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Barnett and Graham

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 …

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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: Q: What is your name and job title? A: I’m Michael Paris the Director of Dining Services at Collingswood.   Q: Where did you grow …

CMS stars

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Five-Stars in overall quality to all four of United Methodist Communities’ full-service campuses. These include United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen (Newton), Collingswood, Pitman and The Shores (Ocean City). The CMS also gives separate ratings for health inspections, staffing and quality measures (QMs). What guidance can …

May is Better Sleep Month, so our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ , is exploring some tips and insights to help seniors fight insomnia and get a good night’s sleep. Why is sleep important? Getting enough sleep is essential to maintaining our physical and mental health, which is important for every stage of our lives. However, our sleeping patterns change …

Easter. The crucifixion. Three wooden crosses in silhouette stand silently on a hill at sunset. The dramatic sky is beautiful in its blue and orange colors. Christianity, religious themes.

by Rev. Dr. Richard Leaver Director of Mission and Pastoral Care Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. (John 18:2, 3) Good Friday was …

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by Rev. Dr. Richard Leaver Director of Mission and Pastoral Care While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we …

Mature woman (60s) helping elderly mother (90s) with paperwork.

So, you’ve decided that moving into an assisted living community is the right choice for you or your loved one — now you have to start getting ready for the transition. While everyone thinks of what furniture they should take, how to sell their house or how to decorate and plan their new space, many …

senior living community in Camden County, NJ

It’s a brand new year and, for many seniors, now is the right time to start making plans for the future. The idea of moving from their family home into assisted living is a daunting one, but there are solutions designed to not only reduce the strain of moving, but actually deliver real quality-of-life benefits …

Shot of an elderly man using weights while sitting on a swiss ball

As one of the leading assisted living communities in Camden County, New Jersey , we’re proud to offer expert short-term rehabilitation services to assist seniors in their recovery from falls, surgical procedures, and illnesses. Here are all the benefits of choosing this professional service: Faster recovery and healing. As we age, it becomes more difficult to bounce back quickly from illnesses and injury. However, professional short-term rehabilitation can help …

Transitions Customized Solution Comes to United Methodist Communities Were you recently discharged from a hospital or rehab facility and faced a dilemma because you didn’t feel quite ready to return home or did so and found you needed additional support? United Methodist Communities in Collingswood , Ocean City , and Pitman now offer Transitions, a customized solution for these instances. …

Seniors Golfing

It’s a well-known fact that stress has a detrimental effect on wellbeing. It significantly increases the risk of anxiety, depression, digestive issues, sleep problems, heart disease, and memory impairment, as well as exacerbating the symptoms of any other pre-existing conditions. In comparison to younger people, seniors are equally at risk of stress-related health problems that …

Moving into an assisted living community like United Methodist Communities at Collingswood is a big transition for any senior. While the move is in everyone’s best interest and will give your loved one a much better quality of life, it’s important to remember that it can become overwhelming for your family member. Knowing what to …

One of the greatest benefits of assisted living communities is the residential lifestyle offered. Find out why from United Methodist Communities: Downsize in comfort: Many seniors choose to move into assisted living because their current home is simply too big for them to maintain and live in comfortably. Rather than downsizing to a small apartment in a condo or …

One hundred and eleven years of ministry and thriving communities have required much. It has taken generous donors, dedicated volunteers, spirited residents and their families, professional vendors and partners, talented associates, faithful churches, reliable community partners, caring organizations, businesses, and individuals. Among the dedicated volunteers of all our auxiliaries, which from our founding, have sacrificially …

Whether you bake with Martha, sauté with Jacques, or kick it up a notch with Emeril, Sodexo’s “Chef Stage Center” display cooking program promises candy for all the senses. All four chefs agree that, “since its introduction at the United Methodist Communities’ full-service communities, it has become a resident favorite.” In the spirit of flexibility …

In the fall of 2012, United Methodist Communities submitted nine associate names to LeadingAge’s Longest Tenured Employee Contest. Organization-wide, nine associates had 30 or more years of service. United Methodist Communities at Collingswood cook John Schopfer’s years of service totaled 33. In the 30-39 years category, LeadingAge received over 420 submissions. Their names, including his, …