My moving into a multilevel retirement community coincided with the new reality of quarantines in this COVID-19 crisis. When you moved in, you automatically became quarantined for two weeks: no visitors, no leaving the premises. You were in “lockdown” with daily temperature readings to protect the community. Being entirely alone…
Community benefits include the many ways in which United Church Homes staff members contribute to the larger communities where we live and work, including the following:
- Expertise and opportunities with partner organizations as we live the UCH mission.
- Internships, research and volunteer opportunities and clinical training for students learning about aging services
- How UCH residents share their skills and experiences with their larger communities, and the ways in which their own lives are enriched through the philanthropic support of others.
About the Center
Named in honor of Ruth Frost Parker, a former member of the United Church Homes Board of Directors, the Center for Abundant Aging seeks to build on her vision and generosity which continues to inspire and impact so many.
The Parker Center brings together current theory and practice in the fields of gerontology, geriatrics, spirituality and aging, healthcare, housing and public policy within the context of the wide variety of professional fields upon which each of the communities of United Church Homes depend.