Trying to decide when to help your parent make the transition to assisted living is often difficult and stressful, especially if mom or dad has reservations about the idea. As it turns out, a good amount of people still have negative connotations about senior communities. Outdated stereotypes, such as being confined to a small,… Continue reading Is it time to make the move to Assisted Living?
By: Brooke Chappell, Marketing and Sales Director, United Methodist Communities at The Shores Close your eyes. What is the first thing that pops into your head when you think senior living? For some it’ll be an old-style nursing home. For others it will be older adults sitting around doing nothing. People unfamiliar with senior living… Continue reading What Do You Think of When You Think of Senior Living?
It’s true that senior adults are more likely to experience common chronic illnesses. But there’s still good news – a healthy, quality life is possible by managing the symptoms of these chronic illnesses and making the right lifestyle choices. In this article, we discuss the four most common chronic illnesses in seniors and how to… Continue reading The top 4 common chronic illnesses in Seniors explained
United Methodist Communities at Collingswood is proud to introduce UMC MVP, a new way to recognize our amazing associates! Each month, we will pick associates who go above and beyond in the community. This month, in honor of National Nurses Week, we have chosen Lisa Wilmer. She brings much joy to the community. Lisa always… Continue reading UMC MVP: Lisa Wilmer
Skin conditions are common in the senior population because as we age, our skin changes in ways that can make it more prone to disease. Older skin is less oily, less elastic, and thinner, which means it bruises and burns easily and can take a long time to heal when sun-damaged or injured. Even though… Continue reading Skin Conditions Seniors Should Look Out For