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CHHSM Store Saves Members Money that can be Used for Ministry Instead

By Barb Powell | August 13, 2020

Sometimes Care Purchasing Services (CPS) — the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store — provides much needed items at a cost savings during emergencies, as in the current COVID crisis. But other times, CHHSM members save money in quiet ways that can go unnoticed until the savings is realized. A good example of this…

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Retirement Housing Foundation and City of Pasadena Work Together to Preserve Affordable Housing

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 13, 2020

The Concord, a 149-unit affordable apartment community for low-income seniors, is scheduled to begin a $17 million renovation in mid-July. It is part of the Retirement Housing Foundation‘s (RHF) family of communities. Plans include renovating all common areas, adding a computer lab for residents and creating a media area. Additionally, the outdoor area will receive…

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Retirement Housing Foundation Stalwart Trnka dies at 90

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 18, 2020

The Rev. John Edward Trnka Sr., D.Min., age 90, of Newburgh, Ind., passed quietly from this life on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. Trnka was known as many things: Reverend, Doctor, Air Force officer, Chaplain, mentor, friend, Diplomate, Chairman of the Board, Shriner, (Moolah, St Louis) Cardinals fan, Disney-lover,…

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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 Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Releases Statement on ‘Pandemic of Systemic Racism’

By Barb Powell | June 4, 2020

The Board and staff of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) recently released a statement calling systemic racism a pandemic and pledging an increased financial commitment, additional programming, and a larger focus on advocacy work to end systemic racism. The statement was issued at the end of the Board’s virtual Zoom…

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Sending Mother’s Day Love with Flowers

By Barb Powell | May 12, 2020

During Mother’s Day weekend, moms and grandmas across the country — including in several Retirement Housing Foundation affordable housing communities — received a lovely surprise. Thanks to a partnership between CPS — the group purchasing agent behind the CHHSM Store — and Lowe’s, these mothers and grandmothers received surprise flower baskets. The arrangements were delivered…

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Retirement Housing Foundation President and CEO Joseph to Retire

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 29, 2020

The National Board of Directors of UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) has announced that the Rev. Laverne R. Joseph will be retiring as president and CEO of RHF on March 1, 2021. “While we know that it will be difficult to replace his strong leadership,” Board Chair Ray East stated, “it is the responsibility of…

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CHHSM, UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation Mourn Death of Former RHF Stalwart Linda Listoe

By Barb Powell | June 20, 2019

Linda Listoe, the third person employed by UCC-related Retirement Housing Foundation, died June 12, 2019, at the age of 78. Listoe, who began work at RHF June 1, 1969, spent 37 years assisting RHF in various capacities. She retired July 14, 2006. ”As the third RHF team member in our 58-year history, Linda was critical…

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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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CHHSM Communities Express Thanks for All Things, Great and Small

By Barb Powell | November 20, 2018

How do you express your thanks? At two UCC Council for Health and Human Service communities, they use leaves. Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center in Los Angeles — part of Retirement Housing Foundation’s largest affordable housing community in the United States — and Arcadia’s 15 Craigside in Honolulu are using autumnal trees to help residents,…

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