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Parker Center Symposium Focuses on Impact of Racism on Health and Well Being of Older Adults of Color

By Barb Powell | September 7, 2021

In an intense examination of systemic racism in health care among older adults of color, the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s “At the Intersection of Race and Age” symposium Aug. 27 created opportunities for change through greater understanding of the ways in which discrimination and bias affect health outcomes. Held virtually and in…

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Readinger to Retire in 2022; CHHSM Board to Begin Search in September

By Barb Powell | August 13, 2021

Michael J. Readinger, president and CEO of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), has announced that he will retire in April 2022. The CHHSM Board has retained the services of the Equius Group in order to conduct a thorough and diverse search for the position. “I cannot express…

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United Church Homes Offers Internships and Opportunities to Young Professionals

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 10, 2021

By Ashley Bills, Communication Manager. Reprinted with permission from United Church Homes. An interest in generational diversity and an opportunity to witness the services provided to older adults are some of the factors that piqued the interest of United Church Homes (UCH) intern, Dennis Kyles. A recent political science graduate of UCC-related Tougaloo (Miss.) College,…

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United Church Homes acquires Polaris Retirement Community in Columbus, Ohio

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 30, 2021

United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) yesterday (July 28) acquired The Polaris Retirement Community from Polaris Retirement Living Properties, LP. The independent senior living community for those 55 and older has 136 one- and two-bedroom apartments and was developed in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based Graziano Construction and Development Company, Inc., and Sweetbay Senior Living.  The property is…

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A Blossoming of Hope

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 7, 2021

By the Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D. This article originally appeared as the July 1 blog entry from United Church Homes’ Parker Center for Abundant Living. It is reprinted here with permission. In the last five years, death became the center of my life. Uninvited and not sought, this intruder entered my life space and appeared to…

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Cooperation and Imagination Lead to First Place Culinary Competition Finish for UCH

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 1, 2021

This story by Jen Winchester shows one way United Church Homes took one of the disadvantages created by the pandemic and created something wonderful. It is reprinted with permission from the Spring 2021 issue of Spirit magazine. The dining teams across United Church Homes’ communities are known for their delicious dishes. When dining rooms closed…

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Are We Really in This Together?

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 28, 2021

By the Rev. Kenneth Daniel The Rev. Ken Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes, recently published this reflection column in his blog on the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes’ website. It is reprinted here with permission. Early in the pandemic, we began to hear the phrase, “We…

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Chapel Hill Community Adapts to Pandemic Challenges with Intergenerational Relationships and Technology

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 10, 2021

By Ashley Bills, corporate communications manager, United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission. The pandemic taught humanity a lot of valuable lessons, but arguably the most important was how it taught Chapel Hill Community — part of United Church Homes — to adapt quickly in providing successful activities and life enrichment to its seniors. John Wooden, one…

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United Church Homes Welcomes New Director of Housing Operations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 19, 2021

United Church Homes (UCH) has welcomed Chadwick Johnson as Director of Housing Operations. Johnson will oversee the daily operations of more than 60 affordable housing communities in 14 states.   The role is an important one. By 2030, there will be an estimated 73 million Americans aged 65 or older. Today, there is not enough affordable…

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United Church Homes Forms New Educational Partnership with Marion Technical College

By CHHSM Staff | April 5, 2021

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, and Marion Technical College have announced a new educational partnership that offers professional development for the United Church Homes staff as well as learning opportunities for Marion Tech students. “United Church Homes is committed to investing in the ongoing education and professional development of our team,” said the…

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