Pilgrim Manor

First Retreat Fills 2022-2023 Nollau Leadership Institute Class with Personal Leadership Discoveries

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2022

The newest class of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute began its year in retreat, held June 27-July 1 at the Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend, Wis. The first of three retreats held during the year-long Institute, the June gathering focused on personal leadership growth and experiences. “During the retreat, we discussed not only what…

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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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United Church Homes Welcomes New Executive Director to Pilgrim Manor

By Barb Powell | July 24, 2020

United Church Homes, a senior living provider based in Marion, Ohio, has welcomed a new executive director to lead its Pilgrim Manor campus in Grand Rapids, Mich. Kim Vagnetti, LNHA, joined the team July 21 with a wealth of experience in the senior living and healthcare settings. Most recently, she served as administrator at a…

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CHHSM Member United Church Homes Helps Others Develop Servant Leaders and Long-Term Sustainability

By Barb Powell | May 10, 2019

What happens when smaller single-site organizations come to UCC CHHSM members for help? Help arrives in a variety of ways. For United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, those services arrive via its United Church Homes Management division. Created in 2001 following the purchase of a management group, UCHM is a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of…

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Michigan CHHSM Agencies Team Up for Special Christmas Giving Project

By Barb Powell | December 12, 2018

As far back as anyone can remember, UCC-related Pilgrim Manor — a United Church Homes older adult community in Grand Rapids, Mich. — has run a special giving tree project each December. But choosing nearby United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) as the beneficiary has given the project special meaning to both partners. “The partnership with…

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Long-time Pilgrim Manor Supporter Challenges Others to Give

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 17, 2017

Max Doering knows the history of United Church Homes’ Pilgrim Manor better than most. Being a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a board member for decades and having the experience of both his mother and aunt as residents there, give him a broad perspective. In the early 1960’s, Doering became a board member of…

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CHHSM Members Partner to Sustain Pilgrim Manor’s Tradition of Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 30, 2016

UCC-related Pilgrim Manor has announced that it is integrating into United Church Homes, a national, faith-based, nonprofit senior living services provider based in Marion, Ohio. Pilgrim Manor was conceived in 1955 by 12 Grand Rapids area Congregational churches, most now affiliated with the United Church of Christ. It opened in 1963 as an assisted living…

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