United Church Homes

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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Readinger to Retire in 2022; CHHSM Board to Begin Search in September

By Barb Powell | August 13, 2021

Michael J. Readinger, president and CEO of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), has announced that he will retire in April 2022. The CHHSM Board has retained the services of the Equius Group in order to conduct a thorough and diverse search for the position. “I cannot express…

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United Church Homes Offers Internships and Opportunities to Young Professionals

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 10, 2021

By Ashley Bills, Communication Manager. Reprinted with permission from United Church Homes. An interest in generational diversity and an opportunity to witness the services provided to older adults are some of the factors that piqued the interest of United Church Homes (UCH) intern, Dennis Kyles. A recent political science graduate of UCC-related Tougaloo (Miss.) College,…

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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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