Meaningful Connections Contribute to Improved Health and Longer Lives

Alissa Paolella

By Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator for United Church Homes* In the past 50 years, research into loneliness and social isolation has skyrocketed. Breakthroughs in genetics and immunology allow researchers to measure, with great precision, the impact of loneliness on long-term physical and psychological health. It’s become a known, universal problem, one the U.S. Department of […]

United Church Homes Recertified in Cultural Competency Training for LGBT Older Adult Community Providers


United Church Homes (UCH) communities have been recertified in SAGECare cultural competency training for those working with the LGBT community. The program is offered through SAGE, a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT older adults since 1978. “Many LGBT older adults may be uncomfortable or fearful being open about their […]

Be Open!

Michael J. Readinger

Are you ready to re-open? Whether you are or not, my advice to you is to Be Open to whatever possibilities there might be. As we move to the next phase of our response to the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has cast on our world, I invite you to: Be Open to an understanding […]

United Church Funds-Led Shareholder Resolutions Receive Support at Two Pharmaceutical Companies’ Annual Meetings


United Church Funds recently coordinated shareholder resolutions at two pharmaceutical companies so that their boards can better serve the corporations and their clients. A shareholder resolution with Gilead Sciences, Inc. that received 43.4 percent support at Gilead’s annual general meeting on May 6, 2020, requested the company to separate the position of the Chair of […]

United Church Homes and Services Announces New Additions to Senior Leadership Team


United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), headquartered in Newton, N.C., announced today (May 12) the appointment of two new members to the organization’s senior leadership team. Joining the organization are John White and Tina McLeod. White, formerly of Kettering, Ohio, will serve as the organization’s chief financial officer (CFO). McLeod, of Durham, N.C., will hold […]