Uplands Village Celebrates 100 Years

Uplands Village is a community of forward thinking older adults who’ve chosen to live there for its beautiful, wooded setting on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, and the opportunity to live active lives where doing good and helping others is a focus. In August, members and staff of the Life…

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UCH Strengthens Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a member of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of the United Church of Christ, United Church Homes (UCH) stands with a rich tradition of institutions who were chartered to help people work to end prejudice, poverty and discrimination. The UCH commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion…

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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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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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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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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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United Church Homes Offers Internships and Opportunities to Young Professionals

An interest in generational diversity and an opportunity to witness the services provided to senior adults are some of the factors that piqued the interest of United Church Homes (UCH) intern, Dennis Kyles. A recent political science graduate of Tougaloo College, Dennis decided to pursue his interest in the effects…

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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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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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