MIT’s Coughlin to Keynote Fourth Annual Ruth Frost Parker Center Symposium on Abundant Aging

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Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, will keynote the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s 2019 Annual Symposium. The event takes place Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel. Registration/check-in opens at 8 a.m. Coughlin, who teaches in MIT’s […]

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health Contributes $2.1 Billion to Community Charitable Care

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Advocate Aurora Health contributed $2.1 billion in charitable care and services in 2018, an increase of more than $110 million over 2017. To respond to unique community needs across its geographic footprint, the not-for-profit health system sponsored numerous programs and services, including behavioral health and school-based care, wellness screenings, workforce development initiatives, community-building efforts and […]

For UCC-related St. John’s Community Care, Financial Realities Yield Difficult Choices, Renewed Direction for the Future

St. John's Community Care Adult Day clients dance to their favorite tunes.

When UCC-related St. John’s Community Care started its Home Services Program 34 years ago, it filled an important niche — providing services to older adults in the community who had no means of getting the care they needed. But over time, communities change. For the Collinsville, Ill., CHHSM member, this meant competition with 19 other […]

CHHSM-Local Church Collaboration Helps Community Gain Understanding of Issues Faced by LGBTQ+ Older Adults

The Rev. Beth Long-Higgins introduces the film.

When CHHSM members team up with local UCC churches, extraordinary things can happen. A recent presentation of the critically-acclaimed film Gen Silent in Westlake, Ohio, highlights just how much a local community can benefit. The free showing Aug. 25 of the documentary about LGBTQ+ older adults deciding whether to go back into the closet to […]

Unique United Church Homes ‘Wishing Well’ Grant Program Provides Training, Needed Funding to its Affordable Housing Communities

Salem Manor in Fort Wayne, Ind., used its grant to provide one-of-a-kind outings like this one, where residents are enroute to Sechler's Pickles in St. Joe's, Ind.

An unusual program within CHHSM-member United Church Homes (UCH) is giving housing managers needed grant-writing experience while at the same time providing additional funding to their communities. At its Housing Donor Appreciation Dinner in July, United Church Homes awarded 10 “Wishing Well” grants to this year’s recipients. The United Church Homes Wishing Well grant program […]

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

According to the report, Embrace Living employees feel they make a difference in residents' lives.

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 […]