UMC Community Corner - The Shores

Assisted Living Changed for the Better During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our team to the test as frontline workers, caregivers and medical personnel. We are so proud to say that our infection control expertise, the fast implementation of our health and safety initiatives, as well as our dedication to teamwork, has made senior living in Cape May County safer than ever …

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Screening, and Treatment

Did you know that prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, despite it being limited to men? Research shows that over 70% of men  over the age of 80 have some percentage of cancer cells in their prostate. This may seem like a scary statistic, but early detection is key to a more positive …

4 Reasons to Join a Senior Book Club

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” And we agree! Reading is a way of experiencing the world; it’s a great opportunity to learn about new cultures, new countries and even new planets. Reading also supports mental …

How Healthy Eating Affects Aging

Since it’s the holiday season, there’s no better time than now to talk about one of life’s greatest pleasures – eating! Food is not only tasty and rich in culture and tradition, it’s also an important key to living a longer, healthier life. But that doesn’t mean you’ve got the license to go to town …

United Methodist Communities at The Shores Named on U.S. News Best Nursing Homes and Short-Stay Rehabilitation Lists

Ratings assure public of quality, staffing and compliance How do you select the best rehabilitation and long-term care providers for a chronic health condition, frailty, or recovery following a stroke, heart attack, joint replacement, or serious infection? U.S. News and World Report rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable providers …

The Jersey Shore in November – Still Active!

One of the best-kept secrets about Ocean City, New Jersey is that it has so much to offer even in the coldest and quietest months of the year. Year-round activity makes it such a great place for seniors and families, and also for residents at  The Shores,  one of the best assisted living communities in …

Being Safe – But Social – in an Assisted Living Community

We’ve had some time now to figure this COVID thing out and while no one is letting their guard down, our residents are still able to enjoy life. Here’s how. Non-restrictive residences – While a COVID outbreak will include senior care safety rules for sheltering in place to avoid infections travelling from resident to resident, …

Understanding Senior Caregiver Guilt

Senior caregiver guilt can certainly feel overwhelming, but there are ways you can cope with it and learn to let go of the emotional pain. Here are some insights from our experienced senior care team in New Jersey. Why it’s Important to Manage and Treat Senior Caregiver Guilt Feelings of guilt aren’t just for the …

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 …