2017 UCH Golf Outing

  REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1 Schedule for the Day Schedule for the Day 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:45 a.m. Call to Carts 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Return to the clubhouse for lunch and prizes after tournament play. How to Register Register by email: csandridge@uchinc.org Register by phone: 740.382.4885…

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Importance of Community Chaplains

Providing spiritual care and comfort for people who are experiencing life’s difficulties, and having trained and credentialed pastors present and available when residents, families, friends and staff struggle with illness, grief, loss, or pain. That’s one way to describe what makes United Church Homes different and distinctive. We believe that…

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Parkvue “Memory Lane”

Parkvue Place employees were inspired recently. A resident showing off his wedding photos motivated staff to create a bulletin board in a common area to showcase resident baby and wedding photos. Residents had a grand time talking about their past, and guessing whose photos were shown on the board. Some…

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Parkvue Place receives deficiency free survey!

Congratulations to Parkvue Place, assisted and residential living, for receiving a deficiency free survey! United Church Homes answers to a higher calling of care. Working together, we share a commitment to excellence, teamwork, caregiving and healing. A big thank you goes out to all of our staff in helping make…

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Parkvue Community Opens New Therapy Gym

Parkvue Community recently announced the opening of a newly built 2,300 square foot addition to its therapy gym. The project included the acquisition of new state-of-the-art therapy equipment and additional space for occupational therapy to improve the training program that helps patients return home following surgery or hospitalization. A new…

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Parkvue Community Honors Faithful Donors

(Sandusky) – Parkvue Community honored faithful supporters at a special dinner event held on June 24, at Plum Brook Country Club. This year, three awards were presented; the Ben M. Herbster Award presented to devoted donors, the Spirit Award to an enthusiastic volunteer, and the Diakonie Award to a supportive…

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Parkvue Community Earns National Award for Quality

(Sandusky) – Parkvue healthcare community owned and operated by United Church Homes has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the “Bronze Commitment to Quality” award for their dedication to improving the lives of residents through dependable quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National…

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Introducing Our New Chalice Partner Program

United Church Homes is launching a new initiative to solidify its engagement with specific community churches and congregation members. The Chalice Partner Program facilitates the organization’s long tradition of building relationships and support among congregations, individuals and UCH communities. The program not only promotes financial support of the mission of…

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Parkvue Staffer Recognized for Award at Annual OCHA Convention

Shannon Bloomingkemper, Director of Resident Services, was nominated for the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) Heroes of Long Term Care by resident, Audrey Shaffer, last year. Shannon won the award in May of 2013 and was recognized for this award at the annual OHCA convention in April 2014. OHCA has…

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Ruth Frost Parker: A Woman on a Mission

  “I still have a lot of work to do.” So says Ruth Frost Parker, “Sandusky’s quiet lady,” whose vision and character personify the faith-based mission and community attributes of United Church Homes. An elegant lady who isn’t afraid to get her hands (or shoes) dirty, she maintains very high…

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United Church Homes representatives attend UCC annual meeting

Courtney Reese, director of marketing at Parkvue Community; Becky Blocksom, donor relations coordinator for United Church Homes; and Samantha Kerner, director of marketing at Fairhaven Community, attended the Northwest Ohio Association United Church of Christ 51st Annual Meeting on April 26, 2014 in St. Mary's, Ohio. Pastor Bill Michaels from…

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Parkvue Community Therapy Expansion

In 1992, thanks to the support of a loyal friend of United Church Homes and local philanthropist, Ruth F. Parker, United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, opened its doors with residential living accommodations for seniors. Three years later, Parkvue’s skilled nursing facility opened. Today, Parkvue Community serves nearly…

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Parkvue Hosts April Fools’ Day Picnic for Residents

On April 1, Parkvue Community residents played the game “Going on a Picnic.” Each player chose a letter of the alphabet from a basket and had to name something they would take on a picnic beginning with that letter. After the game, the residents were served a picnic of hamburgers,…

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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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