Abernethy Laurels

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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New Health and Rehabilitation Center Benefits UCC-related Abernethy Laurels and the Local Community

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2019

More than 900 days of construction on a new Health and Rehabilitation Center ended recently at Abernethy Laurels, a United Church Homes and Services licensed Continuing Care Community in Newton, N.C. So what did the residents and employees do? They threw a party. “Our team of staff and residents have endured many days of inconveniences,”…

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Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

By Barb Powell | July 6, 2019

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the…

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Blessings Abound During Health and Rehab Center Dedication Held at UCC-related Abernethy Laurels

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 12, 2019

Abernethy Laurels, an older adult community in Newton, N.C., recently held a dedication ceremony for its new Health and Rehabilitation Center, marketed as North and South Manor. Area clergy, team members, community leaders, residents and their families participated in the service to bless the buildings and the many hands of healthcare providers who will deliver…

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Special Worship Services and Sermons Highlight United Church Homes and Services’ Celebration of UCC Health and Human Service Sunday

By Barb Powell | January 21, 2019

United Church Homes and Services knows an opportunity to celebrate its faith-based ministries when it sees it. In this case, the opportunity is the UCC’s Health and Human Service Sunday — honoring the work of CHHSM members — which will be recognized Jan. 27 in local churches across the country. Comprised of 11 communities that…

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United Church Homes and Services Practices Love of Neighbor in Response to Hurricane Florence

By Barb Powell | October 1, 2018

When partners need help, United Church Homes and Services responds. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the United Church of Christ’s regional Southern Conference and its Disaster Ministries sent out an all-church call for 500 Emergency Clean-up Buckets. The Newton, N.C., CHHSM member quickly organized efforts within its communities. “United Church Homes and Services is…

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