Community Corner

Great Brain Games Can Keep Senior Minds Sharp!

Memory loss , whether it’s simple forgetfulness or a serious health condition like dementia or Alzheimer’s, is a common challenge for the majority of seniors. A lot of research is going into how we can prevent or slow this type of memory loss, and researchers are increasingly promoting brain games to achieve this. Here’s some insight from …

5 Tips for Making the Move to Assisted Living Easier for Couples

At first, it might sound easier, but it can actually be far more challenging to find an assisted living facility for both your parents than for just one of them! With life spans increasing for both men and women, and more couples than ever before over the age of 60, families are increasingly having to …

Guardianship and Your Loved One in Hospice

It’s important that a person’s wishes regarding their medical care and financial decisions are respected at all times. However, this can become a problem when they are no longer able to competently advocate for themselves. In these cases, a guardianship may be necessary. Here’s what this means, from the team at our hospice in South Jersey . What is Guardianship?  …

marcom

United Methodist Communities Wins Four MarCom Awards

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is the recipient of four 2019 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The MarCom Awards administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital, and web professionals. This year, they judged over 6,500 …

5 Festive Events All Around Town for Seniors and Families!

  The Skylands Christmas Light Show & Christmas Village – Sussex County is host to one of the best Christmas villages and light shows in the state! Admission to the outdoor village is free and the light show costs $20 per car. This event features more than 2 million lights along a mile-long drive, Santa’s …

Why Do Doctors Recommend Hospice Care?

When you go to a doctor, you mainly focus on getting treatment or a cure for your illness. Therefore, when a doctor recommends hospice, it can be difficult to understand. The reality is that doctors want their patients to get the best care possible, and that sometimes means recommending hospice care . Here are some insights from our …

4 Reasons Moving to Assisted Living Can Boost Health and Happiness

Many aging parents resist the move into assisted living , fearing a loss of independence and quality of life. However, the reality is quite different! Assisted living communities are much more advanced, attractive, and beneficial than many people imagine. Unfortunately, these fears can hold seniors back from living their best lives in their Golden Years. Here are …

4 Ways to Celebrate the Festive Season with Your Loved One in a CCRC

Celebrating the holidays is one of the highlights on anyone’s calendar! And, that doesn’t change simply because your parents are in a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community)! Here are four tips on how to bring the festivities home to your loved one, from our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey: Chat with Your Loved One …

4 Reasons Why Assisted Living Is so Much Better Than Living Alone

When it comes to senior care, there are many different options on the market. Therefore, it can be pretty challenging to find the one that best suits your loved one. In contrast to some past perspectives about assisted living , the recent senior care industry boom offers desirable lifestyles, fantastic customized spaces, and ample resources for seniors. …

Protecting Your Parents from Alzheimer’s Cure Scams

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be frightening, not only for a parent but also for the family members. While doctors and specialists will do all that they can to manage symptoms and keep the patient healthy, some patients become desperate to try anything to cure or treat the disease. Unfortunately, this makes them especially vulnerable to Alzheimer’s scams …

vs

United Methodist Communities Earns McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Bronze Award

Accushield Visitor Management System positively enhances safety United Methodist Communities (UMC) won Bronze in McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for implementing the Accushield Visitor Management System in all its full-service communities and one affordable housing community (Safety Category, Senior Living Track). The system replaces the paper sign-in logs at entrances and instead, uses a touchscreen …

Gertrude service photo

Born to Serve

By Gertrude Kehleay, Housing Administrator, The Wesleyan I have been working for United Methodist Communities in senior housing for 30 years now and I absolutely love what I do. I wear so many hats. I am a member of the Riverview Medical Center Patient Family Advisory Committee. During my service, I have learned so much …

Financial Planning Considerations for Moving into a CCRC

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are designed to meet the health and lifestyle needs of seniors. Moving into a CCRC can be a great choice for retirees that want to downsize but stay independent, as these communities can scale up services as healthcare needs change. As with any big decision, there are serious financial questions to ask before you …

How You Can Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness This Month

Every year, almost 253,000 women in the USA are diagnosed with breast cancer – one in every eight women. This devastating disease is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among women, affecting women of every age. Raising awareness is key to boosting early diagnosis, reducing deaths, and finding a cure. Here’s how you …

UMC Russell Nagy

Russell Nagy Appointed Corporate Director of Plant Operations of United Methodist Communities

— United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Nagy to the position of corporate director of plant operations of United Methodist Communities. In this role, Mr. Nagy, a resident of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, oversees and directs the maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry associates at United Methodist Communities’ 13 statewide locations. …