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One More Reason to Love Ocean City: Creating Experiences Gala

Creating Experiences, a gala event, will kick off planned enhancements of shared living and learning spaces at United Methodist Communities at The Shores. The special fundraising gala will occur on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6 to 10pm at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. The physical changes, driven by The Shores’ goal …

5 Tips for Seniors: Cyber-Crime Prevention

Cyber-crime is a growing concern that can affect any member of the population. Seniors can be more vulnerable because they often lack the awareness of cyber security techniques that younger and more tech-savvy people may have. They also tend to have a fair amount of savings, making them valuable targets for scammers. Here are some …

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United Methodist Communities Certified as a Great Place to Work®

United Methodist Communities, a multi-site senior care organization in New Jersey, announced that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work® by independent analysts at Great Place to Work Institute. The certification process considered anonymous and confidential employee surveys from across United Methodist Communities’ 11 locations. “The secret of happiness is not in …

5 Characteristics of the Best Assisted Living Staff

Bricks and mortar may be the building blocks of a great assisted living facility but it’s the dedication, passion and quality of the staff who are the real foundation of the community’s success. They are responsible for the safety, happiness and health of the residents, and add the vibrancy and connection essential to a high …

7 Senior Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Spending time outdoors in the summer is a favorite activity for many people in New Jersey! While it’s important to get enough Vitamin D to keep bones, teeth and the immune system healthy, it’s still important to avoid damage from UV (ultra-violet) rays that can lead to skin cancer. Although much of this damage is …

The Role of a Registered Nurse in an Assisted Living Facility

The assisted living industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the USA. With the number of Americans over age 65 expected to more than double from 40.2 million in 2010 to 88.5 million by 2050, and seniors over 85 expected to account for 4.5% of the total population in the same time period, …

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4 Testimonials to Excellence

United Methodist Communities (UMC) announced the receipt of four early deadline Videographer Awards. Winners chosen from thousands of production and communication professionals, enter their most creative work in 166 categories under three unique production headings. Image Revolver, a video production company in Philadelphia, partnered with UMC to produce all four videos. The Videographer Awards is …

Hepatitis and Seniors – A Healthcare Guide

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day and, at our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ , we’d like to highlight this healthcare condition among seniors. Here’s some information from our team that we hope you find helpful! What is Hepatitis?  This disease is characterized by swelling and inflammation of the liver. The inflammation can lead to scarring …

Medicare and Hospice Care – 6 Questions Answered

As a leading hospice in South Jersey , we often find a lot of confusion among the public about hospice care and what hospice services are really about. This lack of information can lead not only to misconceptions, but also patients missing out on the best possible care during the end of their lives. Our team would like to …

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Director, Soldier, Athlete and Friend

By Janet M. Carrato When the drain clogs or something needs repair, every resident of United Methodist Communities at Collingswood knows Ian Barnett, building services director, and his department will come to the rescue. Many residents consider him more altruistic superhero than everyday associate. Perhaps a paradoxical quid pro quo, Ian views the residents as …

5 Ways to Use Digital Marketing to Attract New Hires in the Senior Living Industry

The internet is a powerful hub for building a brand, promoting products and services, and even recruiting new staff. This makes it an invaluable space for the senior living field, which has undergone a transformation in terms of the lifestyle and services offered. No longer are senior and assisted living facilities the clinical places they …

7 Essentials to Pack for Hospice Care

Moving into hospice care in jersey shore can be a challenging time for patients and their families, but knowing what to bring can help make this transition easier. Here’s a basic guide from the team at our hospice in South Jersey. All current medication. This includes medicines, treatment creams, medical inhalers, eye drops, and any medical equipment, including a walker, …

Donating Blood – How Your Generosity Saves Lives

Ever wanted to be a hero and save a life? Well, you can! June 14th is World Blood Donor Day and almost anyone can participate in this essential and life-giving service. Here’s some motivational information on how you can participate, from our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ. Why Donate Blood?  Blood is needed in many medical …