CHHSM Members and Partners Help Annual Gathering Move ‘Forward Together’ Via Sponsorships

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2022

Forward Together is the theme of CHHSM’s 2022 Annual Gathering, to be held March 8-10 in Louisville, Ky. Taking that theme to heart are a number of partners and CHHSM members who are stepping up this year to serve as sponsors of the event. One such organization is Ziegler, the Gathering’s Platinum sponsor for the…

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Dosia Carlson: A Long Life that Made a Difference

By Guest Contributor | September 1, 2021

By Barbara Brown Zikmund She was a young woman born in 1930 who wanted to become a missionary in China. However, after an encounter with polio, her life unfolded in new ways. She studied at Oberlin (Ohio) College, attended a seminary, was ordained, earned a doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh and for 14 years…

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CHHSM Program Gives Residents a ‘Passport to Travel’

By Barb Powell | July 5, 2018

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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Lifelong Learning Opens Doors

By CHHSM Staff | March 15, 2017
Woman standing in front of library shelf holding book.

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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Water Sculpture by Famed Artist to be Dedicated at Beatitudes Campus

By CHHSM Staff | September 9, 2016

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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Beatitudes Campus to Host Premier of ‘Gen Silent’ Documentary

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 12, 2016

The United Church of Christ’s Beatitudes Campus, a life plan community for active seniors in Phoenix, will host a premier showing of “Gen Silent,” the award-winning documentary about LGBTQ aging in America, on Tues. July 19 at 6:30 p.m. AARP Arizona, PFLAG and PrimeTimers are partnering with the campus to host the event. The event is…

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Theological Reflection Keeps Minds, Spirits Alive

By CHHSM Staff | April 15, 2016

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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Members Work Together To Put Comfort First

By CHHSM Staff | December 14, 2015

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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Passport to Travel Encourages Residents to Expand Horizons

By CHHSM Staff | September 10, 2014

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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CHHSM Ministries Lead the Way in Person-Centered Memory Support

By CHHSM Staff | June 30, 2014

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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