UMC Community Corner - Pitman

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. So …

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 …

Diabetic Treatments Have Come a Long Way

A day in the life of a person with Type 1 diabetes includes finger pokes to check blood sugar levels, counting carbs, and insulin injections. However, managing this disease hasn’t always been so easy.  Here is how far we’ve come in the treatment of diabetes and how our assisted living community in Pitman, NJ can …

3 Cognitive Exercises to Delay Memory Loss

“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.” Who knew such a profound message came from Thomas Dewar – yes, the distiller for Scotch whisky. Nevertheless, it’s a quote that everyone should live by, especially those experiencing memory loss. Many studies have shown that when people keep their minds active, their thinking skills are …

Senior Outreach Opportunities in Pitman, NJ

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to stay up to date with the latest technology. Our smartphones, tablets and computers have been a godsend during COVID-19 – giving many people a way to connect with loved ones when they can’t physically be with one another.  This is especially true for older adults who …

What is Subacute Rehab?

Subacute rehabilitation is simply another term for short-term rehabilitation. This type of care is offered at skilled nursing facilities within hospitals, physical therapy centers, or even senior living communities. Short-term rehab is complete inpatient care for someone who is experiencing a medical condition that is temporary. If you or your family member need more time …