Innovative Programs and Events Help Parkvue Residents Live It!

Residents wave at passersby during the annual Parkvue Parade!

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 Parkvue Community has evolved to provide personalized and innovative life enrichment programming for active older adults.

As part of the UCH Live It! program, The Parkvue Community works with residents as they explore their next chapter in life. “Our residents’ passions are our passions, and their purpose is our purpose. One of our residents, John, has a passion for exercising and the outdoors.

Residents gather around a string quartet concert on campus.

We helped him channel these passions into teaching classes in our pool and coordinating a fishing derby for residents. Our resident, Pat, is an avid reader and book lover. Together, we found a way for her to translate that passion into managing our neighborhood library,” said Laura Nemeth, Marketing Director. Another resident, Jennifer, puts her friendly personality and exuberant smile to great use as she volunteers at the front desk assisting visitors. “I love The Parkvue Community and want to make sure everyone that comes to Parkvue feels welcome,” said Jennifer.

The Parkvue Community staff listens to residents and creates ways for them to make social connections. Jennifer helps coordinate happy hour every Friday at 4 p.m. and hosts a welcome reception for new residents.

“I love that Parkvue listens to our feedback. With more new people moving in, I wanted to help these new friends feel as welcome as I do,” said Jennifer. “Events like our happy hours allow me to be a social butterfly and to get to know my neighbors better.”

Resident looks out over the pond in preparation of the annual fishing derby.

Purposeful living and connections aren’t limited to The Parkvue Community campus. The community taps into Sandusky and Cleveland resources to bring residents even more diverse cultural experiences. “We partner with local and regional art museums and cultural institutions to offer University Circle Learning Programs, which provide opportunities for residents to participate in weekly Zoom meetings with curators from around the country and take monthly field trips to the museums,” shared Nemeth. “Our residents enjoy outings to local concerts and restaurants, and local entertainers know how much our residents enjoy their visits to the Parkvue campus.”

“Parkvue Community is a testament to UCH’s commitment to Live It! and supporting residents’ next chapter of life,” said Nemeth. “We strive to provide more innovative programs and events in the future to help our residents’ wellbeing and promote their sense of purpose, leading to richer, fuller lives.”