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How is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed?

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the USA, with 5.7 million Americans living with the condition according to the latest Alzheimer’s Association research. Early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is critical to managing the health of a patient and could save up to $7.9 trillion in medical care and costs. …

Celebrating the Festive Season with Your Loved One in Hospice

The holiday season can be especially difficult for families with a loved one in hospice, making a traditional time of celebration touched with sadness. However, there are still many ways — and reasons — to feel joy through the festive season. Your Hospice Team is there to Help You Celebrate  The central focus for hospice …

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Testimonials to Marketing Excellence

United Methodist Communities is the recipient of three 2018 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The inspirational video, The Abundant Life – The Body Builder, took Platinum. It portrays George Campbell, an 85+ year-old resident of United Methodist Communities at Bishop Taylor, who maintain a regular fitness routine. Journey …

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United Methodist Communities Earns McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Silver Award

Software tool positively influences resident safety United Methodist Communities won Silver in the Safety category of the Senior Living track from McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for the benefits of RL Solutions, an online adverse event reporting software tool, which benefits resident safety and health. Implemented in 2016, associates throughout all its full-service and affordable …

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Creating Experiences Gala Benefits Ocean City Community

On Friday, October 12, over 200 people attended Creating Experiences, a gala in support of United Methodist Communities (UMC) at The Shores. Held at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, the event raised $130,000 from live and silent actions, sponsors and gala admission. The proceeds will support planned physical changes to The Shores’ …

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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 …

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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 …