Campaign for Abundant Life Results — Q3 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges in lives across the world, and United Church Homes residents need your support now more than ever. The faith-inspired senior living provider, headquartered in Marion, Ohio, is in the third year of its $20 million Campaign for Abundant Life. Thanks to the generosity…

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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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Trinity Community at Beavercreek Earns Silver Quality Award

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio [Aug. 21, 2020] – Trinity Community at Beavercreek, a life plan community serving the Dayton area for nearly 50 years, 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…

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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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South Haven Woods Residents Benefit from Emergency Grant from Cleveland Foundation

BEDFORD, Ohio — A Bedford, Ohio, affordable housing community was one of 13 organizations that received funding from the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, the Cleveland Foundation announced in July. South Haven Woods, which offers housing for those age 62 and older and people with disabilities, received a $10,000…

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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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Towne View Baptist Receives Housing Diakonie

Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia, has been a friend of United Church Homes' Laurel’s Edge senior housing community since before the affordable housing community’s inception in 2004. Founded in 1989, the church has had six different places of worship in the past 26 years under the leadership of…

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Shiloh Church UCC – 2020 Diakonie Award

The relationship between Shiloh Church UCC and United Church Homes’ communities – Trinity Community at Beavercreek and Trinity Community at Fairborn (formerly Patriot Ridge Community) – stretches back decades. Shiloh’s congregation has included residents of the Beavercreek and Fairborn senior living communities. At least one current resident of Trinity at…

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Golden Graduates Treated to Day of Recognition

PEARL, Mississippi – Residents of United Church Homes’ housing communities recently gathered from a distance outdoors at Indian Run in Pearl, Mississippi, to celebrate nine “golden” graduates. Golden Graduates' Special Day Each honoree who graduated high school in 1970 received a certificate of congratulations, conferred by Pearl Mayor Jake Windham…

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Staff, Supporters Gather to Celebrate Golden Graduates

Residents of Jackson Run Estates, Indian Run Honored in Special Ceremony PEARL, Mississippi — Rhemalyn Lewis was in a jam. The service coordinator at United Church Homes’ Indian Run Estates and Jackson Run had been planning a summer party to celebrate the communities’ “golden” graduates – residents who graduated from…

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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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United Way of North Central Ohio COVID-19 Community Response Fund Supports Fairhaven Community

UPPER SANDUSKY [June 24, 2020] – United Way of North Central Ohio has awarded a $3,000 grant to Fairhaven Community from its COVID-19 community response fund to support Fairhaven's new virtual visitor guide program. Fairhaven is experiencing significant financial pressure due to the pandemic. While operating on the front lines,…

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Procurement Team Shines in COVID-19 Under New Director

MARION [June 22, 2020] – When United Church Homes welcomed Phil Darling as its newest director of procurement and supply chain earlier this year, few could have imagined the trajectory of the supply challenges ahead. Running Start for Director of Procurement Darling joined the team March 16, just days after…

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Pilgrim Manor Awarded COVID-19 Emergency Grants

GRAND RAPIDS [June 16, 2020] – Two local organizations have awarded COVID-19 emergency grants totaling $21,000 to Pilgrim Manor, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in Grand Rapids, to help cover increased costs of protecting residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearts in Community Through Heart of West…

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Living Loss and Navigating Grief During COVID-19

Pathways of Hope, Ohio’s Hospice Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing grief, even though they may not have experienced the death of a loved one or friend. This is known as a living loss. It is important to identify these symptoms and learn ways to navigate grief.…

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Community Healing and Justice for All

A Message from Our CEO The growing movement of protests and unrest around the country impacts us all at some level. United Church Homes, as a mission supporting a diverse group of residents, clients and staff in 14 states and two Native American nations, is deeply concerned about the continuing…

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Moving Safely During COVID-19

Learn the Rules of Your New Home As federal and state restrictions begin to ease amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering if it’s safe to move to a new home. While moving now requires extra precautions, the good news is you or your loved one should be able…

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Fairhaven Community Celebrates 2020 Graduates, Families

UPPER SANDUSKY [May 26, 2020] – Fairhaven Community is celebrating high school and college graduates and their family members who live and work at the United Church Homes senior living community in Upper Sandusky. The leadership team has been creatively addressing the grief and disappointment that many Fairhaven graduates and…

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