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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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‘Hugging Booth’ a Hit at UCC-related Phoebe Allentown

By Barb Powell | September 10, 2020

Residents of Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center — one of the Phoebe’s older adult communities in Pennsylvania — now can share safe hugs with loved ones during in-person visits, thanks to a creative idea developed by Kelly Bock, Phoebe Allentown’s director of environmental services. After several months of quarantine to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,…

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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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UCC CHHSM Members Featured in LeadingAge/Ziegler 2018 Top 200 Report

By CHHSM Staff | December 17, 2018

LeadingAge and Ziegler have released their 15th annual LZ Top 200 report, and several Council for Health and Human Service Ministries members are on the list. Released annually, the list is comprised of the largest multi-care older adult communities in the United States. Among those on  the 2018 list, the UCC’s Retirement Housing Foundation comes…

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The Spirit is Alive and Moving through Residents of Phoebe Ministries

By Barb Powell | March 29, 2017

Residents with mid- to late-stage dementia at United Church of Christ-related Phoebe Ministries in Pennsylvania feel the spirit move in unexpected and wonderful ways, thanks to the Spirit Alive pastoral care program run by Phoebe’s Center for Excellence in Dementia Care.

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Charitable Care by UCC-Related Health Providers Jumps 18 Percent in 2016, Exceeds $857 Million

By Rev. J. Bennett Guess | January 6, 2017
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The United Church of Christ’s nearly 400 health and human service ministries provided more than $857 million in uncompensated, charitable care in 2016, an increase of nearly 18 percent in one year. The jump represents one of the largest single-year increases in decades, according to statistics collected by the UCC’s Council for Health and Human…

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Phoebe Ministries Partners With Comforting Home Care to Provide Home Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 14, 2016

Phoebe Ministries and Comforting Home Care announced a new partnership agreement on July 7, 2016, to provide the highest quality of in-home services to independent Phoebe residents and to people in the greater Lehigh Valley community. Phoebe Ministries has been providing healthcare, housing, and support services to seniors since 1903. “At home care is now…

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Phoebe Ministries Individualizes Therapy For Better Healing

By CHHSM Staff | March 16, 2016

After a bad fall left her with a broken hip, Evelyn Smith turned to Phoebe Ministries for rehabilitation. Between the pain and dementia-related challenges, it was often hard for Smith to leave her bed, let alone engage in the therapy she needed to heal. Leaders at Phoebe, a senior housing and health care provider based in…

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