Abernethy Laurels

Abernethy Laurels Nurse’s Aide Receives State Award

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 11, 2024

Ella JoAn Wells, a certified nursing assistant at Abernethy Laurels retirement community, based in Newton, N.C. — part of the EveryAge family of communities — was named District II Nurse Aide of the Year by the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association (NCHCFA) at its awards gala Feb. 19 in Greensboro, N.C. NCHCFA represents and…

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EveryAge Receives Statewide Awards for Service and Innovation from LeadingAge NC

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 12, 2023

EveryAge was recognized with two of LeadingAge NC’s prestigious awards at the association’s annual conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the beginning of May. The first — the Excellence in Innovation Award — was presented to Abernethy Laurels retirement community in Newton, N.C., for its Earn & Learn Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program. The…

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EveryAge Foundation Receives $383,000 Legacy Gift

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 10, 2023

Catherine S. Smith was delighted to have spent 15 years as a resident at Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care community in Newton, N.C., and part of CHHSM member EveryAge‘s network of communities. Always sensitive to the needs of people less fortunate than herself, she was firm in her desire to direct a generous measure of…

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Virtual Symposium to Help Caregivers Cope with Stress and Burnout

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 17, 2022

If you’ve ever been in the position of caring for someone with a chronic disease, dementia, or a disability, you know the toll it takes on your mind, body, and spirit. Despite wanting to do the right thing, you experience fatigue, anxiety, and imbalance in your own life. You worry. You agonize. You don’t know…

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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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CHHSM Member Organizations Find Creative Ways to Serve During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Barb Powell | April 13, 2020

From phone calls, online chats and social media postings to Zoom, Skype, and Facebook video gatherings, CHHSM members are adapting to almost daily changes in health care requirements while serving their residents and clients. “The world changes overnight,” says Chris Cox, president and CEO of Hoyleton Youth & Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill. “Plans…

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United Church Homes and Services Celebrates Visionary Leadership Award Recipients

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 5, 2020

Former Abernethy Laurels CEO the Rev. Donald and his wife, Jo Anne Flick, were honored Feb. 27, 2020, at a special luncheon celebrating their visionary leadership and service to United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), headquartered in Newton, N.C. The Rev. Don Flick came to United Church Homes and Services in 1980 as administrative assistant…

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With Age Comes Adventure-Filled Bucket List for Abernethy Laurels Octogenarian

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 29, 2020

By Shaylyn Ladd, director of community engagement, United Church Homes and Services Mickey Glickman craves real adventure. At the top of her adventure list is ziplining. Glickman, 82, has always considered herself daring. In late summer, the retirement community where she lives had a trip planned to the coast, but when a hurricane was expected…

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Abernethy Laurels Resident Becomes Honorary Deputy Sheriff

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 2, 2020

Friday, Dec. 20, was special for Abernethy Laurels resident Carl Cardwell. Cardwell, 92 years old, became an official Catawba County Honorary Sheriff’s Deputy. Sheriff Don Brown and Newton Police Chief Vidal Sipe along with numerous representatives from both agencies took part in the Grant a Dream, a program through the retirement community that creates moments…

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New Street Name Honors Former Abernethy Laurels Chaplain and Administrator and His Family

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 18, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 9, United Church Homes and Services unveiled a new street sign and dedicated it in memory of the Rev. Van D. Grimes, his wife, Edith Grimes, and his family. Grimes served on the staff of United Church Homes and Services in 1983, and as chaplain at Abernethy Laurels (then, Abernethy Center) and…

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