Denise Rabidoux had a dream. “I wanted to integrate senior high school students with individuals with dementia,” says Rabidoux, president and chief executive officer of the United Church of Christ’s EHM Senior Solutions, headquartered in Saline, Mich. “I wanted to show students that there was this ability for people with memory loss to still connect and participate in something unique and different and innovative in a very personalized way.”

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By Lisa McCracken, Director, Senior Living Research and Development, Ziegler Investment Banking This past month, Ziegler conducted a CFO HotlineSM poll devoted to the topic of succession planning. This topic was previously covered in 2013 and 2015, and allows for historical comparisons. Nearly 145 senior living Chief Financial Officers and financial professionals participated in the…

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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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Residents of United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, are participating in a pilot program to test an innovative technology that helps residents remain safe and socially engaged and live independently in their homes longer. K4Connect is a technology company creating solutions to serve and empower older adults and people living with disabilities. The…

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LeadingAge, an association of nonprofit senior services that advocates for quality senior services and car, has announced a new webinar, taking place Tuesday, April 24, from 2-3 p.m. The cost is $99. The webinar will address the increased enforcement of fire and life safety policies that have resulted in many misinterpretations of implementation requirements for…

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The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries today (March 22) released an advocacy communique on the effects of gun violence. The communique, sent to CHHSM member ministers, includes a Gun Violence Advocacy Toolkit. “This Saturday, March 24, 2018, hundreds of thousands of people across the country are expected to take part in the…

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Michael J. Readinger

The CHHSM Annual Gathering has come and gone. But, for those of us who attended last week in St. Louis, the voices we heard will stick with us for quite a while. So many voices, from so many places, across so many miles, in more than one language. All coming together. As. One. Voice. Before…

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Ohio groups advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) older adults are joining efforts for the Columbus premier of “Gen Silent,” a film that explores the unique challenges faced by LGBT seniors as they navigate healthcare and housing needs, at North Congregational UCC. The documentary by award-winning director and filmmaker Stu Maddux will…

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