Cedar Community

Cedar Community Extends Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 12, 2024

By Sarah Malchow, chief administrative officer, Cedar Community Cedar Community, located in West Bend, Wis., recently finalized the gift of easement rights for nearly 100 acres of woods, trails, lakefront, and prairie land to the Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation. A formal dedication ceremony was held in October 2023. “We are honored to donate the development…

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CHHSM Members and Friends Ensure Success, Innovation, and Collaboration at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2024

Innovation as the Gateway to Collaboration is the theme of this year’s Annual Gathering, to be held March 12-14 at the Live! by Loews Hotel in St. Louis. Indeed, the Annual Gathering itself is a product of collaboration, thanks to the partners and members who serve as sponsors of the many keynotes, plenaries, meals, workshops,…

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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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Cedar Community Repositioning Effort Means Improved Residental Areas and Services

By CHHSM Staff | September 13, 2023

After taking the helm in 2021, Cedar Community President and CEO Nicole Pretre had a vision for Cedar Community’s future — to serve more friends and neighbors, to offer the living options and abundant amenities that its residents desire, and to be the best stewards of the natural and structural resources at the West Bend,…

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Cedar Community Commits to Improving Heart Failure Care via American Heart Association Program 

By CHHSM Staff | April 14, 2023

Cedar Community, a nonprofit, faith-based senior retirement community located in West Bend, Wis., is working to tackle the growing problem of heart failure in America. Approximately six million Americans live with the condition—a number expected to reach epidemic proportions as the population ages. Heart failure (HF) ranks among the costliest health conditions to treat and takes…

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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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CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering Filled with Renewal, Justice, and Hope

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

Connection. If one word can sum up three days of worship, workshops, keynotes, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s connection — at least in terms of the 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, themed “Together through Mountains and Valleys” and held March 7-9 in Denver. “The 85th Annual Gathering…

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Closing Worship Renews Commitment to Working Together for Justice in Health and Human Service Ministries

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

After a week filled with meaningful worship, learning, networking, and reconnecting with colleagues and friends, attendees to CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering in Denver met for closing worship March 9 in the special space of the Denver Art Museum. Prior to the service beginning, Jamar Doyle, CHHSM’s president and CEO, thanked Archway Communities in Denver, one…

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Students Offer Solutions for Workday Relief at Cedar Community

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 13, 2023

By Carrie Sturn, marketing director, Cedar Community. Used by permission. The Assignment West Bend East and West High School (Wisconsin) seniors Gianna Hemauer, Owen Kolkema, Alex Lance, Monique Schnabel, Erica Thill, and Jake Williams are all enrolled in their schools’ Biomedical Innovations course. The group was tasked with the mission to redesign a healthcare space…

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Cedar Community Welcomes New Philanthropy Director

By CHHSM Staff | November 7, 2022

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., is pleased to welcome Jennifer Zaskowski as philanthropy director. Zaskowski has a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Concordia University. She has more than 25 years in the health care field with an extensive background in healthcare administration and business and non-profit development.  Her past experience includes leadership…

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