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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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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Not long after Easter Sunday 2020, Betty Smith received a letter from her dad, which he sent to her at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. What makes this event more than just another dad sending a student a letter from home is the postmark: April 29, 1947. Today, Smith, 92, resides at Parkvue…

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The Board and staff of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) recently released a statement calling systemic racism a pandemic and pledging an increased financial commitment, additional programming, and a larger focus on advocacy work to end systemic racism. The statement was issued at the end of the Board’s virtual Zoom…

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By Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator for United Church Homes* In the past 50 years, research into loneliness and social isolation has skyrocketed. Breakthroughs in genetics and immunology allow researchers to measure, with great precision, the impact of loneliness on long-term physical and psychological health. It’s become a known, universal problem, one the U.S. Department of…

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United Church Homes (UCH) communities have been recertified in SAGECare cultural competency training for those working with the LGBT community. The program is offered through SAGE, a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT older adults since 1978. “Many LGBT older adults may be uncomfortable or fearful being open about their…

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United Church Homes (UCH) has announced two new director roles as it launches in-house service coordination at its senior living and affordable housing communities and prepares to develop market-rate, independent living and affordable housing communities for older adults. Dan Fagan, MPA, LSW, and Nathan Bollinger joined the organization as director of population health and director…

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