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One of the most important things to do when a friend or loved one has Alzheimer’s disease is to make an active effort to keep them a part of your social circle. Socializing and engaging with others helps fight depression and anxiety and is thought to be beneficial. Here is some advice to help make …

Life is full of challenges, and one of the most difficult things to do is to say goodbye to a loved one. Here is some advice from the team at our hospice in South Jersey to help support you and your loved one during this emotional time. Feel grateful for the opportunity: Many people don’t get …

Health Care Jobs

The senior living industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the USA, with a forecasted 1.2 million employees need by 2025. This makes it a great industry for people who are looking for a career that’s in high demand, but there’s much more to working in this industry than just having valuable skills. Here …

Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specific medical care service offered at our senior residence, The Shores in Cape May County New Jersey. Here is some insight into what this service entails and how it works, from our team. What is Palliative Care?  Palliative care is a set of medical services designed to improve the quality of …

We live in a culture that’s so focused on youth that we often forget to celebrate something that’s equally impressive and wonderful – getting older! Reaching our senior years is an accomplishment that we should all do more to appreciate. Here are some tips from the experts at Bristol Glen, our CCRC in Sussex County, New …

It’s Occupational Therapy Month and our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ, would love to share a little insight into how these talented and valuable members of the medical community make life easier and better for seniors. What is Occupational Therapy?  This is a very broad type of therapy that focuses on helping people …

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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 …