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Michele E. Matthews Promoted to Executive Director and Sharon Schwarzkopf Appointed Healthcare Administrator United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Michele E. Matthews to executive director and the appointment of Sharon Schwarzkopf to healthcare administrator at their Pitman campus, effective May 15, 2020. Ms. Matthews, assisted living administrator at UMC at …

It’s normal to feel pangs of anxiety from time to time, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, this may understandably happen more frequently. However, when this anxiety starts to affect well-being 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?  …

By Dr. Paul Dabney In the midst of COVID-19, we hear frequently about the importance of sheltering at home, practicing social distancing when in public, washing our hands, and other protective health measures. But how can we be even more proactive in defending ourselves against this pandemic virus? A powerful way is to pay special …

When it comes to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), it is essential to take steps to protect seniors, who are one of the most vulnerable groups. Home health aide services are more essential than ever, providing critical medical care and assistance to older adults while actively taking measures to reduce risks of exposure to this deadly virus. Because …

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, so the team at our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey would like to share some facts about this health condition that can help save lives, especially in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  High blood pressure is a primary or contributing cause to almost 1,000 deaths …

While there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19,  researchers all over the world are racing to create one. Keeping this in mind, United Methodist Communities wants to raise awareness of why immunizations for seniors really matter. Immunizations and Seniors  Each year, thousands of adults are hospitalized with diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations, leading …

By Danielle Kunkle Roberts If you’re like most of us, the global coronavirus pandemic has you feeling a little unsettled and concerned. Our daily routines are disrupted, we’re avoiding family, friends, and community social circles, and feel a frisson of fear every time we sneeze or cough. Even a simple thing like grocery shopping has …

Pamela Joyce, the social service coordinator at The Wesleyan has coordinated an all-day, free Live Virtual Zoom Renewal Retreat for all of our UMC residents, HomeWork’s clients, and the surrounding communities (55+). It’s a virtual/zoom event which runs from 9:00am through 3:30pm. It includes Chair Yoga, Cooking Class, Break for Lunch, All Natural Textile Dye …

As an assisted living community in Gloucester County, we know exactly how much everyone is being inundated with COVID-19 information , tips, and news. While it’s important to stay safe and sanitize, there are also some myths and exaggerations making the rounds that have made folks a bit panicky. It’s important to know what’s real and what …

By Lawrence D. Carlson, President & CEO, United Methodist Communities During COVID-19, we have seen videos of essential workers getting well-deserved praise for their lifesaving work. While I too applaud the doctors and hospital workers, other heroes on the frontlines also deserve our praise and attention. I urge you to express gratitude for the “unsung …

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, and volunteers. Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Governor Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring New Jersey’s economic health by ensuring public health.

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, and volunteers. As medical experts learn more about COVID-19 and the pandemic continues to evolve, so too do guidelines …

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, and volunteers. At this time of unrest, beware of texts such as the following: This is a scam intended …

United Methodist Communities’ Corporate Manager of Tapestries Initiatives, Pam Garofolo, has a pattern for “ear savers” for crocheting and for knitting that she made up for the resident’s Knitting circle at the Shores (wearing the masks with elastic hurts your ears after a few hours). They are easy to make and would make for great …

Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients and associates. Knowing that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a topic in the news, one might be wondering how UMC …

Enjoying your Golden Years to the full means taking great care of yourself, from eating a healthy diet and having regular check-ups with your health specialists to getting enough exercise. As we age, our lungs start weakening and becoming less flexible, which can quickly compromise health and daily life. Here are a couple of tips …

In support of our associates’ devotion to the organization’s mission and values, UMC has implemented the #UNITEDagainstCOVID-19 Appreciation Fund. Learn more here. Since the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, UMC has been working to ensure that we are prepared. Our number one priority is the health and safety of residents, clients, associates, …