Member News

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United Church Homes welcomes new Director of Housing Operations

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. 


Gift ensures Hospice of the Western Reserve music and pet therapy programs will continue for years

Hospice of the Western Reserve will be able to continue providing music and pet therapy to patients for the foreseeable future, thanks to a generous gift from Drs. Alfred F. Connors and Mildred Lam.


Record Breaking $17.5 Million Gift Launches New Fund for Growth, Supports Innovative Programs and Services at United Church Homes

United Church Homes announces the creation of the Fund for Growth upon receipt of the largest single gift in its 105-year history of $17.5 million. An anonymous donor made the gift as part of the organization’s Campaign for Abundant Life.


Graceworks Lutheran Services Welcomes New Director of Development

Graceworks Lutheran Services is pleased to welcome Timothy Fisher as the organization’s new Director of Development. In his role, Fisher will oversee all fundraising and planned giving initiatives, working closely with individual donors and community supporters to advance Graceworks’ mission and values.


Friendship Village Columbus Transitions to New Name: Westerwood

Westerwood (formerly Friendship Village Columbus) is launching its new brand. While the name will change, the commitment to excellence for their Senior Living community will continue with the same great top-rated team, same nonprofit status, and the same friendly residents. 


United Church Homes signs management contract with two senior living communities  CCRC in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Mansfield Memorial Homes in Ohio join the UCH network

United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) has welcomed two senior living communities to its growing network of older adult communities.


New Executive Director to Lead Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation

Genacross Lutheran Services has announced the appointment of Michael A. George, CFRE, as Executive Director for the Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation.


Lis Zimmers to Lead Twin Lakes Senior Living Community

Twin Lakes welcomed Lisa Zimmers as Executive Director of the senior living community in late-September. Twin Lakes, located in the heart of Montgomery offers villas and apartments for independent lifestyles, assisted living and rehabilitative/nursing services for older adults


Bruce McNabb to Lead Concord Reserve Senior Living Community

Concord Reserve welcomed Bruce McNabb as Executive Director of the senior living community in mid-September. Concord Reserve, well known as the Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve, has an 88-year history of providing assisted living, memory support services and nursing care in the city of Westlake.


Executive Director Jim Mayer Announces Retirement from Career in Senior Living

After a 35 year career in senior living, Jim Mayer, Executive Director of Twin Lakes Senior Living Community, announced his retirement effective at the end of September.

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