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Accushield Visitor Management System positively enhances safety United Methodist Communities (UMC) won Bronze in McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for implementing the Accushield Visitor Management System in all its full-service communities and one affordable housing community (Safety Category, Senior Living Track). The system replaces the paper sign-in logs at entrances and instead, uses a touchscreen …

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By Gertrude Kehleay, Housing Administrator, The Wesleyan I have been working for United Methodist Communities in senior housing for 30 years now and I absolutely love what I do. I wear so many hats. I am a member of the Riverview Medical Center Patient Family Advisory Committee. During my service, I have learned so much …

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are designed to meet the health and lifestyle needs of seniors. Moving into a CCRC can be a great choice for retirees that want to downsize but stay independent, as these communities can scale up services as healthcare needs change. As with any big decision, there are serious financial questions to ask before you …

UMC Russell Nagy

— United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Nagy to the position of corporate director of plant operations of United Methodist Communities. In this role, Mr. Nagy, a resident of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, oversees and directs the maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry associates at United Methodist Communities’ 13 statewide locations. …

UMC Robert Peterson

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Peterson to the position of vice president finance and chief financial officer. In this role, Mr. Peterson, a resident of Bridgewater, New Jersey, will direct the overall financial plans and accounting practices for United Methodist Communities and its 13 statewide sites. Among his …

There are so many myths and misunderstandings about hospice care and what it means, and that can lead to people missing out on essential care that provides comfort and dignity. Here are some common myths and facts about hospice care, from the team at our hospice in South Jersey: Myth #1 – Hospice only provides …

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United Methodist Communities (UMC) is always seeking ways to increase the Abundant Life for Seniors. Thanks to the Tapestries® Model of Care, United Methodist Communities’ residents are experiencing an improved quality of life. The Tapestries® Model of Care has become the next level for improving the lives of residents with dementia. Expressing Discomfort Often, people …

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Marks fourth consecutive year of recognition at A Taste of Newton For the fourth consecutive year, United Methodist Communities (UMC) at Bristol Glen, a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), has won an award at the annual A Taste of Newton competition among 18 culinary businesses— Best Taste (first place). Bristol Glen’s chefs prepared Braised Short …

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Senior engagement technology company visited UMC as part of a three-month cross-country road trip UMC, a leading senior living community in Collingswood, New Jersey, participated in the iN2L 60/20 tour, a cross-country road trip both celebrating 20 years of senior living residents having fun with iN2L technology and the 60th birthday of iN2L President and …

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Meet Randé Every Thursday, residents at United Methodist Communities at PineRidge eagerly await the arrival of Randé Jermaine Kirkwood. His Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Fitness and Aging from Montclair State University makes him a perfect fit for older adults. Randé’s business name, STUMBA, stands for Strength Training Utilizing Mobility …

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dotCOMM Awards announced winners for the 2019 international awards competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. United Methodist Communities (UMC) won two Platinum awards, the first for their YouTube Channel, and the second for the YouTube video, Rich and Marion. UMC’s website blog garnered a Gold Award. dotCOMM Awards’ categories are the elements of the web’s evolving tools. Interactivity, content, design, social media, video, apps, blogs, and influencers are all important components of digital public relations, marketing and advertising campaigns. There were over 2,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 14 other countries in the dotCOMM Awards 2019 competition. …

Medicare money news

By Danielle Kunkle Roberts What are my out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment under Medicare? If you choose Original Medicare, you have deductibles for Part A and Part B. In 2019, the Part A deductible is $1,364, and you pay it for each benefit period. A benefit period under Part A begins the first day you …

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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 …

UMC at The Wesleyan Book Nook group

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. …