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‘Dr. Ruth’ Brings Stories and Solid Advice to Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Baby Boomers and Aging Conference

By Barb Powell | April 9, 2021

“I did not know that I was going to talk about sex all day … I did not know I was going to be ‘Dr. Ruth’ — but I love it!” “Dr. Ruth” Westheimer — world-renowned sex therapist, author, lecturer, and professor — alternately shared anecdotes from her childhood and advice on sexuality for older…

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Phoebe Ministries’ Pastoral Education Program Seeks Summer 2021 Applicants to Serve Older Adults

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 9, 2021

Phoebe Ministries seeks applicants for the 2021 Summer CPE Program for those seeking Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) certification. The 2021 Summer CPE program is full-time, 40-hours per week and runs ten weeks beginning May 24, 2021 through July 30, 2021. Three and a half days are spent in clinical assignments available at Phoebe Berks in Wernersville, Pa., and Phoebe…

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‘The Play’s the Thing’ for Residents of EdenHill Communities in Texas

By Barb Powell | April 8, 2021

Last July, in the midst of the pandemic’s summer surge, Marcie Murfield — EdenHill Community’s new lifestyle director — surveyed members of the New Braunfels, Texas, older adult community to see what kinds of new activities they might like. Encouraged by the survey, two residents approached Murfield about starting a Reader’s Theatre group. After some…

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What’s New at Care Purchasing Services?

By CHHSM Staff | April 6, 2021

Care Purchasing Services (CPS), the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store, has several new partnerships and programs. Here are excerpts from a recent newsletter: NEW PARTNERSHIPS: Meals for All Moen Blue Team BonaFide If you have any questions, please contact your CPS Client Account Manager directly. NEW PROGRAMS: Indoor Air Quality Improve Safety &…

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‘Love Notes’ Virtual Program from Hoyleton Youth & Family Services to Help Teens Develop Healthy Relationships

By Barb Powell | April 5, 2021

Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, based in Fairview Heights, Ill., has been partnering with area schools since September to bring the “Love Notes” evidence-based healthy relationship curriculum to teens. This April and May, it launches “Love Notes” as a 14-week virtual program aimed at teens age 14-19 whose schools have not been able to participate…

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United Church Homes Forms New Educational Partnership with Marion Technical College

By CHHSM Staff | April 5, 2021

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, and Marion Technical College have announced a new educational partnership that offers professional development for the United Church Homes staff as well as learning opportunities for Marion Tech students. “United Church Homes is committed to investing in the ongoing education and professional development of our team,” said the…

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Unleashing Potential Receives $10,000 Grant from Bayer Fund for Youth STEM Activities

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2021

UCC-related Unleashing Potential (UP) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund to support Experience STEM Program activities for youth enrolled in after school and summer enrichment programs sites located in Missouri’s St. Louis, Ferguson/Florissant and University City School Districts. The grant will fund weekly hands-on activities, including Quirkles science experiments, LEGO WeDo robotics,…

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Embrace Living Supports Older Adults as ‘New Normal’ Kicks In

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2021

When the global pandemic caused a public health emergency at the beginning of 2020, Embrace Living Communities — based in Oakbrooke, Ill. — reassessed how to keep its strong culture of resident engagement while ensuring the health and safety of those who call their communities home. The revisioning was the work of each community’s social…

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Cedar Community Resident Enjoys Lifetime of Flight

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 1, 2021

By Carrie Sturn, marketing communications manager for UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis. Reprinted with permission from the Winter 2021 Live More magazine. Jean Hauser has fulfilled her passion in life — her passion for flying. One of six girls growing up in Hartford, Wis., Jean was born deaf. She attended the Wisconsin School…

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Record-Breaking $17.5 Million Gift Launches New United Church Homes ‘Fund for Growth’

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 25, 2021

United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, announced today (March 25) the creation of a brand new Fund for Growth, thanks to the largest single gift ever received by the UCC-related organization in its 105-year history. The $17.5 million gift was made by an anonymous donor as part of UCH’s Campaign for Abundant Life.  “This is a…

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