UMC Community Corner - Pitman

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 …

The Pitman Birthday Brigade

Over the last year the pandemic has brought out the best in people and here at UMC Pitman was no exception.  Associates from several different departments rose to the occasion to help residents celebrate their birthdays with flair and a dash of love and good humor.  The day-long celebration kicks off with the Community Life …

Associate Close Up: Meet Michele Sesok

Chances are if you call United Methodist Communities for information you will talk to Michele Sesok.  For those of you who do not know, Michele has been the Director of Sales and Marketing for nearly three years but has worked in the health care industry for the 34 years.  Along with fellow Sales Team members …

Outdoor Workouts for Seniors

5 Fun Outdoor Workouts for Seniors

The air is getting warmer and the sun is shining! Which means it’s time for everyone, especially seniors, to get outside, get a good workout in and have some fun in the process. You may be wondering, why should seniors especially get outside to workout? Well, for one, seniors who stay active preserve their mobility …

Caregiver Burnout

5 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Even though you are a primary caregiver to someone else, caring for yourself should always take first priority. “Caregiver burnout” is real and it affects not only you, but your senior loved one and your other family members. For those who may not know, caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion …

Parkinson’s Awareness Month: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

  It’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and we find it crucial to shed light on signs of this disease since it develops very slowly and can often be missed early on. For those who may be unfamiliar, Parkinson’s Disease directly affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. Dopamine is important to controlling mobility. …

Gardening: Your New Favorite Pastime

It’s Garden Month – which means it’s the perfect time to take up this rewarding pastime. You may be wondering, why should you start this new hobby? For one, it’s gratifying to be able to see your progress with each plant. It’s almost like reaching a new level in your favorite video game. Another major …

Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Easier for Seniors

It’s officially spring! You know what that means — time to do your annual spring cleaning. With the weather getting warmer, there’s this undeniable sense to refresh which is why so many people take this opportunity to deep clean their homes. While you’ll undoubtedly start small with reorganizing clothes for the warm weather, cleaning your …

How to Best Manage Your Loved One’s Health

Gandhi said it best, “It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.” We often don’t realize how valuable our health is until it’s too late. That’s why we must prioritize it every single day, especially those of us who are seniors or take care of seniors. A healthy lifestyle is …

How to Make New Friends After Retirement

While you settle into your new assisted living community, you may find it a bit lonely at first. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about as many older adults have felt this way at one time or another. It can be difficult to leave a local group of lifelong friends and make new friendships, especially in your …