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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:   What is your name and job title? I’m Rich Schleeter, executive chef of United Methodist Communities at Pitman.   Where did you grow up and where …

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We recently sat down with the Director of Dining Services 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? I’m Michael Paris the Director of Dining Services at Collingswood.   Where did you grow up and where …

If you’re starting to search for an assisted living community, it can be a surprise to find out that they are very different from what you originally thought! Here are 5 facts about today’s assisted living: They’re all unique. A huge range of assisted living communities cater to different tastes, locations and budgets, all with …

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The internet is a wonderful tool that is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of gender, race, age, etc. While the internet is often considered something only used by tech-savvy youngsters, there’s no reason why older individuals cannot enjoy the same benefits. The reality is that anything you’ve ever wanted to try can be learned …

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We recently sat down with the Director of Mission and Pastoral Care at The Shores to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services. These are her words:    What is your name and position? I’m Rev. Beth Mallozzi, Director of Mission and Pastoral Care at The Shores.   What do you …

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We recently sat down with the Administrator at Bristol Glen to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services. These are her words: Q: What is your name and position? A: Kaitlin Eamigh, Administrator at Bristol Glen.   Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist Communities? A: I …

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On the first Friday of every month nearly a dozen residents gather in the Community Life Room to take part in a class offered by Beverly Agard, a registered horticultural therapist who loves to share her love of nature and plants with these eager pupils. “Beverly is known for her knowledge of flowers, plants and …

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We recently sat down with the Sales Assistant at Bristol Glen to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: I’m Cathy Foley, sales assistant at Bristol Glen.   Q: What do you like best about working for United …

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United Methodist Communities is the recipient of four 2017 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The Summer Events Postcard Campaign, consisting of four direct mail invitation postcards, won Platinum in the print media/print creativity category. Platinum winners are judged to be the most outstanding for their excellence in quality, …

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We recently sat down with the Exercise Physiologist at Pitman to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: Elizabeth Walz, Exercise Physiologist, Senior Fitness Program Specialist   Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist …

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We recently sat down with the Assisted Living Social Worker at Pitman to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: My name is Lisa Kozlowski and I am the Assisted Living Social Worker.   Q: What do you …

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We recently sat down with the Director of Mission and Pastoral Care at Pitman to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: Reverend Kim Wecht, Director of Mission and Pastoral Care.   Q: What do you like best …

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We recently sat down with the Volunteer Services Coordinator at Pitman to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A:  Sharon Yesner, Volunteer Services Coordinator.   Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist Communities? A:  …