Cedar Community, a UCC-related older adult community in West Bend, Wis., announced recently that its marketing team members are the recipients of three national Aster Awards for healthcare marketing and advertising for 2020. Winning an Aster Gold Award for E-Newsletter Series is Cedar Community’s “Cedar Branches” monthly ministry e-newsletter. Designed and published by the marketing…

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By Dr. Robert Citronberg, Medical Director for Infectious Diseases, Advocate Aurora Health Unfortunately, we are not even close. One of the more common questions I receive is “when will this be over?” While I wish I could say “really soon,” the truth is that we are nowhere near the end of this pandemic. We are…

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The Concord, a 149-unit affordable apartment community for low-income seniors, is scheduled to begin a $17 million renovation in mid-July. It is part of the Retirement Housing Foundation‘s (RHF) family of communities. Plans include renovating all common areas, adding a computer lab for residents and creating a media area. Additionally, the outdoor area will receive…

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Chaplain: Good Samaritan Home Good Samaritan Home, a CHHSM member in Evansville, Ind., is in search of a Full-Time Chaplain. The Chaplain provides spiritual care to residents, their family members and staff to insure that the highest degree of quality spiritual care is maintained at all times and in accordance with current applicable standards and…

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Social injustices are becoming more obvious and recognizable during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, and CHHSM’s faith-based health and human service ministries are continuing and strengthening their outreach in their local communities. One main area of focus is food insecurity, the topic of the July installment of the Be A Voice Health and Human…

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In June, the CHHSM Board and Staff released a letter in response to the pandemic of systemic racism. In the past 30 days we have been laying the groundwork for implementation of the action steps that we committed to taking. A letter is important, but actions speak louder than words and it is time to…

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As some communities across the United States begin loosening COVID-19 restrictions, so, too, are many CHHSM member organizations. The Arcadia Family of Companies, based in Honolulu, recently reopened several activities in its Life Plan Communities of Arcadia and 15 Craigside. Careful restrictions and rules are in place to ensure safety, but thanks to responsible residents…

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In recent months, Care Purchasing Services (CPS) ­— the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store — has published daily or weekly COVID-19-related vendor lists and equipment availability lists, which are accessible via the CHHSM COVID-19 resources page. Not content to rest on its laurels, CPS has released an extensive new list of vendors available…

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