• Increasing Awareness Developing specific health and hygiene protocols, such as increased hand sanitizing, social distancing and wearing masks, has increased my awareness of life’s quickly passing moments. As the daylight shortens, I appreciate the fleeting gifts of summer, the warm sunshine, bright flowers and flow of a soft, gentle breeze.…

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Abundant Aging

Transforming the Conversation | Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging Blog

The center is an initiative of United Church Homes, headquartered in Marion, Ohio. It transforms aging through education, outreach and advocacy.

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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.

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