Monthly Archives: April 2020

As an assisted living community in Gloucester County, we know exactly how much everyone is being inundated with COVID-19 information , tips, and news. While it’s important to stay safe and sanitize, there are also some myths and exaggerations making the rounds that have made folks a bit panicky. It’s important to know what’s real and what …

By Lawrence D. Carlson, President & CEO, United Methodist Communities During COVID-19, we have seen videos of essential workers getting well-deserved praise for their lifesaving work. While I too applaud the doctors and hospital workers, other heroes on the frontlines also deserve our praise and attention. I urge you to express gratitude for the “unsung …

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, and volunteers. Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Governor Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring New Jersey’s economic health by ensuring public health.

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, and volunteers. As medical experts learn more about COVID-19 and the pandemic continues to evolve, so too do guidelines …

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, and volunteers. At this time of unrest, beware of texts such as the following: This is a scam intended …

Humans were created as social beings, we all need interaction with people to stay sane! While we know social isolation has a big impact on our well being, many folks have never experienced like this: where our isolation is compelled by forces beyond our control and is likely to continue for some time. The good news is that …

United Methodist Communities’ Corporate Manager of Tapestries Initiatives, Pam Garofolo, has a pattern for “ear savers” for crocheting and for knitting that she made up for the resident’s Knitting circle at the Shores (wearing the masks with elastic hurts your ears after a few hours). They are easy to make and would make for great …

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients and associates. Knowing that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a topic in the news, one might be wondering how UMC …

It’s National Volunteer Week! There are so many critical organizations that simply wouldn’t be the same without the wonderful work of volunteers. And, our hospice in South Jersey is no exception. Here are five of the reasons why people choose to volunteer at a hospice, as well as some insights that may inspire you to join in this worthy cause. …

Enjoying your Golden Years to the full means taking great care of yourself, from eating a healthy diet and having regular check-ups with your health specialists to getting enough exercise. As we age, our lungs start weakening and becoming less flexible, which can quickly compromise health and daily life. Here are a couple of tips …

In support of our associates’ devotion to the organization’s mission and values, UMC has implemented the #UNITEDagainstCOVID-19 Appreciation Fund. Learn more here. Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, …

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, and volunteers. We know life under this pandemic means staying at home as much as possible, but you’ll likely …