When Jan and Dave Braby arrived at the United Church of Christ’s Horizon House in Seattle as part of CHHSM’s Passport to Travel program, they were greeted by staff members in green and blue sports attire. The Brabys — long-time Green Bay Packers fans — had arrived on a Thursday, and the Seahawks were playing…

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Some classes, like Arizona history, strike close to home. Others, like astronomy, stretch to the far reaches of space. For the curious-minded at Beatitudes Campus, a CHHSM member ministry in Phoenix, there are no limits to learning. The Beatitudes Center for Lifelong Learners offers courses in the arts, sciences and history for residents of the…

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A marble water sculpture “Tao” by renowned artist Fred Bendheim will be dedicated on Friday, September 23, at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix at 4:30 pm. The sculpture, originally commissioned for Frank Lloyd Wright’s “The Pottery House” in Paradise Valley, Arizona, was designed and constructed from 1982-1983. It was donated to Beatitudes Campus by the artist.…

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When Beatitudes Campus opened its doors for a theologian to move in this January, it also opened the doors to a new way of addressing individual needs. Dr. Harvey Cox, an American Baptist minister and acclaimed research professor at Harvard Divinity School, spent a month as the Phoenix continuing care retirement community’s first theologian-in-residence. In…

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Two CHHSM members formed a partnership this year to provide maximum comfort for residents with advanced dementia. Horizon House in Seattle wanted to fine-tune its individualized care. The continuing care retirement community reached out to Phoenix-based Beatitudes Campus, also a CCRC and creator of Comfort Matters, a nationally recognized dementia research and education initiative. “We’re…

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Rich and Mary Miller have experienced a lot as participants in Passport to Travel, but one of their most memorable visits includes the Biltmore Estate. Residents of Cedar Community in West Bend, Wisconsin, the Millers spent two days at Biltmore during their second trip to Abernethy Laurels in Newton, North Carolina. All in all, they’ve made six…

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The design ideas for The Cottages at Cedar Run started with a round-table discussion at a LeadingAge senior living conference in 2010. CHHSM ministry Cedar Community’s CEO, Steve Jaberg, consulted with four European experts on assisted living memory care design on how to enhance a new approach to memory care based on resident-centered programming. “Grand entrances…

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