Cape Albeon

Richard and Johann Ellerbrake Continue Advocacy for CHHSM through Financial Gift

By Barb Powell | July 10, 2024

The Rev. Richard Ellerbrake, long-time health and human services activist and advocate, and his wife, Johann, whose career has included serving as a physical therapist and in youth ministries, have provided a $3,000 Schwab Charitable grant to the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM). Dick Ellerbrake, president emeritus of Deaconess Health System…

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Updated ‘Passport To Travel’ Program Provides Affordable Travel for Residents of Participating CHHSM Older Adult Communities

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2024

The United States is filled with many awe-inspiring sites, from such human-made wonders as the St. Louis Arch and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Arizona, to the natural beauty found in all 50 U.S. states. For residents of 16 CHHSM member older adult communities, the opportunity to visit these various locales has an added…

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Cape Albeon Opens Cove Memory Care for Residents with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

By CHHSM Staff | May 10, 2021

With a 20-year tradition of excellent care for older adults, Cape Albeon recently opened the new Cove Memory Care Household to offer residents and their families families a beacon of hope in caring for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition to providing a caring and secure community, the all-inclusive Memory Care Household strives…

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Cape Albeon Breaks Ground on New Secure Memory Care Apartments

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 1, 2020

Cape Albeon, a nonprofit, faith-based lakeside retirement and assisted living community located in southwest St. Louis county, held a groundbreaking project kickoff for their new Secure Memory Care apartments homes on Tuesday, Aug. 25. “We are so thrilled to add ‘The Cove’ to our wide variety of care options,” said Carol DiSanza, Executive Director at…

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UCC Missouri Mid-South Conference, CHHSM Ministries Partnership Works to Create Just World for All

By Barb Powell | July 31, 2018

Donna Smith-Pupillo, executive director of Deaconess Nurse Ministry in St. Louis, sees little difference when talking about her work and that of Deaconess’ partner, the United Church of Christ’s regional Missouri Mid-South Conference. “We partner with the conference because we are a part of the conference,” Smith-Pupillo says. “We are not a separate entity, but…

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Advent Season Candlelighting Service a Highlight of Cape Albeon Christmas

By Barb Powell | December 11, 2017

It’s all about blessings and the Christmas story at United Church of Christ-affiliated Cape Albeon Senior Community in Valley Park, Mo. Each year, Chaplain Le Remington holds a service in the dining hall that features a narrator to assist with the storytelling and a tenor soloist to provide music. “The service begins with scripture readings…

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‘The Play’s the Thing!’ for Residents and Staff at the UCC’s Cape Albeon

By Barb Powell | September 13, 2017

For the Rev. Le Remington, a chaplain at Cape Albeon — a United Church of Christ-affiliated senior living community in southwest St. Louis, Mo. — one of the best ways to serve the residents is through the arts, and in bringing the arts to such areas as Bible study. At a faith-based place like Cape…

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Partnership Benefits Residents, Community

By CHHSM Staff | May 30, 2014

When Cape Albeon partnered with fellow CHHSM member and St. Louis-based St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, residents of the retirement community in Valley Park, Mo., gained access to skilled nursing, something they’ve never had before. “For 14 years I’ve been hoping for extended care to arrive here,” says Lolly Wehrli, 87, who moved into…

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