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Cilantro-Lime Mahi-Mahi on the Grill

Mahi-mahi, a delicately flavored, savory, white fish with a meaty flesh, grills-up moist and delicious. When selecting mahi-mahi for the grill, look for the thicker center cut portion towards the head versus the thinner tail end. Although frozen will certainly do, fresh will yield a better result! Ingredients:2, 6 ounce mahi-mahi filets (total 12 ounces)…


Bloomfield College Nursing Students

On April 6, Bloomfield College Nursing Students presented their evacuation plan to the residents of Bishop Taylor Manor. The emergency evacuation plan will prepare the residents for an immediate and urgent movement away from the building in the event of an actual occurrence of a hazard or emergency. Along with the evacuation plan they developed…


BBQ Season Has Begun

Not even a few clouds could dampen our first BBQ of the season.  Residents enjoyed the out door event by dressing warm!

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A Love for Carpentry

Bristol Glen resident, Cornelius (Neal) Faber, is a man whose love of carpentry never fades.  Although long retired, that hasn’t stopped him from keeping his hands busy sanding, cutting, refinishing and woodworking worn tables, chairs and benches into revitalized pieces of beautiful furniture.Neal and his wife of 71 years, Norma, have settled in quite nicely…

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Praise Yoga

Experience the Christian alternative to yoga. Exercise your body, mind and spirit for a workout that you can truly feel! There is a yoga class  every Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm at Bishop Taylor Manor, led by instructor Kim Todd. While attending yoga with Kim, everyone feels accepted and included. This yoga class focuses on…


Easter Happenings

Wesley by the Bay celebrated the Easter Holiday this past week.  Residents came out in their Easter best to celebrate!  

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Charitable, Sacrificial and Supportive

One hundred and seven years of ministry and thriving communities have required much. It has taken generous donors, dedicated volunteers, spirited residents and their families, professional vendors and partners, talented associates, faithful churches, reliable community partners, caring organizations, businesses, and individuals. Among the dedicated volunteers fall our auxiliaries, which from our founding, have sacrificially supported…

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A Tribute to Mildred Nicholson Bell

Last week, at age 108 ½, Mildred Nicholson Bell peacefully passed away. As a lifetime resident of Pitman and beloved resident of Pitman Manor, Mildred proudly described herself as a “Pitmanite through and through.” Born on July 31, 1906, her family lived in a Grandview Avenue home with gas lanterns and an outhouse. Years later…

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Residents Say “Bravo” To Chef Stage Center

Whether you bake with Martha, sauté with Jacques, or kick it up a notch with Emeril, Sodexo’s “Chef Stage Center” display cooking program promises candy for all the senses. All five chefs agree that, “since its introduction at the United Methodist Homes’ full-service communities, it has become a resident favorite.” In the spirit of flexibility…

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Boy Meets Girl … The Old-Fashioned Way

Thanks to online websites such as, and others, “the dating industry has expanded at 3.5 percent a year since 2008 – right through the recession – to become a $2.1 billion powerhouse. Analysts expect the acceleration to continue over the next five years,” writes Steve Yoder in The Fiscal Times.Despite this high tech…

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Active and Strong Through SeniorFITness

United Methodist Homes of New Jersey (UMHNJ) recently opened SeniorFITness at The Shores at Wesley Manor (Ocean City). It follows the unique and highly beneficial program’s implementation at Bristol Glen (Newton).SeniorFITness, a venture with UMHNJ partner Alliance Rehab, is led by professional exercise physiologists. The multidisciplinary program designed to be both fun and functional for…

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Holiday Events at Bishop Taylor Manor

To help kick off the holiday season, High Rollaz Social Club sponsored a holiday breakfast for the residents of Bishop Taylor Manor. Everyone was invited to enjoy a meal and received a gift bag. The residents were entertained with traditional holiday songs played by the Superintendent Robert Johnson.

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Holiday Meet and Greet

On December 16, 2014, the President and CEO at United Methodist Homes of New Jersey visited Bishop Taylor Manor for a holiday meet and greet with the residents and staff.                           

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Martial Arts Icon, Papa San

For nearly half a century, Wayne Ford, affectionately known as Papa San, has been an icon in the New Jersey martial arts community. The Covenant Manor resident, renowned in and around Plainfield, remains a karate teacher, trusted mentor and a loyal friend to legions of adoring students, parents and contemporaries.Wayne’s first martial experiences were as…

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A Tribute to John B.L. Schopfer, 1952 – 2014

In the fall of 2012, United Methodist Homes submitted nine associate names to LeadingAge’s Longest Tenured Employee Contest. Organization-wide, nine associates had 30 or more years of service. Collingswood Manor cook John Schopfer’s years of service totaled 33. In the 30-39 years category, LeadingAge received over 420 submissions. Their names, including his, appeared on a…


In Loving Memory of John B.L. Schopfer, 1952 – 2014

John, a devout United Methodist and a member of the Clarksboro Masonic Lodge 87 worked at UMH Collingswood Manor for 33 years. His life’s work is a beautiful reminder of the UMH mission of compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life. A previously undetected brain tumor discovered after his…

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UMH Celebrates Resident Wayne Ford

Wayne Ford, affectionately known as Papa San, has been a NJ martial arts community icon for half a century. The United Methodist Homes Covenant Manor resident remains a karate teacher, trusted mentor and a loyal friend to parents, students, and contemporaries alike. Wayne’s martial skills were first found as a young boxer on the 4th…

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SeniorFITness – For Healthy Aging

For a high quality of life, it is vital to stay active, especially as we advance in age. United Methodist Homes of New Jersey (UMHNJ) is committed to improving the lives of our residents. A key development of our efforts in this regard is our recent SeniorFITness program roll out at The Shores at Wesley…

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Physical Awareness Month

Residents at Wesley by the Bay started a new exercise program in honor of Physical Awarness Month.