United Church Homes

CHHSM Creates Fact-Based Information Campaign to Support Members’ COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Programs

By Barb Powell | February 11, 2021

In order to support CHHSM members’ efforts to help their employees and residents understand the risks and rewards of the COVID-19 vaccines, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries has launched a “Myth vs. Facts” campaign. Created by the Rev. Elyse Berry, D.Min., CHHSM’s associate for advocacy and leadership development, the campaign aims…

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CHHSM Annual Gathering Sponsors Step Up to Help Support Once-in-a-Lifetime Free Event

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

The 2021 Annual Gathering, to be held virtually March 2-4, promises to be an interactive, informative, and inspirational three days, thanks to participants, presenters, and the host of event sponsors who are helping to make the Gathering a success. The sponsors are helping to make it possible, in lieu of a registration fee, for attendees…

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Ministry and Dementia: United Church Homes to Offer Three-Part Series in February

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2021

The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes is offering its annual Wisdom Conversations series on Ministry and Dementia, Feb. 2, 9, and 16, 2021, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The three webinars will be presented by the Rev. John and Dr. Susan McFadden, authors of Aging Together:…

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UCC-related Tougaloo College Awards Daniel Presidential Citation

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 9, 2020

Earlier this fall, Tougaloo (Miss.) College, an Historically Black College founded by the UCC’s American Missionary Association, presented the Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel, CEO and president of United Church Homes, with its prestigious Presidential Citation during the college’s 151st Founders’ Convocation. The award was presented for Daniel’s lifelong work and commitment to senior healthcare and…

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Life Experiences, Research Combine to Create Successful Horizons of Aging Summit Affirming LGBTQ Older Adults

By Barb Powell | December 3, 2020

Personal stories from older LGBTQ+ adults, research and data analysis, and honest conversations on next steps all combined to create a successful 2020 Horizons of Aging Summit virtual event. Held Nov. 16-18, 2020, the Summit was presented by the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes and Rainbow Eldercare of Greater…

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Virtual Nollau To You Seminar Creates Renewed Approach to Ministry

By Barb Powell | November 12, 2020

Developing personal purpose statements, examining similarities and differences between personal and organizational core values, taking time to focus on one’s ministry: these were just some of the many benefits cited by attendees of a recent Nollau To You serving leader seminar. The one-day virtual CHHSM event, held Oct. 28, was sponsored by the UCC’s Heartland…

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United Church Homes’ Trinity Community Helps Neighbors and Deployed Troops Mask Up

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 29, 2020

When federal and state officials encouraged and later mandated the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, residents and staff at Trinity Community at Miami Township — a United Church Homes community in Dayton, Ohio — got to work. Within a few days, the independent living community’s marketing director, Molly Blumer,…

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Ziegler Senior Living + Finance Strategy Conference Panel to Feature United Church Homes’ Daniel

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 27, 2020

The Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes, will serve on a panel of CEOs for multi-site senior living organizations at this year’s virtual Ziegler Senior Living + Finance Strategy Conference. Each year, Ziegler’s annual conference features CEOs from progressive organizations who serve as strong examples to their peers. The live panel…

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United Church Homes Welcomes New Executive Director to Pilgrim Manor

By Barb Powell | July 24, 2020

United Church Homes, a senior living provider based in Marion, Ohio, has welcomed a new executive director to lead its Pilgrim Manor campus in Grand Rapids, Mich. Kim Vagnetti, LNHA, joined the team July 21 with a wealth of experience in the senior living and healthcare settings. Most recently, she served as administrator at a…

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

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 30, 2020

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…

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