South Haven Woods receives more than $52,000 for new energy efficient lighting

Bedford, OH (Mar. 6, 2023) South Haven Woods in Bedford, Ohio, received a grant from The Cleveland Foundation for $52,820 for energy efficient lighting installation throughout the affordable housing community.

The United Church Homes (UCH) owned property, which houses 57 older adults, will benefit from the lighting with well-lit spaces that will reduce fall risks and help the community’s efficiency. It is expected the upgrade will save the community more than $16,000 annually.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of The Cleveland Foundation,” said Gloria Hurwitz, vice president of advancement at UCH, “we know this upgrade will immediately impact the lives of the residents at South Haven Woods and we are very appreciative of the gift.”

The Cleveland Foundation has been a past supporter of South Haven Woods, awarding $10,000 in 2020 for COVID-19 support and $30,000 in 2021 for WiFi and tablets. Both grants have enhanced the lives of the residents at South Haven Woods and protected them during the pandemic.




For more than 100 years, United Church Homes has been committed to providing quality housing and services to older adults. Today, UCH is the 22nd largest multisite, nonprofit senior living organization in the U.S. according to the 2022 LeadingAge Ziegler 200 ranking, serving nearly 7,000 residents in its more than 90 owned and managed market rate and affordable housing communities in 15 states and two Native American nations. United Church Homes leads with its mission to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace for those it is privileged to serve.