UMC Community Corner - The Shores

Active Aging is the New Cool Word in Town

Did you know that, based on current trends, 1.5 billion people around the world will be aged 65 or older? That’s one in every six people! However, our world is not just getting older thanks to people living longer, we’re also living better. Making the most of our retirement years has led to some fantastic …

Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

Professional caregivers are essential for residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia, ensuring that their condition, safety and health are monitored while providing the stability and daily care needed to live a dignified and full life. In emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers face additional challenges to the delivery of these essential services. Preventing Illness Currently, …

Active Aging is the New Cool Word in Town

Did you know that, based on current trends, 1.5 billion people around the world will be aged 65 or older? That’s one in every six people! However, our world is not just getting older thanks to people living longer, we’re also living better. Making the most of our retirement years has led to some fantastic …

Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

Professional caregivers are essential for residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia, ensuring that their condition, safety and health are monitored while providing the stability and daily care needed to live a dignified and full life. In emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers face additional challenges to the delivery of these essential services. Preventing Illness Currently, …

Differences Between Normal Forgetfulness and Dementia

What is dementia? Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms that commonly include problems with memory, thinking, problem-solving, language, and perception. Dementia is not a disease in its own right, and it is not a natural part of aging; instead, dementia symptoms are caused by a variety of diseases that affect the brain, …

Why People Choose to Volunteer at Hospice

It’s National Volunteer Week! There are so many critical organizations that simply wouldn’t be the same without the wonderful work of volunteers. And, our hospice in South Jersey is no exception. Here are five of the reasons why people choose to volunteer at a hospice, as well as some insights that may inspire you to join in this worthy cause. …

How to Say Goodbye to Your Senior Loved One

Life is full of challenges, and one of the most difficult things to do is to say goodbye to a loved one. Here is some advice from the team at our hospice in South Jersey to help support you and your loved one during this emotional time. Feel grateful for the opportunity: Many people don’t get …

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What is Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specific medical care service offered at our senior residence, The Shores in Cape May County New Jersey. Here is some insight into what this service entails and how it works, from our team. What is Palliative Care?  Palliative care is a set of medical services designed to improve the quality of …

Associate Close-Up: Arthur Vanderpool, Executive Chef

We recently sat down with Art Vanderpool, the Executive Chef at The Shores, to learn more about him and his passion for food and senior care and services. These are his words:   What is your name and job title? I’m Arthur H. Vanderpool III, executive chef of United Methodist Communities at The Shores.   Where …

A Tale of Three Households

Ocean City, a barrier island known as America’s Favorite Family Resort, sits six feet above sea level. The permanent/non-summer population of under 12,000 has an average household size of two. Contrast that to United Methodist Communities at The Shores, where, in addition to over 162 private senior apartments, three households of 18 residents live harmoniously …