UMC Community Corner - Collingswood

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

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, …

Alzheimer’s Care: The “Tapestries” Program at United Methodist Communities

Each person with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, will experience its symptoms and progression differently, so it’s important to modify care accordingly. Patience, flexibility and the support of family and friends will help you tackle the challenges ahead for your loved one. However, it also doesn’t hurt to consider a professional program for memory care at …

The State of Safety for NJ Assisted Living Communities

Let’s face it ─ many people still feel apprehensive about moving their parents into an assisted living community since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Despite this, families realize that they also will struggle to handle every need of their elderly parents without help. The good news may be that with new health and safety procedures in …

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Now more than ever it is time to think about our health, and what we can do to boost and support a healthy immune system. When it comes to prevention, everyday defenses such as washing your hands often and avoiding sick people are great. Boosting your immune system, however, goes beyond that so that if …

5 Ways to Use Technology to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

While much of the country continues to practice social distancing for the foreseeable future, we are fortunate to live in times when technology affords us incredible opportunities for staying connected to each other. Particularly for seniors, the challenges presented by increased social isolation, are good motivation for them to get up to speed on the …