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Included, Indeed! »

May 30, 2013

In less than a month, the 29th biennial General Synod of the United Church of Christ will convene in Long Beach, Calif. Much of this issue of Diakonie is devoted to sharing the ways in which CHHSM will be present at the Synod. Because this is CHHSM’s 75th anniversary year, we are making a special effort to the tell the CHHSM story to some 700 delegates and more than 2,000 visitors who will attend.

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Mary Alice Ryan »

May 29, 2013

"A servant leader consciously and subconsciously puts mission first because they feel fulfilled and motivated knowing that they are working not just for themselves but for the good of society."

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Pilgrim Manor Celebrates 50 Years »

May 29, 2013

In 1955 Charlie Day and four church leaders began to dream of a community that would serve older adults in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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CHHSM Heads to General Synod »

May 27, 2013

More than 2,500 delegates and visitors are expected to attend the United Church of Christ’s General Synod June 28-July 2 in Long Beach, Calif. 

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Michael Palmieri Recognized by LeadingAge of Maine and New Hampshire »

May 13, 2013

LeadingAge of Maine and New Hampshire, a regional organization of its national partner LeadingAge, announced at its annual conference May 1 that Michael Palmieri, president and chief executive officer of Havenwood-Heritage Heights (HHH) in Concord, N.H., was awarded its Excellence in Leadership Award.

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Leading in a Time of Rapid Change »

May 1, 2013

When Richard Woodard entered the long-term care profession in 1992, things were far more simple.

“Historically, the focus was on the mission side,” says Woodard, who joined Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill, Tenn., in January 2012 as its executive director. “We had a strong sense of outreach, of giving, of the ministry side of the communities. But many of the CCRCs may not have had very strong business plans.”