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Dr. Robert M. Grife Appointed Medical Director at The Shores

Dr. Robert M. Grife Appointed Medical Director at The Shores

United Methodist Communities at The Shores Executive Director, Jennifer Courlas, announced the appointment of Dr. Robert M. Grife, as medical director for the senior retirement community. With a special focus in Stress Management and Geriatrics, Dr. Grife also holds Board Certification in Family Medicine. He will oversee all care levels including assisted living, memory support, …

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A Tale of Three Households

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

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 …

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Getting Back on Track

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 …

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The Gold Standard Shines

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 …

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Baptism at The Shores

Baptism at The Shores

On Sunday, August 23, during the morning worship service, The Shores had a very special event. This event was the baptism of Andrew Medica, great grandson to our resident, Margaret Medica-Pace. This was the first baptism at the Shores in a very long time. As wonderful as this was for residents, it didn’t happen by …

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Ocean City’s Sons of the American Legion Sponsor Big Band Concert for Veterans at Wesley Manor

Ocean City’s Sons of the American Legion Sponsor Big Band Concert for Veterans at Wesley Manor

The Buddy Gale Big Band played WWII favorites for the veteran residents at The Shores thanks to Ocean City’s Sons of the American Legion Squadron 524 and their Veterans Appreciation Project. On Tuesday June 16, Ocean City’s Sons of the American Legion Squadron 524 brought the lively sound of big band music to the town …

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The Shores Unveils New Senior Fitness Program

The Shores Unveils New Senior Fitness Program

Dr. Thomas Sattler, the director of education and program development for the SeniorFITness division of Alliance Rehab was at The Shores to launch their new SeniorFITness program September 10, 2014. Dr. Sattler is a University of Illinois Chicago associate professor emeritus, chaired the graduate specialization in applied exercise physiology and taught and advised undergraduates. He …

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Family Fun Day at The Shores

Family Fun Day at The Shores

We all had a grand time as we celebrated Grandparents Day on September 7, 2014. Family Fun Day was full of surprises with carnival games, prizes, food and your favorite super heroes. The weather also cooperated and helped in the celebration spirit of this family filled day!  

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Memory Garden Dedication

Memory Garden Dedication

The Shores at Wesley Manor dedication of our Memory Garden, is in honor of Dr. Nelson and Mildred Robbins who lived in Ocean City since 1968. The Robbins were true humanitarians who believed in giving time and money to causes they believed would make a difference in this world. They were well respected in our …

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622 Years of Marriage and Counting at the Couples’ Luncheon

622 Years of Marriage and Counting at the Couples’ Luncheon

United Methodist Communities at The Shores’ annual Couples’ Luncheon held on Valentine’s Day, brought 28 men and women an exquisite experience. Attention to even the slightest detail produced a perfect event. Town Hall became magically transformed into a fine restaurant with romantic ambiance. Tables boasted candles (battery operated, of course), white roses in heart shaped …

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