Cedar Community

Cedar Community Makes U. S. News List of Best Independent Living Communities

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., is one of the senior living communities recognized by U.S. News & World Report that earned “Best” status by achieving the highest possible rating for independent living. U.S. News awarded the 2022 designation of Best Senior Living only to those communities that satisfy U.S. News’s objective statistical assessment of…

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Hospice Volunteers at Cedar Community Provide Emotional Support During End-of-Life Jouneys

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 4, 2022

By Carrie Sturn, Cedar Community’s marketing director. Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2022 Live More magazine of Cedar Community. Hospice is not a place. Hospice is the care and compassion a specialized team offers to support patients and families during their final journey. At Cedar Community, based in West Bend, Wis., the hospice team…

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Special Evening of Joy, Tears, Laughter Celebrates the Ministry of Michael J. Readinger

By Barb Powell | March 10, 2022

Amidst Annual Gathering workshops, board business, and weighty discussions on moving Forward Together, the members, board, and staff of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries took the evening of March 9 to honor outgoing President and CEO Michael J. Readinger, who retires in April. CHHSM’s Annual Gathering takes place through March 10…

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LeadingAge/Ziegler Report Features Several CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | November 10, 2021

The 18th Annual LeadingAge/Ziegler LZ 200 2021 report was released at the end of October and, once again, several UCC-related, CHHSM older adult community organizations made the top 200 across a number of categories. The report presents the data by category collected for the 200 largest not-for-profit senior living multi-sites, government-subsidized housing multi-sites, and single…

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Cedar Community Receives Post-Acute Care Certification from American Heart Association

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 3, 2021

Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., has earned the Post-Acute Care Heart Failure Certification offered from the American Heart Association. This first-of-its-kind certification acknowledges the efforts of skilled nursing facilities to consistently provide high-quality patient care, improve outcomes, and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. The Post-Acute Heart Failure Certification builds on the Heart…

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Nicole Pretre Named CEO of Cedar Community

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 29, 2021

The Cedar Community Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Pretre as the new chief executive officer — the fourth in the West Bend, Wis., older adult community’s nearly 70-year history — after the completion of a comprehensive nine-month national search. Pretre, currently the vice president of development, is in her…

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Cedar Community Resident Enjoys Lifetime of Flight

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 1, 2021

By Carrie Sturn, marketing communications manager for UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis. Reprinted with permission from the Winter 2021 Live More magazine. Jean Hauser has fulfilled her passion in life — her passion for flying. One of six girls growing up in Hartford, Wis., Jean was born deaf. She attended the Wisconsin School…

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CHHSM’s Virtual Annual Gathering a Success, Thanks to Active Participation, a Seamless Online Platform, and Incredible Presentations

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

Inspirational, motivational, soul-feeding … and just plain fun. These are some of the words used by attendees to describe the recently concluded 83rd Annual Gathering of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, held virtually March 2-4, 2021. Attendance records were shattered at the three-day event: some 335 CHHSM members and friends registered…

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To Save, Not Just Serve: Keynoter Baker Challenges CHHSM Members to Increased Activism in Annual Gathering’s Closing Plenary

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

In a keynote address punctuated with a call to self-examination and implementation of change, the Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker — director of contextual education at UCC-related Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Mo. — urged attendees to CHHSM’s 83rd Annual Gathering to return to their ministries prepared to find new ways to transform lives.…

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Cedar Community’s Pretre Wins Marketing Officer of Year Award

By CHHSM Staff | September 23, 2020

Nicole Pretre, vice president of development at UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., has been named among the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Chief Marketing Officer of the Year award winners. The award recognizes the important work of those in senior marketing positions in southeastern Wisconsin. Pretre is the executive leader of the marketing, sales,…

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