United Church Homes

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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Chapel Hill Residents Work Together to Create Sleeping Mats for Homeless

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 5, 2022

Residents at The Chapel Hill Community’s Kroft Commons have teamed up to help those in need, turning plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats for homeless people. Linda Ditzler, a former United Church Homes board member who still serves on UCH’s Affordable Housing board, learned how to create the mats long before becoming part of the…

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United Church Homes Recommits Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 17, 2021

By Ashley Bills. Reprinted with permission from the Autumn 2021 issue of Spirit Magazine. As a member of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of the United Church of Christ, United Church Homes (UCH) stands with a rich tradition of institutions who were chartered to help people work to end prejudice, poverty and…

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United Church Homes Welcomes Hughes to Newly-Created Executive Role

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 16, 2021

United Church Homes (UCH) announced Nov. 15 that Michael Hughes will join United Church Homes in late November as senior executive vice president and chief transformation and innovation officer. In this newly created role, Hughes will lead digital product and service line development, manage major change processes, and drive important partnerships that advance innovation and…

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LeadingAge/Ziegler Report Features Several CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | November 10, 2021

The 18th Annual LeadingAge/Ziegler LZ 200 2021 report was released at the end of October and, once again, several UCC-related, CHHSM older adult community organizations made the top 200 across a number of categories. The report presents the data by category collected for the 200 largest not-for-profit senior living multi-sites, government-subsidized housing multi-sites, and single…

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United Church Homes Restructures for Growth

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 21, 2021

United Church Homes (UCH) today (Oct. 21) announced a new leadership structure to support the organization’s strategic growth goals. The new structure realigns people and departments to create a robust and flexible organization — with fewer layers — that can quickly deploy talent and other resources to meet emerging opportunities.  Five new Centers of Leadership are…

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Parker Center Symposium Focuses on Impact of Racism on Health and Well Being of Older Adults of Color

By Barb Powell | September 7, 2021

In an intense examination of systemic racism in health care among older adults of color, the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s “At the Intersection of Race and Age” symposium Aug. 27 created opportunities for change through greater understanding of the ways in which discrimination and bias affect health outcomes. Held virtually and in…

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