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Phoebe Packs a Punch Against Parkinson’s

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 8, 2022

By Danielle Sanchez, Phoebe Messenger Intern. Published in the Phoebe Messenger, Spring/Summer 2022 issue; reprinted with permission. Residents of Phoebe Berks Village in Wernersville, Pa., are packing a punch against Parkinson’s, literally. Donning regulation gloves and letting out battle cries, they follow their enthusiastic instructor, Michelle Franks, as she takes them through an intense warm-up,…

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United Church Homes Updates Logos in Brand Refresh

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 8, 2022

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, recently released updated community logos across its organization. The goal of the brand refresh is to ensure that residents, families and partners recognize United Church Homes and associate its brand with quality services that improve the lives of older adults across America. The logo and corporate brand are…

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Cedar Community’s Marketing Team Wins Two 2022 National Aster Awards

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 6, 2022

The marketing team of Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., are recipients of two Aster Awards for 2022. The awards are given for healthcare marketing. “Cedar Community is honored to be recognized nationally in marketing and advertising among our long-term healthcare peers,” said Sarah Malchow, vice president of development. “It is truly a testament to…

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Advocate Aurora Health Pledges Net Zero Emissions by 2050

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 4, 2022

Advocate Aurora Health, based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., is pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and to achieve net zero by 2050. Made through the White House’s and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Care Sector pledge, this commitment by one of the country’s largest…

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Take the Stand!

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 4, 2022

By the Rev. John Gant. This column, part of the Parker Center blog’s ‘Here I Stand’ series, is reprinted with permission from the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes. The command was neither invitational nor gentle. Nor did it involve a courtroom and a swearing in. Maybe a little swearing…

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Retirement Housing Foundation Acquires Affordable Housing for Older Adults in Illinois

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 4, 2022

Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) has acquired Slate Creek Apartments, an affordable housing community for older adults in Effingham, Ill., and the organization’s third community in the state of Illinois. “I am pleased to welcome Slate Creek Apartments and its residents to the RHF family of communities,” said Stuart Hartman, president and CEO of RHF. “There…

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CHHSM/JLCM Reproductive Justice Toolkits Offer Tangible Ways to Advocate for Women’s Rights

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2022

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the UCC’s Reproductive Justice Working Group has released a Reproductive Justice Messaging Toolkit, which includes five state-specific toolkits for areas with extreme or trigger laws that have been enacted following the Supreme Court decision. Key in the production of the toolkits has…

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CHHSM, Heartland Conference One-Day Leadership Retreat to Focus on Collaboration in Ministry

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2022

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Heartland Conference are teaming up again to bring a one-day leadership retreat to all conference staff, church members, and Designated Ministries employees. “Collaborating to Flourish” takes place Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and promises to be a day filled with worship,…

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Lake Prince Woods’ Capital Campaign Exceeds Goal Set for Community’s New Construction and Improvements

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 13, 2022

Lake Prince Woods, an EveryAge continuing care retirement community in Suffolk, Va., recently completed its capital campaign to update wellness-enhancing amenities and memory care services on campus. Coinciding with Lake Prince Woods’ 20th anniversary in 2022, the campaign’s goal was $1 million, and the campaign raised $1,467,047, or 47 percent more than the goal. The…

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Pension Boards and CHHSM to Host Webinar on Programs for CHHSM Member Employees

By CHHSM Staff | July 13, 2022

The Pension Boards — United Church of Christ is hosting a special webinar exclusively for CHHSM member ministries Tuesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. ET. The presentation will examine the many ways CHHSM agencies and their employees can benefit from participation in the programs and services of the Pension Boards. The idea was born after…

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