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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 …

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The groundwork for her future occurred several decades before her birth by a man she never met. In 1925, American Methodist missionary and physician Dr. George Way Harley began working in Ganta, Liberia. He established a new hospital, dispensary, church, school, and several residences. Ganta United Methodist School, a free public school, offered Kindergarten through …

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By Janet M. Carrato Chrissy (Christine) Longcor and Mabel Davison, housekeepers in Bristol Glen’s Independent Living Residence, previously worked for the now-defunct Morley Shirt Company. Chrissy sewed linings into shirt collars, while Mabel turned the collars right side out and pressed them. Despite the close job descriptions, the two rarely came in contact with one …

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United Methodist Communities at Collingswood, located at 460 Haddon Avenue, invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. The senior retirement community has completed renovations, opened Tapestries® Memory Care and three new healthcare households, which accommodate 80 residents. Like private homes, the everyday ebb and flow of …

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We recently sat down with Art Vanderpool, the Executive Chef at The Shores, 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? I’m Arthur H. Vanderpool III, executive chef of United Methodist Communities at The Shores.   Where …

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We recently sat down with the Director of Tapestries® Memory Care at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care services. These are her words:   1Q: What is your name and position? 1A: My name is Dawn Zindel and I am the Director of Tapestries® at The …

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What is commissioning? Commissioning not only authorizes a leader for specific duties, it celebrates, recognizes, and encourages the high performing team behind him. A Service of Commissioning and Blessing for James Scalese, executive director of United Methodist Communities at Pitman, occurred on January 8 at the Pitman United Methodist Church in Pitman, New Jersey. As …

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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 quality of life for persons experiencing dementia. It was developed at …

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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 …