CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution

Cedar Community’s Marketing Team Wins Two 2022 National Aster Awards

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 6, 2022

The marketing team of Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., are recipients of two Aster Awards for 2022. The awards are given for healthcare marketing. “Cedar Community is honored to be recognized nationally in marketing and advertising among our long-term healthcare peers,” said Sarah Malchow, vice president of development. “It is truly a testament to…

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Advocate Aurora Health Pledges Net Zero Emissions by 2050

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 4, 2022

Advocate Aurora Health, based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., is pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and to achieve net zero by 2050. Made through the White House’s and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Care Sector pledge, this commitment by one of the country’s largest…

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Take the Stand!

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 4, 2022

By the Rev. John Gant. This column, part of the Parker Center blog’s ‘Here I Stand’ series, is reprinted with permission from the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes. The command was neither invitational nor gentle. Nor did it involve a courtroom and a swearing in. Maybe a little swearing…

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Retirement Housing Foundation Acquires Affordable Housing Community for Older Adults in Illinois

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 4, 2022

Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) has acquired Slate Creek Apartments, an affordable housing community for older adults in Effingham, Ill., and the organization’s third community in the state of Illinois. “I am pleased to welcome Slate Creek Apartments and its residents to the RHF family of communities,” said Stuart Hartman, president and CEO of RHF. “There…

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Lake Prince Woods’ Capital Campaign Exceeds Goal Set for Community’s New Construction and Improvements

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 13, 2022

Lake Prince Woods, an EveryAge continuing care retirement community in Suffolk, Va., recently completed its capital campaign to update wellness-enhancing amenities and memory care services on campus. Coinciding with Lake Prince Woods’ 20th anniversary in 2022, the campaign’s goal was $1 million, and the campaign raised $1,467,047, or 47 percent more than the goal. The…

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Finding Joy and a Sense of Call in the Journey

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 6, 2022

By BettyBeth Johns, workforce development director, United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), Wyoming, Mich. Reprinted with permission from the UCOM Communicator, Spring 2022. Elizabeth Nyiransaba glides through her day, chatting with everyone who crosses her path: smiling and singing and asking questions about everything from why some people are always “tigers” (crabby) to what sort of…

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A Place to Stand

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 6, 2022

By Lisa Thomas. This column, part of the Parker Center blog’s ‘Here I Stand’ series, is reprinted with permission from the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes. I worked for 20 years as a parish nurse. In fact, for most of that time, I was the parish nurse at the…

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Teen Team Member Program at Archway Opens Career Options to Participants

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 6, 2022

By Kendall Curtis, marketing associate and graphic designer for CHHSM member Archway Communities in Lakewood, Colo. Reprinted with permission. Archway Communities in Lakewood, Colo., has a unique summertime “Teen Team Member” program in its communities. The program is geared to helping teens entering the work field learn work skills and discover what they’re passionate about.…

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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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