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 Updates Logos in Brand Refresh

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 8, 2022

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, recently released updated community logos across its organization. The goal of the brand refresh is to ensure that residents, families and partners recognize United Church Homes and associate its brand with quality services that improve the lives of older adults across America. The logo and corporate brand are…

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Take the Stand!

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 4, 2022

By the Rev. John Gant. This column, part of the Parker Center blog’s ‘Here I Stand’ series, is reprinted with permission from the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes. The command was neither invitational nor gentle. Nor did it involve a courtroom and a swearing in. Maybe a little swearing…

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LeadingAge/Ziegler Report Features Several CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | November 10, 2021

The 18th Annual LeadingAge/Ziegler LZ 200 2021 report was released at the end of October and, once again, several UCC-related, CHHSM older adult community organizations made the top 200 across a number of categories. The report presents the data by category collected for the 200 largest not-for-profit senior living multi-sites, government-subsidized housing multi-sites, and single…

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United Church Homes Restructures for Growth

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 21, 2021

United Church Homes (UCH) today (Oct. 21) announced a new leadership structure to support the organization’s strategic growth goals. The new structure realigns people and departments to create a robust and flexible organization — with fewer layers — that can quickly deploy talent and other resources to meet emerging opportunities.  Five new Centers of Leadership are…

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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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Letter Makes 73-year Journey to Parkvue Community Recipient

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2020

Not long after Easter Sunday 2020, Betty Smith received a letter from her dad, which he sent to her at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. What makes this event more than just another dad sending a student a letter from home is the postmark: April 29, 1947. Today, Smith, 92, resides at Parkvue…

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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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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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