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UMRC & Porter Hills Celebrates Black History Month
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in US history. Join us in celebrating Black History Month and upholding UMRC & Porter Hills’ Guiding Beliefs of Integrity, Wellness, Inclusiveness, Stewardship, Excellence, and Community.
Focus on Faith – Westminster Presbyterian Church – Making a Difference in the Lives of Older Adults
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids has a long history of making a difference in the community, going back to its founding by a group of abolitionists before the Civil War. Its ministries include Camp Henry, the Westminster Child Development Center, and the Downtown Food Pantry. Westminster was even instrumental in the founding of Alma…
UMRC & Porter Hills Celebrates American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, which encourages everyone to place a high importance and focus on their cardiovascular health. American Heart Month’s National Wear Red Day® is also today, the first Friday in February, to raise awareness for heart disease, as it’s the leading cause of death in the United States. In efforts to achieve…
UMRC & Porter Hills' No Scale, New Year
UMRC & Porter Hills’ No Scale, New Year The New Year is a time to reflect, celebrate, and prepare and set goals. That is why this January, UMRC & Porter Hills’ Wellness Champions have encouraged the “No Scale, New Year” challenge for all UMRC & Porter Hills team members. This challenge focuses on promoting sustainable…
LifeCircles PACE Improves Quality of Life For Participant Pat McCarry
Did You Know? UMRC & Porter Hills five PACE sites (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) help nearly 1,000 low-income, nursing home-eligible older adults each year, across 15 counties, to live independently in their own homes and communities. These include Huron Valley PACE in Ypsilanti, Thome PACE in Jackson, Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan in Lansing, and LifeCircles PACE with locations in Muskegon and Holland.
Celebrating National PACE Month
The National PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Association (NPA) has designated September as National PACE Month, an opportunity to celebrate the work of PACE nationwide. This year’s theme of “Living at Home: Your Goal, Our Priority” sums up the purpose of PACE – to help nursing-home eligible older adults remain living independently in their home and community for as long as possible.