CHHSM received this alert from LeadingAge, the trusted advocacy voice for aging, encouraging people to urge Congressional leaders to expand funding for Section 202 funding. The Issue: Congress has begun its work on the fiscal year 2020 HUD funding bill. With long waiting lists for housing assistance and only 1 of every 3 eligible older…

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Ruby Sales, the nationally-known human rights advocate who participated in the three historic Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights marches, will deliver the Valerie Russell Lecture at 12 noon Saturday, June 22, during the UCC’s 32nd General Synod in Milwaukee, Wis. Co-sponsored by CHHSM and the UCC’s Justice and Local Church Ministries, the lecture honors the leadership and…

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The first Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit was held in February at Sinclair Conference Center in Dayton, Ohio. Co-sponsored by United Church Homes and Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton, the event was a huge success, with more than 200 attendees. With more than 15 breakout sessions over two days, people serving older…

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A terrific idea has turned into a successful program and partnership for UCC-related St. John’s Community Care in Collinsville, Ill. St. John’s is partnering with We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym in nearby Edwardsville to host intergenerational music classes called Grandfriends. We Rock The Spectrum is a  gym where children of all abilities can play…

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Recently, UCC-related Orion Family Services in Madison, Wis., published this article in its newsletter. Orion — a private, nonprofit CHHSM member that serves children, adolescents and families throughout Wisconsin — wanted to share the experiences of four of its staff members who have completed the Nollau Leadership Institute and become consecrated as Diakonal Ministers. Orion’s…

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By Abigail Smith Never underestimate the impact a small act of kindness has on the world. Meet Millie Schilman, whose kindness extends to each and every resident of United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio. For the past couple of years, Millie has dedicated most of her free time to one simple act of…

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By the Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel, president and CEO, United Church Homes The Impact of Clergy Age on Churches When I was ordained back in 1981, I accepted the call to serve St. Andrew’s UCC, a small congregation in the old industrial city of Reading, Pennsylvania. I was following a beloved, long-tenured pastor who had…

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