Community Corner

Raising Awareness of Alcoholism Among Seniors

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, so we’re talking about the issues surrounding seniors and alcohol abuse. As a leading CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey , we’re dedicated to a high quality of resident life  that includes bringing awareness about this concerning issue. Alcoholism in seniors is easily overlooked  According to the National Institute on Aging, although alcoholism is an issue …

Mary Magdalene, Mary, & Salom walking up to the bright empty tomb of Jesus Christ early Sunday morning, Showing Golgotha in the background.

Wonderful Truths of Easter

by Rev. Kimberly Wecht Director of Mission and Pastoral Care The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and …

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Foolishness

by Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco Director of Mission and Pastoral Care 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the Cross is foolishness.” Foolishness. Wow, where do I go with that, and not look foolish to boot. As I read and reread this passage today, I kept returning to the word foolishness. The idea of foolishness. “For …

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What is Holy Saturday?

by Rev. Bernadette Cataline Staff Chaplain The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and watched how Jesus’ body was placed in the tomb. Then they went to prepare some sweet smelling spices for his burial. But on the Sabbath, they rested, as the Law of Moses commands. Luke 23:55-56 Recently someone asked …

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.

Why In The World Do They Call It Good Friday?

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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Join Hands Around a Table

by Rev. Virginia Stein Hubbard Director of Mission and Pastoral Care How do you observe momentous occasions in life? In my family we surround ourselves with family members and/or our closest friends and share a meal. We reminisce about our shared experiences—even though we sometimes remember these times differently.  In so doing we strengthen the …

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Judas Offers His Services

by Rev. Kimberly Wecht Director of Mission and Pastoral Care “Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?’ And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity …

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While We Were Still Weak

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 …

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Legal and Financial Tips When Considering Assisted Living

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 …

Extravagant Love

by Rev. Beth Mallozzi Director of Mission and Pastoral Care John 12:1-11 Extravagant love is demonstrated by Mary. She anoints his feet with expensive perfume, almost literally worth her weight in gold. Not just with her money, but also through the intimate act of wiping his feet with her hair, Mary loves Jesus. To Judas, this …

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The Return of the King

by Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco Director of Mission and Pastoral Care Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 46 I’m sure that most of us have watched or can remember watching a military parade. Some may remember the victory parades after WW2. I can remember the parades after the First Gulf War. The returning army marching in all their glory. …

A doctor and physical therapist is working with a woman on her shoulder and arm injuries.

Rehabilitation at The Shores in Cape May County

As one of the leading assisted living communities in Cape May 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 …

A senior couple moving house, packing a cardboard box in the bedroom. They are talking and smiling, looking at a picture frame which is bringing back memories.

Home Organization Tips for Seniors

Keeping your home well-organized is essential for any stage of life, but it is especially important for seniors. Keeping the home clutter-free and easily navigable is key to a long, healthy and enjoyable life for several reasons: First, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries for the elderly. Second, recovery becomes more …

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Medication Management Tips for Seniors

Proper medication management is essential for seniors and their caregivers in order to prevent complications, adverse interactions, and incorrect doses. This especially applies to seniors because they often take multiple medications for a range of conditions at the same time, an issue known as polypharmacy. Here are some tips and insights from short term rehab …