EdenHill Communities

EdenHill Communities New Partnership with the VA to Benefit Local Veterans and their Spouses

By CHHSM Staff | August 11, 2023

CHHSM member EdenHill Communities in New Braunfels, Texas, announced recently that eligible veterans and their spouses at or near EdenHill will be able to receive long-term nursing and short-term rehabilitation services from the Veterans Administration (VA). In June, the VA awarded two new contracts to EdenHill. EdenHill, which began in San Antonio 113 years ago…

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‘The Play’s the Thing’ for Residents of EdenHill Communities in Texas

By Barb Powell | April 8, 2021

Last July, in the midst of the pandemic’s summer surge, Marcie Murfield — EdenHill Community’s new lifestyle director — surveyed members of the New Braunfels, Texas, older adult community to see what kinds of new activities they might like. Encouraged by the survey, two residents approached Murfield about starting a Reader’s Theatre group. After some…

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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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After Education Campaign, EdenHill Successfully Begins COVID Vaccinations Across Entire Campus

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 2, 2021

This article reprinted with permission from EdenHill Communities, a CHHSM member in New Braunfels, Texas. By Terry Jackson What does it take to provide COVID-19 vaccines to an entire senior living campus? Hard work, organization, and patience. While COVID-19 has impacted our entire planet, senior communities in particular have been brutally challenged. For our residents…

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New Braunfels, Texas, Heads to the Drive-In to Benefit EdenHill Communities

By Barb Powell | October 3, 2020

An old saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” For UCC-related EdenHill Communities, a life plan community in New Braunfels, Texas, the adage has particular meaning, thanks to a new twist on an old idea. Earlier this year, EdenHill’s second annual “A Night in New Old Braunfels” — a fundraiser that benefits the CHHSM…

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UCC’s EdenHill Communities Receives Grant to Fund Creation of Stephen Ministry

By Barb Powell | February 27, 2019

EdenHill Communities, a UCC-related life plan community based in New Braunfels, Texas, is always looking for new ways to partner with others in service to its residents and the wider area. That desire was evident Feb. 3, when Peace Lutheran Church in New Braunfels awarded EdenHill a $4,000 grant for a new Stephen Ministry program.…

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History and Modern-Day Ministry Celebrated During EdenHill Community’s Altenheim Day 2017

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 6, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 21, more than 100 residents and friends of EdenHill Communities in New Braunfels, Texas, are expected to join in and help celebrate EdenHill’s Altenheim Day 2017. “We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the rich pioneer heritage and tradition of giving in our community that helps sustain EdenHill,” says Larry Dahl, EdenHill’s…

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United Church of Christ’s EdenHill Communities Answer Call to Serve in Aftermath of Harvey

By Barb Powell | October 1, 2017

As the relief work and rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey continues, the United Church of Christ’s EdenHill Communities of New Braunfels, Texas, has volunteered to serve as a collection site for donated items. In Texas since 1910, EdenHill — formerly Eden Home, Inc. — has long had a strong connection to the community. “When we were…

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With New Health Care Center, Community Celebrates Legacy, Embraces Future

By CHHSM Staff | March 12, 2015

Al Hennig lived in a residential cottage at Eden Hill Communities for almost 25 years. But the 89-year-old transitioned into assisted living in January after falling several times last year. “I haven’t broken any bones, but I knew it was time,” says Hennig, a retired United Church of Christ pastor who joined the New Braunfels,…

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