COVID-19 Supply Challenges Met, Thanks to Innovative Approach at United Church Homes

Phil Darling, head of United Church Homes' procurement and supply team.

When United Church Homes (UCH) welcomed Phil Darling as its newest director of procurement and supply chain earlier this year, few could have imagined the trajectory of the supply challenges ahead. Darling joined the team March 16, just days after federal officials announced the closure of all skilled nursing and assisted living communities to nonessential […]

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

The CHHSM Board and staff released the statement following its virtual June meeting

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 […]

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

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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 […]

United Church Homes Announces New Directors to Expand Mission

New UCH directors Fagan and Bollinger.

United Church Homes (UCH) has announced two new director roles as it launches in-house service coordination at its senior living and affordable housing communities and prepares to develop market-rate, independent living and affordable housing communities for older adults. Dan Fagan, MPA, LSW, and Nathan Bollinger joined the organization as director of population health and director […]