We’re Staying Safe at UMC Collingswood, But We’re Having Fun Too…

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One big misconception about the state of assisted living communities during COVID-19 is that residents are quarantined in their apartments until further notice. Let me assure you that is not the case at United Methodist Communities and other reputable organizations! 

The team at UMC understands that real safety does not require total isolation. Our UNITEDforSAFETY standard, crafted by experts and data, tells us exactly how and when it is safe to socialize during COVID-19. And socialize we will! 

Read on to learn more about the ways we’re having fun, while staying safe and healthy. 

Theme Days at UMC Collingswood

Our theme days give everyone at UMC an exciting reason to get dressed up. Theme days are also a great way to strengthen the bonds made among residents and staff members. See below for some of the events we managed to pull off safely despite the pandemic.

Patriotic Day

Colors that look great on everyone: red, white, and blue! 

St. Patrick’s Day

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have!” (Irish Proverb). 

National Gorgeous Grandma Day

Celebrating National Gorgeous Grandma Day amid beautiful weather. We love seeing the confidence shine through each resident. 

Planned and Spontaneous Weekly Activities

Although we strive to follow a planned schedule, UMC has come to another realization during these uncertain times. Sometimes, “The best things in life are usually random, unplanned and completely spontaneous.” This mantra especially reigns true when it comes to social distancing, so we had to get creative with new activities that follow safety standards. See below for a few  that scored high marks among residents and staff.

Live Entertainment

Amy and Bob from the SJ Orchestra performed on the grounds, while residents enjoyed from an appropriate social distance. 

Making Flower Arrangements

UMC hosted a class for seniors to create their own beautiful flower arrangements. 

Outdoor Bingo

Who doesn’t like to play some outdoor bingo in the fresh, summer air?  

Staying Safe, While Having Fun at UMC Collingswood

At UMC, we’re always looking for new, safe ways to have fun with our residents! With effective health and safety protocols in place, we have been able to meet in the library (socially distanced) for group activities. Some included virtual tours of the San Diego Zoo, guided meditation, chair yoga, virtual Catholic masses and so much more! We understand the important role socialization plays in everyone’s life and want to make sure our seniors can continue these vital connections while staying COVID-free. 

Call United Methodist Communities to find out how we are leading the way in both resident safety, and quality of life for NJ seniors. Book your visit at UMC Collingswood in Camden County, or any of our other assisted living communities across New Jersey today. 

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