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Abundant Life

In 2017, United Church Homes kicked off a 10-year, $20 million comprehensive Campaign for Abundant Life at the rededication of the Fairhaven Community campus in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Imagine a world where life in retirement is filled with meaning, purpose and joy. Our society’s older adults are energized and look forward with hope, anticipating a bright future. They feel secure in their ability to meet the inevitable changes and challenges that lie ahead. They face each new day with a sense of abundance.

This is the world that United Church Homes envisions. This is the world we all want for our parents and ourselves. United Church Homes is the place where the Spirit creates Abundant Life in Community.

At United Church Homes, we are passionate about this vision for the future. Over the next ten years, we will raise $20,000,000 to transform the lives of people in our residential and healthcare communities, affordable housing settings and the community-at-large. This is a vision that can only be achieved with your help.

United Church Homes began a century ago in Toledo, Ohio, as a faith-based ministry responding to the real needs of aging members of local congregations. Today, in covenant with the United Church of Christ, United Church Homes serves more than 5,000 residents in more than 70 communities in 14 states and two Native American nations. Of these, 61 are subsidized affordable housing settings serving more than 2,800 individuals.

United Church Homes upholds its long-standing promise to provide for residents who outlive their resources. It is committed to eliminating prejudice based on a person’s age. It has adopted a policy of inclusion where all are welcome, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity or religious background.

As United Church Homes launches its second century, we make a new promise for the years to come — to transform what it means to age by making older adulthood a time of abundance, personal achievement, meaning and importance. This is a promise for the future of aging that we all imagine.

“Why this, why us, why now? Because we know we can do so much more. When we harness the talent in the organization, the dedication of our volunteers and the generosity of our benefactors, we can take our care of people to the next level.

“Why is it urgent? We see the need. We have the vision. Our donors can make this happen. This is a pivotal crossroads moment.”

Rev. Kenneth Daniel,
President and CEO

Imagine a world where life in retirement is filled with meaning, purpose and joy. Our society’s older adults are energized and look forward with hope, anticipating a bright future. They feel secure in their ability to meet the inevitable changes and challenges that lie ahead. They face each new day with a sense of abundance.

Imagine a world where friendships, learning, exploration, creativity, personal and spiritual growth have no age or income limits. Fears of a loss of meaning, isolation, physical and cognitive decline and dependence are quieted by the prospect of living in community, wholeness and peace.

This is the world that United Church Homes envisions. This is the world we all want for our parents and ourselves.

“This is truly important work we are called to do. It takes resources to truly transform aging and provide abundant life. When we look at the socioeconomic need, it will be tremendous.”

James Henry, 
Chairman, Campaign for Abundant Life

We at United Church Homes have set our sights on 2027 to develop a 21st century continuum of residential settings that support independence and abundant life for individuals at all income levels.

  • Charitable care for individuals who have exhausted their financial resources
  • Pastoral care programs with full-time chaplains on each retirement campus
  • Model programs of leadership training and staff development
  • Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging to share resources and innovations with the broader community
  • Affordable housing and healthcare services that are inclusive
  • Capital upgrades that preserve independence, provide access to community resources and respond to urgent needs
  • Programs and services that enhance quality of life, leading to an abundant life of community, wholeness and peace for affordable housing residents
  • Sustainable programs that serve Native American nations
  • More independent living options
  • Supportive services that preserve independence
  • Technology-driven products and services
  • Appealing accommodations; more private rooms
  • Short-term therapies coordinated with acute care
  • Memory care and behavioral care

To learn more about the Campaign for Abundant Life at United Church Homes, contact Gloria Hurwitz, CFRE, vice president of advancement and communications, at ghurwitz@uchinc.org or 740.751.8702.

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