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United Methodist Communities at The Shores Comfort Matters® Accreditation Announced

After a 13 month-long implementation process, Tapestries, a memory care neighborhood of United Methodist Communities at The Shores, is now a Comfort Matters® accredited provider for persons with dementia. Internationally recognized, Comfort Matters® is a philosophy, care practice and an evidence-based program which offers holistic and integrated approaches to improve the quality of care and …

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United Methodist Communities at The Shores Appoints Dawn Zindel Tapestries Director

United Methodist Communities (UMC) at The Shores, a senior living community located on Bay Avenue in Ocean City, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Zindel to the position of director of Tapestries Memory Care Residence. In this role, she will assume Tapestries’ oversight, staff management and services, which focus on residents with neurocognitive …

Breast Cancer Risks in Older Women

What Senior Women Need to Know about Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the team at our senior living community in Camden County, New Jersey is raising awareness about breast cancer and how breast health can be maintained as we get older. Breast Cancer Risks in Older Women Research has shown that breast cancer is the second most common cause …

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A Guide to Putting Your Affairs in Order

When diagnosed with a terminal illness, one of the tasks patients need to address is ensuring that their personal paperwork is in order. Despite the negative connotations of this task, it can be a very empowering process that delivers great peace-of-mind. Here are some tips to help with that process from our hospice in South Jersey . A Checklist …

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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 …

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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 …