Cedar Community

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

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 21, 2019

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…

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UCC-Related Cedar Community Named Among the Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 5, 2019

Cedar Community is proud to announce they have been identified as one the Best Nursing Homes for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in health care rankings. Cedar Community was evaluated by U.S. News & World Report along with 15,000 nursing homes nationwide, in every state. The rating is based on…

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UCC’s Cedar Ridge Residents Help Fill Local Food Pantry

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 4, 2019

Residents of UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., work hard to give back to their local community. Spearheaded by the CHHSM ministry’s Cedar Ridge Resident Council — a volunteer group at Cedar Community that serves as a governing board for the independent living apartments — efforts include working together to make monthly donations to…

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CHHSM Program Gives Residents a ‘Passport to Travel’

By Barb Powell | July 5, 2018

When Jan and Dave Braby arrived at the United Church of Christ’s Horizon House in Seattle as part of CHHSM’s Passport to Travel program, they were greeted by staff members in green and blue sports attire. The Brabys — long-time Green Bay Packers fans — had arrived on a Thursday, and the Seahawks were playing…

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

By CHHSM Staff | April 4, 2018

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…

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Cedar Community Resident has a Passion for Life

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 28, 2017

Edith Schultz’s love for swimming began when she was just 10 years old, when she taught herself how to swim. In fact, the number one reason she chose to move to Cedar Community’s independent living apartments was because of the heated, indoor swimming pool. The first independent living facility she visited advertised a pool, and…

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Nollau Leadership Institute Creates Servant Leaders Across UCC

By CHHSM Staff | August 14, 2017
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Most people might not associate “servant leadership” with financial institutions. But Chuck Hollingsworth would beg to differ. Hollingsworth, who is chief lending officer for the United Church of Christ’s Cornerstone Fund, participated in the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ Nollau Leadership Institute last year, and came away with new perspectives on implementing the…

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Cedar Community Seminar Series is Resource for Whole Community

By Barb Powell | May 19, 2017

Navigating the sea of options for senior living and senior healthcare can be difficult, if not impossible, at times. But a new program at United Church of Christ-related Cedar Community is helping seniors and their families chart a course to confident decision making. “Every Step with Cedar Community” is an ongoing, educational seminar series geared…

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Charitable Care by UCC-Related Health Providers Jumps 18 Percent in 2016, Exceeds $857 Million

By Rev. J. Bennett Guess | January 6, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s nearly 400 health and human service ministries provided more than $857 million in uncompensated, charitable care in 2016, an increase of nearly 18 percent in one year. The jump represents one of the largest single-year increases in decades, according to statistics collected by the UCC’s Council for Health and Human…

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Music Rekindles Memories at Cedar Community

By CHHSM Staff | September 15, 2016

For Barbara Fedderly, music produces an awakening. When she listens to her iPod, the resident of Cedar Community in West Bend, Wisconsin, is suddenly animated. “She will hold her shoulders and sometimes smile,” Norman Fedderly says of his wife’s reaction to the music. Barbara is one of 19 current Cedar Community residents enrolled in the…

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