Glenwood Community Earns National Recognition

MARIETTA – Glenwood Community, a United Church Homes community, has been recognized by Holleran, the nation’s leading research firm specializing in senior living and community engagement.

Glenwood was one of only two communities nationwide to receive the Choice Community Award for both their resident and employee engagement efforts. Along with Aldersgate Retirement Community (Methodist Senior Services), Glenwood sits firmly within the top 1 percent of senior living organizations in the country.

“We’re honored to receive this award from Holleran,” said Linda Dailey, executive director of Glenwood Community. “Our residents are active in community service projects and volunteer in many ways. It is rewarding to work with a team of employees and residents that make every day a pleasure.”

Holleran’s new Choice Community Award recognizes organizations with strong cultures of engagement. Awards are granted by exceeding Holleran’s “Engagement Index” benchmark with a mean score of 85 or higher on a 100-point scale.

“For a community to earn the Choice Community Award, it must be a cut above,” said Michele Holleran, CEO. “To become a Choice Community recipient is to earn a distinction that is truly meaningful. It means that the campus is a place where engagement is deeply felt; a place where residents are successfully aging and where employees are passionate.”

Holleran has the largest benchmark of its kind, measuring both resident and employee engagement in the senior living space. Currently, the benchmark comprises more than 160,000 resident and employee surveys, all completed within the past two years. This enables organizations to compare their performance to their peers, whether they are across the road or across the country. Utilizing this extensive body of research, Holleran’s Choice Community Awards recognize the most engaging senior living organizations in the nation.

Glenwood Community offers independent and assisted living residences for older adults on its beautiful 70-acre campus. Its mission is to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace.

For more information about Glenwood Community, visit glenwoodretirement.org.

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About United Church Homes: United Church Homes, headquartered in Marion, Ohio, has been “Celebrating the Spirit” of seniors for more than a century. The faith-inspired nonprofit organization is one of the nation’s largest providers of senior living services, with more than 1,800 dedicated staff serving nearly 5,000 residents of all faiths in 74 senior living communities throughout 14 states and two Native American nations. UCH is in covenant with the United Church of Christ and welcomes residents of all faiths.

Media Contact: Alissa Paolella, Communications Coordinator, 740.382.4885 or apaolella@uchinc.org