UMC Community Corner - Pitman

Activities for the 7 Elements of Active Aging

There’s a new, cool term in town and it’s called Active Aging. But what does it mean exactly and how does one age actively? According to the ICAA (International Council on Active Aging), active aging advocates the same mission for all people – regardless of age, status, or health — to fully engage life by …

Medicare Coverage and COVID-19: What Seniors Need to Know to Stay Protected

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early February 2020, we’ve learned a lot about how it spreads, how to avoid it, and how to treat it. We’ve also learned that the older adult population is most susceptible to catching it, and most likely to require hospitalization when infected. Costs associated with testing and treatment of …

How Seniors at UMC are fighting Back Against COVID

The coronavirus pandemic is still very much part of our everyday lives, and since it affects older people with health conditions more severely, the safe thing to do is to self-isolate and take care of yourself at home. Keep your distance from others including your own family. This can be very difficult as many people …

What Does it Take to Work in the Assisted Living Industry?

The senior living industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the USA, with a forecasted 1.2 million employees need by 2025. This makes it a great industry for people who are looking for a career that’s in high demand, but there’s much more to working in this industry than just having valuable skills. Here …

Bridges Comes to Pitman

What’s Your End-of-Life Plan? Death in the American mind is something in the very distant future. Despite the fact that about half of adults say they have a friend or relative who has had a terminal illness or who has been in a coma within the last five years, only 30 percent have conversations with …

Getting Back on Track

Transitions Customized Solution Comes to Pitman 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 Pitman now offers Transitions, a customized solution for these instances. A Transitions stay …

Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII

In recognition of National Humanities Month, United Methodist Communities at Pitman will welcome living history interpreter, Stacy F. Roth of History on the Hoof (Burlington, NJ) who will present Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of World War II.   During her hour-long program, Roth will speak as Rose Helen Niemiec, a 1940’s home maker, who …

UMC at Pitman CARES

On Tuesday, August 30, building services associates at United Methodist Communities at Pitman were awarded certificates of completion for the CARES training.  For six months, associates participated in different training modules concentrating on the five CARES behaviors: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm, and Service. Ray Bates, building services director, made arrangements to celebrate the associates’ hard …

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Pint sized Chef cooks up a few surprises. Recently United Methodist Communities at Pitman (UMCP) welcomed a very special “guest executive chef” who proved that the old adage “good things come in small packages.” Nine year old Corrine Godlewski of Washington Township combined her love of volunteering and cooking into one awesome demonstration for residents, …