CHHSM-Local Church Collaboration Helps Community Gain Understanding of Issues Faced by LGBTQ+ Older Adults

The Rev. Beth Long-Higgins introduces the film.

When CHHSM members team up with local UCC churches, extraordinary things can happen. A recent presentation of the critically-acclaimed film Gen Silent in Westlake, Ohio, highlights just how much a local community can benefit. The free showing Aug. 25 of the documentary about LGBTQ+ older adults deciding whether to go back into the closet to […]

Unique United Church Homes ‘Wishing Well’ Grant Program Provides Training, Needed Funding to its Affordable Housing Communities

Salem Manor in Fort Wayne, Ind., used its grant to provide one-of-a-kind outings like this one, where residents are enroute to Sechler's Pickles in St. Joe's, Ind.

An unusual program within CHHSM-member United Church Homes (UCH) is giving housing managers needed grant-writing experience while at the same time providing additional funding to their communities. At its Housing Donor Appreciation Dinner in July, United Church Homes awarded 10 “Wishing Well” grants to this year’s recipients. The United Church Homes Wishing Well grant program […]

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

Near the end of Synod, CHHSM member ministries pose in the selfie booth.

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 […]

United Church Homes Adds Dayton, Ohio, Independent Senior Living Community

Trinity Community at Miami Township.

United Church Homes, an Ohio-based provider of senior living and healthcare services, has acquired an independent senior living community in Miami Township formerly managed by Brookdale Senior Living. The three-story apartment complex located at 7847 Lois Circle, Dayton (in Miami Township), is Trinity Community at Miami Township and joins three other United Church Homes communities […]

From Millie, With Love

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By Abigail Smith Never underestimate the impact a small act of kindness has on the world. Meet Millie Schilman, whose kindness extends to each and every resident of United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio. For the past couple of years, Millie has dedicated most of her free time to one simple act of […]