Five Trinity Communities of Greater Dayton Staffers Recognized with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Five staff members from Trinity Communities of Greater Dayton have received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. Those who received the award were Teresa Webb, manager, Trinity Community at Fairwood;…

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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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Artists, Volunteers Celebrate OMA at Trinity Community at Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK [Dec. 17, 2019] – Sixteen volunteers joined with residents and staff of Trinity Community at Beavercreek in November for the community’s ninth Opening Minds through Art session. OMA is an intergenerational art-making program for residents living with Alzheimer’s or dementia-related conditions. It provides residents with the creative freedom to…

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Trinity Communities Welcome New Medical Director

Amid the launch of Trinity Communities of Greater Dayton, two United Church Homes locations that offer long-term and skilled nursing care welcomed a new medical director, Dr. Latha Venkatesh. Dr. Venkatesh has joined the teams at Trinity Community at Beavercreek and Trinity Community at Fairborn (formerly Patriot Ridge). Hailing from…

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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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Trinity Community at Fairborn Rededicates Café as Café at Patriot Ridge

Trinity Community at Fairborn, a United Church Homes community, hosted an open house Monday to honor its longstanding veteran relationships among residents and volunteers by rededicating the Main Street Café as the Café at Patriot Ridge. The senior living community recently changed its name from Patriot Ridge Community to Trinity…

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Trinity Community at Fairborn Seeks OMA Volunteers

FAIRBORN, Ohio – Trinity Community at Fairborn, formerly Patriot Ridge, is seeking volunteers for its Opening Minds through Art program. OMA is an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program for people with dementia. It is a failure-free program designed to provide opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people with…

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Trinity Community of Beavercreek Recertified with Bronze Award for Quality

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — United Church Homes’ Trinity Community, a senior living community in Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded the 2019 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The annual award is the first of three distinctions possible through the…

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Trinity Community at Fairborn (formerly Patriot Ridge) to celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week

FAIRBORN [May 3, 2019] – Trinity Community at Fairborn (formerly Patriot Ridge) in Fairborn is excited to participate in National Skilled Nursing Care Week, which will be held May 12 – 18. The NSNCW 2019 theme, “Live Soulfully,” will celebrate skilled nursing centers and their residents and staff by showcasing…

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Examples of Engagement

Our residents are so engaged, we couldn’t write features on every story. Here are some highlights of other engagement activities by residents and staff of UCH communities from our Community Benefits Program. Cherry Arbors Dwight, a resident of Cherry Arbors, retired when he moved in. To fight boredom, Dwight began…

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UCH Honors Recipients with Awards for Leadership, Dedication and Values

Late fall of 2018 proved a time to lift up those who embody the spirit of United Church Homes, as eight individuals accepted awards for their exemplary service to UCH. “We have a passion for developing and supporting leadership here,” President and CEO Rev. Kenneth Daniel said. “We’ve been blessed…

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Supporters Honored at Donor Appreciation Events

At each event, UCH presented three awards — the Diakonie Award, the Spirit Award and the Ben M. Herbster Award. The Diakonie Award is presented to congregations to honor those who have demonstrated faithfulness in their support of the mission of United Church Homes and its communities. The Spirit Award…

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