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UCAN's CITY Plan to Transform Chicago's Youth »

November 1, 2011

Every year, hundreds of Chicago youth are affected by devastating violence — acts that change, and sometimes end, young lives. In the absence of a coordinated system of care, at-risk kids simply fall off the radar. That’s where UCAN comes in.

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Conversations Help Seniors Explore Creative Aging »

October 31, 2011

A woman in her early 70s sits in a Seattle church parlor discussing the question: “What brings meaning to my life?” Gathered around her are seven of her peers, listening intently as she considers how she will contribute to the world at this stage of her life. A colorful dialogue erupts.

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CHHSM Members Face Steep Medicare Cuts »

September 30, 2011

For skilled nursing communities everywhere, it’s the proverbial straw threatening to break the camel’s back. An unprecedented 11.1 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates, in effect as of Oct. 1, will cost providers an estimated $3.87 billion in 2012 alone.

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Conversation Bridges Generation Gap »

September 30, 2011

In the west end of Louisville, Ky., a teenage boy sees an older woman struggling to get her groceries into her house and offers to help. This simple act of neighborly kindness might never have occurred if not for the innovative program that brought them together, the Intergenerational Conversation Café at Louisville’s Plymouth Community Renewal Center.

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UCHS Finds Strength in Change »

September 29, 2011

Amid some of the toughest economic challenges ever to face his organization, Douglas Fleegle, president and CEO of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), is only relying on one thing these days – mission. UCHS’ dedication to providing quality, affordable services to seniors is leading the ministry from a place of uncertainty toward stability and growth.

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Phoebe Ministries Appoints New Pastoral Care Director »

September 28, 2011

Phoebe Ministries is pleased to announce the following change in staffing. The Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks Cope was appointed director of pastoral care. He will be responsible for directing Phoebe’s pastoral care program and clinical pastoral education program.