Pilgrim Manor Awarded COVID-19 Emergency Grants

GRAND RAPIDS [June 16, 2020] – Two local organizations have awarded COVID-19 emergency grants totaling $21,000 to Pilgrim Manor, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in Grand Rapids, to help cover increased costs of protecting residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearts in Community Through Heart of West…


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Fairhaven Community Celebrates 2020 Graduates, Families

UPPER SANDUSKY [May 26, 2020] – Fairhaven Community is celebrating high school and college graduates and their family members who live and work at the United Church Homes senior living community in Upper Sandusky. The leadership team has been creatively addressing the grief and disappointment that many Fairhaven graduates and…


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United Church Homes Announces New Directors to Expand Mission

MARION, Ohio [May 5, 2020] – United Church Homes has announced two new director roles as it launches in-house service coordination at its senior living and affordable housing communities and prepares to develop market-rate, independent living and affordable housing communities for older adults. Dan Fagan, MPA, LSW, and Nathan Bollinger…


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UCH Welcomes New Administrator to Fairhaven Community

UPPER SANDUSKY [Feb. 26, 2020] – United Church Homes recently selected a new administrator to lead Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky. Jean A. Smith, a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA), joined the Fairhaven team Jan. 28. She brings years of expertise in skilled nursing administration, including her most recent position…


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Columbus Colony Elderly Care, United Church Homes Announce Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Amy Bonacuse, director, marketing and communications, 740.382.4885 or abonacuse@uchinc.org or Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator, 740.382.4885 or apaolella@uchinc.org Columbus Colony Elderly Care, United Church Homes Announce Partnership COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 3, 2020) – Columbus Colony for Elderly Care Inc., a not-for-profit licensed skilled nursing community in…


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United Church Homes Recognizes 12 Employees with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – United Church Homes recently honored 12 staff members with the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for their outstanding commitment to the organization’s core values. Nominations for the LUV Award may be made by staff, volunteers, residents or their families. Each month, UCH communities recognize recipients,…


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Fairhaven’s Schwilk Recognized with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Debbie Schwilk, a dining services assistant at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values – compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. Schwilk’s nominator said Schwilk went above and beyond to…


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Pilgrim Manor’s Gebott Recognized with LUV Award

MARION, Ohio [Jan. 17, 2020] – Elmeline Gebott, a state-tested nursing assistant at Pilgrim Manor, a senior living community in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. A colleague nominated Gebott…


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Parkvue’s Bethke Recognized with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Shelly Bethke, a state-tested nursing assistant at Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. A resident of Parkvue’s Ongonz Court Fast Track Rehab neighborhood…


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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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Advance Your Education with a UCH Scholarship

Scholarship Open for Students from Marion or Wyandot Counties United Church Homes is once again offering a scholarship for high school seniors or graduates in Marion or Wyandot counties, with applications being accepted now through noon Friday, Feb. 28. Applicants should have academic and personal experience in working or volunteering…


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HardinCrest Celebrates 30 Years of Housing Older Adults

KENTON, Ohio [Dec. 19, 2019] – HardinCrest Apartments, a United Church Homes affordable housing community in Kenton, Ohio, celebrated its 30th anniversary Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The open house included a proclamation from the Office of the Ohio Governor. HardinCrest offers apartment living for income-qualifying residents age 62 and older,…


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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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Parkvue Community Reaccredited in Comfort Matters™

In November, Parkvue Community’s Follett Court memory care team received reaccreditation in Comfort Matters™, a memory care dementia education and palliative care program dedicated to improving the quality of care and quality of life for those living with dementia. Comfort Matters follows five key concepts: comfort care, anticipating resident needs,…


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Foundation Awards $4,000 to Parkvue Community for University Circle Interactive

SANDUSKY, Ohio [Nov. 20, 2019] – Parkvue Community, a United Church Homes community, has received a $4,000 grant from the Michelle Wightman-Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation to support an interactive learning program that connects residents with educational opportunities. The grant funds will support University Circle Interactive, a Cleveland-based older adult program…


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Harmar Place Accredited in Comfort Matters™

In September, Harmar Place’s the Haven memory care team received accreditation in Comfort Matters™, a memory care dementia education and palliative care program dedicated to improving the quality of care and quality of life for those living with dementia. Comfort Matters follows five key concepts: Comfort Care, Anticipating Resident Needs,…


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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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