime

Spending time with loved ones, enjoying nature and participating in activities can improve the quality of life for older adults. However, cold winter weather can create a barrier to regular schedules. It’s not just snow and ice that make winter a difficult season for seniors – additional factors include post-holiday…

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Excellent Care Reflected in Quality Awards and Star Ratings at UCH

United Church Homes’ (UCH) commitment to quality care and continuous improvement in all areas of the organization runs deep. That commitment is especially relevant in highly regulated skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities that serve the most vulnerable residents. UCH benefits by both voluntary and government-mandated assessments that inform…

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Technology Helps Residents Live It! With Purpose

United Church Homes (UCH) constantly looks for ways to better serve its residents. Technology offers many opportunities to help residents achieve the three pillars of the LIVE IT! program: Live with Purpose; Social Connections; and Safe and Sound. There’s exciting news to share about various technology initiatives at UCH communities.…

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Leveraging Technology to Engage Residents

One might think that United Church Homes’ (UCH) focus on technology is only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – a period in which people and organizations increasingly relied on technology to stay connected with friends, family and work. However, senior leadership and staff are always exploring ways to better…

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Celebrating the Power of Community During the Holidays

For many families, holiday traditions are an essential part of the season. Whether it's sharing a meal, exchanging gifts or attending a special event, holidays are a chance to gather and celebrate. The holiday can be lonely for those who don't have loved ones visiting, but residents and staff work…

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Innovative Programs and Events Help Parkvue Residents Live It!

For more than 20 years, hundreds of people from the Sandusky, Ohio area and beyond have called United Church Homes, The Parkvue Community home. This active, warm and vibrant community prides itself on hosting an array of programs and events to inspire the soul. As resident needs have changed, The…

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Communities Embracing Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has long been a part of the mission, vision and values at United Church Homes. The core values, written in an acrostic which spells the word CHRIST, encourage employees to welcome everyone, honor the differences among them and reflect God’s love. For Avonne Bennett, Service…

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UCH Strengthens Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a member of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of the United Church of Christ, United Church Homes (UCH) stands with a rich tradition of institutions who were chartered to help people work to end prejudice, poverty and discrimination. The UCH commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion…

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Keeping Holiday Visits Safe

During the holidays we know friends and family are looking forward to spending time with residents and visiting safely. Measures such as getting your flu and COVID-19 vaccines, wearing masks and socially distancing are important because many residents are at higher risk or are immunocompromised. Here are a few tips…

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