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LeadingAge Ziegler 2023 Top Older Adult Nonprofits Listings Highlight 18 CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | November 13, 2023

The LZ 200, the annual report of the largest, most complex nonprofit older adult living organizations, recently was released, and this year’s listings includes 18 CHHSM members. The report, the 20th edition, was developed when LeadingAge — the United States’ largest association of not-for-profit aging service providers — and Ziegler — a top leading underwriter…

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CHHSM Annual Business Meeting Tells Good News of CHHSM Member Agencies

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

One highlight of CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering — held March 7-9 in Denver — was the CHHSM Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, which took place March 8. During the meeting, which included highlights of the work of CHHSM staff over the past year, the board also received the Member Report, enumerating not only the number…

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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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Older Adult Health Care Stalwart and Former Plymouth Harbor Administrator Barichak Dies at 77

By Guest Contributor | February 27, 2020

By Harry E. Hobson, president and CEO, Plymouth Harbor, Inc. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, the world said goodbye to one of its finest caregivers, Dorothy M. Barichak, RN. Dorothy leaves behind a legacy of superior care along with a voice of positive change at the Florida state level of nursing home regulations. Dorothy received…

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UCC-related Plymouth Harbor Residents are Rockin’ the Storybooks at Local Grade School

By Barb Powell | October 11, 2019

“A told B and B told C, ‘I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.’ … Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Will there be enough room?” Last spring, snatches of story floated through the air of the Media Center at Bay Haven, a magnet school in Sarasota, Fla. Kindergarteners sat in rapt attention as…

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UCC-Related Plymouth Harbor Awards 14 Scholarships

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 31, 2019

The Plymouth Harbor Foundation awards scholarships annually to employees and their children who are seeking to further their education. This year we were able to award scholarships to the following 14 individuals, thanks to the more than 100 generous donors who have made gifts over the last few years to support their pursuit of higher…

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Plymouth Harbor Former Executive Director Jack Smith Dies at 93

By CHHSM Staff | July 23, 2019

The Rev. John “Jack” A. Smith — the second administrator of UCC-related Plymouth Harbor in Sarasota, Fla. — died June 4, 2019, in Plymouth Harbor’s Smith Care Center, named for him. He was 93. Smith was Plymouth Harbor’s administrator from 1972 until his retirement in 1989. Early in his tenure, Plymouth Harbor was struggling to…

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Plymouth Harbor Employee Gains Citizenship, New Dreams to Pursue

By Barb Powell | November 7, 2018

“The perfect day is going to bed with a dream and waking up with a purpose.” — A. J. McLean For Lucy Guzman, an employee of CHHSM member Plymouth Harbor — a continuing care community for older adults in Sarasota, Fla. — the McLean quote is a daily mantra. Every time she achieves one goal,…

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New Memory Care Expansion Brings Comfort, Safety to Florida Residents of UCC’s Plymouth Harbor

By Barb Powell | January 29, 2018

Plymouth Harbor, a United Church of Christ senior living community in Sarasota Fla., recently opened its new assisted living and memory care residences. Called Northwest Garden, the new building houses two distinct “neighborhoods” dedicated to assisted living with enhanced memory care, plus new independent living apartments. Partially the result of a $3.3-million “Commitment to Memory”…

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Members Celebrate the Past, Look to the Future

By CHHSM Staff | July 14, 2016

A century ago, Matthew and Jane Smith donated 168 acres in Holland, Ohio, which were sold to fund a retirement home launched by German Reformed congregations in Toledo. The churches had purchased one small home, but knew many more people needed care. Over the decades, that one home with seven residents has expanded to the…

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