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Otterbein SeniorLife finalizes affiliation with Kendal at Granville

Four months after announcing a planned affiliation between Kendal at Granville and Otterbein SeniorLife, the affiliation is now a reality.


United Church Homes to welcome Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer

United Church Homes announced Michael Hughes will join United Church Homes in late November as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer.


Life Enriching Communities and the Wesley Communities sign affiliation Letter of Intent

Senior living and services organizations Life Enriching Communities (LEC) and The Wesley Communities (TWC) have signed a Letter of Intent to pursue a full affiliation.


United Church Homes acquires Polaris Retirement Community in southern Delaware County

United Church Homes, Inc. (UCH) yesterday acquired The Polaris Retirement Community from Polaris Retirement Living Properties, LP.


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.

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