United Church Homes

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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Four United Church Homes Communities Receive Top Honors

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 4, 2022

This article, by Catherine West, originally appeared in the United Church News news feed. It is reprinted here with permission. Four United Church Homes (UCH) communities recently were voted “Best of the Best in the 2021 Readers’ Choice contests sponsored by local media groups. The awards covered numerous categories. Two Marietta, Ohio, UCH communities were readers’…

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United Church Homes Explores New Artificial Intelligence Robot to Better Serve Residents

By CHHSM Staff | April 8, 2022

United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, has long focused on the ways technology can better serve its residents. But its focus has not just been a response to the COVID-19 crisis — a period in which people and organizations increasingly have relied on technology to stay connected with friends, family members, and work.…

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Worship, Keynotes, Workshops, Celebrations, Meeting In Person Highlight CHHSM Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 16, 2022

From the introduction of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III — president of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary — as opening keynoter to the Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson’s (MOLO Village) powerful words during the closing worship service, CHHSM’s 84th Annual Gathering was a time of reflection, celebration, healing, and looking ahead that left attendees praising its…

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Special Evening of Joy, Tears, Laughter Celebrates the Ministry of Michael J. Readinger

By Barb Powell | March 10, 2022

Amidst Annual Gathering workshops, board business, and weighty discussions on moving Forward Together, the members, board, and staff of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries took the evening of March 9 to honor outgoing President and CEO Michael J. Readinger, who retires in April. CHHSM’s Annual Gathering takes place through March 10…

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United Church Homes-The Polaris Community Welcomes Bowyer, Babcock to Leadership Team

By CHHSM Staff | March 1, 2022

United Church Homes-The Polaris Community, based in Columbus, Ohio, recently welcomed Kim Bowyer and Christy Babcock to its leadership team. Kim Bowyer, Polaris’ new executive director, will overseeing day-to-day operations for the community. “Kim brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization with more than thirty years’ experience in healthcare. She is passionate about customer service and…

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‘UCH Cares’ Program Offers Solutions to Older Adult Residents

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 10, 2022

As a unique extension of United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, UCH Cares offers UCH residents home-based support and personal care services so that they can continue to live an abundant life on their terms. UCH Cares provides vital services that help residents remain independent and active, whether the need is temporary or…

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CHHSM Members and Partners Help Annual Gathering Move ‘Forward Together’ Via Sponsorships

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2022

Forward Together is the theme of CHHSM’s 2022 Annual Gathering, to be held March 8-10 in Louisville, Ky. Taking that theme to heart are a number of partners and CHHSM members who are stepping up this year to serve as sponsors of the event. One such organization is Ziegler, the Gathering’s Platinum sponsor for the…

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United Church Homes Communities Embracing Diversity Work

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 6, 2022

By Ashley Bills, UCH corporate communications manager. Reprinted with permission from the Winter 2021-2022 Spirit Magazine. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has long been a part of the mission, vision and values at United Church Homes (UCH). Its core values, written in an acrostic which spells the word CHRIST, encourage employees to welcome everyone, honor…

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