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Premier Michigan senior housing and care organization joins the nation’s leading insurance and risk management provider exclusively serving senior care not-for-profits

LIBERTYVILLE, IL – United Methodist Retirement Communities has become the latest Member of Caring Communities, the nation’s leading member-owned insurance company providing liability insurance, education and risk management services for not-for-profit senior care and housing.

UMRC’s main offices are located in Chelsea, Michigan. From the first 33-acre property, they have expanded to include 9 community campuses, serving 2,600 seniors in 12 Michigan counties.

“We are very excited to be part of Caring Communities,” said Steve Fetyko, Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO. “While the cost efficiencies are certainly attractive, it is the focus on quality and safety for those we serve, and those that serve them, that is our top priority. We view being part of Caring Communities as an incredible opportunity to learn risk management practices and procedures from senior living and senior services leaders that will help us continuously enhance our safety and risk management environment.”

“We are especially happy to welcome United Methodist Retirement Communities to our growing Membership in Michigan and the Midwest,” said Jim Caldwell, Chief Executive Officer of Caring Communities. “It’s always a pleasure to partner with an organization that shares our goals for safety and quality. We are excited to be working together with Steve and his team and look forward to welcoming Steve and UMRC associates at Caring Communities’ events throughout the coming year.”

About United Methodist Retirement Communities
UMRC has been a leader in senior care since its faithful founding in 1906 by leaders and laymen of the Methodist Church. With a tradition of exceptional quality and a commitment to cutting-edge care, UMRC provides older adults with a continuum of services and living options at eight locations throughout Michigan, including UMRC’s historic flagship campus in Chelsea, Michigan which houses its corporate offices. Building on a foundation of 113 years of service, the mission of UMRC is to promote the wellness, dignity and independence of older adults by providing high quality and innovative residential and supportive services. UMRC Foundation was created in 1998 as the fundraising arm supporting benevolent care for residents who have outlived their savings, as well as growth opportunities for the organization. UMRC Foundation’s mission is to promote the wellness, dignity, and independence of seniors by supporting the residents, staff, and communities UMRC serves.

An innovative leader in senior care, today, UMRC offers Michigan’s most diverse housing options and services to older adults of all income levels. These include market rate and affordable independent and assisted living options, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, specialized dementia and Alzheimer’s care, cognitive behavioral therapy, physical and occupational therapy, and Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Through these programs, UMRC serves over 1,600 older adults and their families across 12 Michigan counties, caring for more seniors than ever with strategic plans for continued growth. UMRC’s vision is to continue its accelerated growth, creating and enhancing options to increase the number of older adults, families, and communities it serves, in the ways that meet their needs and wishes, all while focusing on UMRC’s faith-based mission.

About Caring Communities
A.M. Best Rated A Excellent, Caring Communities, a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group is the leading member-owned provider of professional, general, and excess liability insurance protection, education, and risk management services for the country’s preeminent not-for-profit providers of senior care and housing. Membership in Caring Communities represents a long term strategic opportunity for mission based providers to work with the industry’s innovators and leaders – to further their mission in creating the safest environments and best risk management practices for their residents and employees. Caring Communities is owned and governed exclusively by its Members.

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