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Severe Weather Tips for Seniors

Those of us who have experienced severe weather know how stressful and disorienting it can be, especially for seniors who live alone and may have limited mobility or cognitive conditions. In order to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and well-prepared in the event of severe weather, we recommend taking the following precautions for …

Linda Hill Appointed Vice President of Philanthropy at United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Linda Hill as vice president of philanthropy, effective November 30, 2020. Ms. Hill has over 15 years of philanthropy leadership experience, predominantly in the healthcare sector. She joins UMC after five years as executive director of the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, which is …

David S. Rayha Appointed Vice President of Operations at United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities (UMC), a New Jersey based senior living and care organization, is pleased to announce the hiring of David S. Rayha as vice president of operations. Effective November 16, 2020, he will have strategic oversight and management of UMC’s four full-service communities. Mr. Rayha brings over 34 years’ experience in management and senior …

Cindy Jacques Named to Board of LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware

United Methodist Communities (UMC), a New Jersey based senior living and care organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Jacques, vice president of housing and community initiatives, to a three-year term on the board of LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware. LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware is the statewide association of not-for-profit senior care …

Christmas Gift ideas for seniors from our CCRC

Christmas Gift Ideas: 4 Fitness and GPS Trackers for Seniors

With Christmas a little more than a month away, you’re undoubtedly busy handling a long to-do list and trying to find the perfect gifts for the seniors in your life. But where do you start? Fitness and GPS trackers make wonderful gifts for older adults, especially those with dementia. Sometimes, seniors who have certain cognitive …

Understanding VA Benefits for Assisted Living

As we get ready to commemorate Veterans Day on November 11, now is a good time to understand the relationship between The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and assisted living. Many U.S. military veterans and their spouses are unclear about whether the VA offers additional financial assistance for senior care , like assisted living and you …

United Methodist Communities has early successes with telehealth and RPM

By Bill Siwicki Real-time vital sign monitoring in the hands of associates has improved staff effectiveness and efficiency at United Methodist Communities. United Methodist Communities, headquartered in Neptune, New Jersey, is a faith-based, not-for-profit senior living and healthcare provider. With more than 110 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to 13 locations offering independent, residential …

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Winter is Coming: How Seniors Can Prepare Ahead of Time

Autumn has arrived and we’re enjoying the cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, and the festive feeling in the air. While many of us look forward to the colder months, along with winter comes cold and flu season, slippery sidewalks, and freezing temperatures. For seniors especially, the winter season can be bothersome if they are unprepared. …

United Methodist Communities Promotes Two Leaders

United Methodist Communities (UMC) announces the promotion of two key leaders, Deborah Walsh and Pamela Garofolo, effectively immediately. Deborah Walsh has been promoted to corporate director of homecare services and oversees HomeWorks, as well as initiatives related to homecare products such as technologies, care management and other in-home support services. Ms. Walsh, who resides in …

Is there a Genetic Link to Alzheimer’s Disease?

September is World Alzheimer’s Month , a campaign created to raise awareness and challenge the many stigmas that surround this disease. If someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s then you know how frustrating, difficult, and confusing the disease can be. And navigating the situation while continuing to support your loved one can be tough. Medical researchers …

How to Talk to Your Children About a Loved One with Terminal Illness

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness it’s always difficult for the entire family, and it can be especially difficult for children who may not fully understand the gravity of the situation. While some people may be hesitant to explain a terminal diagnosis to a child, it’s important to recognize that children …

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Fair & Just Culture

My Dear UMC Family and Friends, United Methodist Communities strives to be a place where all people can work, live and find fulfillment. Our board, residents and associates engage together to enhance and shape this culture. Recent events about race in our country call for us to recommit to this culture and deepen our understanding …

What Will the Future of Senior Care Look Like?

With people living longer than ever before, it’s time to examine how we can help them make the most of these years. People previously thought the elderly should be institutionalized – similar to those with mental health challenges – as opposed to people who can age within their own homes. The Baby Boomer generation, however, …

Roberta Voloshin Promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Communications at United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities is pleased to announce the promotion of Roberta Voloshin to vice president of marketing and communications. In this role, effective immediately, Ms. Voloshin drives overall brand awareness and leads all strategic and integrated marketing and communications functions. She previously served as the corporate director of marketing for 14 years.  In addition to …

The New Tax Laws and Older Americans

There has been a barrage of changing and conflicting information about taxes lately. The passage of the SECURE Act in late 2019 and the more recent CARES Act have created significant issues that impact tax and estate planning for Older Americans. Of course, everybody has a different perspective and should discuss their personal situation with …