Pilgrim Manor’s VanRee Fund Provides Residents the Chance to See Grand Rapids

  Shirley and James Balk have given so much to the people of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Through the James and Shirley Balk Foundation, they’ve funded education initiatives, healthcare organizations and local arts. They’ve supported the nonprofit healthcare system Spectrum Health. Their foundation has beautified tourist attraction Frederik Meijer Gardens and…

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Pilgrim Manor’s Inaugural Lunch Break to Educate Series: 2018 Tax Reform

  The 100-plus attendees enjoyed lunch followed by an informative lecture, featuring speaker Ryan Sheffer of Advance Capital Management, who guided attendees through best giving practices after the 2018 tax reform. All funds raised at the event support Pilgrim Manor’s Compassionate Care Fund for residents who have depleted or outlived…

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Predictive Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence: Tools for Early Intervention

  According to a January 2017 report from management consulting firm NewVantage Partners, approximately 95 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have made significant investments in big data initiatives within the past five years. The senior living profession is no exception. United Church Homes collects demographic and health data of its…

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2018 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 online: Click Here Register by email: nlongmeier@uchinc.org…

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Pilgrim Manor earns bronze award for quality

The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which honors long-term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for older adults and people with disabilities. “The bronze award exemplifies a dedication to positively impacting…

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United Church Homes earns Platinum certification in LGBT cultural competency training

The certification, which will be valid for the remainder of 2017 and the 2018 calendar year, comes from Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, commonly known as SAGE. The SAGECare program trains residential healthcare providers and others that work with and advocate for older adults. “Many LGBT older adults may…

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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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UCH to invest $3 million upgrading assisted living community

Karen Messick, the new executive director of United Church Homes Management, said the makeover is much needed at Pilgrim Manor. “It enables us to compete with the market demand, which ultimately makes the organization sustainable in the community,” said Messick, who has an office at Pilgrim Manor. Renovations to Pilgrim…

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A New Place to Call Home

Today Pilgrim Manor operates 55 skilled nursing beds and 110 assisted living apartments on a 10-acre campus near downtown Grand Rapids. The integration of the organizations will occur at the end of October. This means Pilgrim Manor will continue to operate under its own name but will become a fully…

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