UMC Community Corner - The Shores

UMC MVP: Margaret “Pegi” Platt

United Methodist Communities at The Shores is proud to introduce UMC MVP, a new way to recognize our amazing associates! Each month, we will pick associates who go above and beyond in the community. This month, in honor of National Nurses Week, we have chosen Margaret “Pegi” Platt. She brings much joy to the community! …

Stimulating Activities for Seniors with Memory Loss

Our brains are a lot like our muscles, in that if we don’t keep using them, they will lose their capacity and abilities. While memory loss can still result from trauma, illnesses like dementia , and advancing age, there’s a lot we can do to help stimulate and exercise the brain to reduce these risks or …

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Senior Communities and Family – Stay Connected

Staying connected to friends and family outside of assisted living is very important for the mental health of seniors. Today that means using the internet, but with one-third of Americans over the age of 65 not confident in using the internet, communication can be a struggle for many families. Here are some tips on keeping …

Sound Advice on Hearing Loss in Older Adults

Sound Advice on Hearing Loss in Older Adults

Hearing loss is a common effect of aging, affecting over 33% of Americans over the age of 65 and over 50% of Americans over the age of 70. Unfortunately, there is some resistance against getting a hearing aid amongst people with moderate to severe deafness. Loss of hearing has a much greater impact on quality …

Irish recipes

For St. Patty’s Day, There’s More Than Corned Beef and Cabbage

Are you looking for St. Patrick’s Day foods that are easy to make and not the typical corned beef and cabbage? Here are some of the most classic and delicious Irish recipes to try out when you celebrate your heritage, from memory care specialists in South Jersey. Irish stew Unlike corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew is …

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Why it’s OK to Lie to Someone with Dementia

Growing up, we’re always told to never lie – but honesty is not always the best policy when it comes to a loved one with dementia. This condition negatively affects how their brain understands and processes information, creating a different version of reality. Forcing your loved one with dementia to choose your reality over their …

Common Chronic Conditions in Seniors

5 Most Common Chronic Conditions in Seniors & How to Manage Them

The best way to keep seniors healthy is to understand the most common chronic conditions for their age group and how they develop. After all, 80% of seniors have at least one of these conditions, and 68% have two or more. Our long-term care team in South Jersey put together a list of the 5 …

tips for visiting someone with alzheimers

5 Tips for Visiting Someone with Alzheimer’s

Just because your loved one with Alzheimer’s is now in a memory care community doesn’t mean that they can’t have or won’t enjoy visitors. However, it takes patience, skill and a positive mindset for both sides to have a good visit. Did we mention patience… because that is the most important thing! It takes plenty …

New Year, New Exercises for Seniors!

New Year, New Exercises for Seniors!

It’s a new year, which means it’s a new opportunity to get in (and more importantly, stay in) shape! Working out has many physical and mental health benefits – especially for older adults who want to maintain independence and full, abundant life in their senior years. So, what are you waiting for? If you or …