Ambassadors Provide Companionship to New Residents at UCC-related Fairhaven Community

Fairhaven's ambassadors help new residents feel at home.

Many of the residents of United Church Homes’ Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, serve as friendship ambassadors for new residents. The purpose of the Fairhaven Community Friendship Ambassador Program is to provide companionship, comfort, hospitality, service and abundant life to friends and neighbors who have chosen Fairhaven as their home on life’s journey. Ambassadors […]

Peppermint Ridge Celebrates 60 Years of Empowering Persons with Disabilities

Ridgers Rudy M. and John R. along with mascot Heartbeat, greeted guests as they arrived at "Peppermint Possibilities."

UCC-related Peppermint Ridge in Corona, Calif., kicked off its 60th Anniversary celebration Feb. 2 with “60 Years of Dreams Realized,” an evening of music, dinner, heartfelt speeches, and an auction held at nearby Hidden Valley Golf Club in Norco, Calif. The Ridge, which helps empower persons with disabilities through a variety of activities and types […]

UCC’s Cedar Community Resident-Led Group Explores and Fosters Diversity

Cedar Community Diversity Group members and West Bend Multicultural Group members share opinions and ideas.

UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., began hosting an annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in 2015, an event originally organized by resident the Rev. Ralph Faisst. That celebration sparked the interest of then ministry director, the Rev. Kathryn Kuhn, who was interested in further exploring racial diversity and issues surrounding the topic. After […]

UCC-Related Advocate Aurora Health Pledge: 100 Percent Renewable Electricity by 2030


In keeping with its mission to help people live well, UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health announced today a commitment to power its health care operations with 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. The health system’s 27 hospitals and more than 500 sites of outpatient care extend from Northeast Wisconsin to Central Illinois. “Clean power produces clean […]

Grants Allow Intergenerational Art Program to Continue at UCC-Related Harmar Place

Participants in the Opening Minds through the Art program in Spring 2018.

Harmar Place, a United Church Homes community, will continue its Opening Minds through Art program for residents living with dementia thanks to two grants from the local community. The grants, totaling $2,050, came from the Marietta Welfare League and the Binkley Charitable Fund, a fund of the Marietta Community Foundation. Funding will pay for art […]

Blessings Abound During Health and Rehab Center Dedication Held at UCC-related Abernethy Laurels

The Rev. Don Flick speaks at the dedication ceremony.

Abernethy Laurels, an older adult community in Newton, N.C., recently held a dedication ceremony for its new Health and Rehabilitation Center, marketed as North and South Manor. Area clergy, team members, community leaders, residents and their families participated in the service to bless the buildings and the many hands of healthcare providers who will deliver […]