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 Trinity Community at Fairborn (formerly 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 &…


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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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United Church Homes’ Fairhaven Community earns Silver quality award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2018 UPPER SANDUSKY — Fairhaven Community has been recognized as a 2018 Silver — Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three possible distinctions through the AHCA/NCAL National…


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Four Winds named top skilled nursing center in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a division of the Ohio Department of Aging, has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey. Four Winds Community, a United Church Homes community in Jackson, ranked the 22nd best skilled nursing center in the state.…


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Supporters honored at United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community event

Calvary Baptist Church, the recipient of the 2018 Diakonie Award, sends children and teens to Parkvue Community for Christmas caroling and the Hallellujah! puppet show. Started in 1931, the church seeks to be a blessing to those it reaches. Its ministries include several programs for children and teens as well…


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Parkvue Community to celebrate grand opening of The Cove

The grand opening marks completion of phase 1 of a three-part expansion project. The first phase includes the construction of 10 two-bedroom, two-bath cottages, including three duplexes and one quad, all with an attached garage. In total, United Church Homes plans to add 44 independent living cottages to the campus…


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Parkvue’s Opening Minds through Art summer session begins

  OMA is an evidence-based, award-winning program developed by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio. Led by trained facilitators Amy DiFilippo, Thess Miller, Sharon Tipton and Samantha Williams, each OMA session provides an opportunity for older adults living with dementia to express themselves creatively. The program pairs people…


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Supporters honored at United Church Homes’ Chapel Hill Community event

St. John’s United Church of Christ received the Diakonie Award, which is presented to congregations that have demonstrated faithfulness, generosity, compassion and encouragement in their support of the UCH mission and its communities. The church has teamed up with Chapel Hill Community to host a variety of ministries and offers…


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