UMC Community Corner - The Shores

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 …

Associate Close-Up: Dawn Zindel, Director of Tapestries®

We recently sat down with the Director of Tapestries® Memory Care at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care services. These are her words:   What is your name and position? My name is Dawn Zindel and I am the Director of Tapestries at The Shores.   …

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 …

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Joanne Cheesman Receives LeadingAge NJ Excellence in Care Award

Ocean City Resident Cited for Timeless Dedication and Stellar Interactions United Methodist Communities at The Shores’ Administrator, Jessica Stewart, cited, “When the decision was made to establish a hospice residence last year, we started thinking about who would be the perfect associate to care for residents and families coping with end-of-life decisions. Hands down, one …

Getting Back on Track

Transitions Customized Solution Comes to Ocean City Were you recently discharged from a hospital or rehab facility and faced a dilemma because you didn’t feel quite ready to return home or did so and found you needed additional support? United Methodist Communities at The Shores now offers Transitions, a customized solution for these instances. A …

The Gold Standard Shines

United Methodist Communities at The Shores’ Staff Achieves a Deficiency-Free Nursing Survey While Thursday, October 6 started out like any other day at United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City, it marked the beginning of an intensive multi-pronged assessment. At the conclusion of five business days, The Shores victoriously achieved a deficiency-free nursing …