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United Church Homes Parker Center Symposium Examines Ethical, Spiritual Issues of Developing Tech

By Barb Powell | November 11, 2022

More than 125 individuals gathered both in-person or virtually for the United Church Homes (UCH) Seventh Annual Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging Symposium, held Sept. 30 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.  This year’s event, “(Pro) Longevity: The Convergence of Ethics, Technology and Spirituality” featured keynote addresses by…

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United Church Homes Communities Recognize Volunteers and Donors

By CHHSM Staff | October 6, 2022

Donors and volunteers gathered as United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, honored several impactful benefactors to its communities. The awards ceremonies were held throughout the summer at The Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio; The Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio; and The Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio. The Glenwood awards included sister community…

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Social and Biomedical Ethicist Dr. Tracy Trothen to Keynote Parker Center Symposium

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2022

Tracy J. Trothen, Ph.D., will deliver two keynotes at the annual United Church Homes Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s Annual Symposium. “(Pro) Longevity: The Convergence of Ethics, Tech and Spirituality” will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (EDT) at the Nationwide Event and Conference Center near Columbus, Ohio.…

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Abundant Life and Biimaadiiziiwiin — A Multicultural Belief

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 6, 2022

By the Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission. As an unrepentant liberal arts major, I am often drawn to various esoteric topics across a broad range of interests. This may be part of why a friend once affectionately described me as “obscure but well intentioned.” I can get…

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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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First Retreat Fills 2022-2023 Nollau Leadership Institute Class with Personal Leadership Discoveries

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2022

The newest class of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute began its year in retreat, held June 27-July 1 at the Cedar Valley Retreat Center in West Bend, Wis. The first of three retreats held during the year-long Institute, the June gathering focused on personal leadership growth and experiences. “During the retreat, we discussed not only what…

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A Place to Stand

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 6, 2022

By Lisa Thomas. 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. I worked for 20 years as a parish nurse. In fact, for most of that time, I was the parish nurse at the…

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Take a Stand

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 10, 2022

“Here I Stand” is a blog series of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes (UCH). Every eight weeks, the Parker Center blog writers meet via Zoom. From their conversation emerges a broad series theme, from which the writers author columns from their experiences and perspective. This first column in…

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United Church Homes’ Parker Center Celebrates Five Years of Ministry

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

By Catherine West for United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission from Spirit Magazine, Spring 2022. This year marks the five-year anniversary of the establishment of an important donor-sponsored initiative of United Church Homes (UCH): the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging (RFPCAA). The center’s primary goal is to transform how society views aging through…

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CHHSM Board and Staff are grieved to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Greg Watson, who died in October 2022. Greg was vice president of operations for Embrace Living Communities, based in Oak Brook, Ill.Greg was a graduate of CHHSM’s Nollau Leadership Institute, class of 2018-2019, and was consecrated as a Diakonal Minister during our 2019 Annual Gathering in Chicago. In an article about his class in June 2018 — not long after the group’s first retreat — Greg said, “The best part is not only beginning the process of clarifying your calling; but also, understanding and accepting one’s personal strength. Recognition of one’s ‘true' self enables us to serve from a place of wholeness.”Greg also served on the CHHSM Board of Directors, and was a beloved friend and colleague to many in the CHHSM family. Embrace Living stated on its website, “Greg was an outstanding servant leader for 17 years at Embrace Living Communities. He will be greatly missed.”CHHSM sends its prayers and love to Greg’s friends, family, and Embrace Living colleagues. ... See MoreSee Less
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