Cedar Community, a UCC-related older adult community in West Bend, Wis., announced recently that its marketing team members are the recipients of three national Aster Awards for healthcare marketing and advertising for 2020. Winning an Aster Gold Award for E-Newsletter Series is Cedar Community’s “Cedar Branches” monthly ministry e-newsletter. Designed and published by the marketing…

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By Dr. Robert Citronberg, Medical Director for Infectious Diseases, Advocate Aurora Health Unfortunately, we are not even close. One of the more common questions I receive is “when will this be over?” While I wish I could say “really soon,” the truth is that we are nowhere near the end of this pandemic. We are…

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The Concord, a 149-unit affordable apartment community for low-income seniors, is scheduled to begin a $17 million renovation in mid-July. It is part of the Retirement Housing Foundation‘s (RHF) family of communities. Plans include renovating all common areas, adding a computer lab for residents and creating a media area. Additionally, the outdoor area will receive…

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Chaplain: Good Samaritan Home Good Samaritan Home, a CHHSM member in Evansville, Ind., is in search of a Full-Time Chaplain. The Chaplain provides spiritual care to residents, their family members and staff to insure that the highest degree of quality spiritual care is maintained at all times and in accordance with current applicable standards and…

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When United Church Homes (UCH) welcomed Phil Darling as its newest director of procurement and supply chain earlier this year, few could have imagined the trajectory of the supply challenges ahead. Darling joined the team March 16, just days after federal officials announced the closure of all skilled nursing and assisted living communities to nonessential…

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UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health and Beaumont Health have been exploring a potential partnership. Following approval last week by the Boards of Directors, today both organizations signed a non-binding letter of intent that paves the way to deeper discussions to create a leading health care system that would span across Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. “We are…

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Emmanuel “Manny” Njamfon, a licensed practical nurse at UCC-related Phoebe Allentown (Pa.), has received LeadingAge PA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Caregiver of the Year for licensed caregivers, and Sharon Bender, a housekeeper at Phoebe Allentown, has received LeadingAge PA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Staff Member of the Year. The Distinguished Service Awards Program,…

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For many people, the best way to learn something is by doing. With careers that are hands-on, such as nursing, on-the-job training is crucial. Cedar Community — a UCC-related older adult community in West Bend, Wis. — works with local colleges, high schools, and organizations to provide valuable, real life training opportunities for students. Working…

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United Church Homes (UCH) communities have been recertified in SAGECare cultural competency training for those working with the LGBT community. The program is offered through SAGE, a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT older adults since 1978. “Many LGBT older adults may be uncomfortable or fearful being open about their…

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