There's always something exciting going on at Abernethy Laurels.

See below for the latest news updates and resident stories.  Enjoy!

Girls on the Run Visit Abernethy Laurels

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November 19, 2018 - Girls on the Run, an organization from North Newton Elementary School, visited Abernethy Laurels to play games with residents. The intergenerational activities was a highlight for many of the residents and created new relationships for the 4th and 5th grade students.

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Abernethy Laurels Mentors Administrator In Training

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November 14, 2018 - Amber McIntosh, Executive Director of Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community in Newton, recently announced that Matthew Diggs will be mentoring as Administrator In Training (AIT) at the community.

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Abernethy Laurels Spotlights Senior Care Industry Jobs for Local 8th Graders

October 9, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, recently participated in the local school system’s Education Matters STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Tours.

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Abernethy Laurels Announces Art Show Plans

November 1, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels is excited to announce plans for their annual art show titled, “Cork and Canvas.” The event will be held on Friday, November 9 from 5-8pm in the Community Center on the campus of Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Avenue in Newton.

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Abernethy Laurels Announces Art Show Plans

November 1, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels is excited to announce plans for their annual art show titled, “Cork and Canvas.” The event will be held on Friday, November 9 from 5-8pm in the Community Center on the campus of Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Avenue in Newton.

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Monet Presentation to be Held at Abernethy Laurels

October 16, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, will welcome Carl Shatley to their campus on Tuesday, October 23 at 2pm for an exploration into the life and art of distinguished artist Claude Monet, a leader in one of the most sweeping revolutions in the history of art: Impressionism.

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News & Views- Fall 2018

October 15, 2018 - Check out our latest news and upcoming happenings!

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Abernethy Laurels to Welcome WWII Book Author Jerome O’Connor

September 25, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, will welcome author Jerome M. O’Connor to their campus on Thursday, October 4 at 3pm for “A Tribute to the Greatest Generation.”

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Kaleidoscope Newsletter- Fall 2018

October 1, 2018 - Check out the latest news and happenings at UCHS.

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Readinger Keynotes Julius Society Dinner at Abernethy Laurels

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September 12, 2018 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) Foundation hosted the annual Julius Society dinner at Abernethy Laurels on September 11. Michael Readinger, President of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), was the keynote speaker for the evening.

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Vincent van Gogh Presentation to be Held at Abernethy Laurels

September 10, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, will welcome Carl Shatley to their campus on Thursday, September 20 at 2pm to present on notable artist Vincent van Gogh.

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A Homecoming to Remember…

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August 8, 2018 - Resident David Arndt devoted many years of his life protecting and serving our community. A true-blue public servant, he spent over 30 years with Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, over 20 years with Catawba Fire Department, and several years with Claremont Police Department.

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UCHS Announces Plans for 2018 Prime of Life Expo

August 3, 2018 - The 7th Annual Prime of Life Expo will be held on August 28, 9am – 2pm at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

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Residents at Abernethy Laurels Sprinkle Love in Their Community

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August 1, 2018 - Both residents at Abernethy Laurels, Lou Grandmaison and Sarah Bostian have a strong desire to help others in their community. Lou and Sarah are both active within LINC (Linked in New Creative) Ministries and give freely of their time by volunteering in numerous capacities. When the two ladies heard about a need in our county to help foster children, they immediately jumped into action.

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Abernethy Laurels to Host Blood Drive as Shortage Continues

July 26, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels is encouraging people to give blood to help during an emergency call by the American Red Cross . The drive is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1 from 12pm-4:30pm on the campus of Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Avenue, Newton.

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Abernethy Laurels Welcomes The Cockman Family

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July 13, 2018 - Join us for an indoor performance Saturday, July 14 at 2pm in the Community Center at Abernethy Laurels featuring local bluegrass music!

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Kaleidoscope- Spring 2018 edition

July 4, 2018 - Check out the latest UCHS achievements and news in this edition of Kaleidoscope!

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Abernethy Laurels Named WellBusiness in 2018

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June 22, 2018 - The WellBusiness program recognizes Catawba County workplaces that are committed to improving employee health and wellness.

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News & Views- Spring/Summer 2018

June 21, 2018 - Check out our latest newsletter.

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Abernethy Laurels Recruits Nurses from Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

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June 12, 2018 - A national nursing shortage is causing many health care systems to recruit personnel from other areas. Last year when Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico many nurses and health care professionals were left without power, basic necessities, and jobs.

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Abernethy Laurels to Welcome Award Winning Pianist

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June 8, 2018 - Concert pianist Solomon Eichner will perform at Abernethy Laurels on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend.

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Abernethy Laurels to Welcome Jazz Duo

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May 30, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels will welcome The Whitings, a husband and wife jazz duo that has performed at theatres and special events in 23 states, to their campus on Monday, June 4 at 2pm.

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Abernethy Laurels to Host 3rd Annual 5K and Mutt Strut

May 7, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels retirement community invites the public to participate in the 3rd Annual It Takes a Village 5K walk/run on Saturday, May 19 on their campus

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Bells of Lake Norman to Ring at Abernethy Laurels

May 3, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, is pleased to host Bells of Lake Norman for their only Catawba County performance this season.

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Abernethy Laurels Welcomes Catawba Valley Community Chorus

April 20, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, is pleased to host Catawba Valley Community Chorus. The group will perform their spring concert on the evening of Monday, April 30.

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Employee Recognized for Excellent Service

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April 12, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels and dining partner Sodexo recently awarded employee, Lisa Lackey, the Sodexo Senior CARES Award.

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Employees Earn Caregiver Training Certification

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March 22, 2018 - Congratulations to employees Vanessa Smith and Cassidy Whitesell.

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Tesla Quartet Coming to Abernethy Laurels

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March 22, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, is pleased to host the Tesla Quartet. The group will perform on Wednesday, April 4 at 2pm in the Community Center at Abernethy Laurels.

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Abernethy Laurels to Offer Resources for Older Adults

March 7, 2018 - Abernethy Laurels will host their annual Business Expo and Health Fair on Wednesday, March 21 from 9am-1pm.

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UCHS Reveals Annual Report- Fiscal Year 2017

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February 26, 2018 - Looking through the lens of UCHS!

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Kennedy Presentation to be Held at Abernethy Laurels

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February 15, 2018 - In honor of Presidents’ Day, Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, will welcome Historian Dr. Melinda Ratchford to their campus on Tuesday, February 27 at 2pm to present on the Kennedy family.

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Meet Massage Therapist Robin Smith

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February 7, 2018 - Did you know we offer massage therapy in our fitness center? Meet Robin Smith.

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News & Views- Winter 2018

January 26, 2018 - Check out latest newsletter to see what's coming up.

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Abernethy Laurels to Host Blood Drive During National Blood Donor Month

January 18, 2018 - In honor of National Blood Donor Month, Abernethy Laurels is encouraging people to roll up their sleeves to give blood in hopes of maintaining a sufficient blood supply for the area.

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Abernethy Laurels Partners with Trinity Reformed UCC to “Share the Warmth”

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January 12, 2018 - During the cold winter nights those most in need in the Newton-Conover area just got a little bit warmer, thanks to an effort led by Abernethy Laurels retirement community.

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Compliance Recognition at United Church Homes and Services

December 20, 2017 - United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) has recognized team members across the organization for keeping compliance guidelines and procedures at the forefront of the workplace.

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Picasso Presentation to be Held at Abernethy Laurels

December 12, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, will welcome Carl Shatley to their campus on Thursday, December 14 at 10am to present on notable artist Pablo Picasso.

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Local Harpist to Perform at Abernethy Laurels

November 30, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community in Newton, invites the public to a holiday concert featuring local harpist Rose Abernethy.

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Abernethy Laurels to Welcome Catawba Valley Community Chorus

November 20, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, is pleased to host Catawba Valley Community Chorus.

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Retirement Community Mentors Future Administrator

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November 17, 2017 - Amber McIntosh, Executive Director at Abernethy Laurels, announced that Cassidy Whitesell began the Administrator In Training (AIT) certification program at the retirement community.

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Cockman Family to Perform Holiday Concert at Abernethy Laurels

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November 15, 2017 - The Cockman Family is scheduled to perform a holiday-themed concert at Abernethy Laurels on Saturday, November 18 at 2pm.

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Abernethy Laurels Gives Thanks to Veterans

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November 9, 2017 - The month of November is often known as a time to give thanks. Our founding fathers expressed that throughout our nation, in our communities and neighborhoods, there would be a wealth of freedoms to be thankful for.

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Abernethy Laurels Prepares for Annual Art Show

October 20, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels is excited to announce plans for their Cork and Canvas Annual Art Show titled, "An Evening in Paris."

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News & Views- Fall Newsletter

October 17, 2017 - Check out the latest happenings at Abernethy Laurels!

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UCHS Selected to Present at National Conference

October 12, 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- UCHS Newsletter

October 9, 2017 - Read the latest news and happenings within United Church Homes and Services!

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Forum to be Held for Newton City Council Candidates

October 4, 2017 - Candidates running for Newton City Council seats will have an opportunity to share viewpoints and meet constituents in preparation for the upcoming November 7 election.

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Grand Opening Ceremony for Abernethy Laurels Health and Rehabilitation Center

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August 29, 2017 - 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 marketed as North Manor.

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Resident Celebrates a Century of Life (Hickory Daily Record story)

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August 14, 2017 - Resident Josephine Pruitt celebrated her 100th birthday with a party full of surprises.

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Breakfast Fundraiser to be held for Alzheimer’s Association

August 4, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels, located at 102 Leonard Avenue in Newton, will host a benefit breakfast on Friday, August 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in their Bistro.

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Abernethy Laurels Prepares to "Stuff the Bus"

July 24, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels is a drop-off site for "Stuff the Bus" again this year.

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Patty Parris Named CMD of the Month

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July 11, 2017 - After jumping from degree to degree out of high school, trying to find the right fit for me, I realized what I’m mostly passionate about was what I was doing every day: food service.

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Avid Traveler to Present at Abernethy Laurels on Chernobyl Visit

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July 11, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels will welcome Hickory businessman Jeff Cline to their campus on Thursday, July 20 at 2pm to present on his visit to the country of Ukraine

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UCHS/Abernethy Laurels Named a WellBusiness

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July 5, 2017 - The WellBusiness Advisory Council announced 25 recipients of WellBusiness recognition during an awards luncheon held at Catawba Country Club on June 29.

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UCHS Aims to "Stock the Shelves" at Abernethy Laurels

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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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News & Views- Summer 2017

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June 29, 2017 - The Deneault's decided to move near family and far from the cold winters in the North - read their story!

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Abernethy Laurels to Host Alzheimer’s Education Program

May 11, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels to Host Alzheimer’s Education Program

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Abernethy Laurels to Welcome Catawba Valley Community Chorus

April 27, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, is pleased to host Catawba Valley Community Chorus. The group will perform their spring concert on the evening of Monday, May 1.

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Living Solo at a Retirement Community: Fact VS Fiction

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April 21, 2017 - Single life during your retirement years, often gets a bad rap. Whether you are single by choice or by unforeseen circumstances, you can live richly at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, North Carolina.

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Pen Pal Program Connects Second-Graders with Seniors

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April 18, 2017 - Students in Tasha Burgin’s second grade class are improving their writing skills, learning to communicate, and uncovering a sea of new friends at Abernethy Laurels, a senior living community in Newton.

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Abernethy Laurels to Host 2nd Annual “It Takes a Village 5K”

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April 13, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels retirement community invites the public to participate in the 2nd Annual It Takes a Village 5K walk/run on Saturday, May 20 on their campus.

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UCHS Foundation Golf Tournament Tees Off Apr. 24

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April 12, 2017 - The 14th Annual United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Apr. 24, at Catawba Country Club in Newton

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Abernethy Laurels to Host Rightsizing Workshop

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April 7, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels will host a program designed to help anyone preparing to move and rightsize.

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Annual Newton Holy Week Service to be held at Abernethy Laurels

March 31, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community, is hosting the Annual Newton Holy Week Service on Palm Sunday, April 9 at 4pm in Spirit Place.

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Abernethy Laurels- News & Views

March 14, 2017 - See what's happening at Abernethy Laurels!

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Abernethy Laurels to Offer Resources for Older Adults

March 8, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels will host their annual Business Expo and Health Fair on Wednesday, March 15 from 9am-1pm.

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North Carolina History Presentation Coming to Abernethy Laurels

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March 6, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels invites the public to “The History of NC in 45 Minutes,” a program of stories covering North Carolina history from the 1600s to the present.

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CHHSM Feature Article: Dining

February 15, 2017 - United Church Homes and Services Takes Resident-Centered Approach to Dining.

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The Latest: Home in 10 Days Program

February 15, 2017 - Learn more about our Home in 10 Days program!

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UCHS Annual Report- 2017

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February 14, 2017 - Learn more about UCHS- our Annual Report is available for viewing!

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Abernethy Laurels to Welcome Jazz Duo

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February 10, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels will welcome The Whitings, a husband and wife jazz duo that has performed at theatres and special events in 23 states, to their campus on Monday, February 20 at 2pm.

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Bakers Compete for a Sweet Cause

February 2, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels recently held their “Cupcakes for a Cause” fundraiser.

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Abernethy Laurels Residents, Authors Give Lake Norman Presentation

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January 20, 2017 - Well-known photojournalists Bill and Diana Gleasner recently gave a presentation at Abernethy Laurels about their experiences spanning the globe writing and photographing travel articles and books.

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Chiropractic Presentation at Abernethy Laurels

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January 12, 2017 - Abernethy Laurels is excited to host Chiropractor Richard Sheppard D.C. on Friday, January 13 at 2pm .

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LeadingAge Ziegler 150 Report Ranks UCHS

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December 13, 2016 - The 2016 LeadingAge Ziegler 150 Report (LZ150) released this month shares trends in the not-for-profit senior living industry.

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Abernethy Laurels Welcomes Catawba Valley Community Chorus

December 9, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, is pleased to host the Catawba Valley Community Chorus.

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United Church Homes and Services receives “Positive Images in Aging” Award

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November 30, 2016 - On November 14, 2016, Area Agency on Aging Director, Tina Miller, presented United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) with an award to recognize the company for the positive impact they bring to older adults in our community.

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UCHS & Sodexo Quarterly Highlights- Fall 2016

November 22, 2016 - Check out the inaugural issue of United Church Homes and Services' Quarterly Highlights.

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Abernethy Laurels Plans Thanksgiving Blood Drive

November 18, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Wednesday, November 23 on the campus of the retirement community.

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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, brought together area businesses and associates, featured a silent auction, and concluded with a fashion show highlighting some of the latest clothing trends from area retail stores.

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Abernethy Laurels Awards Bumgarner With Community Fearless Caregiver Award

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October 13, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels and Gary Barg, founder and editor-in-chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine, presented Adult Life Programs executive director, Mark Bumgarner, with the Community Fearless Caregiver Award.

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Fearless Caregiver 20th Anniversary National Conference Tour Comes to Newton

September 19, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels and Today’s Caregiver magazine (www.Caregiver.com), the nation’s leading media organization supporting and educating family caregivers are hosting an upcoming Fearless Caregiver Conference.

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Abernethy Laurels to Welcome Author, Historian Richard Eller

September 14, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels will welcome author and historian Richard Eller to their campus for a series of presentations beginning Friday, September 16.

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Abernethy Laurels Announces New Advisory Council Members

August 24, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community in Newton, announced the appointment of two new members to their Advisory Council.

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Abernethy Laurels Holds Topping Out Ceremony

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August 22, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels and its construction management partner, Rodgers Builders, Inc., celebrated the retirement community’s new health and rehabilitation center project with a “topping out” ceremony on Friday.

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“The Shooting of Dan McGrew” to be Presented at Abernethy Laurels

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August 9, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels will present “The Shooting of Dan McGrew,” a one-man show adapted and performed by community artist-in-resident Wayne Clawson.

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Cockman Family Set to Peform

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July 8, 2016 - The Cockman Family is scheduled to perform at Abernethy Laurels on Saturday, July 30 at 2pm.

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Abernethy Laurels Welcomes UNC Global Warming Speaker

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June 29, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels is excited to welcome Dr. Brian Magi, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte, for a presentation about global warming on Thursday, July 7 at 2pm in their Community Center.

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Alzheimer’s Association to Host Information Session at Abernethy Laurels

June 23, 2016 - Meghan Lawton, Regional Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Carolina, will host an information session about the services and programs the Alzheimer’s Association has available for anyone affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or any memory-related disorder.

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Abernethy Laurels Employee Honored with LeadingAge Award

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June 16, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels employee Jeffery Scott was recently presented with LeadingAge North Carolina’s Service Excellence Award by Tom Akins, President of LeadinAge North Carolina.

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Farm to Fork- A New Addition to Our Dining Experience

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June 2, 2016 - Residents and staff work on planting vegetables and herbs as part of a new program.

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Financial Workshop to be held at Abernethy Laurels

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May 26, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels will host a complimentary workshop on Thursday, June 2 at 11:30am designed to provide guests with the most up-to-date information and resources on financial protection.

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Honoring Older Americans Month 2016: “Blaze a Trail”

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April 29, 2016 - Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts.

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Older Adults Moved by Music Using iPod Technology

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April 29, 2016 - 85 year old Dorothy Adam’s iPod Shuffle circles through her favorite rhythm and blue songs. The moment an Aretha Franklin tune comes on, her head starts moving to the beats of the music and soon her arms and legs follow

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Abernethy Laurels to Host Real Estate, Relocation Program

April 26, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels will host a complimentary presentation for those considering placing a home on the real estate market.

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UCHS Foundation Golf Tournament Tees Off Apr. 25

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March 30, 2016 - The 13th Annual United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Apr. 25, at Catawba Country Club in Newton. The tournament is presented by Sodexo and will begin with a shotgun start at 10 AM

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Retirement Community to Present Financial Workshops

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March 30, 2016 - Retirement Community to Present Financial Workshops Abernethy Laurels will host two complimentary workshops in April designed to provide guests with the most up-to-date information and resources on financial protection.

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Abernethy Laurels Welcomes Cardiologist Dr. Richard Schultz

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March 22, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels invites the public to attend a presentation by Dr. Richard Schultz of Piedmont Cardiology.

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Abernethy Laurels to Host 1st Annual “It Takes a Village 5K”

March 22, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels invites the public to participate in the 1st Annual “It Takes a Village 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run” on Saturday, April 23 on their campus.

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Annual Newton Holy Week Service to be held at Abernethy Laurels

March 16, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community, is hosting the Annual Newton Holy Week Service on Palm Sunday, March 20 at 4pm in Spirit Place.

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Dollar-A-Day Boys Music Tribute at Abernethy Laurels

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March 14, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels invites the public to attend a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on Wednesday, March 16 at 2pm in their Community Center.

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Alzheimer's Support Group Meeting at Abernethy Laurels

March 1, 2016 - A monthly support group for friends and family of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias takes place at 12noon on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Community Center at Abernethy Laurels.

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Abernethy Laurels to Offer Adult Grief Support Sessions

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March 1, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community in Newton, has started a grief support group for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

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Abernethy Laurels to Welcome Jazz Duo

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February 8, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels will welcome The Whitings, a husband and wife jazz duo that has performed at theatres and special events in 23 states, to their campus on Tuesday, February 16 at 2pm.

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Centennial Celebrates Birthday at Lenoir Pawnshop (Credit: Lenoir News-Topic)

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February 3, 2016 - James “Jim” Bryant turned 101 on Wednesday, and he wanted one thing as a birthday present: to return to Lenoir from the Abernethy Laurels retirement community in Newton where he now lives and visit American Trade and Loan, a pawn shop he frequented for decades.

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Needs of Newton’s Senior Adults to be Assessed

January 29, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels, and its parent company United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), will be conducting a Community Needs Assessment focused on older people over the next couple of months.

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UNC-Charlotte Professor to Present at Abernethy Laurels

January 26, 2016 - UNC-Charlotte Professor Scott Hippensteel will present on the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, on Wednesday, January 27 at 11am in the Community Center at Abernethy Laurels.

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Winter-Themed Event to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association

January 12, 2016 - Abernethy Laurels is hosting “A Snowball” on Thursday, January 21 from 5:30-8pm on the campus of the retirement community. Proceeds from the wintry-themed evening will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Historical Association Director to Speak at Abernethy Laurels

January 8, 2016 - Catawba County Historical Association executive director Amber Clawson will speak at Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community on Monday, January 11 at 2pm.

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Abernethy Laurels Welcomes Catawba Valley Community Chorus

December 11, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels, an active retirement community in Newton, is pleased to host the Catawba Valley Community Chorus. The group will perform their holiday concert on the evening of Tuesday, December 15.

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Santa Visits Abernethy Laurels

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December 2, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels wishes you a Merry Christmas!

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News & Views- Holiday Edition

December 1, 2015 - Read about our holiday traditions, upcoming events and more!

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League of Women Voters Honor 50-year Member

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November 18, 2015 - The League of Women Voters of Catawba Valley (LOWVCV) recently honored a member of the organization during a ceremony held at Abernethy Laurels.

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Abernethy Laurels Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

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November 18, 2015 - 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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Abernethy Laurels Prepares for Art and Food Show

October 29, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels is excited to announce plans for their annual art and food show titled, "Food and Art with a Metropolitan Flair."

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UCHS and Abernethy Laurels Paying It Forward

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October 20, 2015 - Giving a helping hand to Rising Hope Farm ... A Day of Caring.

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UCHS Receives Grant from The Cannon Foundation

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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Senior at Abernethy Laurels is Back in the Saddle

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October 2, 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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Dementia Documentary Screening at Abernethy Laurels to Show Impact of Music

August 31, 2015 - The Sundance Film Festival award winning documentary "Alive Inside" is being screened at Abernethy Laurels on Tuesday, September 1.

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Abernethy Laurels to Host Blood Drive

August 11, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels urges the public to donate blood on Thursday, August 20 on the campus of the retirement community.

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Purple Heart Recipient to Share Story

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July 24, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels invites the public to hear Mur DeJonge share his story of patriotism, war and combat on Monday, August 3 at 4pm.

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Bakers Compete for a Good Cause

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June 26, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels recently held their 1st Annual Cupcake Challenge event.

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Cupcakes for a Cause

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June 12, 2015 - We recently held our Cupcake Challenge event. Many of the departments and several residents entered the friendly but competitive competition.

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Parade, Cookout Mark Memorial Day Festivities at Abernethy Laurels

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May 26, 2015 - While Memorial Day is a special time for remembering those who have sacrificed their lives for our country, it is also a time for family and friends to gather.

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Service Excellence Award Winner

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May 7, 2015 - Congratulations to Abernethy Laurels employee Jorge Castro for winning the LeadingAge North Carolina Service Excellence Award.

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E-Reader Workshops Offered at Abernethy Laurels

April 8, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels has partnered with Catawba County Library to offer a two part e-reader workshop series.

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"Identity Theft: Protect Yourself " to be held at Abernethy Laurels

April 3, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels will host a program titled "Identity Theft: Protect Yourself" on April 7 at 2pm on the campus of the retirement community.

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Retirement Community Residents Receive Gifts of Love

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February 19, 2015 - Nearly 150 residents at Abernethy Laurels were surprised with special care packages on Valentine's Day because a local furniture company shared their generous spirit and talents

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New Spiritual Leader Welcomed at Abernethy Laurels

January 26, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels welcomes the Rev. Susan Roddey to serve as Director of Spiritual Life at the retirement community.

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Abernethy Laurels to Host Rightsizing Workshop

January 13, 2015 - Abernethy Laurels will host a program designed to help anyone preparing to move and rightsize

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Ladd Selected Top 10 Under 40

November 18, 2014 - Shaylyn Ladd, Director of Public Relations at Abernethy Laurels, was recently selected Top 10 Under 40 by the Hickory Young Professionals Association.

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Big Band Concert Brings Big Crowd

November 3, 2014 - Over 250 people were in attendance at a recent concert held at Abernethy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community.

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For Gold Award Project, Girl Scout Builds Outdoor Area for Seniors

October 15, 2014 - Residents at Abernethy Laurels, a retirement community in Newton, now have an additional place to enjoy the outdoors thanks to a local girl scout.

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Honored for Service: Resident Joe Goble Turns 100 Years Old

September 14, 2014 - Mr. Joe Goble of Abernethy Laurels in Newton celebrated his 100th birthday on September 10, 2014.

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