UnitedHealthcare Donates $200,000 to National Church Residences for New Medical Suite to Improve Access to Care for Pittsburgh-area Seniors

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare donated $200,000 to National Church Residences to
create a new onsite medical suite that will serve residents of Parkside
Manor, a 77-unit independent-living senior community located in
Pittsburgh’s Brookline suburb.


The new medical suite will include a reception and waiting area, exam
room, medical office, restrooms and an area for physical therapy. The
stand-alone facility will be available for residents and can also be
accessed by residents of the local community, allowing Parkside Manor to
further support the community and help improve access to care.

“This investment by UnitedHealthcare will bring important support
services to the residents of Parkside Manor and the surrounding
community,” said Michelle Norris, president of National Church
Residences Investment Corp. “The addition of an onsite medical suite
brings a renewed focus to health and wellness that will improve access
to care.”

The donation comes following the release of United Health Foundation’s America’s
Health Rankings® Senior Report
showing Pennsylvania dropped from 22nd
to 25th in the nation for overall senior care, with a high
prevalence of obesity, physical inactivity, smoking and preventable
hospitalizations, among other measures.

National Church Residences, an innovative leader in integrating housing,
health
care
and other supportive
services
for seniors, families and others in need, owns and manages
Parkside Manor, and is overseeing a major renovation project of the
facility.

The renovations mark Parkside Manor’s first significant upgrade since it
opened in 1982 and includes renovating all of the apartment units, and
adding a fitness center, computer room, community kitchen, library and
game room. The renovations and new medical suite will be completed in
June.

“United Healthcare’s partnership with National Church Residences will
help improve access to care for at-risk populations, particularly among
seniors, who often face greater barriers to medical services,” said
State Representative Daniel Deasy, who participated in the announcement
and hardhat tour. “I applaud the innovation and commitment to bring more
support services to the Pittsburgh community.”

UnitedHealthcare’s donation to National Church Residences aligns with
its goal of providing seniors, low-income individuals and families with
access to essential social, medical and behavioral services that can
have a significant impact on health and quality of life.

“We are honored to partner with National Church Residences to support
this new medical suite that will improve access to care and improve
services that will help make it easier for people to live healthier
lives,” said Allison Davenport, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
of Pennsylvania.

UnitedHealthcare is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), which has
more than 5,300 employees in Pennsylvania and serves more than 1 million
Pennsylvanians through UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, Medicare,
health exchange and Medicaid health benefit plans.

About National Church Residences
National
Church Residences is committed to excellence that transforms the lives
of the people it serves. The not-for-profit organization is an
innovative leader in integrating housing, health care and supportive
services, serving seniors of all income levels and families. With 340
communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, National Church Residences is
the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior
housing. It also operates full-service retirement communities in Ohio
and Florida, as well as supportive housing for the formerly homeless and
disabled in Ohio and Georgia. The National Church Residences model of
person-centered care includes adult day health, assisted living, senior
housing, skilled nursing homes, rehabilitation center, outpatient
therapy, home health care and hospice. For more information, visit www.nationalchurchresidences.org.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare
is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by
simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and
wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care
providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit
programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees
and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and
contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care
professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
Globally, UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth
Group
 (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being
company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at uhc.com or
follow @myUHC on
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Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Alice Ferreira, 203-459-7775
aferreira@uhc.com
or
National
Church Residences
Lance Cranmer, 614-273-3809
lcranmer@nationalchurchresidences.org