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Physical Therapy for Seniors: 3 Major Benefits

Anti-aging secret #1: stay active. Losing muscle strength and flexibility can not only make daily tasks virtually impossible without assistance, but can also lead to more serious health issues down the road. Luckily, physical therapy (PT) is an active agent in preventing this. Regular PT can give seniors back their independence and make everyday tasks …

Life’s Too Short – Let’s Laugh!

They say laughter is the best medicine and we couldn’t agree more! In honor of National Humor Month, the assisted living team at Collingswood is going to highlight a few of the best comedies for seniors to stream. Because who couldn’t use a good laugh right about now? Whether it’s a hit Netflix show or a classic movie, there’s a …

UMC at Collingswood Welcomes New Chaplain

Rev. Jocelyn Tyree (Chaplain Jocelyn) began her duties as Director of Mission and Pastoral Care yesterday. Jocelyn has received an Ordination from the African Methodist Episcopal Church as an Itinerant Elder. She holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Temple University, a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a …

Honoring Senior Women for International Women’s Day

Margaret Thatcher said it best, “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” There’s no limit to what women can accomplish. This has already been proven throughout history – by women refusing to be hidden. Especially when they truly acknowledge all that they bring to the table, …

6 Ways to Prevent Burns at Home

Burns can be very serious regardless of who sustains them, but recovering from burns can be more difficult for older adults. We’ve all accidentally touched a hot pan on the stove top, or ran our hand under scalding water. In addition to being extremely painful, recovering from a burn can be a frustrating, arduous process, especially for older adults …

5 Ways to Embrace Senior Independence Month

Living an independent lifestyle is important, no matter your age. That’s why it’s a “no-brainer” for us to embrace Senior Independence Month in February. At United Methodist Communities, one of our goals is helping the seniors in our community maintain their independence through customized care, activities, and assistance with daily tasks of living. With that …

Assisted Living Checklist: What to Pack

Moving can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, especially seniors who are downsizing. They may have to make some hard decisions about the belongings coming with them. Before moving day, it will be extremely helpful to obtain the floor plan with the correct dimensions of the apartment your loved one is moving into. Having accurate dimensions on …

5 Essential Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

If your parent or loved one is reaching a point in which living independently is no longer the best option, it may be time to consider an assisted living community. A community setting that specializes in senior care can provide the necessary support mom or dad needs, while also keeping them safe and healthy. Not …

Stay Optimistic, Stay Positive: Moving into Assisted Living

They say, “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Change is scary, but having the right mindset makes all the difference. This especially reigns true when it comes to moving your loved one into an assisted living community.  It is a challenge …