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‘Dr. Ruth’ Brings Stories and Solid Advice to Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Baby Boomers and Aging Conference

By Barb Powell | April 9, 2021

“I did not know that I was going to talk about sex all day … I did not know I was going to be ‘Dr. Ruth’ — but I love it!” “Dr. Ruth” Westheimer — world-renowned sex therapist, author, lecturer, and professor — alternately shared anecdotes from her childhood and advice on sexuality for older…

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Phoebe Ministries’ Pastoral Education Program Seeks Summer 2021 Applicants to Serve Older Adults

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 9, 2021

Phoebe Ministries seeks applicants for the 2021 Summer CPE Program for those seeking Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) certification. The 2021 Summer CPE program is full-time, 40-hours per week and runs ten weeks beginning May 24, 2021 through July 30, 2021. Three and a half days are spent in clinical assignments available at Phoebe Berks in Wernersville, Pa., and Phoebe…

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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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CHHSM Creates Fact-Based Information Campaign to Support Members’ COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Programs

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2021

In order to support CHHSM members’ efforts to help their employees and residents understand the risks and rewards of the COVID-19 vaccines, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has launched a “Myth vs. Facts” campaign. Created by the Rev. Elyse Berry, D.Min., CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development, the campaign aims…

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‘Dr. Ruth’ Westheimer to Keynote Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Virtual Spring Conference

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2021

The renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, “Dr Ruth” Westheimer, is the keynote speaker for Phoebe Institute on Aging’s virtual spring conference, “Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging.” The conference, postponed last year due to COVID-19, is slated for March 18, from 8 a.m. to…

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Racial Equity, COVID-19 Ramifications to Focus Workshop Topics for CHHSM’s Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | December 10, 2020

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is planning a variety of meaningful workshops during its virtual Annual Gathering — Together in Hope — which takes place online March 2-4, 2021. The workshops, offered by several CHHSM members and partners, are designed to include presentations as well as real-time discussion on topics affecting…

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Advocacy Toolkit: June Release Features Needs and Care of Older Adults

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2020

The role of the church and its ministries in serving and advocating for the needs of older adults is the focus of the June installment of the Be A Voice Advocacy Health and Human Services Toolkit. A project of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM)…

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Two Phoebe Allentown Employees Receive LeadingAge PA Statewide Service Awards

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 5, 2020

Emmanuel “Manny” Njamfon, a licensed practical nurse at UCC-related Phoebe Allentown (Pa.), has received LeadingAge PA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Caregiver of the Year for licensed caregivers, and Sharon Bender, a housekeeper at Phoebe Allentown, has received LeadingAge PA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Staff Member of the Year. The Distinguished Service Awards Program,…

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Phoebe Kicks off National Skilled Nursing Care Week with ‘Connecting Hearts’ Matching Campaign

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 12, 2020

UCC-related Phoebe Ministries — based in Allentown, Pa. — has just launched “Connecting Hearts,” a matching fundraising campaign in celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week. The CHHSM ministry hopes to raise $50,000 by May 31. Since COVID is hitting nursing homes and long-term care facilities particularly hard, Phoebe is asking potential donors to contribute…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging Spring Conference to Feature Ruth Westheimer as Keynoter

By Barb Powell | January 29, 2020

“Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging” is coming to the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. The spring conference of UCC-related Phoebe Institute on Aging takes place Thursday, April 23, from 7:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. In addition to keynoter Westheimer, the day…

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