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Category Archives: Resident & Associate Stories

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 …

Pitman Schleeter & Burrowes 1

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:   1Q: What is your name and job title? 1A: I’m Rich Schleeter, executive chef of United Methodist Communities at Pitman.   2Q: Where did you grow …

Collingswood Paris 1

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 …

Bristol Glen Kaitlin Eamigh

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 …

Horti Therapy Lisa 2

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 …

Pitman Walz 3

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 …

Pitman Kozlowski 2

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 …

Rev-Kim-Wecht-DMPC-Pitman

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 …

sharon associate close up

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:  …

Pam Walker

We recently sat down with the RN Care Coordinator at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care and services . These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: I’m Pam Walker, the Registered Nurse Care Coordinator at The Shores.   Q: What do …

The Shores Mission Project

On September 4, United Methodist Communities’ Home Office received a message from Deputy Commander Major Rick Moreno, United States Marine Corps, stationed at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. “We received your care package for Mark Kistler here at the Special Mission Wing, Special Operations Advisory Group. It arrived at a perfect time and …

michele acu

We recently sat down with the Volunteer Services Coordinator at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care and services. These are her words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: My name is Michele Musto and I’m the Volunteer Services Coordinator at The Shores.   …

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We recently sat down with the Sales Director at The Shores to learn more about him and his passion for senior care and services . These are his words:   Q: What is your name and position? A: I’m Ryan Champion, Sales Director at The Shores.   Q: What do you like best about working for United …

Coincidence or not? You decide. I walked onto the cruise ship and faced an entire wall lit up with the message, “How Will You Tell your Story?” This followed a very interesting conversation during a 25-minute van ride from my hotel to the cruise ship port in Florida. I sat next to a woman named …

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Walsh to the position of executive director of HomeWorks, a licensed Health Care Services Firm. The recently launched division of the senior living and care organization, HomeWorks offers in-home personal care and case management for seniors. In this role, Ms. Walsh will assume …

United Methodist Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Covello to the position of corporate director of sales. In this role, she works closely with the four full service communities’ sales teams and executive directors, and the corporate director of marketing. Focusing on sales, Ms. Covello coaches and strategically leads the teams. Ms. …

In May of this year, Cathy Foley, move-in coordinator at Bristol Glen, received the United Methodist Homes Hospitality Award for demonstrating the spirit of unconditional love, care; taking responsibility, following up diligently to enact solutions, and going above and beyond to make everyone feel welcomed. So, it’s no surprise that Foley got an idea, sparked …

Making sure residents are engaged in activities of their choice is always the main objective of the Memory Support Residence (MSR) at Bristol Glen. With 15 residents who have one of three levels of dementia – high, medium and low – Marie Manzi, the director of memory support and residential social worker declares, “The Life …