The Fellowship of Brethren Homes, an organization of the Church of the Brethren-related retirement communities, will hold its annual Forum 2016 on April 19-21 at Hillcrest in La Verne, Calif. The event will begin with a dinner on Tuesday, April 19, and end with a session on Thursday morning, April 21.
Participants are expected from a good number of the 22 church-related retirement communities across the denomination. They will tour the facilities at Hillcrest–a retirement community located in southern California, hold discussion sessions on significant issues for their own facilities, address best practices, elect officers, and hear a presentation on the future of corporate collaboration and possibilities for corporate management sharing, and other ideas for future planning among the different communities. The future of non-profit organizations and their relationship with for-profits also will be a topic for the forum this year.
The Fellowship of Brethren Homes Forum has been held annually since 2002, excepting the year 2008. Ralph McFadden is currently serving as executive director of the fellowship. Find out more about these retirement communities and the work of the fellowship at www.brethren.org/homes .