Exterior image of United Church Homes' Pilgrim Manor

United Church Homes plans to invest nearly $3 million in upgrades to Pilgrim Manor, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UCH, a national nonprofit, faith-based senior living provider based in Marion, Ohio, will create two-room apartments with full baths and kitchenettes starting in March.  The project is expected to be…

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Back Bay Mission United Church of Christ do justice, love kindness, work humbly

Back Bay Mission in Biloxi., Miss., is now accepting applications for the 2017 Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship. The Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship provides people between the ages of 19 and 35 with a unique opportunity to participate in a 10-week summer program tailored to their interests. Drawing on Back Bay Mission’s long experience in…

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The Rev. Joanna D’Agostino, pastor of First Congregational Church of Ripon (Wis.), United Church of Christ, was invited to write the annual Christmas letter in the Ripon Commonwealth Press, where this reflection first appeared. She is a member of the 2016-2017 class of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute. Two days before Christmas, during my second year at Eden…

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Horizon House, a UCC-related retirement community in Seattle, Wash., has hired Scott Hulet as Director of Culture & Care. He will be responsible for inspiring and facilitating a culture of care and a hospitality-based approach to our delivery of clinical care services. Hulet has spent much of his career in senior living, including managing skilled nursing facilities,…

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Barbara A. Jakubek, MSW, of Berks County (Pa.) Children and Youth Services will be recognized October 13 as Bethany Children’s Home 2016 Children’s Award recipient. The award will be presented at Bethany’s Tribute Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Wyomissing, Pa. The Children’s Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to Bethany…

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The following statement is from LeadingAge, a trusted voice for aging in the United States, which CHHSM is a participating member. Washington, D.C. — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released final rules revising the nursing home requirements of participation, which were to be published October 4, 2016. This new rules represents the most significant…

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