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Category Archives: Resident & Associate Stories

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 …

Bristol Glen resident, Cornelius (Neal) Faber, is a man whose love of carpentry never fades.  Although long retired, that hasn’t stopped him from keeping his hands busy sanding, cutting, refinishing and woodworking worn tables, chairs and benches into revitalized pieces of beautiful furniture. Neal and his wife of 71 years, Norma, have settled in quite …

At age 108 ½, Mildred Nicholson Bell peacefully passed away. As a lifetime resident of Pitman and beloved resident of United Methodist Communities at Pitman, Mildred proudly described herself as a “Pitmanite through and through.” Born on July 31, 1906, her family lived in a Grandview Avenue home with gas lanterns and an outhouse. Years …

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, …

During our strategic planning process, which culminated in the creation of our five-year strategic plan adopted by our board in 2013, we discussed visions for the future. Out of these discussions came the direction of a person-centered living model in our full-service communities, reaching into the community by establishing hubs for seniors who are not …