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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 …

Health visitor and a senior woman during home visit.

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, …

The internet is a powerful hub for building a brand, promoting products and services, and even recruiting new staff. This makes it an invaluable space for the senior living field, which has undergone a transformation in terms of the lifestyle and services offered. No longer are senior and assisted living facilities the clinical places they …

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COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. — A global aging population is one of the most far-reaching developments in the 21st century, bringing both challenges and opportunities. While someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds, approximately 5.7 million Americans of all ages currently have the disease. With a senior-focused mission, United Methodist Communities opened Tapestries, its fourth Memory Support Residence …

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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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When researching senior living communities, most of us prioritize important things such as the quality of the residential apartments, services offered, quality of care and costs. However, social interaction plays a crucial role in the quality of life of senior living residents. Our senior living communities are dedicated to providing residents with the opportunity to …

Happy senior people taking selfie during winter holidays.

The festive season is a time for sharing joy and love with family and friends, but it can be more difficult for those with loved ones in assisted living. Here are some tips for including your loved one during this busy holiday period. Spending time at the assisted living community: Many assisted living communities really …

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6 Awards Garnered Among 6,500 Entries When the time and energy expended toward high quality communications realizes positive outcomes, all share in the triumph. United Methodist Communities is the recipient of six 2016 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. There were over 6,500 entries from all …

The Shores United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities at The Shores’ Staff Achieves a Deficiency-Free Nursing Survey While Thursday, October 6 started out like any other day at United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City, it marked the beginning of an intensive multi-pronged assessment. At the conclusion of five business days, The Shores victoriously achieved a deficiency-free nursing survey …

By Mary Kate Somers Whether they live, visit and or volunteer at The Shores, pets play a big role. Such is the case with  Data, a 2-year-old Golden Doodle, who volunteers two days a week. This handsome guy brings joy to everyone he visits in Assisted Living, Healthcare, Memory Support and the Bridges. Data came …

Horticulture has been used as therapy for centuries. In 1798, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, wrote that gardening improved the conditions of mentally ill patients. Gardening as a means of physical and occupational rehabilitation was employed in U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals for returning World War II veterans. The idea of …

It requires just a few minutes to conclude that Marie T. Zukoff, a nationally known watercolorist, keenly observes human behavior and possesses a naturally calm demeanor. Reflecting her personal painting style, which conveys tranquility and peaceful solitude, Marie gracefully makes her way around the room, giving attention to the residents attending class this afternoon. Marie …

In May of this year, Cathy Foley, move-in coordinator at Bristol Glen, received the United Methodist Homes Hospitality Award for demonstrating the spirit of unconditional love, care; taking responsibility, following up diligently to enact solutions, and going above and beyond to make everyone feel welcomed. So, it’s no surprise that Foley got an idea, sparked …

Making sure residents are engaged in activities of their choice is always the main objective of the Memory Support Residence (MSR) at Bristol Glen. With 15 residents who have one of three levels of dementia – high, medium and low – Marie Manzi, the director of memory support and residential social worker declares, “The Life …