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Gratitude and Happy Thoughts

By Josh Kinney joshmkinney@gmail.com   OCEAN CITY, N.J. – A gushing abundance of positive energy radiates from Nancy Longnecker, keeping her body, mind, and spirit young, witty, and sharp. For 90, one would think she was at least 20 years younger. Her secret? She simply embodies what she focuses on: a joyous mindset of gratitude. Scenes, …

How to Say Goodbye to Your Senior Loved One

Life is full of challenges, and one of the most difficult things to do is to say goodbye to a loved one. Here is some advice from the team at our hospice in South Jersey to help support you and your loved one during this emotional time. Feel grateful for the opportunity: Many people don’t get …

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The Get-A-Long Gang Is At It Again!

By Alice Coghill Sometimes the best ideas are the ones that come from the heart. Such is the case with the Get-Along Gang, five United Methodist Communities at Pitman associates who share their love for the Tapestries residents they serve by hosting themed monthly events. Two years ago, Life Enrichment Team Specialist (LETS), Eileen Lindmeier, …

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Leaving a Heartfelt Legacy

Your passion for United Methodist Communities’ mission can continue to bless future generations, even long after you’ve passed on. Do you want to play a lasting role in serving in community so all are free to choose abundant life? Consider making a bequest in your will, or naming the UMC Foundation as a beneficiary of …

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What Does it Take to Work in the Assisted Living Industry?

The senior living industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the USA, with a forecasted 1.2 million employees need by 2025. This makes it a great industry for people who are looking for a career that’s in high demand, but there’s much more to working in this industry than just having valuable skills. Here …

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What is Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specific medical care service offered at our senior residence, The Shores in Cape May County New Jersey. Here is some insight into what this service entails and how it works, from our team. What is Palliative Care?  Palliative care is a set of medical services designed to improve the quality of …

4 Tips for Celebrating Aging!

We live in a culture that’s so focused on youth that we often forget to celebrate something that’s equally impressive and wonderful – getting older! Reaching our senior years is an accomplishment that we should all do more to appreciate. Here are some tips from the experts at Bristol Glen, our CCRC in Sussex County, New …

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Free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Workshops and Film

Courtesy of United Methodist Communities at The Shores and Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association Every 65 seconds in virtually every place in America, someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease. While 5.8 million Americans currently live with the disease, by 2050 the number is expected to rise to 14 million. Without a cure, the number of unpaid caregivers will …

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United Methodist Communities at Covenant Place Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Over 27 years ago, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Miller, Jr., a known advocate for social justice and the marginalized, took his daily walk around the property at the then First United Methodist Church of Plainfield. With the particular issue of affordable housing for older adults on his mind, the pastor experienced a vision while gazing …

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Profiles In Philanthropy: These Roots Run Deep

Nellie Coyle Quinn founded the Sussex County Red Cross in 1917. She is so revered for her work at a crucial time in the county and its history that every year, hundreds of friends of the Sussex County Red Cross gather to award a worthy recipient, the Mrs. Joseph P. Quinn, Sr. Award. Her son, …

What is Occupational Therapy and How Does it Help Seniors?

It’s Occupational Therapy Month and our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ, would love to share a little insight into how these talented and valuable members of the medical community make life easier and better for seniors. What is Occupational Therapy?  This is a very broad type of therapy that focuses on helping people …

Palliative Care

How Palliative Care Works

Palliative care is a specific medical care service offered at our senior residence, The Shores in South Jersey. Here is some insight into what this service entails and how it works, from our team.   What is Palliative Care?  Palliative care is a set of medical services designed to improve the quality of life for …

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United Methodist Communities Named on U.S. News Best Nursing Homes

Nursing homes helps thousands of people recover after strokes, heart attacks, joint replacement, serious infections, accidents, as well as offer long-term care. U.S. News rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable providers with the highest standards of care. Its 2018-19 nursing home ratings, including the new short-stay rehabilitation rating, are …

Heart Healthy Activities for Seniors!

The heart is the single most hardworking muscle in the human body, so it’s no surprise that keeping it fit and healthy is key to living a long and full life! Here are some tips, interesting facts and insights from the team at our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey on staying heart healthy. Did You Know…? A human heart beats …

Anxiety Disorders and the Elderly

It’s normal to feel pangs of anxiety from time to time, especially when in stressful or uncertain situations. However, when this anxiety starts to affect wellbeing and quality of life, it’s serious health issue —– and one that affects many seniors. The assisted living team in Camden County, NJ shares some insight. Why Does Anxiety Affect More Seniors?  Anxiety disorders (that is, …

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Let Your Light Shine

The groundwork for her future occurred several decades before her birth by a man she never met. In 1925, American Methodist missionary and physician Dr. George Way Harley began working in Ganta, Liberia. He established a new hospital, dispensary, church, school, and several residences. Ganta United Methodist School, a free public school, offered Kindergarten through …

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Chrissy and Mabel – Dynamite Double Act

By Janet M. Carrato Chrissy (Christine) Longcor and Mabel Davison, housekeepers in Bristol Glen’s Independent Living Residence, previously worked for the now-defunct Morley Shirt Company. Chrissy sewed linings into shirt collars, while Mabel turned the collars right side out and pressed them. Despite the close job descriptions, the two rarely came in contact with one …