CHHSM Staff

St. John’s Community Care awarded $50,000 grant from AgeSmart

By CHHSM Staff | December 6, 2021

St. John’s Community Care in Collinsville, Ill., recently was awarded a $50,000 grant from AgeSmart, a Fallon, Ill.-based organization that administers grants to nonprofit organizations serving older adults, caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren in Southwest Illinois. The grant will be used to underwrite three of St. John’s programs. “St. John’s Community Care is blessed to…

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United Caring Services Expands White Flag Program for Winter Months

By CHHSM Staff | November 19, 2021

Every year, the seasonal White Flag program at UCC-related United Caring Services (UCS) in Evansville, Ind., serves countless numbers of people experiencing homelessness, providing a warm place to shelter overnight when the temperature dips below freezing. When UCS puts out the white flag, people know the overnight shelter will be open that evening. But this…

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United Church Funds to Offer Free Cryptocurrency Exchange for UCC-Related Organizations

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2021

CHHSM partner United Church Funds (UCF) is branching into a new area of donations to assist UCC-related ministries, organizations, and local churches with their members’ charitable donations: cryptocurrency exchange. UCF has partnered with crypto asset exchange provider Coinbase to accept cryptocurrencies from donors who elect to use those types of assets to make an outright…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging 2022 Conference to Focus on Secondary Trauma, Resiliency in Older Adult Care

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2021

The Phoebe Institute on Aging’s (PIA) 2022 Conference on secondary trauma and resiliency in caregivers of older adults will feature a keynote speech by noted trauma expert Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. The conference, schedule for April 28, 20222, will include virtual and in-person components. “The Personal Cost of Caring: Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior…

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A Local Church is Reborn in Spirit through its Donation to Embrace Living Communities

By CHHSM Staff | November 5, 2021

When the Congregational UCC of Deerfield, a northern suburb of Chicago, closed its doors in 2016, church members wanted their leftover funds to go to good use. Teaming up with United Church Funds (UCF), they decided to give back to local, UCC-affiliated nonprofit organizations, including those focused on affordable housing and senior health and wellness.…

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Harrity Award Given to Four Phoebe Volunteers for Exemplary Service

By CHHSM Staff | November 4, 2021

One highlight of the recent Phoebe Institute on Aging‘s Generations Un-gala event, held Sept., 23, 2021, was the presentation of the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrity Award for Exemplary Service. Recipients included Mitch and the Rev. Jami Possinger and Robert and Judy Miller. Together, these exceptional volunteers have served more than 50 years in leadership roles…

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St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System Names Holman New President and CEO

By CHHSM Staff | October 28, 2021

William ‘Bill’ Holman is the new president and CEO of St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, Inc., an older adults care organization offering residential and assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, home care and management services through 18 older adult living communities and programs across the St. Louis area. The announcement was made Oct. 26,…

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Learn About the Benefits of the CHHSM Store in Oct. 20 Webinar

By CHHSM Staff | October 13, 2021

CHHSM members are invited to attend a special webinar geared to helping them save money on a variety of goods and services. CHHSM Store 101, a free webinar, takes place Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. ET via Microsoft Teams. Hosted by Natalia Hernandez, CHHSM’s client account manager at Care Purchasing Services (CSP), the 101…

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Phoebe Richland Resident Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Hot Air Balloon Ride

By CHHSM Staff | October 6, 2021

The original article on Fosbenner, by Donna Schudel, was adapted with permission for this article. Photo credits: Randy Monceaux. Doris Fosbenner, an 85-year-old resident of Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, took a hot air balloon ride Sept. 13, 2021, fulfilling her lifelong desire to float above her beloved Upper Bucks (Pa.) community.  As the sun…

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CHHSM’s Berry to Address Living Water Association Event on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

By CHHSM Staff | September 15, 2021

The Living Water Association, Ohio NorthEast of the Heartland Conference of the United Church of Christ is hosting an online presentation and panel discussion on racism as a public health crisis Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. “Beyond Declarations: Responding to Racism as a Public Health Crisis” will be held in collaboration…

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