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United Methodist Communities is the recipient of three 2018 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The inspirational video, The Abundant Life – The Body Builder, took Platinum. It portrays George Campbell, an 85+ year-old resident of United Methodist Communities at Bishop Taylor, who maintain a regular fitness routine. Journey …

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Software tool positively influences resident safety United Methodist Communities won Silver in the Safety category of the Senior Living track from McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for the benefits of RL Solutions, an online adverse event reporting software tool, which benefits resident safety and health. Implemented in 2016, associates throughout all its full-service and affordable …

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On Friday, October 12, over 200 people attended Creating Experiences, a gala in support of United Methodist Communities (UMC) at The Shores. Held at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, the event raised $130,000 from live and silent actions, sponsors and gala admission. The proceeds will support planned physical changes to The Shores’ …

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After a 13 month-long implementation process, Tapestries, a memory care neighborhood of United Methodist Communities at The Shores, is now a Comfort Matters® accredited provider for persons with dementia. Internationally recognized, Comfort Matters® is a philosophy, care practice and an evidence-based program which offers holistic and integrated approaches to improve the quality of care and …

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United Methodist Communities (UMC) at The Shores, a senior living community located on Bay Avenue in Ocean City, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Zindel to the position of director of Tapestries Memory Care Residence. In this role, she will assume Tapestries’ oversight, staff management and services, which focus on residents with neurocognitive …

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Creating Experiences, a gala event, will kick off planned enhancements of shared living and learning spaces at United Methodist Communities at The Shores. The special fundraising gala will occur on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6 to 10pm at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. The physical changes, driven by The Shores’ goal …

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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 …

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United Methodist Communities (UMC) announced the receipt of four early deadline Videographer Awards. Winners chosen from thousands of production and communication professionals, enter their most creative work in 166 categories under three unique production headings. Image Revolver, a video production company in Philadelphia, partnered with UMC to produce all four videos. The Videographer Awards is …

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When the drain clogs or something needs repair, every resident of United Methodist Communities at Collingswood knows Ian Barnett, building services director, and his department will come to the rescue. Many residents consider him more altruistic superhero than everyday associate. Perhaps a paradoxical quid pro quo, Ian views the residents as heroes. He talks to …

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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 …

Here are some ideas from the team at our CCRC in Sussex County New Jersey for spending quality time with your loved ones this summer: Pack a picnic lunch and dine at the local park. When the weather is great, there’s nothing like gathering the family together for a picnic in one of the beautiful local and state parks! Memory Park …

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By Deborah Walsh Have you considered private-duty home care for your elderly family member? Maybe you’ve been looking after your father or grandfather for some time. He has been living alone and experiencing difficulty with his mobility, strength and balance, or some health issue. As a family caregiver, you feel overwhelmed and keep wondering if …

Hospice services are a valuable resource for people of all ages, but especially the elderly and their loved ones, providing comfort, care and support through the final stages of life. Despite the value of this service, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that very few elderly people who …

Dementia is a term used to describe a wide range of conditions that cause mental decline affecting someone’s ability to cope with daily life. While Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common dementia disorder, dementia in total, affects more than 5.5 million Americans, many of them seniors. Here are some insights into how dementia is diagnosed, …

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United Methodist Communities at Pitman has been partnering with Wenonah Elementary School on Best Day of My Life So Far. The nonprofit’s mission is to reduce older adult isolation and promote intergenerational engagement through storytelling. Pitman’s residents and one of the school’s second grade classes have been exchanging and sharing poems and stories for three …

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Even though it’s not a popular topic of discussion, it’s likely that you or someone you know has taken a “black boxed” prescription drug. If that phrase sounds ominous, it should — it refers to a warning in a black box on prescription drug labels that’s reserved for drugs most dangerous to consumers. In this …

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We recently sat down with the Executive Chef at Pitman to learn more about him and his passion for food and senior care and services. These are his words:   1Q: What is your name and job title? 1A: I’m Rich Schleeter, executive chef of United Methodist Communities at Pitman.   2Q: Where did you grow …