UMC Community Corner - Collingswood

Thanksgiving Preparations

How to Include Mom and Dad in Thanksgiving Preparations

If you are hosting Thanksgiving for your family or have in the past, you know how much work it can be to prepare! It can especially be stressful if you are also a caregiver to a senior loved one. Instead of trying to take it all on by yourself, why not take the opportunity to …

Senior Fall Factors

Factors That Lead to Falls for Older Adults

How many of us have heard a story about a senior who fell down and hurt themselves? Maybe they broke a hip or hit their head. For seniors recovering from a fall, the road back to wellness can be difficult, slow, and sometimes life-altering.  The good news is that while we are more prone to …

Dementia Wanders

What to Do When a Loved One with Dementia Wanders Off

Wandering off is arguably one of the biggest risk factors and fears when it comes to caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one with dementia has wandered off, you need to act immediately. Should your loved one ever go missing, here are some immediate steps to take from …

Fall Activities for seniors

Fall Activities for seniors near Collingswood New Jersey

It’s officially fall! That means it’s time to indulge in some classic autumn activities like pumpkin picking, scenic drives, and maybe even some winery tours. Spending some time relaxing and exploring South Jersey is a great way to bond with family, so don’t forget to include grandma and grandpa in all the fall fun! If …

Senior Memory care

5 Ways to Improve Senior Memory

Memory loss is a common complaint among seniors. We can all be a little forgetful sometimes, but it’s important that as we age, we continue to strengthen and challenge our minds. Keeping the mind sharp can be key to preventing serious memory disorders down the road. The good news is there are things seniors can …

The Key to Staying Independent as You Age

The Key to Staying Independent as You Age

Staying independent is a common theme among seniors. However, the definition of “staying independent” can vary from person to person. For some seniors, it’s about freedom and the ability to choose how they spend their time. For others, it’s about dignity and being able to still take care of themselves. Whatever it means to your …

assisted living nj

Don’t Feel Guilty, You’re Doing the Right Thing

You’ve just made one of the hardest decisions of your life regarding your parent’s care. Moving a loved one into assisted living is not easy for anyone involved. Change is hard: hard for caregivers and children, and definitely hard for seniors who may be giving up a home they’ve lived in most of their life. …

Heat Safety During The Summer

Senior Safety Tips: Stay Out of The Heat!

Although we’re nearing the end of summer, 90 degree days are not yet behind us! Heat waves are still very possible and can be dangerous to anyone, especially older adults. Now this isn’t to say seniors should stay inside for the rest of summer! Seniors can safely enjoy outdoor summer activities like going to the …

staycation

How to Plan a Staycation for Your Senior Parent

Everyone looks forward to a summer vacation! As a caregiver, coming up with new ways to have fun while keeping your senior parent safe on vacation could be a challenge. Planning can be tricky, especially if long distance traveling is not an option for mom or dad. However, who says you have to travel far …