Monthly Archives: March 2020

By Laura Pucciarelli It’s natural for everyone to need some downtime, some time to relax and unwind. Whether we’re forced to stay inside due to a pandemic quarantine or for other reasons, the feeling of boredom is almost excruciating. There’s only so long we can sit and relax until that feeling of guilt sets in …

United Methodist Communities continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19. Our leadership team continues their regularly scheduled conference calls so the team across our system is updated and in communication. Things are status quo at United Methodist Communities. We are grateful for the engagement on Facebook as we share what is happening inside our communities. …

At this time, we do not have any cases or known exposures of COVID-19 in our UMC communities. In an abundance of caution, we are now prohibiting visitors from entering our full-service communities. Recognizing that Gov. Murphy has ordered the closure of salons and barbershops throughout the state, we have also closed our in-house salons …

At this time, we do not have any cases or known exposures of COVID-19 in our UMC communities. In an abundance of caution, we are now prohibiting visitors from entering our full-service communities. Beauty Salons in the full service communities remain open. All hairdressers are screened upon entering the building before their shift. They understand …

Senior woman checking blood sugar level at home

March is American Diabetes Alert Month and National Kidney Month. So, the team at our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey, is sharing tips and advice for caregivers whose loved ones have type 2 diabetes and require long-term care . Type 2 Diabetes and Seniors A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is life-changing. Managing this condition means …

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, and volunteers. At this time, we do not have any cases or known exposures of COVID-19 in our UMC …

senior couple meeting with their financial planner

Life insurance is often spoken about as if it’s only for younger people. But, there are some good reasons to consider it later in life. Here’s some insight from our assisted living team in Camden County, NJ. We’re Living Longer Than Ever Before  Thanks to better nutrition, healthcare, and medical treatment, our lives are getting longer – which …

All of the Coronavirus discussion can be overwhelming. While UMC has a solid plan to protect our residents and associates, it can be reassuring to get a faith based perspective on the issue. UMC President & CEO Larry Carlson reached out to our community pastors to get their thoughts on how the communities are feeling …

In response to the growing threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), UMC is following the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), and the county health departments. UMC has formed a Coronavirus Response Team led by Elizabeth P. Andersen, Corporate Director of Compliance and Risk …

Alzheimer's

The fight against Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most important of our time. While there is not yet a cure, increased focus on dementia-related illness has produced exciting new possibilities. These include both drug-based and cognitive-centered therapies that slow the progression of the disease. These groundbreaking therapies are key to not only improving the …

United Methodist Communities at The Wesleyan hosts the annual event United Methodist Communities (UMC) at The Wesleyan celebrates Black History month annually — 2020 was no exception. Lorraine Stone reenacted the life of a remarkable cook, nurse, slave, political activist, suffragette, armed scout, liberator, abolitionist, spy, founder of a retirement home, and devout Methodist. That …