Grants Fund Opening Minds through Art at Harmar Place
MARIETTA, Ohio – Harmar Place, a United Church Homes community, will continue its Opening Minds through Art program for residents living with dementia thanks to two grants from the local community The grants, totaling $2,050, came from the Marietta Welfare League and the Binkley Charitable Fund, a fund of the Marietta…

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Aging LGBT Population Facing Unique Challenges
Summit to Address the Needs of the Community The first Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit focusing on issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults will be held February 11 and 12, 2019, at the Sinclair College Conference Center in Dayton. It is being presented by the United Church…

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United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice join forces to expand care
  DAYTON & MARION, Ohio – United Church Homes (UCH) and Ohio’s Hospice are teaming up to form a new not-for-profit joint venture Medicare-certified hospice program. United Church Homes residents needing hospice and palliative care soon can receive services provided by Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes while remaining in the…

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Scholarship Program – Application OPEN through March 1, 2019
Applications. One application makes students eligible for all scholarships for which they qualify. Only online applications will be accepted. The application does not have to be completed all at once. Students can save and return to answer more questions or correct information previously entered. The application does require recommendations, essays,…

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Sanders recognized with LUV Award at Parkvue Community
The LUV Award recognizes and honors staff members who demonstrate the highest commitment to United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. Nominations may be made by staff members, volunteers, residents or their families. Kevin was nominated for his demonstration of integrity within the community.…

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Mugrage recognized with LUV Award at Harmar Place
The LUV Award recognizes and honors staff members who demonstrate the highest commitment to United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. Nominations may be made by staff members, volunteers, residents or their families. Barbara was selected for the LUV Award for exhibiting all of…

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Smiley, Bell recognized with LUV Award at Chapel Hill Community
The LUV Award recognizes and honors staff members who demonstrate the highest commitment to United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. Nominations may be made by staff members, volunteers, residents or their families. Monica was nominated for her compassion toward residents, families and co-workers.…

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Frisch recognized with LUV Award at Fairhaven Community
The LUV Award recognizes and honors staff members who demonstrate the highest commitment to United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. Nominations may be made by staff members, volunteers, residents or their families. Sharon has worked at Fairhaven for 16 years. She was nominated…

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Trinity Community recognized as bronze Employer of Choice
“We’re very proud to be recognized for our culture and commitment to excellence,” said Laura Farrell, executive director of Trinity Community. “We believe that respecting our staff and ensuring their success are the best ways to create a positive community for our residents.” Established in 2017, the Employer of Choice…

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Oakhaven Community grant funds needed outdoor enhancements
Numerous studies have pointed to the negative effects social isolation has on overall health and cognitive functioning. Social isolation is associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease and stroke. Beyond the social benefits, being outdoors has physical and emotional benefits. Sun exposure provides Vitamin D, which is essential…

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Trinity Community earns Highest Honors in overall satisfaction in resident survey
Holleran awards the annual Highest Honors distinction to communities attaining high mean scores that exceed the Holleran benchmark, an industry gold standard for measuring resident satisfaction. The benchmark is the largest in the nation and includes 140,000 recent cases specific to senior living, aging services and healthcare organizations. Trinity Community…

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Fairhaven Community Assisted Living earns high marks for care and safety
A deficiency-free survey indicates that the community met all of the state’s safety and quality standards. State officials evaluate senior living communities and skilled nursing centers following an extensive, unannounced survey, which is conducted on-site at the center for several days. Inspectors judge a community’s performance on safety measures, quality…

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UCH communities recognized with Silver Quality Award
Chapel Hill, Fairhaven, Four Winds, Harmar Place and Patriot Ridge communities and SEM Haven all received the distinction. In total, 166 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities made the list. The awards will be presented to recipients during AHCA/NCAL’s 69th Annual Convention & Expo in San Diego, California,…

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Fairhaven Community offers new STNA training class
Students must complete a 75-hour course consisting of classroom instruction, skills lab and clinical experience. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the state test to become STNAs. The program coordinator and instructor is Jennifer Koge, RN, BSN, who has 26 years of experience in long-term care. She completed the…

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Four Winds honors local man for outstanding support
H. Frank Doenges, the recipient of this year’s Spirit Award, has a long history with Four Winds. In 2014, his knee prothesis became infected, and he began an extended stay at Four Winds. While living there, Doenges, a local pastor, transferred Sunday evening services and the Redeemed Riders’ (Chapter 624…

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UCH Housing supporters honored at Donor Appreciation Dinne
Naples United Church of Christ in Florida received the 2018 Diakonie Award. Naples UCC members have worked with Cypress Run Senior Housing Community in Immokalee, Florida, in ways ranging from special offerings to interfaith emergency mobilization. Beyond financial assistance, NUCC worked shoulder to shoulder with members of local Methodist and…

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Camp Ageless returns to Patriot Ridge Community to combat ageism
Camp Ageless will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Main Street Café at Patriot Ridge Community, 789 Stoneybrook Trail, Fairborn. The program includes lunch and a magic show from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Events will include bubbles, camp stories, face painting, cookie decorating, a…

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