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August Happenings at Wesleyan Arms

August and the end of summer rapidly approaching. During these end of summer days, residents are still enjoying all kinds of activities. As always, our great volunteers helped to keep the them running. Gerri Morris kept the Wii Bowling going. She has been a long time volunteer and we sincerely thank her for all her […]

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Physical Awareness Month

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

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Don’t Miss Out!

Pine Ridge has always done great things for its residents and this year is no different. March was quite a busy month.

PineRidge is off to a great 2014!

Pine Ridge and Montclair State University have had a great relationship for several years. In the past year there’s been so many great things brewing and happening at Pine Ridge. We are extremely happy about our volunteers from Montclair State and look forward to having a wonderful intergenerational semester.

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Spring Into Wellness at Covenant Manor

Wellness is more than just physical health, and starting in April we are going to explore five different areas of wellness weekly; social, emotional, environmental, physical, and intellectual.

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Eve Knudsen: Once More with Feeling

Her fingers glide across the keys, making that rare kind of music you hear with your ears but feel with your soul. She personifies the difference between ‘talented,’ and ‘gifted.’ Eve Knudsen, a resident of Francis Asbury Manor, is a gifted pianist. Born Evelyn Hancher in Manhattan in 1921, she grew up an only child […]

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Long-term Daily Multivitamin Supplement Use Decreases Cataract Risk in Men

Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk in men, according to a study of nearly 15,000 male physicians published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Past observational studies have indicated a relationship between nutritional supplement use and eye health. However, randomized trial data on the effects of […]

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Five Creative Ways to Use Containers in Your Landscape

Container gardens have long been used to add a spot of color by a front entrance or expand planting space in city lots, balconies and decks. Don’t let past experience and tradition limit your vision. Try one or more of these attractive, fun and functional ways to include containers in your landscape, large or small. […]

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622 Years of Marriage and Counting at the Couples’ Luncheon

The Shores’ annual Couples’ Luncheon held on Valentine’s Day, brought 28 men and women an exquisite experience. Attention to even the slightest detail produced a perfect event. Town Hall became magically transformed into a fine restaurant with romantic ambiance. Tables boasted candles (battery operated, of course), white roses in heart shaped red bud vases for […]

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Wesleyan Arms Happenings at Home

Around the glistening wonder bent The blue walls of the firmament, No cloud above, no earth below, A universe of sky and snow!” ― John Greenleaf Whittier, Complete poetical works February was a universe of snow.  Thanks to Superintendent Jim McGuinness, our building’s walkways were kept clean and safe for the residents.  Residents and staff […]

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NJFSAB Warns New Jersey Residents of Increased Risk of Fire During Winter Months

The New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB), a corporative partnership advocating the installation and proper care of fire sprinkler systems as a highly effective means of helping save lives and property, asks New Jersey families to be especially vigilant against the dangers of residential fires during the coldest time of the year. According to […]

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Winter Blues?

Is your elderly loved one feeling sad or blue? If so, they may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly referred to as SAD.  Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that occurs during the winter months when the days are shorter and there is a chill in the air. The exact cause for […]

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New Jersey Highlands Orchid Society “Blooms” in Bristol Glen

Orchids are considered among the most popular houseplants, this according to www.proflowers.com.  Amazingly, there are 25,000 different types of orchids – with more being discovered every day.  “Orchids can impart a wide variety of messages,” the experts say, “but historically the meanings of orchids have included wealth, love and beauty.” Wikipedia tells us the cultivation […]

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February Recipe of the Month: Hearty Beef Stew

Ingredients: 3 pounds boneless chuck roast, cut into 2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tsp salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper 2 yellow onions, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 cup flour 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup red wine 3 cups beef broth 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme […]

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NFCC Clients of the Year Define True Meaning of Love

When Wendall Ramage was diagnosed with stage four cancer, he went on a spending spree.  He’s the first to admit that he felt as though he deserved it, as his resentment toward the diagnosis was overwhelming.  Fifty thousand dollars later, he realized that if he died, he would be leaving the debt to his wife […]

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Jeanette M. Edghill Appointed to Plainfield Housing Authority

Congratulations to UMHNJ associate, Jeanette M. Edghill, on her recent appointment as Commissioner to the Plainfield Housing Authority for the City of Plainfield.  Her appointment was announced at the city’s January 10th council meeting by the Honorable Adrian O. Mapp, Mayor. He stated Jeanette succeeds Rickey Williams for an unexpired 5-year term ending July 1, […]

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Wesleyan Arms Happenings at Home

January’s weather kept residents indoors but didn’t stop the activities and fun.  The Wii Bowlers were back in action early in 2014.  Gerri Morris continues her commitment to assist the members of the league.  Everyone is welcome to come and participate in the fun.  Our bowlers are getting better all the time.  Let’s see who’s […]

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An Organization Is Only As Strong As Its Associates

During our strategic planning process, which culminated in the creation of our five year strategic plan adopted by our board in 2013, we discussed visions for the future. Out of these discussions came the direction of a person-centered living model in our full service communities, reaching into the community by establishing hubs for seniors who […]