Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging

An Advent Reflection: Holiday Angst

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 11, 2023

By the Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, vice president of engagement, director fo the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission. These holidays from the end of November through the new year stress me out. This is not related to any past trauma or grief around this time of year, but…

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Ruth Frost Parker Center Annual Symposium Brings Challenges of Ageism into Focus

By Barb Powell | October 12, 2023

“Dismantling Ageism: How Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination Based on Age Affect Us All” was the theme of the Eighth Annual Symposium organized by the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging at United Church Homes, held Oct. 6 in Columbus, Ohio. The day-long event was led by four experts in the forefront of cutting-edge efforts…

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CHHSM’s Impact at UCC General Synod Helps Make All Things New

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2023

The United Church of Christ’s 34th General Synod, held June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis, brought church members together from across the country to celebrate the call of God — based on Isaiah 43 — to make all things new. And the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries was integral to the entire event.…

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United Church Homes’ Parker Center to Host Symposium Addressing Ageism

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 12, 2023

By Catherine West. Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2023 issue of United Church Homes’ Spirit magazine. The theme for the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s 8th annual symposium — slated for Oct. 6 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of Lewis Center — is “Dismantling Ageism:…

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CHHSM Brings Multitude of Gifts to UCC General Synod this Summer

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2023

Beginning with the opening worship and concluding with closing worship, the UCC’s General Synod — which takes place June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis — will feature many of the gifts of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and its members. The theme of this year’s Synod is “Making All Things New,” based…

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Parker Center ‘Wisdom Conversations’ — Springboard to Older Adult Ministries Network

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2023

Kicking aside the cultural trappings of ageism, “Wisdom Conversations 2023: The Power in Ministries for Older Adults” kicked off the new year with a look at various approaches local congregations can explore in developing vital ministries for and with elder adults. The panel discussion sponsored by the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging at…

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Maturing through Selection, Elimination, and Emphasis

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 12, 2023

By the Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission from the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Living of United Church Homes’ blog. Within a week of starting a seminary internship in Minneapolis, I was packed into a van with a youth group on an adventure to Ghost Ranch,…

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United Church Homes One of Several Nonprofits to Jointly Award More Than $9,000 in Grants to Combat Loneliness

By CHHSM Staff | December 8, 2022

More than $9,000 in grants have been awarded to four Dayton (Ohio) area nonprofit organizations to help fund programs aimed at addressing loneliness and social isolation. The grant fund was established after 10 Miami Valley community organizations, including United Church Homes (UCH), came together to sponsor the Ohio premiere in June 2022 of All The…

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United Church Homes Parker Center Symposium Examines Ethical, Spiritual Issues of Developing Tech

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2022

More than 125 individuals gathered both in-person or virtually for the United Church Homes (UCH) Seventh Annual Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging Symposium, held Sept. 30 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.  This year’s event, “(Pro) Longevity: The Convergence of Ethics, Technology and Spirituality” featured keynote addresses by…

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Social and Biomedical Ethicist Dr. Tracy Trothen to Keynote Parker Center Symposium

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2022

Tracy J. Trothen, Ph.D., will deliver two keynotes at the annual United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s Annual Symposium. “(Pro) Longevity: The Convergence of Ethics, Tech and Spirituality” will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (EDT) at the Nationwide Event and Conference Center near Columbus, Ohio.…

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