Monthly Archives: June 2020

It’s a great day for another episode of United Together! Cindy and Deb share some exciting HomeWorks news and explain how technology has been helping our home care clients during the pandemic. Next, we bounce to UMC at Collingswood to hear how Mary and Linda have been making some residents’ wishes come true, and then …

We are all aware that some jobs are riskier than others, and it’s expected that the people who take on these jobs know and understand the risks. But what if your job suddenly became more dangerous? That’s the situation millions of healthcare workers, providing medical care now face. Nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, EMTs, and many …

It’s time for another episode of United Together! Today we learn how UMC at Pitman uses their Allbridge tv channel to keep residents active and connected. Then we go north to Newton, NJ and introduce you to Wally, a 103 year old WW2 veteran loving life at UMC at Bristol Glen. Don’t forget to leave …

Right now, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is the main topic of conversation across New Jersey and across America. During this time, it is reasonable to feel overwhelmed and negative, focusing on worst-case scenarios. Even though in this moment the pandemic is far from over, there are still positive outcomes around the world and progress being …

The coronavirus pandemic is still very much part of our everyday lives, and since it affects older people with health conditions more severely, the safe thing to do is to self-isolate and take care of yourself at home. Keep your distance from others including your own family. This can be very difficult as many people …

Happy Friday, UMC Family! Let’s kick off a sunny weekend with our very own ray of sunshine – another episode of United Together. This time around, our VP of Human Resources, Dave Glenn, gives you the scoop on UMC’s “Great Place to Work status” and what this special designation means for our residents and associates. …

My Fellow United Methodist Communities Associates, I am angered by the tragic death of George Floyd and feel deep grief for his family and our nation. To those of you in the black community, there is no way I can know your pain and anger, but I know I can walk alongside you as we …

It’s time for another round of United Together! Corporate Director of IT, Travis Gleinig, makes an appearance to explain how technology is helping our residents during social distancing and share some exciting news. We also cover a heartwarming event at The Shores, and have a special Daisy of the Day from a member of our …

By Lawrence D. Carlson, President & CEO, United Methodist Communities I don’t think the average person realizes the dynamic of care that goes on in a senior living community. Our residents live with us, in most cases, for years. Staff and residents develop personal relationships. A familial bond grows. This time of pandemic is very …

Our Road Forward project, the phased approach to re-opening, is moving ahead, based on Department of Health Guidelines and the Opening Up America Again plan. A comprehensive discussion this week should further refine this plan.

United Methodist Communities (UMC) announced strategic partnerships with tech providers VirtuSense and Netsmart to implement telehealth strategies to fight coronavirus. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently awarded UMC the $909,560 grant to fund a remote patient-monitoring platform and telehealth software licenses for its skilled nursing units. Components of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program include resident-based internet-connect …

Head into the weekend with the 4th episode of United Together! This installment highlights UMC’s Tapestries memory care program, and the joy and fellowship They Wesleyan’s Senior Space are experiencing as they go virtual. Today’s Daisy of the Day is also a fun one – a little bit different with quite a few guest stars …

Episode 3 of United Together is now available for your viewing pleasure! In this installment, we share some recent big news from UMC at Pitman, and give you a peek at a friendly competition at UMC at The Shores that’s become a big hit with their residents…you might say it’s a hole in one 😊. …

Wow! Over 600 people have already watched our first episode of United Together! If you’d like to see what the future holds for United Together, subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified every time a new episode gets posted. Today we’re bringing you Episode 2, featuring some feel-good resident and associate stories from UMC …