Residents Thrive During Wintertime

Spending time with loved ones, enjoying nature and participating in activities can improve the quality of life for older adults. However, cold winter weather can create a barrier to regular schedules. It’s not just snow and ice that make winter a difficult season for seniors – additional factors include post-holiday…

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Excellent Care Reflected in Quality Awards and Star Ratings at UCH

United Church Homes’ (UCH) commitment to quality care and continuous improvement in all areas of the organization runs deep. That commitment is especially relevant in highly regulated skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities that serve the most vulnerable residents. UCH benefits by both voluntary and government-mandated assessments that inform…

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Technology Helps Residents Live It! With Purpose

United Church Homes (UCH) constantly looks for ways to better serve its residents. Technology offers many opportunities to help residents achieve the three pillars of the LIVE IT! program: Live with Purpose; Social Connections; and Safe and Sound. There’s exciting news to share about various technology initiatives at UCH communities.…

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Bringing Art Out in People

A lifetime of creativity and a little encouragement from family and friends sparked the teacher within Allan Norris and the idea for a painting class that has inspired many residents at The Glenwood Community. "Painting with Allan" began in 2017 after staff members at the community encouraged Allan to give…

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Celebrating the Power of Community During the Holidays

For many families, holiday traditions are an essential part of the season. Whether it's sharing a meal, exchanging gifts or attending a special event, holidays are a chance to gather and celebrate. The holiday can be lonely for those who don't have loved ones visiting, but residents and staff work…

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Innovative Programs and Events Help Parkvue Residents Live It!

For more than 20 years, hundreds of people from the Sandusky, Ohio area and beyond have called United Church Homes, The Parkvue Community home. This active, warm and vibrant community prides itself on hosting an array of programs and events to inspire the soul. As resident needs have changed, The…

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Communities Embracing Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has long been a part of the mission, vision and values at United Church Homes. The core values, written in an acrostic which spells the word CHRIST, encourage employees to welcome everyone, honor the differences among them and reflect God’s love. For Avonne Bennett, Service…

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United Church Homes to welcome Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills Corporate Communications Manager 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org Marion, Ohio (November 15, 2021) – United Church Homes announced Michael Hughes will join United Church Homes in late November as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer. In this newly created role, Michael…

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United Church Homes Restructures for Growth

MARION, Ohio (October 21, 2021) – United Church Homes (UCH) has announced a new leadership structure to support the organization’s strategic growth goals. The new structure realigns people and departments to create a robust and flexible organization, with fewer layers, that can quickly deploy talent and other resources to meet…

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Helping Residents Navigate COVID Challenges By Staying Safe & Sound

With the uptick of COVID cases across the country, United Church Homes (UCH) and the Clinical Service team led by Patti Klingel, Executive Director of Compliance and Clinical Services, remind us that Safe and Sound isn’t just a saying —it’s a core pillar of our mission to help our residents…

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United Church Homes Grows Through Acquisition and Expanding Senior Services

Growth is something United Church Homes (UCH) is no stranger to. Since 2020, they have added 983 units to their portfolio offering a total of 5,619 apartments to seniors in 79 communities across the country. Since November 2020, UCH has acquired three middle-income senior housing communities in Ohio: The Brunswick…

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7 Tips for Moving into a Senior Living Community

The active housing market has many older adults considering whether now is the time to downsize and move. Senior independent living communities welcome adults ages 55 and older and typically offer of cottage homes and apartments, and sometimes both. They are an attractive option because they offer a broad range…

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The Campaign for Abundant Life Announces Revised Goal of $45 Million

2020 marked the largest single donation in the history of United Church Homes by long-time friends who made an unparalleled lifetime estate gift of $17.5 million. This sacrificial gift inspired the creation of a new Fund for Growth to provide innovative programs and services at United Church Homes. “This generous…

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Service Coordination: Extending Care Beyond our Communities

As part of our mission to offer support for aging adults, UCH provides service coordination to more than 2,500 older adults living in owned and managed affordable housing communities, to more than 600 seniors living in the neighborhoods surrounding these communities and will soon offer this service to more of…

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Spitznagel Focused on Strategic Growth

Terry Spitznagel always knew she wanted a career that would allow her to be of service to others. But she knew she had a keen business sense and sought a path that would enable her to leverage both hard and soft skills. "I've been blessed with a career path where…

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2020: UCH Team Spreads Hope, Resilient Spirit

March 13, 2020, is circled on United Church Homes senior leaders' calendars - just two days after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency in the U.S. That day began a baptism by fire for every UCH team member. UCH faced two challenges against the backdrop of one of the most…

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Chapel Hill Community Adapts to Pandemic Challenges with Intergenerational Relationships and Technology

The pandemic taught humanity a lot of valuable lessons, but arguably the most important was how it taught Chapel Hill Community to adapt quickly in providing successful activities and life enrichment to its seniors. John Wooden, one of the winningest NCAA basketball coaches said, “If we fail to adapt, we fail…

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