Annual Symposium Addresses Tech, Ethics and Spirituality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org Annual Symposium Addresses Tech, Ethics and Spirituality Columbus, OH (Oct. 12, 2022) More than 125 individuals gathered both in-person or virtually for the United Church Homes Seventh Annual Ruth Frost Parker Center for…

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Social and Biomedical Ethicist Dr. Tracy Trothen to Keynote Parker Center Symposium

> View the full list of Speakers and Symposium details Written by: Barb Powell, Communication Consultant UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Tracy J. Trothen, Ph.D., will deliver two keynotes at the annual United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s Annual Symposium. “(Pro) Longevity: The…

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Grant Open to Dayton Nonprofits Supporting Loneliness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Bills Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations 740.525.5703 or abills@uchinc.org Grant Open to Dayton Nonprofits Supporting Loneliness Dayton, OH (Sept. 6, 2022) The Dayton All the Lonely Grant Committee is accepting applications from Miami Valley nonprofit organizations offering programs aimed at overcoming loneliness…

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Sixth Annual Symposium Addresses Race and Age

The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging (RFPCAA) held its sixth annual Symposium, At the Intersection of Race and Age in the summer of 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. More than 120 individuals attended in person and online to hear several accomplished speakers discuss issues brought to the forefront of…

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Abundant Impact Newsletter – Fall 2020

Bouncing Back Following my father’s death, our local Veteran’s Administration representative visited with my 64-year-old mother. She was entitled to benefits as the widow of a veteran. After talking about a few of these, the man said, “Of course, as a widow, you also qualify for tuition support for college.…

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Parker Center Partners with Eden Theological Seminary for NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond Learning Experience

MARION, Ohio [Aug. 25, 2020] — Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, executive director of United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, will co-teach a virtual course for retirees and people nearing retirement in collaboration with Eden Theological Seminary. NEXT Steps introduces participants to theological, philosophical and psychological concepts of vocation…

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Antidote for Lonely People: Community Connections

All the Lonely People More than a half century ago, the Beatles released a haunting song, “Eleanor Rigby.” Released in 1966, the song evokes our continuing modern predicament — we live surrounded by people yet report feeling lonelier than ever. Social isolation might seem like an individual dilemma, but the…

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Advocate for Older Adults Looks to Parker Center’s Bright Future

Thought Leaders in Action “We are up against a headwind, supporting older adults, including the aging myths that suggest individuals 60 years and older don’t have value anymore and that their lives are on a downward slope,” said Rev. John Cramton, a founding funder for United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost…

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Abundant Impact Newsletter – April 2020

UCH Warriors on the Front Lines In a world filled with stories of anxiety, a common refrain is, “What can we do?” This question is familiar to anyone in nonprofit service, especially these days. With the whole world focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, our first instinct is to act.…

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