Embrace Living Communities

Embrace Living Supports Older Adults as ‘New Normal’ Kicks In

By CHHSM Staff | April 2, 2021

When the global pandemic caused a public health emergency at the beginning of 2020, Embrace Living Communities — based in Oakbrooke, Ill. — reassessed how to keep its strong culture of resident engagement while ensuring the health and safety of those who call their communities home. The revisioning was the work of each community’s social…

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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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Embrace Living Communities Launches New Property Services to Support Other Affordable Housing Providers

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 9, 2021

Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill., has expanded to further recognize their leadership and growth in property management services. Called Embrace Living Property Solutions, it is encapsulated by three core services: management, consulting and social service coordination. These services will provide clear opportunities for affordable housing owners to operate their properties at the…

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Embrace Living Communities Named a 2020 Best Workplace for Aging Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 22, 2020

Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have named Embrace Living Communities as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The ranking considered feedback representing 189,159 employees working for Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry. For the third year in a row,…

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Nollau Graduate Watson One of Three Tapped for Leadership Roles at Embrace Living Communities

By CHHSM Staff | December 4, 2020

UCC-related Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill., announced in November the appointment of three new leadership team members. Leading the list is Greg Watson, former director of plant operations, who has been promoted to vice president of operations. Watson is a 2018-2019 graduate of CHHSM’s year-long Nollau Leadership Institute and was consecrated as…

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Embrace Living Communities Hires Ralph Gaines as Chief Executive Office

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 16, 2020

Embrace Living Communities has hired Ralph Gaines as chief executive officer. Gaines reports to Scott Meyer, chair of Embrace Living’s Board of Directors and an executive with Willis Towers Watson. He begins work April 20, 2020. Gaines will be responsible for the effective and successful management of the portfolio of senior living communities and setting the…

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UCC-related Embrace Living Scores First as Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services™

By CHHSM Staff | September 9, 2019

Embrace Living Communities, a network of affordable living communities serving more than 3,000 older adults in three midwestern states and a certified Great Place to Work®, has been recognized by Fortune magazine as the number one Best Workplace for Aging Services™ in small and medium size providers of senior housing and care and, earlier this…

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Older Adults, Chinese Immersion Students Benefit from Special Summer Program at UCC-related Greencastle of Barrington

By Barb Powell | July 10, 2019

At Greencastle of Barrington (Ill.) — an Embrace Living Communities affordable older adult community — residents participate in many intergenerational and community programs. But none are as unique as its current partnership with the Barrington Chinese Immersion Council (BCIC). Over the course of the summer months, the BCIC Chinese Culture Club is meeting at Greencastle,…

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UCC-related Embrace Living Communities and Advocate Aurora Team Up to Serve Older Adults

By CHHSM Staff | March 21, 2019

Years ago, Betty decided to make her home at Greencastle of Kenwood, one of 34 Embrace Living Communities. Today, in addition to living in an affordable, welcoming home, Betty is also getting the benefit of a partnership between two CHHSM Ministries, Embrace Living Communities and Advocate Aurora Health, that enhances her lifestyle with healthy living.…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Provides Meaningful Focus on Learning and Growing Ministry Together

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2019

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries’ 81st Annual Gathering, held March 5-7 in Chicago, sent CHHSM members home filled with inspiration and hope, and armed with new information and renewed partnerships. “The Annual Gathering was a wonderful event that provided me the opportunity to see long-time friends and make new ones,” says Lee…

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