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As we age, our brains change just like the rest of our bodies. While it’s natural to notice a little forgetfulness as your loved one ages, it’s important to know the difference between normal signs of aging and something more serious — mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Here’s how to identify signs that indicate your loved …

Every individual reaches the end of their life in their own way. Often, this time brings unexpected feelings, events, and phenomena.  One of these phenomena is terminal lucidity. Here’s some insight into what this mysterious rally is all about, from our hospice community in South Jersey . The Phenomenon of Terminal Lucidity  What causes terminal lucidity, also called an end-of-life rally . Why some …

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United Methodist Communities (UMC) is the recipient of four 2019 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The MarCom Awards administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital, and web professionals. This year, they judged over 6,500 …

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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 …