CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution

United Church of Christ’s EHM Senior Solutions Wins Grant for ‘Safe at Home’ Program

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 13, 2017

An impactful presentation helped EHM Senior Solutions (EHM), formerly Evangelical Homes of Michigan, win a grant of $11,400 from the Washtenaw County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care (WCC) to help seniors stay safe and independent in their own homes through one of its signature programs. “Amazing things can happen when you get a group…

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Less Pain, Faster Recovery at UCC-Related Advocate Good Shepherd

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 13, 2017

Sarah Consiglio is in the operating room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill. before the sun comes up. As the scrub nurse for the day’s first surgery, she’s prepping the room and sterilizing equipment. She then turns her attention to the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. This state-of-the-art surgical robotic system allows surgeons to…

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United Church Homes and Services Aims to ‘Stock the Shelves’ at Abernethy Laurels

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 1, 2017

United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) recently held a campaign to Stock the Shelves of the new Abernethy Laurels Health and Rehabilitation Center. “An outpouring of generous financial and in-kind support made the campaign a success,” shared Nancy Beard, President of UCHS Foundation. “The doors will open on phase one of the new Health and Rehabilitation…

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United Church of Christ’s Embrace Living Communities responds to ‘3 Great Loves’ initiative

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 16, 2017
Susan Sinderson

After CHHSM Vice President and CEO Michael J. Readinger’s column on the UCC’s “3 Great Loves” initiative, Susan Sinderson, executive vice president of the United Church of Christ’s Embrace Living Communities, responded with this article: Rev. John Dorhauer has invited us as a Health and Human services ministry as part of the UCC to respond…

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Mission: Possible UCH Affordable Housing Leaders Fighting the Good Fight

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 27, 2017

Karen, now 68, applied for housing at three senior living communities and was placed on years-long waiting lists like many others due to a nationwide shortage of affordable housing for older adults. Pickfair Square, a United Church Homes community funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Pickerington, a Columbus suburb, was the…

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A Ziegler Profile of Faith-Based Heritage in Senior Living

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 25, 2017

Reprinted from Ziegler Financial Services, a CHHSM partner.  Written by Lisa McCracken, director of Senior Living Research and Development  Ziegler has received several inquiries lately regarding faith-based senior living and we thought it was timely to issue an updated Z-News article on the topic. We are coming off of the spring conference season whereby many…

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Adult Down Syndrome Center patient’s determination to run inspires annual 5K

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 24, 2017

Every year Billy Fabbri has an annual appointment with his physician, Brian Chicoine, Md., at Advocate Medical Group’s Adult Down Syndrome Center, but his appointment in 2002 was different than past checkups. Billy wasn’t asking the routine questions, he was only asking one: “Am I healthy enough to run my first 5K?” Because adults with…

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Long-time Pilgrim Manor Supporter Challenges Others to Give

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 17, 2017

Max Doering knows the history of United Church Homes’ Pilgrim Manor better than most. Being a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a board member for decades and having the experience of both his mother and aunt as residents there, give him a broad perspective. In the early 1960’s, Doering became a board member of…

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Students, Residents of Abernethy Laurels Find Common Ground as Penpals

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 17, 2017

Mrs. Tasha Burgin’s second grade class at Maiden Elementary School has uncovered a sea of new friends at Abernethy Laurels, a senior living community, and the entire school is excited.  Shaylyn Ladd, Director of Community Engagement, and Mrs. Burgin have partnered to offer Generation Connection, a pen pal program where these second graders and residents…

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Nurses from Advocate Good Samaritan Serve Veterans through Honor Flight Chicago

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 11, 2017

Honoring United States veterans was all in a day’s work for two nurses at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., who recently served as medical guardians on a trip with Honor Flight Chicago. Hayley Emer and Leah Roman, both registered nurses in the hospital’s critical care unit, volunteered to provide medical assistance to…

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