UMA News

Shifting Demographics of Healthcare Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 3:00 – 4:30pm EST Register today for an innovative virtual board education event featuring James Orlikoff! Delivered through the videocast technology, GenieCast The GenieCast technology presents an opportunity to gather your board members, senior leadership and others into one room to experience an interactive virtual keynote presentation. The fee for this […]

UMA Call for Awards Nominations: Deadline January 31st

Each year, UMA honors EAGLE-accredited organizations who have demonstrated innovation and best practices in the field of health and human services. This year, we have extended the nominations to all UMA member communities and added a new Mission Award. We invite you to submit nominations for one or more of these awards. Please review the […]

Hurricane Relief, Preparedness and Prayers

Many in our UMA and UMC ministry families have been heavily involved in hurricane relief and rescue efforts in Texas and Louisiana. One UMA member, Mission Central, prepares year- round to assist in disaster response and is now making a significant contribution to relief efforts by providing hygiene kits and cleaning buckets. In the wake […]

UMA has a New Address

We would like to thank Asbury Communities in Frederick and Mississippi Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo for allowing us to work from their campuses. Both EAGLE Gold Accredited UMA members have gone above and beyond in their support of UMA, in an effort to help ALL of our ministries on the pathway to excellence.

EAGLE Accreditation Milestones

New EAGLE Accredited Communities The EAGLE Commission is elated to announce two newly accredited organizations who now join the premier list of faith-based, EAGLE accredited communities. Presbyterian Home for Children, Talladega, AL Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Myers, FL Reaccredited EAGLE Communities Three organizations were awarded reaccreditation with one organization receiving EAGLE’s highest accreditation, accreditation with commendation. […]

Fall Risk Management Workshop

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Then & Now: Heritage Series

Spero Family Services, Mt. Vernon, IL   Then The Orphan’s & Children’s Home of the Southern Illinois Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in the rolling hills of rural southern Illinois in 1913. In 1920, one of the main buildings was destroyed by fire. No children were harmed in the blaze and facility […]

Principles in Practice – Physical Resources Management      

EAGLE Principle 7: Physical Resources Management             Cassidy Koch, Director of Environmental Services Chelsea Retirement Community United Methodist Retirement Communities’ Guiding Beliefs drive everything we do on the Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) campus. One of these beliefs is Stewardship: “We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.” EAGLE Principle 7 states that accredited organizations “exercise environmentally […]

UMA Calls for Proposals

The Conference Audience The United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries annual meeting audience is comprised of CEOs, senior management, chaplains, board members and other professionals in nonprofit organizations providing housing, healthcare and human services to children, youth, families, older adults, and persons with developmental disabilities, using the EAGLE Standards as their guide. (see […]

EAGLE Launched Peer Partnership Pilot Program

EAGLE Commissioner and Asbury COO Sue DaCamara, announced plans for an EAGLE Peer Partnership Pilot program during the May UMA Annual Conference. “We are incredibly excited to offer interested communities this strong collegial expertise to support as a way to guide them on the path to EAGLE,” said DaCamara. The new UMA strategic plan, adopted […]