UMC Community Corner - Collingswood

Independence Day Activities for Seniors

Independence Day Activities for Seniors

It’s almost the Fourth of July, and who says the fun is just for kids? There are many ways to include mom and dad in the Independence Day celebrations safely. Whether they are still living at home or in an assisted living community, they can still enjoy all the fun that comes with this festive …

Celebrate Grandpa on Father’s Day

4 Ways to Celebrate Grandpa on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up this month, which means it’s time to honor the special father figures in our lives! Grandfathers, in particular, can fill a special, irreplaceable role in the family. They can be wise, well rounded, strong, proud and very giving. And if there’s one thing that they all have in common, it’s …

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Vision & Hearing Loss or Dementia?

The symptoms of vision and hearing loss can be similar to some of the early signs of dementia. For instance, your senior loved one may often struggle to follow a conversation or be confused about what’s happening around them. This can make diagnosing dementia in someone with vision or hearing loss more difficult. Not to …

Respite Care for Seniors

Itching for a Vacation? Consider Respite Care for Mom & Dad

Summer is pretty much here, and everyone deserves a vacation – especially senior caregivers. Caregiving can be so rewarding, but with great reward comes great responsibility. Juggling multiple responsibilities like caring for your senior parent 24/7, caring for your own family, and perhaps, even managing another career can be exhausting without the occasional break. If …

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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, …