UMRC Recognized for Excellence in Human Services Programming

In General

The United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) received the 2013 Richard F. Huegli Award for Program Excellence. The award recognizes a non- profit organization in southeast Michigan that has a history of excellence in human services programming. The recipient received a one-time grant of $5,000 to support general operations.


Huegli, who died in 1988, was an integral figure in the region’s human services sector for nearly half a century, spending 42 years with United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit (now part of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan). He later helped establish the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and served as the Foundation’s acting director in its first year of existence. The award celebrates his vision, high standards and belief in human potential.

UMRC has a tradition of more than 100 years of service to older adults. It is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that promotes the wellness, dignity and independence of older adults by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate senior residential care services.