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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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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Helping Residents Navigate COVID Challenges By Staying Safe & Sound

With the uptick of COVID cases across the country, United Church Homes (UCH) and the Clinical Service team led by Patti Klingel, Executive Director of Compliance and Clinical Services, remind us that Safe and Sound isn’t just a saying —it’s a core pillar of our mission to help our residents…

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7 Tips for Moving into a Senior Living Community

The active housing market has many older adults considering whether now is the time to downsize and move. Senior independent living communities welcome adults ages 55 and older and typically offer of cottage homes and apartments, and sometimes both. They are an attractive option because they offer a broad range…

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2020: UCH Team Spreads Hope, Resilient Spirit

March 13, 2020, is circled on United Church Homes senior leaders' calendars - just two days after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency in the U.S. That day began a baptism by fire for every UCH team member. UCH faced two challenges against the backdrop of one of the most…

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UCH Holding Vaccine Clinics

Maintaining a healthy and safe environment for residents and staff remains our commitment and top priority at United Church Homes. In addition to following all state and federal guidelines, we have implemented stronger infection control policies to reduce the risks of COVID-19 in our communities. Right now, one of the…

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Five Reasons to Choose Pilgrim Manor

If you’re native to Grand Rapids, Michigan, you are probably familiar with Pilgrim Manor, a United Church Homes community. However, it’s not likely you have explored getting to know more about Pilgrim Manor, unless you or someone you love are considering a move to an assisted living community. For those…

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UCH Welcomes Executive Director to Pilgrim Manor senior living in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kim Vagnetti Joins Grand Rapids Team United Church Homes, a senior living provider based in Marion, Ohio, has welcomed a new executive director to lead its Pilgrim Manor campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kim Vagnetti, LNHA, joined the team Tuesday, July 21, with a wealth of experience in the senior…

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Procurement Team Shines in COVID-19 Under New Director

MARION [June 22, 2020] – When United Church Homes welcomed Phil Darling as its newest director of procurement and supply chain earlier this year, few could have imagined the trajectory of the supply challenges ahead. Running Start for Director of Procurement Darling joined the team March 16, just days after…

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