There's always something exciting going on at United Church Homes and Services.

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News Archive

UCHS Recognizes Nursing Achievements

August 15, 2017 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) recognized team members for completing the Gerontological Nursing Certification Program.

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CHHSM Recognizes Strength in Affordable Housing

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August 9, 2017 - CHHSM recognizes strength in member organizations' mission to provide affordable housing.

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Davidson County Commissioners Recognize PACE

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August 9, 2017 - Davidson County Commissioners recognize Carolina SeniorCare and names September as PACE Month.

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Celebration! Newsletter - Summer 2017

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August 8, 2017 - UCHS - Telling Our Story

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Searcy Selected for LeadingAge Academy

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July 31, 2017 - Kim Searcy, Associate Executive Director at Lake Prince Woods, a senior living community in Suffolk, VA, has been selected to attend LeadingAge 2018 Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is a year-long leadership development program designed to enhance the leadership skills and core competencies of not-for-profit leaders within the LeadingAge membership.

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Suffolk Youngsters Dance with Lake Prince Woods Residents

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July 31, 2017 - To celebration National Dance Day, dance academy joins Lake Prince Woods residents for the love of dance.

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Patty Parris Recognized by the Associaton of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals

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July 11, 2017 - Patty Parris is recognized by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals.

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Love is in the Air at Carolina SeniorCare

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July 6, 2017 - Love is in the air at Carolina SeniorCare PACE, a comprehensive health care program for frail elderly in Davidson, Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties. The ageless love stories of program participants sparked the inspiration for a Vow Renewal Ceremony held on June 22 at the PACE Day Center.

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Save HUD202 Rally

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July 6, 2017 - United Church Homes and Service (UCHS) joined efforts with LeadingAge to support Save HUD 202 by hosting rallies and call banks in three of their communities across the state: Covenant Place (Chapel Hill), Matthew’s Place (Albemarle) and Emmanuel’s Place (Statesville).

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UCHS and Abernethy Laurels Named WellBusiness Winners

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July 6, 2017 - UCHS and Abernethy Laurels recognized for their efforts to improve employee health and wellness.

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Stock the Shelves

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June 30, 2017 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) recently held a campaign to Stock the Shelves of the new Abernethy Laurels Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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Retention of staff improves care, reduces costs

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June 5, 2017 - UCHS is boosting employee retention with better hiring practices.

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Wellness Works at UCHS

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May 23, 2017 - UCHS shares highlights of Wellness Program.

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Syria Marks 20 Years with UCHS

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May 19, 2017 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) Board Chairman, Ray Deal, recognized Lee Syria, President/CEO, United Church Homes and Services for twenty years of service to the organization at the Spring Board Retreat.

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Spring Celebration - Telling Our Story

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April 30, 2017 - Telling the UCHS story.

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Advocacy for Affordable Housing

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April 7, 2017 - The shortage for affordable housing is real.

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UCHS Annual Report - Telling Our Story

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February 14, 2017 - Telling the UCHS story with "Letters from the Heart".

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LeadingAge Ziegler 150 Report Ranks UCHS

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December 12, 2016 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), headquartered in Newton, NC, ranked among the top not-for-profit senior living organizations in the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 report.

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UCHS and Sodexo Create Dining Experiences

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November 22, 2016 - Creating memorable dining experiences for residents, families and employees.

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Celebration Newsletter Fall 2016 - Telling the UCHS Story

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November 14, 2016 - United Church Homes and Services - Telling Our Story

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UCHS Foundation Holds Festival of Tables

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October 24, 2016 - The 2nd Annual Festival of Tables, hosted by United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) Foundation, supported the Grant a Dream™ Program.

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UCHS Celebration Newsletter - Summer 2016

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July 21, 2016 - Telling our story at United Church Homes and Services. Enjoy our Celebration newsletter.

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UCHS Wins Trailblazer Award

June 19, 2016 - UCHS Selected for Trailblazer Award at National Conference.

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Huffman attends Connect 2016: Quality Innovation Conference

June 13, 2016 - Conference fuels the innovation that drives long-term/post-acute care.

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Judy Raymond Named LeadingAge VA Chairman

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May 26, 2016 - Judy O'Toole Raymond, Executive Director of Lake Prince Woods retirement community, was recently elected Chair of the Board of LeadingAge Virginia, a statewide organization of not-for-profit retirement communities.

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UCHS - Telling Our Story

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May 10, 2016 - UCHS Celebration Newsletter - Spring 2016

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UCHS Team Attends LeadingAge NC Conference

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May 10, 2016 - Be the Difference - theme of LeadingAge NC Conference

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UCHS Holds 13th Annual Golf Tournament

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April 26, 2016 - UCHS enjoyed a beautiful day at Catawba Country Club for the annual golf tournament.

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ASU Students Visit Abernethy Laurels/United Church Homes and Services

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April 22, 2016 - ASU students visited Abernethy Laurels and United Church Homes and Services for on-site tours and discussion regarding the healthcare industry.

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UCHS Team Attends National Conference

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April 19, 2016 - Team members attend HealthMedX User Group Conference.

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Leaders in Aging

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March 15, 2016 - Seasoned senior services leaders spend time with legislators.

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Collaborating at UCHS

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February 24, 2016 - Collaboration is key in sharing resources and forming relationships at UCHS.

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Building Community at UCHS

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February 10, 2016 - We believe by working together, we can accomplish more and build something even better - a community of caring.

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Famous Dabbin' Retirees from Piedmont Crossing

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February 6, 2016 - Piedmont Crossing Retirement Community dabbin' photo goes viral and puts residents in cheer-off with Denver Retirement Community.

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UCHS Announces Certification Completion

January 29, 2016 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) announced that five staff members, covering three UCHS communities, have successfully completed the Resident Assessment Coordinator Certified program, thus earning the RAC-CT designation.

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Market Needs and Economic Impact of CCRCs

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December 18, 2015 - Study examines the economic impact of continuing care retirement communities on NC and the potential they have for creating jobs and expanding our tax base.

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Celebration Newsletter Fall 2015 - Telling the UCHS Story

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November 30, 2015 - Telling our story at United Church Homes and Services. Enjoy our Celebration newsletter.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Healthcare Center

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November 24, 2015 - 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 a ceremonial groundbreaking today for an approximate $26 million healthcare center replacement project.

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New Website for United Church Homes and Services

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November 13, 2015 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) has launched a newly designed website. The website has new and improved features and serves as a platform to market all programs and services of UCHS in both North Carolina and Virginia.

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Senior at Abernethy Laurels is Back in the Saddle

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October 6, 2015 - Barbara Taylor, a resident at Abernethy Laurels, had dreams of riding a horse again. With the help of a nearby farm, the retirement community turned her dreams into reality on Tuesday.

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UCHS Receives Grant from The Cannon Foundation

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October 5, 2015 - United Church Homes and Services in Newton, NC has received a $150,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation in support of their capital campaign to replace the Healthcare Center at Abernethy Laurels retirement community.

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Shull Presents at National Symposium

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September 24, 2015 - Gary Shull, Chief Financial Officer for United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), recently presented at the 18th Annual Senior Living Finance + Strategy Conference. The conference sponsored by Ziegler was held in Palm Springs, California.

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Cathy Cooper Named Chief Human Resources Officer

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July 22, 2015 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) has named Cathy Cooper as Chief Human Resources Officer of the corporation.

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State Recognition for United Church Homes and Services

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July 9, 2015 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), headquartered in Newton, NC, was recently awarded the Excellence in Advocacy Award from LeadingAge North Carolina. The award was given at the 59th Annual Spring Conference.

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Indoor Skydiving Brings Thrills to Seniors

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May 29, 2015 - Dot Hill can mark one more item off her bucket list: skydiving.

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Dreams Come Alive with the Sound of Music

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May 22, 2015 - He tucked the violin under this chin, crossed it with the bow in his right hand, and the shrieks that followed brought a room full of onlookers to tears.

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Grant a Dream Fulfills 'Bucket List' for Seniors at Retirement Community

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May 17, 2015 - From skydiving to baseball, dreams are coming true at United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) retirement communities.

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Jorge Castro, CNA - Receives Statewide Honors

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May 16, 2015 - Congratulations to Abernethy Laurels employee Jorge Castro for being chosen as the winner of LeadingAge North Carolina Service Excellence Award!

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New CHHSM Leader Installed at 77th Annual Meeting

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March 7, 2015 - Lee Syria and Joy Cline fromUnited Church Homes and Services attended the 77th Annual Meeting of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Carolina Senior Living Receives Certification

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December 1, 2015 - Carolina Senior Living Apartments, owned and operated by United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), recently received an EarthCraft Certification of Sustainable Construction.

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