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Activities for Seniors with Alzheimers

3 Activities Proven to Engage Seniors with Alzheimer’s

While seniors with Alzheimer’s may be limited in some of their abilities, not all abilities are lost. If you are a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to acknowledge this fact and create opportunities that facilitate meaningful experiences for your loved one. One major way to do this is through stimulating activities. …

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Communicative Tech for Seniors: Best Apps

As we’ve discovered during quarantine, being socially distant doesn’t have to mean being socially disconnected. If there is one good thing to come out of COVID-19, it’s this: seniors are now more tech-savvy than ever! There are many different communicative technologies available today that can be downloaded to our smartphones in a matter of seconds. …

Seniors Socialization

Let’s Get Social! 5 Reasons Seniors Should Socialize More

Many seniors’ version of retirement definitely includes some peace and quiet. However, this doesn’t mean your social calendar should be. Being social benefits us more than we think. Maintaining strong relationships throughout your life is good for your emotional, mental and physical health, and can even result in a longer life span. Within this article, …

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Deciding on The Best Care for Your Senior Parents

Parents Day is on July 25th! It’s a reminder that it’s not only important to take care and appreciate them today, but every day. A big part of caring for an aging parent includes deciding on the best care option for them if they are starting to have trouble living alone. As your parents grow …

How Seniors Can Stay Safe From The Sun

  Balance is the key to almost everything, right? Sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D for seniors, but too much sunlight can quickly become harmful. The need for sun protection is especially important for seniors who often have very fragile skin. Some seniors take medications that have increased sun sensitivity as an unavoidable …

Meet Sharyn Pepe

Once you have made the decision to move to United Methodist Communities at Pitman you will work closely with Sharyn A. Pepe, Move-In Coordinator and “unofficial queen of admissions paperwork.”  Sharyn has been with UMC at Pitman for six years.  She started as a Community Life Associate but when a part-time Move-In Coordinator position was …

Who Says You Cannot Teach an Old Doc New Tricks?

UMC at Pitman Resident, Dr. Jay. F.  recently attended his 65th Medical School reunion and he did not even have to leave Pitman.  Thanks to Zoom technology, Dr. Jay, who graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1956, was able to connect with 11 fellow medical school graduates from the comforts of home. …

Yoga for Seniors

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Namaste. It’s the International Day of Yoga, which means there is no better time to start this relaxing form of exercise. Especially as we age, it’s important to keep moving and incorporate regular workouts into our daily routines. Yoga is a great exercise choice for seniors because there are many physical and mental advantages. Not …

Hospice Care Gloucester County

Knowing the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care allows anyone with life-limiting illnesses to remain comfortable in familiar surroundings and fully supported by family and medical professionals. Navigating these services for your senior loved one can be overwhelming and tough to come to terms with, especially, if you are unsure of which care option best fits your loved one’s …