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Vitamin and mineral supplements for healthy aging

Getting the correct amount of the right vitamins and minerals in our diets is important at any age, but needs can change as we age. Here are some tips from a leading independent assisted living community in New Jersey’s Monmouth County. First, it is important to know that: • Dietary supplements can’t replace a healthy …

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What is a non-profit assisted living community?

When searching for an assisted living facility in New Jersey, you’ll come across many different types of facilities including for-profit and non-profit organizations. Understanding the differences between these organizations and what they mean for your care is an important factor in making this decision. Here’s some advice from the team at United Methodist Communities. The …

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Senior health tips: Increasing your core strength

Core strength exercises improve the fitness of the stomach, back, hips and pelvis. These muscles are important for improving balance and stability as well as posture. For seniors, these exercises are a good way to help reduce risk of falls and make walking and other daily tasks easier — in fact, a recent analysis published …

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Deborah Walsh Appointed Executive Director of United Methodist Communities HomeWorks

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Walsh to the position of executive director of HomeWorks, a licensed Health Care Services Firm. The recently launched division of the senior living and care organization, HomeWorks offers in-home personal care and case management for seniors. In this role, Ms. Walsh will assume …

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What ‘faith-based service’ means in our continuing care retirement community

Bristol Glen, a high quality continuing care retirement community in Sussex County, is part of the United Methodist Communities’ (UMC) network. Providing faith-based senior and assisted living services that value compassion, respect, stewardship and promote independence, we have been in operation for over 109 years. But what does this mean? We were founded by the …

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What are your senior housing options?

When looking for senior housing for yourself or a loved one, you’re going to find a wide selection of options for every budget and need. United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, a continuing care retirement community in Sussex County, New Jersey, offers the a wide range of  options – allowing residents to stay independent and …

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Financial planning tips for retired seniors

It’s no secret that retiring costs money. Not only do you have to be prepared for rising expenses and the eventual costs of assisted living services, but also you need to ensure that your money is protected from scams and spent within a realistic budget. Here are some helpful tips on financial planning for seniors …

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Getting to know associate roles at a senior living facility

The team of associates at a senior living community is generally determined by the size of the community as well as the scope of its services and the levels of care they provide. Here’s a general guide from senior and assisted living providers in New Jersey. Administrator and administrative staff: This team oversees the day-to-day …

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A senior’s guide to keeping joints healthy

One of the biggest health challenges facing seniors today is keeping bones and joints healthy and strong. Unfortunately, as we get older the cartilage that cushions our joints wears down, eventually leading to inflammation and pain. “However, there are a few things you can do to help relieve this pain and protect your joints from …

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What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that can affect anyone with diabetes, especially as they age. Here is some important insight from senior living specialists in Camden County. What causes diabetic neuropathy?  High blood sugar interferes with how the nerves communicate with one another and, over time, this can cause the nerve fibers to become damaged. …

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The importance of compassionate hospice care

Hospice care is designed to ensure the dignity and comfort of  people at the end of their lives. It’s not just limited to medical and physical care – it’s about giving as much compassionate support to them, their families and loved ones as possible. When is hospice care needed?  This level of care applies only …

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Sun-safe tips for seniors

Summer is here and that means plenty of opportunities to get out and about, enjoy the warm weather and get involved in the many great seasonal community events! Just be sure to follow these tips from assisted living experts in South Jersey for staying safe in the heat. Stay hydrated: It’s very easy to become …

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How to start the conversation about assisted living

Starting the conversation about moving into an assisted living community can be a very difficult process for family members. Although your heart is in the right place, it is often a challenge for elderly parents to look at this change in a positive light. Here is some useful advice from assisted living specialists in Monmouth …

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Amy Covello Appointed Corporate Director of Sales at United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Covello to the position of corporate director of sales. In this role, she works closely with the five full service communities’ sales teams and executive directors, and the corporate director of marketing. Focusing on sales, Ms. Covello coaches and strategically leads the teams. Ms. …

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6 age-related eye conditions you need to know about

As we age, it’s common for our vision to change. With the right care, these changes can be properly managed and treated so that they don’t have a significant effect on your daily life. Read on for useful eye care advice from senior living specialists in Camden County, New Jersey. Common senior eye health issues  …

When are respite services needed?

Simply speaking, respite care services are available for your loved one in any circumstance in which regular caregivers are unavailable. These services also allow caregivers, especially family caregivers, to take a well-deserved break from their duties as well as provide more  specialized medical or therapeutic care on a temporary basis. Here are some great examples …

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Caring for your eye health as you age

Our eyes, like the rest of our bodies, are not immune to the aging process. However, there are a few things we can do to give our eyes the proper support they need to stay healthy. Read these tips on caring for your eyes as you age from assisted living specialists in South Jersey. Maintain …

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How to choose a continuing care retirement community location

After you have decided that a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is the right option for you or a senior family member, the next step is to consider the right location. Here are some tips from a leading senior living community in Sussex County. Services and facilities: The community you choose should offer you the …

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What is Sitting Disease?

Unlike its name, Sitting Disease isn’t an actual disease – it’s a term used to cover the more than 30 chronic health conditions associated with sedentary behavior, like sitting. Statistics from the Mayo Clinic show that Americans are spending more and more time indulging these behaviors, with 50% to 70% of people spending more than …

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A senior healthcare guide to osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of the most common health conditions facing seniors, with the National Osteoporosis Foundation estimating that 52 million Americans are currently affected. This condition carries significant risks as it makes bones more brittle and easily broken or damaged, increasing the risk of serious slip and fall injuries for seniors. Here is a health …