Embrace Living Communities

Embrace Living Receives DuPage Foundation Grant

By CHHSM Staff | February 12, 2024

In December 2023, Embrace Living, based in Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded a $10,000 grant from the DuPage Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program. The grant will be used for technology education for Embrace Living residents. Also supporting the project are the Beth and Daniel Maguire Family Fund, Pane E Pesci Fund and an anonymous donor…

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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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Embrace Living Campaign to Help At-Risk Older Adults Transition to Safe, Affordable Homes

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 11, 2023

Every year, Embrace Living — based in Oak Brook, Ill. — helps new residents move into its 25 affordable senior housing communities in Illinois and make them home. Embrace Living’s continued support is crucial after someone moves in, especially in the first few years when most people are uncertain, weary and overwhelmed by their everyday…

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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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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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Embrace Living Communities Named a Top Best Workplace for Aging Services in Fortune Magazine Poll

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 9, 2022

For the fifth year in a row, Great Place to Work® has named Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill., as one of the best workplaces in the country. Embrace Living ranked sixth in the “senior housing — small-medium” category by Fortune Magazine. The ranking is based on survey taken by Embrace Living employees in…

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A Local Church is Reborn in Spirit through its Donation to Embrace Living Communities

By CHHSM Staff | November 5, 2021

When the Congregational UCC of Deerfield, a northern suburb of Chicago, closed its doors in 2016, church members wanted their leftover funds to go to good use. Teaming up with United Church Funds (UCF), they decided to give back to local, UCC-affiliated nonprofit organizations, including those focused on affordable housing and senior health and wellness.…

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Embrace Living Communities Residents Thrive through Partnerships, Being Good Neighbors

By CHHSM Staff | June 11, 2021

Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brooke, Ill., not only extends its quality of service to its housing communities; it also builds quality relationships with people and organizations in the wider community. Its Rockford Communities is just one example. A common misconception about older adult affordable housing is that the properties are not well maintained,…

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More than 1,900 Staff, Residents and Caregivers Vaccinated at Embrace Living Communities

By CHHSM Staff | May 3, 2021

Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill., is having a successful COVID-19 vaccination campaign. To date, 1,917 residents, staff and caregivers have received the vaccine through Embrace Living’s clinics, with just under 70 percent of residents electing to be vaccinated. The oldest resident to receive the vaccination was 104. The success of the vaccination…

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Enrollment Open for CHHSM’s 2021-2022 Nollau Leadership Institute

By Barb Powell | April 21, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has opened enrollment for the 2021-2022 class of its Nollau Leadership Institute. “After putting last year’s Nollau class on hold due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to bringing folks together again for this unique experience of leadership formation,” says the Rev. Dr. Elyse Berry,…

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