Parkvue Community

CHHSM’s Day-Long Retreat Hosted by UCC Heartland Conference Offers Unique Leadership Training Experience

By Barb Powell | September 13, 2023

During a recent one-day leadership retreat led by the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and hosted by the Heartland Conference, participants gained resources for becoming better leaders. But one of the most unexpected outcomes was leaving the day feeling centered and closer to God. “Water in Desert Places,” held Aug. 30,…

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Human-Centered Design Generates Community Improvements

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 12, 2023

By Catherine West This article is reprinted with permission from the Fall 2022 issue of United Church Homes’ Spirit Magazine. Among the creative ideas introduced to United Church Homes by Michael Hughes — who joined UCH’s leadership team late 2021 — is the use of human-centered design. This approach to problem-solving recognizes the perspectives and…

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United Church Homes Expands Outreach Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 13, 2023

United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, is well-known as a provider of affordable housing, independent living, assisted living, long-term care, rehabilitative care and memory care to thousands of older adults. But now, it’s expanding its services to provide assistance to older adults wishing to age in place. For UCH, said Terry Spitznagel, senior…

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Four United Church Homes Communities Receive Top Honors

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 4, 2022

This article, by Catherine West, originally appeared in the United Church News news feed. It is reprinted here with permission. Four United Church Homes (UCH) communities recently were voted “Best of the Best in the 2021 Readers’ Choice contests sponsored by local media groups. The awards covered numerous categories. Two Marietta, Ohio, UCH communities were readers’…

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Letter Makes 73-year Journey to Parkvue Community Recipient

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2020

Not long after Easter Sunday 2020, Betty Smith received a letter from her dad, which he sent to her at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. What makes this event more than just another dad sending a student a letter from home is the postmark: April 29, 1947. Today, Smith, 92, resides at Parkvue…

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Foundation Awards $4,000 to Parkvue Community for University Circle Interactive Learning Program

By Barb Powell | December 9, 2019

Parkvue Community, a United Church Homes older adult community in Sandusky, Ohio, has received a $4,000 grant from the Michelle Wightman-Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation to support an interactive learning program that connects residents with educational opportunities. The grant will support University Circle Interactive, an older adult program that provides accessible and innovative learning programming. University…

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CHHSM Members Reap Benefits of Generous UCC Ohio Conference Grants

By Barb Powell | August 8, 2019

At Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Ind., a Defiance (Ohio) College student is gaining hands-on experience and assisting staff in her chosen field. Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo., is advancing a program to strengthen relationships between clients and volunteers. United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, is holding workshops featuring narrative…

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From Millie, With Love

By Guest Contributor | June 6, 2019

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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United Church Homes Embraces Innovative Technologies Through K4Connect

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 2, 2018

Residents of United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, are participating in a pilot program to test an innovative technology that helps residents remain safe and socially engaged and live independently in their homes longer. K4Connect is a technology company creating solutions to serve and empower older adults and people living with disabilities. The…

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United Church Homes to break ground on $18M construction project

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 28, 2017

United Church Homes will break ground Aug. 9 on an $18 million construction project to add 44 new independent living cottage homes and a community center at Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in a tent on the east side of Parkvue Community, 3800 Boardwalk Blvd. About…

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