UMC Community Corner - Collingswood

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 …

What is Occupational Therapy and How Does it Help Seniors?

It’s Occupational Therapy Month and our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ, would love to share a little insight into how these talented and valuable members of the medical community make life easier and better for seniors. What is Occupational Therapy?  This is a very broad type of therapy that focuses on helping people …

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Hospice and Palliative Care Come to Collingswood

When the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2014 during the course of the year, 71,316 people had passed away in New Jersey – yet, roughly 19,250 of them had no plan for this scenario. A Pew Foundation national survey indicates “27 percent of adults have not given very much thought or have given no …