United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) is recognized as an industry leader among not-for-profit senior living communities with 11 locations serving over 2000 older adults in North Carolina and Virginia. Incorporated in 1961, UCHS has a rich tradition of commitment to seniors and offers choices in lifestyle options allowing residents to focus on what’s truly important and matters most to them.

The mission of UCHS is to provide vibrant senior living opportunities, diverse programs of outreach and compassionate healthcare services. UCHS is a collective collaboration of unspoken dedication to the mission of caring for others and adding life to years of those we serve.  

Our Vision: Enriching lives by providing the right services, at the right time, in the right setting.

Our Values:

COMPASSION....... we treat all individuals with understanding, care and respect.

INNOVATION........ we are continually changing in order to meet new needs.

INTEGRITY...... we are honest, accountable and transparent in our services, communications, and the fulfillment of our mission.

PEOPLE......we are committed to hiring and investing in dedicated, passionate people.

QUALITY......we strive to provide excellent service surpassing ordinary standards and expectations.

VALUE......we aim to be the provider of choice making services accessible to as many as possible.


UCHS Selected to Present at National Conference


October 10, 2017 - Lee Syria, CEO of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) and Nancy Beard, UCHS Foundation President, along with two community partners, Joe Beaman and Marcella Schick, have been selected to present at the prestigious LeadingAge Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA in October.

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Kaleidoscope Newsletter - Fall 2017


October 9, 2017 - Welcome to Kaleidoscope - Telling the UCHS Story.

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Grand Opening Ceremony for Abernethy Laurels NEW Health and Rehabilitation Center


August 30, 2017 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) has a rich history of caring for senior adults in North Carolina and Virginia. Abernethy Laurels, a UCHS continuing care retirement community in Newton, held the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new Health and Rehabilitation Center on their 120-acre campus which will be known as North Manor.

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Annual Report

United Church Homes and Services - Letters from the Heart

United Church Homes and Services is proud to be on the forefront when it comes to providing lifestyle opportunities for older adults. Incorporated in 1961, UCHS has a rich tradition of commitment to enriching the lives of those we serve. We are a not-for-profit, church-affiliated provider of senior living opportunities, programs of outreach and benevolence assistance. Our staff is guided by principles of appreciation and respect for each individual. UCHS operates 11 locations across North Carolina and Virginia.

UCHS hopes you enjoy this collection of letters that communicates the impact of our organization and highlights the personal touch our residents, families, community partners, and employees share.

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