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LeadingAge Ziegler 2023 Top Older Adult Nonprofits Listings Highlight 18 CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | November 13, 2023

The LZ 200, the annual report of the largest, most complex nonprofit older adult living organizations, recently was released, and this year’s listings includes 18 CHHSM members. The report, the 20th edition, was developed when LeadingAge — the United States’ largest association of not-for-profit aging service providers — and Ziegler — a top leading underwriter…

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CHHSM Annual Business Meeting Tells Good News of CHHSM Member Agencies

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

One highlight of CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — held March 7-9 in Denver — was the CHHSM Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, which took place March 8. During the meeting, which included highlights of the work of CHHSM staff over the past year, the board also received the Member Report, enumerating not only the number…

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Brewster Place Names New President and CEO

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 10, 2023

Tim Wetzel has been named the new president and CEO of Brewster Place, based in Topeka, Kan. He begins his new role March 6, 2023. “As a not-for-profit, faith-based senior living community founded by Topeka’s four Congregational churches in 1964, we are very pleased to find a leader of Tim’s caliber — who not only…

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CHHSM’s Nollau To You Helps Brewster Place Staff Nurture Serving Leaders

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2019

For UCC-related Brewster Place, an older adult life plan community in Topeka, Kan., CHHSM’s Nollau To You one-day serving leader seminars are gifts that keep giving. In fact, the staff who have participated like the event so much that Joe Ewert, Brewster’s president and CEO, keeps asking the faculty back for more. The most recent…

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Young and Old Alike Find Joy in Intergenerational Art Program with UCC-related Brewster Place

By Barb Powell | March 6, 2019

A one-week summer school camp has blossomed into a new intergenerational program for residents of UCC-related Brewster Place — an older adult community in Topeka, Kan. — and nearby Quincy Elementary School. Last summer, students in the summer program at Quincy came to Brewster Place for STEAM-themed (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities. They…

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Veterans Wall of Honor Fosters Community at UCC’s Brewster Place

By Barb Powell | November 7, 2018

It started as a few photos broadcast over the closed circuit TV system at Brewster Place, an older adult community in Topeka, Kan. Brewster’s resident services group regularly posted photos of residents and staff who were military veterans. Over time, the group collected a large number of photos. “One year, in conjunction with a Fourth…

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CHHSM Store Means Added Value in Vendor Selection for CHHSM Members

By CHHSM Staff | September 7, 2018

At UCC-related Carmel Valley Manor, a CHHSM ministry in Carmel, Calif., one of the many items on Brian Rasmussen’s plate is appliances. As director of capital planning, he always has a watchful eye on expenses in order to make sure the community’s residents have access to the best amenities possible. The CHHSM Store helps him…

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UCC-related Brewster Place Refresh Brings Innovation to Senior Life

By Barb Powell | August 12, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s Brewster Place, a 54-year-old community for older adults in Topeka, Kan., has one basic philosophy: a holistic approach to providing the programming and services needed for its residents to thrive. To that end, the community is in the middle of a $21-million, three-year project to modernize and renovate the 30-acre…

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