Cedar Community Provides Valuable On-the-Job Training to Nursing and Pharmacy Students

Nicki Nass, Jessica Melstrand, and Heather Suarez Del Real work together to educate the next generation in a clinical setting.

For many people, the best way to learn something is by doing. With careers that are hands-on, such as nursing, on-the-job training is crucial. Cedar Community — a UCC-related older adult community in West Bend, Wis. — works with local colleges, high schools, and organizations to provide valuable, real life training opportunities for students. Working […]

Cedar Community Receives Grant to Help Offset COVID-19 Health Care Costs


UCC-related Cedar Community, based in West Bend, Wis., announced April 28 that it is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from West Bend Community Foundation’s West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Fund. The generous award will help Cedar Community offset healthcare costs directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our healthcare and support professionals are critical […]

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

Near the end of Synod, CHHSM member ministries pose in the selfie booth.

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 […]

UCC’s Cedar Community Resident-Led Group Explores and Fosters Diversity

Cedar Community Diversity Group members and West Bend Multicultural Group members share opinions and ideas.

UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., began hosting an annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in 2015, an event originally organized by resident the Rev. Ralph Faisst. That celebration sparked the interest of then ministry director, the Rev. Kathryn Kuhn, who was interested in further exploring racial diversity and issues surrounding the topic. After […]

Residents of United Church of Christ’s Cedar Community Use Technology to Improve Quality of LIfe


Visiting another country. Taking a bike ride in the country. Conducting an orchestra. For residents of the United Church of Christ’s Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., these activities are just a mouse click away. Thanks to “It’s Never 2 Late” (iN2L), a nationally-recognized, picture-based, touchscreen software system, residents can participate in a variety of […]