CHHSM Members Lead Effort to Go Green

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Three years ago, California saw some of its driest days. As lake beds sat empty, animals faced endangerment and water supply dwindled, residents at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, California, took action. “Our driving force is the commitment of residents to live more sustainably with greater environmental consciousness and lower carbon impact because of our shared […]

Members Work Together To Put Comfort First

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Two CHHSM members formed a partnership this year to provide maximum comfort for residents with advanced dementia. Horizon House in Seattle wanted to fine-tune its individualized care. The continuing care retirement community reached out to Phoenix-based Beatitudes Campus, also a CCRC and creator of Comfort Matters, a nationally recognized dementia research and education initiative. “We’re […]

Ministries Track Charitable Contributions

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For two hours a day, high school students with disabilities study daily life and interpersonal communication skills in an apartment-turned-classroom at Cape Albeon. Later, they help serve dinner, coordinate coffee chats and host exercise sessions at the retirement community in Valley Park, Missouri. This coaching and on-site job training is provided through a partnership between […]

Ministries Respond to Mental Health Challenge

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It might seem like another activity on Horizon House’s calendar — a discussion about depression, hosted by two geriatric psychiatrists. But for resident Bob Fitzgerald, the forum reinforced the importance of looking after himself and his neighbors. Diagnosed with lymphoma in 2006, Fitzgerald remembers battling bouts of nervousness and isolation during the treatment. And while […]