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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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Robert Peterson Appointed Vice President Finance and CFO of United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Peterson to the position of vice president finance and chief financial officer. In this role, Mr. Peterson, a resident of Bridgewater, New Jersey, will direct the overall financial plans and accounting practices for United Methodist Communities and its 13 statewide sites. Among his …

5 Myths and Facts About Hospice Care

There are so many myths and misunderstandings about hospice care and what it means, and that can lead to people missing out on essential care that provides comfort and dignity. Here are some common myths and facts about hospice care, from the team at our hospice in South Jersey: Myth #1 – Hospice only provides …

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Mr. Hudson Benefits from Tapestries® Model of Care

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is always seeking ways to increase the Abundant Life for Seniors. Thanks to the Tapestries® Model of Care, United Methodist Communities’ residents are experiencing an improved quality of life. The Tapestries® Model of Care has become the next level for improving the lives of residents with dementia. Expressing Discomfort Often, people …

Use Your Diet to Help Manage Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, degenerative disease that affects over 50 million Americans, many of them seniors. Although there are treatments for this condition, there is no cure – and the pain and loss of joint flexibility can dramatically affect the quality of life. Along with effective medications, you can help fight osteoarthritis by getting the …

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United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Wins Best Taste Award

Marks fourth consecutive year of recognition at A Taste of Newton For the fourth consecutive year, United Methodist Communities (UMC) at Bristol Glen, a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), has won an award at the annual A Taste of Newton competition among 18 culinary businesses— Best Taste (first place). Bristol Glen’s chefs prepared Braised Short …

3 Steps to Find a Senior Community for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. And, that means it is time to raise awareness about this condition as well as the challenges faced by caregivers and loved ones in supporting and providing for their loved ones. Today, we’d like to talk about a significant decision – finding a long-term care option for a senior with …

5 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Being a little forgetful is a normal part of our busy, everyday lives. But, if an elderly loved one seems to be getting more forgetful than normal, then it could be a sign of early cognitive decline. As with many diseases, it is important to detect Alzheimer’s early to supply the best possible level of care and …

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United Methodist Communities at Collingswood (UMC) and It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) Celebrate 20 Years of Senior Living Residents Having Fun with Innovative Technology

Senior engagement technology company visited UMC as part of a three-month cross-country road trip UMC, a leading senior living community in Collingswood, New Jersey, participated in the iN2L 60/20 tour, a cross-country road trip both celebrating 20 years of senior living residents having fun with iN2L technology and the 60th birthday of iN2L President and …

7 Symptoms and 4 Causes of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressive and chronic condition in which fluid builds up around the heart, limiting its ability to pump properly. Here are some insights into this health condition from the team at our hospice in South Jersey. 7 Symptoms of CHF  Shortness of breath Fatigue Swelling in the legs, ankles, and …

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Adaptive Exercise with Randé Makes for a Good Day

Meet Randé Every Thursday, residents at United Methodist Communities at PineRidge eagerly await the arrival of Randé Jermaine Kirkwood. His Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Fitness and Aging from Montclair State University makes him a perfect fit for older adults. Randé’s business name, STUMBA, stands for Strength Training Utilizing Mobility …

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United Methodist Communities Awarded Three dotCOMM Awards

dotCOMM Awards announced winners for the 2019 international awards competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. United Methodist Communities (UMC) won two Platinum awards, the first for their YouTube Channel, and the second for the YouTube video, Rich and Marion. UMC’s website blog garnered a Gold Award. dotCOMM Awards’ categories are the elements of the web’s evolving tools. Interactivity, content, design, social media, video, apps, blogs, and influencers are all important components of digital public relations, marketing and advertising campaigns. There were over 2,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 14 other countries in the dotCOMM Awards 2019 competition. …