Plymouth Place

What’s the Buzz? Beekeeping Returns to Plymouth Place

By Barb Powell | July 10, 2024

There’s a buzz around Plymouth Place in La Grange Park, Ill., and it’s not just conversations among residents and staff. Some 40,000 bees have taken up residence in two beehives on the campus, and they’re currently hard at work making the new hives home. The project is part of Plymouth Place’s Horticulture Committee, a resident-led…

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New Horticulture Committee Brings Farm-To-Table Cuisine to Plymouth Place

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 11, 2024

When Alice Chin created a “plant parlor” at Plymouth Place in LaGrange Park, Ill., two years ago to help repot and maintain struggling house plants, she didn’t realize she was planting the seeds for something much bigger. Today, Chin is the head of Plymouth Place’s newly formed horticulture committee, which is comprised of eight subcommittees…

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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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Plymouth Place CNA Academy Celebrates Historic Graduation

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 11, 2024

CHHSM member Plymouth Place, based in LaGrange Park, Ill., continually drives new solutions to improve the lives of its residents and employees. That includes the recent celebration of the first graduating class of Plymouth Place’s newly-formed CNA Academy. The class consisted for four new graduates: Mariana Santana, Arileny Chavarry, Carmen Mateo, and Carmel Saurel. As…

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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’s 85th Annual Gathering Filled with Renewal, Justice, and Hope

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

Connection. If one word can sum up three days of worship, workshops, keynotes, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s connection — at least in terms of the 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, themed “Together through Mountains and Valleys” and held March 7-9 in Denver. “The 85th Annual Gathering…

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Worship, Keynotes, Workshops, Celebrations, Meeting In Person Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 16, 2022

From the introduction of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III — president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary — as opening keynoter to the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson’s (MOLO Village) powerful words during the closing worship service, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering was a time of reflection, celebration, healing, and looking ahead that left attendees praising its…

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Worship Service Installing New CHHSM President and CEO Kicks Off Annual Gathering in Celebratory Fashion

By Barb Powell | March 8, 2022

In a celebration of worship, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering began March 8 with the installation of its new president and CEO, Jamar Doyle. The service was held at St. John UCC in Louisville, Ky., and marked the opening of the first in-person Annual Gathering since 2020. “It is my joy to welcome you this morning…

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Creation of RDEI Standing Committee, Commitment to Anti-Bias and RDEI Training Highlight CHHSM Board’s November Meeting

By Barb Powell | December 13, 2021

An increased commitment to Race, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (RDEI) marked the recent meeting of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Board, held Nov. 15-17 in Chicago. The meeting was the first in-person and Zoom hybrid meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and was held at three Chicago-area CHHSM member sites: UCAN on…

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Great Place to Work Institute Honors UCC-Related Plymouth Place as ‘Great Place to Work’

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 28, 2019

The Great Place to Work Institute has honored UCC-related Plymouth Place Senior Living in LaGrange, Ill., with certification as a Great Place to Work®. The certification process considered anonymous employee surveys from across all departments at Plymouth Place. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team…

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