COVID-19 Update: Tips to Keep Older Adults Healthy

Older Adults at Greater Risk of Complications from COVID-19 Older adults, especially those over age 80, are at greater risk of becoming critically ill or dying from COVID-19. Their immune systems are more fragile than children and younger adults, making them more vulnerable to complications from seasonal flu and other…

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COVID-19: United Church Homes Restricting Visits

CMS Directs Senior Living Communities to Restrict All Non-Essential Visitors March 14, 2020 – The COVID-19 healthcare situation is evolving rapidly, and senior living communities remain a top focus in the fight to slow the spread of coronavirus. We are amending our visitation policy, effective March 14, 2020, and until…

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Pilgrim Manor’s Gebott Recognized with LUV Award

MARION, Ohio [Jan. 17, 2020] – Elmeline Gebott, a state-tested nursing assistant at Pilgrim Manor, a senior living community in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. A colleague nominated Gebott…

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Winter Holiday Events Enhance Community Life

The winter holiday season is a special time of fellowship for residents of United Church Homes communities. Each of UCH’s owned and managed senior living communities hosts special events to enhance resident community life and recognize the winter holidays. Employees celebrate the season with Christmas staff parties, and the spirit…

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United Church Homes Announces New Chief Growth Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator, 740.382.4885 or apaolella@uchinc.org Amy Bonacuse, 740.341.9557 or abonacuse@uchinc.org MARION, Ohio (December 12, 2019) – United Church Homes announced that Teresa “Terry” Spitznagel, BSSW, LSW, MHA, will join the organization Feb. 10 as chief growth officer, a newly created position that replaces…

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Three More UCH Communities Earn Bronze Quality Awards

Joining seven other United Church Homes-owned and managed senior living communities in their commitment to improve the quality of life and quality of care for older adults, three more UCH communities have been recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living with quality awards. The…

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UCH Executive Leader Retires After 40 Years in Healthcare Management and Senior Living

Chuck Mooney, senior vice president of senior living services and chief operating officer, will retire from United Church Homes in December after seven years of service to UCH and a fulfilling career in nonprofit senior living and healthcare management that spans four decades. Chuck has been an integral part of…

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The Promise of Technology for Aging Abundantly

On Oct. 11, 2019, academics and healthcare professionals joined United Church Homes leadership, staff and friends to participate in the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging Fourth Annual Symposium: The Promise of Technology for Aging Abundantly. Set in the beautiful Renaissance Westerville-Polaris Hotel in central Ohio, the conference offered…

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Ageism: A Prejudice with Dire Consequences for Older Adults

If you’ve been following United Church Homes over the past few years, you’re probably familiar with the term ageism. But what exactly is ageism, and how does it impact the lives of the nation’s older adults? The following is a Q&A with Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, executive director of UCH’s Ruth…

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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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