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Save Me from Ableism and Ageism

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 13, 2023

By Kim Moeller, M.Div., Abundant Aging Education & Program Specialist at the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, United Church Homes. Reprinted with permission from United Church Homes Parker Center blog. I am handicapped. There … I said it. As a result of a runaway infection, I have had a prosthetic left leg for…

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CHHSM’s Day-Long Retreat Hosted by UCC Heartland Conference Offers Unique Leadership Training Experience

By Barb Powell | September 13, 2023

During a recent one-day leadership retreat led by the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and hosted by the Heartland Conference, participants gained resources for becoming better leaders. But one of the most unexpected outcomes was leaving the day feeling centered and closer to God. “Water in Desert Places,” held Aug. 30,…

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United Church Homes Welcomes Two New Vice Presidents to its Leadership Team

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 11, 2023

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, announced Aug. 1 the appointment of two professionals to its executive team. Megan Kelley has joined as the vice president and general counsel and Kevin Deegan has been appointed as the vice president of corporate ventures. Kelley, formerly executive director of the Ohio Assisted Living Association, brings a wealth…

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CHHSM’s Impact at UCC General Synod Helps Make All Things New

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2023

The United Church of Christ’s 34th General Synod, held June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis, brought church members together from across the country to celebrate the call of God — based on Isaiah 43 — to make all things new. And the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries was integral to the entire event.…

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United Church Homes’ Parker Center to Host Symposium Addressing Ageism

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 12, 2023

By Catherine West. Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2023 issue of United Church Homes’ Spirit magazine. The theme for the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s 8th annual symposium — slated for Oct. 6 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of Lewis Center — is “Dismantling Ageism:…

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United Church Homes, Metta Health, CareSource Form New Nonprofit Partnership

By Barb Powell | June 28, 2023

United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, announced June 22 the signing of a definitive agreement between CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, and Radiant Alliance — which includes Metta Health (the parent company of Ohio’s Hospice and Pure Healthcare) and United Church Homes — to form a groundbreaking partnership. Metta Health and United…

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CHHSM Brings Multitude of Gifts to UCC General Synod this Summer

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2023

Beginning with the opening worship and concluding with closing worship, the UCC’s General Synod — which takes place June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis — will feature many of the gifts of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and its members. The theme of this year’s Synod is “Making All Things New,” based…

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Human-Centered Design Generates Community Improvements

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 12, 2023

By Catherine West This article is reprinted with permission from the Fall 2022 issue of United Church Homes’ Spirit Magazine. Among the creative ideas introduced to United Church Homes by Michael Hughes — who joined UCH’s leadership team late 2021 — is the use of human-centered design. This approach to problem-solving recognizes the perspectives and…

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United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice Announce Strategic Alliance

By CHHSM Staff | April 30, 2023

Ohio-based United Church Homes (UCH) and Ohio’s Hospice recently announced a new strategic alliance, pairing UCH’s national multisite network of residential, healthcare and support services for older adults with Ohio’s Hospice and Pure Healthcare’s palliative and hospice care services.  This alliance will bring together resources, collaborative networks, geographic coverage, and capabilities to design and implement…

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Residents and Staff Lead CCEC’s National Deaf History Month Celebration

By Brian Browne | April 16, 2023

United Church Homes (UCH) community Columbus Colony for Elderly Care (CCEC), located in Westerville, Ohio, is noteworthy year-round for many reasons. It is one of only seven facilities in the United States at which deaf older adults can receive skilled nursing care in an environment culturally sensitive to their needs. If that alone did not…

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