From Millie, With Love


By Abigail Smith Never underestimate the impact a small act of kindness has on the world. Meet Millie Schilman, whose kindness extends to each and every resident of United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio. For the past couple of years, Millie has dedicated most of her free time to one simple act of […]

Ambassadors Provide Companionship to New Residents at UCC-related Fairhaven Community

Fairhaven's ambassadors help new residents feel at home.

Many of the residents of United Church Homes’ Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, serve as friendship ambassadors for new residents. The purpose of the Fairhaven Community Friendship Ambassador Program is to provide companionship, comfort, hospitality, service and abundant life to friends and neighbors who have chosen Fairhaven as their home on life’s journey. Ambassadors […]

Grants Allow Intergenerational Art Program to Continue at UCC-Related Harmar Place

Participants in the Opening Minds through the Art program in Spring 2018.

Harmar Place, a United Church Homes community, will continue its Opening Minds through Art program for residents living with dementia thanks to two grants from the local community. The grants, totaling $2,050, came from the Marietta Welfare League and the Binkley Charitable Fund, a fund of the Marietta Community Foundation. Funding will pay for art […]

United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice Join Forces to Expand Care


United Church Homes (UCH) and Ohio’s Hospice are teaming up to form a new nonprofit joint venture, Medicare-certified hospice program. United Church Homes residents needing hospice and palliative care soon can receive services provided by Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes while remaining in the comfort of their community. The new partnership aims to expand […]

Aging LGBT Population Facing Unique Challenges: 
Summit to Address the Needs of the Community 


The first Ohio conference focusing on issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults will be held Feb. 11 and 12, 2019, at the Sinclair College Conference Center in Dayton. The Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit has been planned by a coalition of community organizations, led by Public Health — Dayton & Montgomery […]