Monthly Archives: August 2019

PineRidge exercise weighlifting

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 …

dot com

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. …

Hospitalizations are common for seniors, especially trips to the emergency room as a result of falls, upper respiratory tract infections, medication mismanagement and complications with health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. But, according to specialists, researchers, and our assisted living team in Gloucester County, it shouldn’t be this way. According to a congressional report …

Medicare money news

By Danielle Kunkle Roberts What are my out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment under Medicare? If you choose Original Medicare, you have deductibles for Part A and Part B. In 2019, the Part A deductible is $1,364, and you pay it for each benefit period. A benefit period under Part A begins the first day you …

Medicare Health Insurance Card with white background in hand

By Danielle Kunkle Roberts A cancer diagnosis is devastating, regardless of your age. But if you’re a senior on a fixed income, you have additional concerns—especially your medical costs and whether or not Medicare will cover your care. The good news is that Medicare does cover many expenses associated with your cancer treatment. Your out-of-pocket …

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and our assisted living team in Camden County, NJ wants to raise awareness of why immunizations for seniors really matter! Immunizations and Seniors  Each year, thousands of adults are hospitalized with diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations, leading to costly medical bills, possible long-term damage to health, and even  risk of …

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Keri Sherman had an amazing opportunity to serve as part of the Missionaries of the Poor, an international religious institute dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. Keri is the social service coordinator of United Methodist Communities at Wesley by the Bay. Keri traveled with a team of nurses, doctors and social workers to …

New technologies are transforming every industry, and hospice care is no exception. Here are some exciting new advancements that are entering the industry to improve care for terminal patients. Predictive Analytics in Hospice Care  These data systems collect and analyze patient data from medical teams and support systems to help chart and predict changes in …