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UMC at Pitman Residents Enjoy Monthly Horticultural Therapy Classes

On the first Friday of every month nearly a dozen residents gather in the Community Life Room to take part in a class offered by Beverly Agard, a registered horticultural therapist who loves to share her love of nature and plants with these eager pupils. “Beverly is known for her knowledge of flowers, plants and …

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Diabetes in Seniors – Signs to Look for and Care Advice

November is Diabetes Month, so our assisted living team in Gloucester County, NJ, is sharing some important information to raise awareness about this serious disease and how it affects seniors to help us all live longer, healthier lives. What is diabetes? There are two types of diabetes: Type One – The body produces no insulin. …

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Associate Close-Up: Cathy Foley

We recently sat down with the Sales Assistant at Bristol Glen to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: I’m Cathy Foley, sales assistant at Bristol Glen.   Q: What do you like best about working for United …

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Associate Close-Up: Debra Weinschenk

We recently sat down with the Director of Residential Life at Bristol Glen to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: Debbie Weinschenk, RN (registered nurse), BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), GRN (geriatric resource nurse), Director of …

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United Methodist Communities Wins Four MarCom Awards

United Methodist Communities is the recipient of four 2017 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The Summer Events Postcard Campaign, consisting of four direct mail invitation postcards, won Platinum in the print media/print creativity category. Platinum winners are judged to be the most outstanding for their excellence in quality, …

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Associate Close-Up: Elizabeth Walz

We recently sat down with the Exercise Physiologist at Pitman to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: Elizabeth Walz, Exercise Physiologist, Senior Fitness Program Specialist   Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist …

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Associate Close-Up: Lisa Kozlowski

We recently sat down with the Assisted Living Social Worker at Pitman to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: My name is Lisa Kozlowski and I am the Assisted Living Social Worker.   Q: What do you …

Signs That Your Parent Is Ready for Assisted Living

For many people, the realization that their parent needs assisted living services comes as a shock — a sudden event making the transition a hurried and traumatic process that can be emotionally challenging for you and your loved one. However, by keeping an eye out for these signs, you can make this process a much smoother and …

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Associate Close-Up: Pastor Kim Wecht

We recently sat down with the Director of Mission and Pastoral Care at Pitman to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: Reverend Kim Wecht, Director of Mission and Pastoral Care.   Q: What do you like best …

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Associate Close-Up: Sharon Yesner

We recently sat down with the Volunteer Services Coordinator at Pitman to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A:  Sharon Yesner, Volunteer Services Coordinator.   Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist Communities? A:  …

A Guide to Breast Health and Wellness as We Age

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so our CCRC Sussex County, NJ team decided it’s the ideal time to talk about senior breast health! What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is the result of abnormal, malignant cell growth in breast tissue, and is the second most common cancer affecting women after melanoma. The American Cancer Society estimated that …

Signs Your Loved One With Alzheimer’s Is Ready for Hospice Care

For family and caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, facing the last stages of this disease is an incredible challenge — not just emotionally, but physically and mentally. This is a time in which making care decisions becomes more and more difficult. During these final life stages, hospice services can provide the care and support you and your …

Seniors and Technology – Staying in Touch and Avoiding Scams

Technology is an increasingly significant part of our lives. Not just for the Millennials — seniors are increasingly adopting technology too. In fact, around 4 in 10 seniors own and use smartphones, one-third use tablets, and 67% regularly go online. Here are great uses for technology, as well as tips on how to stay safe …

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Associate Close-Up: Pam Walker

We recently sat down with the RN Care Coordinator at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: I’m Pam Walker, the Registered Nurse Care Coordinator at The Shores.   Q: What do …

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Message from Afghanistan Results in Joyful Giving Moment

On September 4, United Methodist Communities’ Home Office received a message from Deputy Commander Major Rick Moreno, USMC, stationed at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. “We received your care package for Mark Kistler here at the Special Mission Wing, Special Operations Advisory Group. It arrived at a perfect time and all the items …