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EveryAge Foundation Honors Late Elderhaus Founder Linda Pearce with Named Fund

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 11, 2024

The EveryAge Foundation, based in Newton, N.C., has honored longstanding Wilmington community advocate Linda Pearce with a named fund to recognize her 32 years of service as founder and executive director of Elderhaus in Wilmington, N.C. Going forward, the Elderhaus Campus Enrichment Fund will be known as the Linda Pearce Campus Enrichment Fund for Elderhaus.…

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Advocate Health, Spelman College Offer Students Health Care Mentorship and Career Exploration Opportunities

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 11, 2024

As the health care industry faces a growing shortage of health care workers, Advocate Health, based in North Carolina, and Spelman College in Atlanta are collaborating to introduce more students to a range of critical health care careers. During the past two years, Advocate Health, the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system has teamed up with…

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Updated ‘Passport To Travel’ Program Provides Affordable Travel for Residents of Participating CHHSM Older Adult Communities

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2024

The United States is filled with many awe-inspiring sites, from such human-made wonders as the St. Louis Arch and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Arizona, to the natural beauty found in all 50 U.S. states. For residents of 16 CHHSM member older adult communities, the opportunity to visit these various locales has an added…

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Nollau To You ‘Emergent Strategy: Ecological Leadership’ Retreats Offer Cedar Community Staff New Ways to Frame Work

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2024

Mid-level managers and other team members of Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., had the opportunity April 24 and 25, 2024, to participate in one-day CHHSM on-site Nollau To You retreats. Facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry, CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development, and Dr. Zaria Davis, CHHSM’s engagement coordinator, each retreat included…

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Retreat for UCC Camp Leaders Provides Respite, Shared Joys, and Transformation

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2024

Who remembers attending a UCC summer camp? At a recent gathering for UCC Outdoor Ministries, camp leaders came together to discuss the joys and challenges of working with youth campers and left with an unexpected benefit: the gift of retreat with colleagues. Held April 2 and 3, 2024, at the UCC’s national setting in downtown…

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Hoffman Homes Resident Finds Comfort, Connection through Magee the Horse

By CHHSM Staff | May 13, 2024

In 2019, Diakonie ran an endearing story about Magee, a registered American Paint Horse who had just completed his trial period and become part of Hoffman Homes for Youth’s Equine-Assisted Therapy Program. Over the past five years, Magee has helped countless youth residents thanks, in part, to his stunning blue eyes and gentle personality. The…

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Ribbon-Cutting Marks Opening of Lake Prince Woods’ Wellness Center

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 13, 2024

Lake Prince Woods, an EveryAge continuing care retirement community in Suffolk, Va., hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 18 to premiere its new Wellness Center. The Wellness Center is made possible by the success of a Mind, Body, Spirit capital campaign created by the EveryAge Foundation and Lake Prince Woods. The campaign raised $1,467,047 to update…

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Horizon House Seeks Gold LEED Certification for Newest Construction

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 13, 2024

The Horizon House campus in Seattle is expanding with the addition of its new West Tower, providing 202 new independent living residences. Breaking ground in 2026, with completion slated for 2029, the West Tower will offer the best in contemporary senior living design. As part of our community’s commitment to the environment, the West Tower…

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Wooten Named Executive Director of Franklinton Center at Bricks

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 13, 2024

The Board of Trustees and the Council of Elders of Franklinton Center at Bricks (FCAB) in Whitakers, N.C., recently introduced FCAB’s new executive director, the Rev. Dr. Douglas Wooten, at an open house held May 3, 2024. Wooten succeeds Ms. Vivian Lucas.  In a statement, the Board and Council said, “Wooten’s ties to Franklinton Center are…

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United Church Homes’ Cottonwood Glen Awarded Green and Resilient Retrofit Program Grant

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 13, 2024

United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, announced recently that it has been awarded a Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) grant totaling $3,200,000 for Cottonwood Glen, a UCH affordable housing community in Greenwood, Miss. This award is a crucial step in UCH’s mission to preserve long-term affordability in housing. “This award will a…

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