CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution

Lake Prince Woods Executive Director Judy Raymond Receives LeadingAge Virginia’s Vision Award

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 20, 2022

At its annual conference in Roanoke, Va., this month, LeadingAge Virginia recognized Lake Prince Woods Executive Director Judy Raymond with its 2022 Vision Award. Raymond has been at the helm of Lake Prince Woods — part of CHHSM member EveryAge — for 12 years and has been a strong advocate for seniors and the senior…

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Abernethy Laurels ‘Earn and Learn’ Certified Nursing Assistant Program Fills Staffing Gap

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 20, 2022

After experiencing two years of staffing challenges during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community, part of CHHSM member EveryAge, created “Earn and Learn,” an innovative solution to train and hire certified nursing assistants, the community’s frontline care providers. To date, 40 people have gone through the program and been certified. “During…

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Take a Stand

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 10, 2022

“Here I Stand” is a blog series of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes (UCH). Every eight weeks, the Parker Center blog writers meet via Zoom. From their conversation emerges a broad series theme, from which the writers author columns from their experiences and perspective. This first column in…

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Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health to Combine to Create New Health and Wellness System

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

Advocate Aurora Health — based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis. — and Atrium Health of Charlotte, N.C., announced in mid-May their plans to come together to create a leading health and wellness delivery system to best meet patients’ needs by redefining how, when and where care is delivered. The organizations cited their complementary…

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Cedar Community Makes U. S. News List of Best Independent Living Communities

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., is one of the senior living communities recognized by U.S. News & World Report that earned “Best” status by achieving the highest possible rating for independent living. U.S. News awarded the 2022 designation of Best Senior Living only to those communities that satisfy U.S. News’s objective statistical assessment of…

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Deaconess Nurse Ministry Foot Care Clinic Becomes Moment of Healing for Clients

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

A foot care clinic at the Trinity Episcopal food pantry in St. Louis provided a much-needed ministry for people experiences homelessness. The clients not only received expert foot care, but also loving care and a spiritual refresh, thanks to nurses from Deaconess Nurse Ministry (DNM), including the Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, RN, BSN, DNM’s executive director.…

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Hoffman Homes for Youth Receives Nonprofit of Year Award

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

Hoffman Homes for Youth in Littlestown, Pa., recently received We were the Non-Profit of the Year award from the New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented by Heather Laughman, chamber board member and owner of HD Entertainment, LLC. Laughman also is a Hoffman Homes donor and friend. “It has been an extremely…

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United Church Homes’ Parker Center Celebrates Five Years of Ministry

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

By Catherine West for United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission from Spirit Magazine, Spring 2022. This year marks the five-year anniversary of the establishment of an important donor-sponsored initiative of United Church Homes (UCH): the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging (RFPCAA). The center’s primary goal is to transform how society views aging through…

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Four United Church Homes Communities Receive Top Honors

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 4, 2022

This article, by Catherine West, originally appeared in the United Church News news feed. It is reprinted here with permission. Four United Church Homes (UCH) communities recently were voted “Best of the Best in the 2021 Readers’ Choice contests sponsored by local media groups. The awards covered numerous categories. Two Marietta, Ohio, UCH communities were readers’…

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Hospice Volunteers at Cedar Community Provide Emotional Support During End-of-Life Jouneys

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 4, 2022

By Carrie Sturn, Cedar Community’s marketing director. Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2022 Live More magazine of Cedar Community. Hospice is not a place. Hospice is the care and compassion a specialized team offers to support patients and families during their final journey. At Cedar Community, based in West Bend, Wis., the hospice team…

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