Ruth Frost Parker Center

MIT’s Coughlin to Keynote Fourth Annual Ruth Frost Parker Center Symposium on Abundant Aging

By Barb Powell | September 26, 2019

Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, will keynote the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s 2019 Annual Symposium. The event takes place Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel. Registration/check-in opens at 8 a.m. Coughlin, who teaches in MIT’s…

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Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

By Barb Powell | July 6, 2019

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the…

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Reflections on the Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit

By Guest Contributor | June 11, 2019

The first Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit was held in February at Sinclair Conference Center in Dayton, Ohio. Co-sponsored by United Church Homes and Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton, the event was a huge success, with more than 200 attendees. With more than 15 breakout sessions over two days, people serving older…

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What Does Age Have to Do With It?

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 23, 2019

By the Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel, president and CEO, United Church Homes The Impact of Clergy Age on Churches When I was ordained back in 1981, I accepted the call to serve St. Andrew’s UCC, a small congregation in the old industrial city of Reading, Pennsylvania. I was following a beloved, long-tenured pastor who had…

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UCC Missouri Mid-South Conference, CHHSM Ministries Partnership Works to Create Just World for All

By Barb Powell | July 31, 2018

Donna Smith-Pupillo, executive director of Deaconess Nurse Ministry in St. Louis, sees little difference when talking about her work and that of Deaconess’ partner, the United Church of Christ’s regional Missouri Mid-South Conference. “We partner with the conference because we are a part of the conference,” Smith-Pupillo says. “We are not a separate entity, but…

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United Church Homes’ Conference to Feature ‘Gen Silent’ Film on LGBTQ Older Adults

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 12, 2018

Ohio groups advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) older adults are joining efforts for the Columbus premier of “Gen Silent,” a film that explores the unique challenges faced by LGBT seniors as they navigate healthcare and housing needs, at North Congregational UCC. The documentary by award-winning director and filmmaker Stu Maddux will…

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United Church Homes Embarks on 5-year, $20-Million Campaign to Transform Aging

By Barb Powell | November 28, 2017

United Church Homes leadership from throughout Ohio gathered Nov. 17 at its Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky to kick off the public phase of a 5-year, $20-million Campaign for Abundant Life. The campaign, which already has raised $12 million in gifts and pledges, will support affordable housing, benevolent care, and pastoral care initiatives for senior…

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Wonder of Life

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 14, 2017

by Beth Rodenhouse I just walked outside into our central courtyard at Pilgrim Manor, a retirement community in Grand Rapids, Mich., and joined community members soaking up the warm rays of the fall sun. I cannot believe the leaves are already falling, smelling of spicy earthiness, with deep hints of life. It is strange that…

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United Church Homes to Host Symposium on Aging Oct. 20 in Columbus

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 3, 2017

Experts in psychology, longevity and geriatrics will discuss Aging in the 21st Century at the 2017 Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging second annual Symposium from 9:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in Columbus. Registration is $25 and is available at https://rpcaa2017symposium.eventbrite.com. The registration fee covers the cost of lunch and four CEU’s for…

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