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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 …

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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 …

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K4Connect , a purpose-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and those living with a disability, announced today its expansion into New Jersey through a strategic partnership with United Methodist Communities (UMC), an influential provider of residential and community-based services for older adults. United Methodist Communities will deploy K4Connect’s premier connected-life senior living solution, …

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We recently sat down with Ian Scheer, Director of Memory Support Services at Collingswood, to learn more about him and his passion for memory care and services. These are his words: What is your name and position? Ian Scheer, Director of Tapestries® Memory Care.   What do you like best about working for United Methodist …

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We recently sat down with Gary Slattery, the Executive Chef at Collingswood, to learn more about him and his passion for food and senior care and services. These are his words.   What is your name and job title (include UMC location/site)? Gary W. Slattery Executive Chef of United Methodist Communities at Collingswood.   Where …

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Expert to cover successful approaches, communication tools, and problem solving skills Consider the range of unpredictable situations first responders face each day. About 51 million Americans are age 65 and over while about 5.8 million live with some type of dementia. These statistics drastically increase first responders’ chances not only, of encountering older adults, but …

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Red Bank Charter School’s service learning project There is a new and unique outdoor fixture in front of 9 Wall Street in Red Bank, a gift from the Red Bank Charter School’s sixth grade class. Named “Book Nook RBCS” by the students, it began during their fifth grade year as part of a service-learning project. …

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While prevention is better than cure, it is never too late to get healthy. United Methodist Communities at The Wesleyan, located at 9 Wall Street in Red Bank, New Jersey, embraces a wellness agenda every day. On May 30, to promote the importance of regular physical activity not only for the older adults who reside …

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By Kathryn Speer Although the staff here is small, one person stands out as a model we all should aspire to. She is not your average person, and certainly not an average associate. She does good deeds because she is a good person, not for the pat on the back. She is Kerileigh, “Keri” Sherman, …

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Know your body But none of this means that older women should not be concerned about their breast health. It is important to know your breasts, be aware of any changes and contact your physician if you notice a change. For women over 60, there are some red flags that warrant a check by a …

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Know your body But none of this means that older women should not be concerned about their breast health. It is important to know your breasts, be aware of any changes and contact your physician if you notice a change. For women over 60, there are some red flags that warrant a check by a …

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What Do You Mean No Mammogram?! A Look at Breast Health Practices As Women Grow Older With more than 30 years of oncology experience, most of them focused on caring for women diagnosed with breast cancer, I’ve been asked more than a few times to speak or write about breast cancer in older women. This …

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By Josh Kinney joshmkinney@gmail.com   OCEAN CITY, N.J. – A gushing abundance of positive energy radiates from Nancy Longnecker, keeping her body, mind, and spirit young, witty, and sharp. For 90, one would think she was at least 20 years younger. Her secret? She simply embodies what she focuses on: a joyous mindset of gratitude. Scenes, …

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By Alice Coghill Sometimes the best ideas are the ones that come from the heart. Such is the case with the Get-Along Gang, five United Methodist Communities at Pitman associates who share their love for the Tapestries residents they serve by hosting themed monthly events. Two years ago, Life Enrichment Team Specialist (LETS), Eileen Lindmeier, …

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Your passion for United Methodist Communities’ mission can continue to bless future generations, even long after you’ve passed on. Do you want to play a lasting role in serving in community so all are free to choose abundant life? Consider making a bequest in your will, or naming the UMC Foundation as a beneficiary of …

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Courtesy of United Methodist Communities at The Shores and Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association Every 65 seconds in virtually every place in America, someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease. While 5.8 million Americans currently live with the disease, by 2050 the number is expected to rise to 14 million. Without a cure, the number of unpaid caregivers will …

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Over 27 years ago, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Miller, Jr., a known advocate for social justice and the marginalized, took his daily walk around the property at the then First United Methodist Church of Plainfield. With the particular issue of affordable housing for older adults on his mind, the pastor experienced a vision while gazing …

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Nellie Coyle Quinn founded the Sussex County Red Cross in 1917. She is so revered for her work at a crucial time in the county and its history that every year, hundreds of friends of the Sussex County Red Cross gather to award a worthy recipient, the Mrs. Joseph P. Quinn, Sr. Award. Her son, …

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Nursing homes helps thousands of people recover after strokes, heart attacks, joint replacement, serious infections, accidents, as well as offer long-term care. U.S. News rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable providers with the highest standards of care. Its 2018-19 nursing home ratings, including the new short-stay rehabilitation rating, are …