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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Jim Caldwell, Chairman of the Fairhaven Board of Directors, was pleased to announce the expansion of Fairhaven’s Prairie Village development on the north side of Whitewater, Wisconsin. The growing demand for homes for senior adults and the expanding population at Prairie Village have created the need to complete the planned infrastructure and roadways.  RR Walton…

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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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Early this spring, the Rev. John Terry of the Federated Church, UCC, in Hyannis, Mass, received a phone call from the Rev. Guillermo Marquez-Sterling, associate minister for program development, at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community UCC near St. Petersburg, Fla., inquiring about opportunities on Cape Cod where his church members could engage in mission work near UCC-related…

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Recent high school graduate Emmanuel Futrell had never visited a four-year college, and even the thought of being away from his family was a bit unsettling. But an unexpected campus visit this summer changed his perspective. The trip to LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, arranged by CHHSM member Neighborhood Houses, a St. Louis youth services organization,…

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For Barbara Fedderly, music produces an awakening. When she listens to her iPod, the resident of Cedar Community in West Bend, Wisconsin, is suddenly animated. “She will hold her shoulders and sometimes smile,” Norman Fedderly says of his wife’s reaction to the music. Barbara is one of 19 current Cedar Community residents enrolled in the…

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Leaders of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries played a significant role at in-district legislative advocacy meetings this summer organized by LeadingAge, a national organization that exists to expand the world of possibilities for the aging. Former UCC General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, who is a member of…

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