Piedmont Crossing

Updated ‘Passport To Travel’ Program Provides Affordable Travel for Residents of Participating CHHSM Older Adult Communities

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2024

The United States is filled with many awe-inspiring sites, from such human-made wonders as the St. Louis Arch and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Arizona, to the natural beauty found in all 50 U.S. states. For residents of 16 CHHSM member older adult communities, the opportunity to visit these various locales has an added…

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Ribbon-Cutting Signals Completion of Piedmont Crossing Apartment Renovation Project

By CHHSM Staff | February 12, 2024

In a day of celebration that featured partnerships, Piedmont Crossing, an EveryAge continuing care retirement community in Thomasville, N.C., held a ribbon cutting Jan. 24 to mark the completion of $2 million exterior renovation of its Veranda apartment building. After a welcome and greeting by Doug Russell, executive director of Piedmont Crossing, and Lee Syria,…

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EveryAge Receives Statewide Awards for Service and Innovation from LeadingAge NC

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 12, 2023

EveryAge was recognized with two of LeadingAge NC’s prestigious awards at the association’s annual conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the beginning of May. The first — the Excellence in Innovation Award — was presented to Abernethy Laurels retirement community in Newton, N.C., for its Earn & Learn Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program. The…

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CHHSM Member Organizations Find Creative Ways to Serve During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Barb Powell | April 13, 2020

From phone calls, online chats and social media postings to Zoom, Skype, and Facebook video gatherings, CHHSM members are adapting to almost daily changes in health care requirements while serving their residents and clients. “The world changes overnight,” says Chris Cox, president and CEO of Hoyleton Youth & Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill. “Plans…

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CHHSM Board Elects New Members, Announces Officers During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 26, 2020

During the Annual Business Meeting of its 82nd Annual Gathering, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced new officers and welcomed new board members. Held in Memphis, Tenn., the Annual Gathering was held March 3-5, 2020. The new Chair of CHHSM’s Board of Directors is Abby Drane, president and CEO of Seven…

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Partnership Creates Blessing Box to Benefit Local North Carolina Community

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 3, 2020

With the rise in the homeless population, and indigent persons, within the Davidson County (N.C.) area, the staff and participants at Carolina SeniorCare wanted to find a way to give back, and provide support, to the less fortunate in the community.  The idea of a Blessing Box placed on the grounds of Carolina SeniorCare with…

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It’s a PEAK Experience for Residents of UCC-related Piedmont Crossing

By Barb Powell | October 11, 2019

The excitement in the air was palpable last May as the 14 nervous graduates prepared — much like high school seniors across the country — for their walk down the aisle to “Pomp and Circumstance.” But these “seniors” were of a different ilk: they are residents of UCC-related Piedmont Crossing, an older adult community in…

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Special Worship Services and Sermons Highlight United Church Homes and Services’ Celebration of UCC Health and Human Service Sunday

By Barb Powell | January 21, 2019

United Church Homes and Services knows an opportunity to celebrate its faith-based ministries when it sees it. In this case, the opportunity is the UCC’s Health and Human Service Sunday — honoring the work of CHHSM members — which will be recognized Jan. 27 in local churches across the country. Comprised of 11 communities that…

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CHHSM Program Gives Residents a ‘Passport to Travel’

By Barb Powell | July 5, 2018

When Jan and Dave Braby arrived at the United Church of Christ’s Horizon House in Seattle as part of CHHSM’s Passport to Travel program, they were greeted by staff members in green and blue sports attire. The Brabys — long-time Green Bay Packers fans — had arrived on a Thursday, and the Seahawks were playing…

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United Church of Christ’s ‘3 Great Loves’ Initiative Inspires Two Senior Communities in North Carolina to ‘Reach Out and Read’ and ‘Share the Warmth’

By Barb Powell | January 10, 2018

When two United Church Homes and Services senior communities in North Carolina read about the UCC’s ‘3 Great Loves’ initiative, they knew they had to participate. Piedmont Crossing, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Thomasville, decided to show its love of children through a book purchasing fund raiser sponsored by a local pediatrics office. Each…

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