Public Invited to March 7 Open House at United Methodist Communities at Collingswood

United Methodist Communities at Collingswood, located at 460 Haddon Avenue, invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

The senior retirement community has completed renovations, opened Tapestries® Memory Care and three new healthcare households, which accommodate 80 residents. Like private homes, the everyday ebb and flow of life unfolds in the households’ intimate dining rooms, comfortable living rooms, country kitchens, activity areas, and consultation and meeting rooms. Furnished and appointed interior spaces allow residents to experience what they feel is normal in their private spaces or enjoy daily pleasures in the communal areas.

While most of us prioritize important things such as the quality of the residential apartments, services, care, and cost when researching assisted living communities, strong social connections are just as important for older adults as eating well, getting exercise, and accessing quality medical care. Loneliness among seniors, the fastest growing segment of our population, links to higher risks of poor physical and mental health, and cognitive ability.

Isolation leads to not only loneliness, depression, and memory decline, but also serious health and quality of life challenges. United Methodist Communities continually update and enhance its campuses to facilitate social interaction and lifelong learning by creating atmospheres designed to engage people in conversation and build relationships.

Executive Director, James Clancy, remarks, “We have worked for some time implementing a resident-centered culture. We are very pleased that the architectural finishes and environmental design complement this new and impactful program.”

A rich menu of community life options promotes friendships, mental stimulation, confidence and trust, increased physical health, sense of purpose and reduced stress. Among the many benefits of social interaction, research demonstrates a stronger immune system, moderated blood pressure, reduced depression and improved nutrition, brain health and memory.

For additional information visit Collingswood.UMCommunities.org or call Barbara Wrzeszcz at 856-854-4331.