Residents Work Together to Create Sleeping Mats for Homeless

Residents at The Chapel Hill Community’s Kroft Commons have teamed up to help those in need, turning plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats for homeless people. Linda Ditzler, a former United Church Homes board member who still serves on the Affordable Housing board, learned how to create the mats long…

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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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Uncover the True Cost Savings of Independent Living

We understand the complexities surrounding the decision to age in place or move into independent senior living. Realistically, cost can be a driving factor in this decision. Costs can also present differently in different situations. Let's look at costs and benefits that go beyond the monthly fee. Mortgage-Free Doesn’t Mean…

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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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United Church Homes acquires Polaris Retirement Community in southern Delaware County

MARION, Ohio (July 29, 2021) – United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) yesterday acquired The Polaris Retirement Community from Polaris Retirement Living Properties, LP. The independent senior living community for those 55 and older has 136 one- and two-bedroom apartments and was developed in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based Graziano Construction and Development…

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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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It’s Time to Make the Move

While the nation emerges from the pandemic and COVID cases are on the decline, the housing market is growing rapidly, outpacing inventory in many areas of the country. According to an article by U.S. News & World Report, interest rates are expected to remain relatively low this summer and the…

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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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Glenwood Community Earns 2020 AHCA/NCAL Silver Quality Award

MARIETTA, Ohio [Aug. 20, 2020] – Glenwood Community, the Mid-Ohio Valley’s premier independent and assisted living community, has earned a 2020 Silver – Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality…

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First Church, Congregational UCC Awarded Diakonie – Chapel Hill Community Senior Living

First Church, Congregational United Church of Christ in Painesville, Ohio, started as First Church because it was – literally. The oldest church in Lake County, it has been on the forefront of a variety of social justice issues. First Church, Congregational's Abolitionist Roots When the national Presbyterian Church endorsed slavery…

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Parkvue Residents Enveloped in Support During Pandemic

SANDUSKY, Ohio [June 30, 2020] – The Erie County Community Foundation’s emergency response fund has provided vital support for residents and staff at Parkvue Community, a United Church Homes life plan community in Perkins Township. Parkvue applied for the emergency grant early in the pandemic. The funding was needed to…

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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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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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