Another Year, Another Ring Around Our Tree

This time of year, we are reminded about the passing of time as the leaves change color around us. My favorite season, fall, is a good time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments. At United Church Homes, our newest ring marks a tree that will be 104 years old in…

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Yellow Springs Man Joins Parker Center Staff for Encore Career

Del Mar Fellow Funded Through Dayton Foundation A Yellow Springs, Ohio, retiree has joined the staff of United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, thanks to a grant from the Dayton Foundation, with plans to develop a video-based curriculum about ageism. It is the latest way the…

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Ageism: A Prejudice with Dire Consequences for Older Adults

If you’ve been following United Church Homes over the past few years, you’re probably familiar with the term ageism. But what exactly is ageism, and how does it impact the lives of the nation’s older adults? The following is a Q&A with Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, executive director of UCH’s Ruth…

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Dayton Nonprofit, Marion-Based Senior Living Services Provider Earn o4a Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Area Agencies on Aging has recognized four organizations for a unique partnership that brought the first statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging conference to Ohio. Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2, based in Dayton, Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton, Public Health – Dayton…

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Resident’s Life Comes Full Circle at Parkvue Community

Since moving to Parkvue Community early in 2019, Jennifer’s story has come full circle. Jennifer had always loved Parkvue. After retiring from General Motors, she became a certified activities assistant at Parkvue. Jennifer’s father, John Henry Norris, worked at Aluminum Magnesium as a stock clerk for owner John Frost, the…

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Trinity Community at Fairborn Rededicates Café as Café at Patriot Ridge

Trinity Community at Fairborn, a United Church Homes community, hosted an open house Monday to honor its longstanding veteran relationships among residents and volunteers by rededicating the Main Street Café as the Café at Patriot Ridge. The senior living community recently changed its name from Patriot Ridge Community to Trinity…

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