United Church Homes

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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Record-Breaking $17.5 Million Gift Launches New United Church Homes ‘Fund for Growth’

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 25, 2021

United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio, announced today (March 25) the creation of a brand new Fund for Growth, thanks to the largest single gift ever received by the UCC-related organization in its 105-year history. The $17.5 million gift was made by an anonymous donor as part of UCH’s Campaign for Abundant Life.  “This is a…

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United Church Homes Signs Management Contract with Older Adult Communities in Tennessee and Ohio

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 19, 2021

United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) has welcomed two senior living communities to its growing network of older adult communities. In January, UCH signed a management services and support contract with the board of directors of Community Care of Rutherford County (CCRC, Inc.) to support the operation of its 131-bed skilled nursing community located in Murfreesboro, Tenn. CCRC, Inc.,…

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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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