Safe Social Distancing: Essential in Coronavirus Response

Editor’s note: United Church Homes published this article on March 27, 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was still rapidly evolving. Information contained in the article may not be accurate in the future due to this fluid situation. Officials are urging the public to practice social distancing. United Church Homes will…

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Coronavirus Response: Want to Help?

Many neighbors and friends in our larger communities have asked how they can support older adults who are practicing social distancing in their homes or in our skilled nursing and assisted living communities. Our community teams are already implementing creative ways to engage residents one-on-one to prevent loneliness and keep…

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Independent Living in Community: What Are the Benefits?

As Americans increasingly live longer and healthier lives, many are weighing the pros and cons of moving to a retirement community or staying in their own home. Regardless of whether you choose to move to a senior living community, you can remain independent longer. Read on to learn more about…

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UCH Welcomes New Administrator to Fairhaven Community

UPPER SANDUSKY [Feb. 26, 2020] – United Church Homes recently selected a new administrator to lead Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky. Jean A. Smith, a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA), joined the Fairhaven team Jan. 28. She brings years of expertise in skilled nursing administration, including her most recent position…

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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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United Church Homes Recognizes 12 Employees with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – United Church Homes recently honored 12 staff members with the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for their outstanding commitment to the organization’s core values. Nominations for the LUV Award may be made by staff, volunteers, residents or their families. Each month, UCH communities recognize recipients,…

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Chapel Hill’s Burbage Recognized with LUV Award for Demonstrating Compassion, Hospitality, Respect, Integrity

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Brittany Burbage, an administrative assistant at Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton, Ohio, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating four of United Church Homes’ six core values – compassion, hospitality, respect and integrity. The other values are stewardship and transparency. “Brittany…

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Fairhaven’s Schwilk Recognized with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Debbie Schwilk, a dining services assistant at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values – compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. Schwilk’s nominator said Schwilk went above and beyond to…

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Four Winds’ Ross Recognized with LUV Award for Demonstrating Compassion, Hospitality, Respect, Integrity

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Malinda Ross, a state-tested nursing assistant at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating four of United Church Homes’ six core values – compassion, hospitality, respect and integrity. The other two are stewardship and transparency. “Malinda…

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Pilgrim Manor’s Gebott Recognized with LUV Award

MARION, Ohio [Jan. 17, 2020] – Elmeline Gebott, a state-tested nursing assistant at Pilgrim Manor, a senior living community in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. A colleague nominated Gebott…

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Parkvue’s Bethke Recognized with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Shelly Bethke, a state-tested nursing assistant at Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, has received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. A resident of Parkvue’s Ongonz Court Fast Track Rehab neighborhood…

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Five Trinity Communities of Greater Dayton Staffers Recognized with LUV Award

MARION [Jan. 17, 2020] – Five staff members from Trinity Communities of Greater Dayton have received the 2019 Living UCH Values Award for demonstrating United Church Homes’ core values of compassion, hospitality, respect, integrity, stewardship and transparency. Those who received the award were Teresa Webb, manager, Trinity Community at Fairwood;…

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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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Winter Holiday Events Enhance Community Life

The winter holiday season is a special time of fellowship for residents of United Church Homes communities. Each of UCH’s owned and managed senior living communities hosts special events to enhance resident community life and recognize the winter holidays. Employees celebrate the season with Christmas staff parties, and the spirit…

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United Church Homes Ascends in Nonprofit, Multisite Senior Living Provider Rankings

United Church Homes is the eighth largest provider of managed senior living and affordable housing in the U.S. and the 57th largest multisite, nonprofit senior living organization, according to the LeadingAge Ziegler 200 ranking, released in November. The full report listed additional rankings, including the largest nonprofit multisite independent and…

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Assistant Director of Nursing Retires from Chapel Hill

After 43 years of service, Aug. 28 would begin like any other workday for Kay Flanagan, assistant director of nursing at Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton, Ohio. However, in many ways, this day would be a series of lasts as she worked her final shift. She cleaned out her…

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UCH Mission Comes to Life for Central Office Staff

Staff members from United Church Homes’ central office in Marion, Ohio, were reenergized and inspired this spring through fall, when they experienced the organization’s mission firsthand with trips to seven affordable housing and senior living communities in Ohio. The idea for the mission projects originated with the central office supervisor’s…

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Trinity Communities of Greater Dayton Offering Full Range of Senior Living, Healthcare Options

In August, United Church Homes unveiled Trinity Communities of Greater Dayton, announcing its four senior living communities in the Miami Valley will operate under the Trinity name as it works to evolve services for tomorrow’s older adults. Together, the four communities offer a full range of senior living and healthcare…

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Community Briefs: News and Notes from Our Neighbors

Three UCH Communities Earn Readers’ Choice Awards Three United Church Homes communities in Ohio have earned Readers’ Choice Awards from two newspapers. Harmar Place was voted Best Extended Care and Rehab Community in Marietta, and the Pines at Glenwood Community was voted Best Assisted Living in the Marietta Times’ Readers’…

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Senior Learning Program Opens New Doors at Parkvue

Many people look forward to retirement filled with intellectual stimulation, exploration of new interests and engagement with their communities. Residents of Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, are experiencing a new interactive learning environment through Cleveland-based University Circle Inc.’s senior learning program. Senior Learning On the North Coast University Circle is…

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