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United-Methodist-Communities-Connections-Winter-2019-2020

A Message From the President & CEO



ABUNDANT LIFE HR Matters


GENIUS ADVICE ON PROBLEM SOLVING

By David Glenn, Vice President of Human Resources
Dear Associates:

Guess which famous person said the following quote.
Abundance is more than United Methodist Communities’ tagline or a word in our
mission statement. It goes far beyond the definition of an extremely plentiful or
“I am not more gifted than the average human being ... I am just more curious. I will not give up on a
over-sufficient quantity of something. It aligns better with another option offered problem until I have found the proper solution. Maybe you could consider me a bit more patient in
by the dictionary — overflowing fullness, abundance of the heart, and the continuing with my problem than is the average human being. Now, if you understand what I have just told
enjoyment of abundance. you, you see that it is not a matter of being more gifted but a matter of being more curious and maybe more
patient until you solve a problem.”
As an associate, you play a pivotal role in the experience of abundance, rooted in
our values and faith tradition. The remarkable John Wesley inspired early The person quoted is Albert Einstein! He was a German-born theoretical
Methodists to help people live abundantly by improving their lives. Following his example, they visited physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of
prisoners, taught physical and financial stewardship, established homes for destitute widows, and offered modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also renowned
hope amid desperation. for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known for his mass–
energy equivalence formula, E=mc², which has been dubbed the world's most
While my job as a leader is to foster opportunities for all our associates to have a meaningful impact on the famous equation.
lives of our residents, clients, and families, this can occur only through your daily actions. Regardless of
residents’ level of independence, abilities, health, or financial circumstances, you continue to play an Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking that an average person can’t
accomplish a lot. We hold back because we think we are not smart enough or
essential role in their ongoing journey of abundance.
talented enough or don’t have the skills or resources to do a great job. The fact
is, no matter what our job, we can make a difference and be an Einstein.
Think of the residents who now enjoy a thriving social network, explore new interests, show renewed vigor,

or experience better health. At the end of the day, when you have shared your humanity and the blessings of So what are the three things Einstein mentioned?
God’s mercy, peace, love, grace, and wisdom with others, abundance emerges.
1. Be curious: To be curious means to be eager to know or learn something. It can also include something
Compassionate service and empowering choices for abundant living remain at the core of our faith identity. strange or unusual! Think outside the box. Respectfully question the status quo. What are some creative

The Apostle Paul said, “God gives us each unique gifts for the common good.” ways I can accomplish the same the task?

Thanks to each one of you for using your unique gifts so that all are free to choose abundant life. 2. Don’t give up until you find a proper solution: This means being persistent. Talent, genius, and education
mean very little when persistence is lacking. Don’t settle for a quick fix. What is the best way to solve this
Sincerely, problem?


3. Be patient: Any good solution takes time and often, despite our best efforts, we find that our initial
Connections solution doesn’t work. Don’t give up. It is worth the investment of your time to arrive at an effective
Lawrence D. Carlson Cover Photo: Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco, director of mission and pastoral care at United Methodist solution that will be successful and stand the test of time.
Communities at Bristol Glen, is also an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Editor: Janet M. Carrato, Director of Communications and Public Relations This is great advice not only at work, but in our personal lives as well. By applying these traits in everyday
Assistant Editor: Stephanie Rahn, Marketing Coordinator
Design & Layout: Merz Branding situations, we can make a huge difference in the lives of the residents we serve. So remember … you don’t
The winter 2019-2020 edition of Connections reports news that occurred from May 1, 2019 have to be an Einstein ... or maybe you do!
through October 31, 2019.
United Methodist All photo subjects are listed in order from left to right throughout this newsletter, unless indicated.
Communities © 2019 United Methodist Communities
Abundant Life for Seniors 2

A Message From the President & CEO



ABUNDANT LIFE HR Matters


GENIUS ADVICE ON PROBLEM SOLVING

By David Glenn, Vice President of Human Resources
Dear Associates:

Guess which famous person said the following quote.
Abundance is more than United Methodist Communities’ tagline or a word in our
mission statement. It goes far beyond the definition of an extremely plentiful or
“I am not more gifted than the average human being ... I am just more curious. I will not give up on a
over-sufficient quantity of something. It aligns better with another option offered problem until I have found the proper solution. Maybe you could consider me a bit more patient in
by the dictionary — overflowing fullness, abundance of the heart, and the continuing with my problem than is the average human being. Now, if you understand what I have just told
enjoyment of abundance. you, you see that it is not a matter of being more gifted but a matter of being more curious and maybe more
patient until you solve a problem.”
As an associate, you play a pivotal role in the experience of abundance, rooted in
our values and faith tradition. The remarkable John Wesley inspired early The person quoted is Albert Einstein! He was a German-born theoretical
Methodists to help people live abundantly by improving their lives. Following his example, they visited physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of
prisoners, taught physical and financial stewardship, established homes for destitute widows, and offered modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also renowned
hope amid desperation. for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known for his mass–
energy equivalence formula, E=mc², which has been dubbed the world's most
While my job as a leader is to foster opportunities for all our associates to have a meaningful impact on the famous equation.
lives of our residents, clients, and families, this can occur only through your daily actions. Regardless of
residents’ level of independence, abilities, health, or financial circumstances, you continue to play an Too often, we fall into the trap of thinking that an average person can’t
accomplish a lot. We hold back because we think we are not smart enough or
essential role in their ongoing journey of abundance.
talented enough or don’t have the skills or resources to do a great job. The fact
is, no matter what our job, we can make a difference and be an Einstein.
Think of the residents who now enjoy a thriving social network, explore new interests, show renewed vigor,

or experience better health. At the end of the day, when you have shared your humanity and the blessings of So what are the three things Einstein mentioned?
God’s mercy, peace, love, grace, and wisdom with others, abundance emerges.
1. Be curious: To be curious means to be eager to know or learn something. It can also include something
Compassionate service and empowering choices for abundant living remain at the core of our faith identity. strange or unusual! Think outside the box. Respectfully question the status quo. What are some creative

The Apostle Paul said, “God gives us each unique gifts for the common good.” ways I can accomplish the same the task?

Thanks to each one of you for using your unique gifts so that all are free to choose abundant life. 2. Don’t give up until you find a proper solution: This means being persistent. Talent, genius, and education
mean very little when persistence is lacking. Don’t settle for a quick fix. What is the best way to solve this
Sincerely, problem?


3. Be patient: Any good solution takes time and often, despite our best efforts, we find that our initial
Connections solution doesn’t work. Don’t give up. It is worth the investment of your time to arrive at an effective
Lawrence D. Carlson Cover Photo: Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco, director of mission and pastoral care at United Methodist solution that will be successful and stand the test of time.
Communities at Bristol Glen, is also an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Editor: Janet M. Carrato, Director of Communications and Public Relations This is great advice not only at work, but in our personal lives as well. By applying these traits in everyday
Assistant Editor: Stephanie Rahn, Marketing Coordinator
Design & Layout: Merz Branding situations, we can make a huge difference in the lives of the residents we serve. So remember … you don’t
The winter 2019-2020 edition of Connections reports news that occurred from May 1, 2019 have to be an Einstein ... or maybe you do!
through October 31, 2019.
United Methodist All photo subjects are listed in order from left to right throughout this newsletter, unless indicated.
Communities © 2019 United Methodist Communities
Abundant Life for Seniors 2

United Methodist Communities


Headlines Mission Team CHAP Accredits United Methodist


Throughout August, the Mission Teams at all UMC Communities HomeWorks
sites collected over 500 pairs of lightly used shoes Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc.,
and donated them to Soles4Souls. This organization (CHAP) announced that UMC HomeWorks
creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through (Newton and Ocean Grove) have been awarded
Great Place To Work ® UMC Earns McKnight’s Excellence in the distribution of shoes and clothing around the CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Homecare
Service Standards of Excellence. NJ regulation
world. According to the Soles4Souls website, in
For the second consecutive year, Technology Bronze Award Haiti our donation of 500+ shoes equates to over requires Health Care Services Firms, agencies
UMC has been certified as a Great UMC won Bronze in McKnight’s Excellence in 2,500 meals for a family or a year’s worth of providing home care, to be accredited.
Place To Work by independent Technology Awards for implementing the housing for 25 families, or in Honduras, a year of
®
analysts at Great Place To Work Accushield Visitor Management System in the schooling for 16 students! During this rigorous process, the accrediting body
Institute (May 2019 to May 2020). full-service communities and one affordable reviews policies, procedures, and client files, as
The certification process considered housing community (Safety Category, Senior The impetus to undertake this project came from well as conducts in-person interviews with clients
anonymous and confidential Living Track). The system replaces the paper our strategic partner Ronald C. Witt, Jr. of in their homes to assure that they are receiving
employee surveys from across our sign-in logs at entrances and instead, uses a Sweetwater Construction Corp. The residents, quality services. CHAP Accreditation
13 locations. Great Place To Work touchscreen sticker-badge printing tablet. The families, and associates happily uncluttered their demonstrates that United Methodist Communities
evaluated more than 60 elements of result is the ability to better track and identify closets to help others. HomeWorks meets the industry’s nationally
associates’ experiences on the job. Rankings are visitors. recognized standards and a commitment to quality
based on their experiences, no matter who they are in-home services.
or what they do. Among the positive evaluations, 88 This user-friendly digital solution regulates, tracks
percent reported they felt welcomed when they and identifies visitors, and prints date-and-time
joined the company, 87 percent cited that their work stamped name sticker-badges. UMC installed
has special meaning, and 85 percent said they make the system, with resident and associate safety
a difference. at the forefront.

United Methodist Communities at UMC Deploys K4Connect Technology for
Bristol Glen Wins Best Taste Award Residents and Associates

For the fourth consecutive year, K4Connect now reaches more than 1,600 UMC
Bristol Glen won Best Taste (first residents and associates. Designed for older adults, Book Nook Red Bank Charter School Comes
place) at the annual A Taste of the comprehensive solution integrates the latest in to The Wesleyan and Red Bank
Newton competition among 18 home automation, connected health and wellness
culinary businesses. Bristol Glen’s products, as well as social engagement. Ultimately, RBCS's sixth grade class gifted a “Book Nook
chefs prepared Braised Short Rib it promotes simpler, healthier, and happier lives. RBCS” to The Wesleyan and Red Bank
Street Tacos filled with espresso Full-service residents are now able to control their Community. It functions as a permanent outdoor
rubbed short ribs, fire-roasted apartment homes with automation features, such micro-lending library stocked with books. Anyone
tomato salsa roja, Jersey corn, as smart lighting and thermostats, along with may take books or leave books. For over a year,
and red cabbage pickled slaw. For dessert, they offered enterprise-level voice access to content and the students lovingly planned, designed, collected
Hot Pumpkin Donuts and Vanilla Panna Cotta. community services through their Amazon Alexa the building supplies, and constructed the nook,
Hosted by the Greater Newton Chamber of devices. The communities will also have access to aided by school staff and parents.
Commerce, over 175 people sampled food and content creation, management, publishing, and Rev. Kim Wecht, director of mission and pastoral care, admires About 20 students and their teacher, Brenda Conni,
beverages. A Taste of Newton promotes and increases digital signage, which streamlines communication, boxes ready for shipping to Soles4Soles. ceremoniously marked its installation. The
community awareness of the dining establishments and allows residents to see the latest news and children collected and fully stocked the free Book
in the area. The chamber uses the proceeds to fund updates directly in their homes and throughout Nook and committed to replenishing it whenever
scholarships, two specifically for education in the their campuses. needed. It fulfills the children’s desire to give back
food industry. to the community, yields a convenient way for

everyone to enjoy reading, and promotes literacy
and sharing.

3 4

United Methodist Communities


Headlines Mission Team CHAP Accredits United Methodist


Throughout August, the Mission Teams at all UMC Communities HomeWorks
sites collected over 500 pairs of lightly used shoes Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc.,
and donated them to Soles4Souls. This organization (CHAP) announced that UMC HomeWorks
creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through (Newton and Ocean Grove) have been awarded
Great Place To Work ® UMC Earns McKnight’s Excellence in the distribution of shoes and clothing around the CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Homecare
Service Standards of Excellence. NJ regulation
world. According to the Soles4Souls website, in
For the second consecutive year, Technology Bronze Award Haiti our donation of 500+ shoes equates to over requires Health Care Services Firms, agencies
UMC has been certified as a Great UMC won Bronze in McKnight’s Excellence in 2,500 meals for a family or a year’s worth of providing home care, to be accredited.
Place To Work by independent Technology Awards for implementing the housing for 25 families, or in Honduras, a year of
®
analysts at Great Place To Work Accushield Visitor Management System in the schooling for 16 students! During this rigorous process, the accrediting body
Institute (May 2019 to May 2020). full-service communities and one affordable reviews policies, procedures, and client files, as
The certification process considered housing community (Safety Category, Senior The impetus to undertake this project came from well as conducts in-person interviews with clients
anonymous and confidential Living Track). The system replaces the paper our strategic partner Ronald C. Witt, Jr. of in their homes to assure that they are receiving
employee surveys from across our sign-in logs at entrances and instead, uses a Sweetwater Construction Corp. The residents, quality services. CHAP Accreditation
13 locations. Great Place To Work touchscreen sticker-badge printing tablet. The families, and associates happily uncluttered their demonstrates that United Methodist Communities
evaluated more than 60 elements of result is the ability to better track and identify closets to help others. HomeWorks meets the industry’s nationally
associates’ experiences on the job. Rankings are visitors. recognized standards and a commitment to quality
based on their experiences, no matter who they are in-home services.
or what they do. Among the positive evaluations, 88 This user-friendly digital solution regulates, tracks
percent reported they felt welcomed when they and identifies visitors, and prints date-and-time
joined the company, 87 percent cited that their work stamped name sticker-badges. UMC installed
has special meaning, and 85 percent said they make the system, with resident and associate safety
a difference. at the forefront.

United Methodist Communities at UMC Deploys K4Connect Technology for
Bristol Glen Wins Best Taste Award Residents and Associates

For the fourth consecutive year, K4Connect now reaches more than 1,600 UMC
Bristol Glen won Best Taste (first residents and associates. Designed for older adults, Book Nook Red Bank Charter School Comes
place) at the annual A Taste of the comprehensive solution integrates the latest in to The Wesleyan and Red Bank
Newton competition among 18 home automation, connected health and wellness
culinary businesses. Bristol Glen’s products, as well as social engagement. Ultimately, RBCS's sixth grade class gifted a “Book Nook
chefs prepared Braised Short Rib it promotes simpler, healthier, and happier lives. RBCS” to The Wesleyan and Red Bank
Street Tacos filled with espresso Full-service residents are now able to control their Community. It functions as a permanent outdoor
rubbed short ribs, fire-roasted apartment homes with automation features, such micro-lending library stocked with books. Anyone
tomato salsa roja, Jersey corn, as smart lighting and thermostats, along with may take books or leave books. For over a year,
and red cabbage pickled slaw. For dessert, they offered enterprise-level voice access to content and the students lovingly planned, designed, collected
Hot Pumpkin Donuts and Vanilla Panna Cotta. community services through their Amazon Alexa the building supplies, and constructed the nook,
Hosted by the Greater Newton Chamber of devices. The communities will also have access to aided by school staff and parents.
Commerce, over 175 people sampled food and content creation, management, publishing, and Rev. Kim Wecht, director of mission and pastoral care, admires About 20 students and their teacher, Brenda Conni,
beverages. A Taste of Newton promotes and increases digital signage, which streamlines communication, boxes ready for shipping to Soles4Soles. ceremoniously marked its installation. The
community awareness of the dining establishments and allows residents to see the latest news and children collected and fully stocked the free Book
in the area. The chamber uses the proceeds to fund updates directly in their homes and throughout Nook and committed to replenishing it whenever
scholarships, two specifically for education in the their campuses. needed. It fulfills the children’s desire to give back
food industry. to the community, yields a convenient way for

everyone to enjoy reading, and promotes literacy
and sharing.

3 4

Headlines
United Methodist Communities


Associate News
UMC at Collingswood Celebrates iN2L’s United Methodist Communities Awarded
60/20 Tour Three dotCOMM Awards

Collingswood participated in the iN2L (it’s Never 2 dotCOMM Awards announced winners for the
Late) 60/20 tour, a cross-country road trip both 2019 international awards competition honoring
celebrating 20 years of senior living residents having excellence in web creativity and digital Awards & Education
fun with iN2L technology and the 60th birthday of communication. UMC won two Platinum awards,
iN2L President and Co-founder, Jack York. The day the first for our YouTube Channel, and the second
included an onsite tour, an iN2L activity in one of for the YouTube video, Rich and Marion. UMC’s BISHOP TAYLOR • Each month, Bristol Glen associates and managers
gather to recognize a fellow associate who has
the health care households and a celebration with website blog garnered a Gold Award. • Yasmeen, daughter of Dominique Phillips, contributed to the community in a meaningful way
birthday cake, dance party, and sing-alongs with the administrative assistant, graduated with honors – above and beyond what is expected by their job
residents. There were over 2,000 entries from throughout the from Avon Elementary School in Newark, NJ. She description. Those kudos included the following
United States, Canada and 14 other countries in the now attends Central High School. In June, Yasmeen associates for their outstanding effort:
In addition, a couple of residents and associates competition. Entries came from corporate marketing received a scholarship to the four-year college prep
participated in a carpool karaoke road trip inside and communication departments, digital shops, Upward Bound Program at Seton Hall Preparatory May – Linda Formica-Del
Sontro, staffing coordinator
iN2L’s 60/20 tour van with iN2L co-founders Jack advertising agencies, public relations firms, College in South Orange, NJ. Once completed, the
York and Leslie Sweeney. Since 2014, UMC has used production companies, and freelancers. program will give her a scholarship to help with June – Jerri Desposito, CMA/
college tuition. Yasmeen continues to excel in all
CNA
iN2L’s leading person-centered digital engagement her academic subjects. We are proud of her and
technology to bring fun and camaraderie to wish her continuing success. July – Kathleen Cunningham,
community life associate
residents.
BRISTOL GLEN August – Jennie Newton,
infection control coordinator
• Congratulations to CNA training program September – Dawn Wiernasz,
graduates Vivian Himmelspach, Nonalyn Monaco, CMA/CNA
and Ma Socorro Oriollo who all passed their exams Mora Karas, director of
nursing, congratulates
to become licensed Certified Nurse Assistants in October – Dee George October Associate of the
June. Likewise, a special congratulations to Henry, RN Month award recipient,
Dee George Henry, RN.
community life associates, Suzette Batish, Tyler
DeJesus, and Kathleen Cunningham who also took
CONNECT WITH UMC the course and passed the state exam to receive Value Awards
their CNA licenses. Former Director of Residential
PRESIDENT & CEO Living, Debbie Weinschenk who retired from Bristol Glen regularly recognizes associates who
Bristol Glen in 2018, taught the six-week course. exemplify the UMC Values: Service, Stewardship,
Have a suggestion, question, comment, or • Congratulations to Olivia, Compassion, and Respect. The following associates
concern? Click the UMC Splashpage (http:// former Bristol Glen dining received awards during monthly Town Hall
myumc.umh-nj.org) anytime and select the CEO server and daughter of meetings:
Connect button. Send your questions or concerns Associate Resource Director, Compassion
MaryAnn Maikisch. In May,
to President & CEO Larry Carlson through CEO Olivia graduated with a • Patricia Wilson, LETS
Connect. For written submissions, use the box Bachelor of Arts in English • Patrice Stasilli, LPN
located in your community. from Centenary University at • Pam Greene, CMA/CNA
age 20. This September, • Salvatore Seirmarco, director of mission and
Olivia began attending pastoral care
Bucknell University on a full MaryAnn and Olivia at
Centenary University.
funding award to obtain a
Master of Arts in English.


5 6

Headlines
United Methodist Communities


Associate News
UMC at Collingswood Celebrates iN2L’s United Methodist Communities Awarded
60/20 Tour Three dotCOMM Awards

Collingswood participated in the iN2L (it’s Never 2 dotCOMM Awards announced winners for the
Late) 60/20 tour, a cross-country road trip both 2019 international awards competition honoring
celebrating 20 years of senior living residents having excellence in web creativity and digital Awards & Education
fun with iN2L technology and the 60th birthday of communication. UMC won two Platinum awards,
iN2L President and Co-founder, Jack York. The day the first for our YouTube Channel, and the second
included an onsite tour, an iN2L activity in one of for the YouTube video, Rich and Marion. UMC’s BISHOP TAYLOR • Each month, Bristol Glen associates and managers
gather to recognize a fellow associate who has
the health care households and a celebration with website blog garnered a Gold Award. • Yasmeen, daughter of Dominique Phillips, contributed to the community in a meaningful way
birthday cake, dance party, and sing-alongs with the administrative assistant, graduated with honors – above and beyond what is expected by their job
residents. There were over 2,000 entries from throughout the from Avon Elementary School in Newark, NJ. She description. Those kudos included the following
United States, Canada and 14 other countries in the now attends Central High School. In June, Yasmeen associates for their outstanding effort:
In addition, a couple of residents and associates competition. Entries came from corporate marketing received a scholarship to the four-year college prep
participated in a carpool karaoke road trip inside and communication departments, digital shops, Upward Bound Program at Seton Hall Preparatory May – Linda Formica-Del
Sontro, staffing coordinator
iN2L’s 60/20 tour van with iN2L co-founders Jack advertising agencies, public relations firms, College in South Orange, NJ. Once completed, the
York and Leslie Sweeney. Since 2014, UMC has used production companies, and freelancers. program will give her a scholarship to help with June – Jerri Desposito, CMA/
college tuition. Yasmeen continues to excel in all
CNA
iN2L’s leading person-centered digital engagement her academic subjects. We are proud of her and
technology to bring fun and camaraderie to wish her continuing success. July – Kathleen Cunningham,
community life associate
residents.
BRISTOL GLEN August – Jennie Newton,
infection control coordinator
• Congratulations to CNA training program September – Dawn Wiernasz,
graduates Vivian Himmelspach, Nonalyn Monaco, CMA/CNA
and Ma Socorro Oriollo who all passed their exams Mora Karas, director of
nursing, congratulates
to become licensed Certified Nurse Assistants in October – Dee George October Associate of the
June. Likewise, a special congratulations to Henry, RN Month award recipient,
Dee George Henry, RN.
community life associates, Suzette Batish, Tyler
DeJesus, and Kathleen Cunningham who also took
CONNECT WITH UMC the course and passed the state exam to receive Value Awards
their CNA licenses. Former Director of Residential
PRESIDENT & CEO Living, Debbie Weinschenk who retired from Bristol Glen regularly recognizes associates who
Bristol Glen in 2018, taught the six-week course. exemplify the UMC Values: Service, Stewardship,
Have a suggestion, question, comment, or • Congratulations to Olivia, Compassion, and Respect. The following associates
concern? Click the UMC Splashpage (http:// former Bristol Glen dining received awards during monthly Town Hall
myumc.umh-nj.org) anytime and select the CEO server and daughter of meetings:
Connect button. Send your questions or concerns Associate Resource Director, Compassion
MaryAnn Maikisch. In May,
to President & CEO Larry Carlson through CEO Olivia graduated with a • Patricia Wilson, LETS
Connect. For written submissions, use the box Bachelor of Arts in English • Patrice Stasilli, LPN
located in your community. from Centenary University at • Pam Greene, CMA/CNA
age 20. This September, • Salvatore Seirmarco, director of mission and
Olivia began attending pastoral care
Bucknell University on a full MaryAnn and Olivia at
Centenary University.
funding award to obtain a
Master of Arts in English.


5 6

Associate News Associate News



Service Awards (Continued)
Service THE SHORES Around Our Communities
• Donna Kubiak, Value Awards
bistro associate
Service BISHOP TAYLOR • Jeff Lisk, executive director, took steps to manage
• Lauren Donahue, LETS the two beehives and ensure the bee population
• Kevin Atkinson, housekeeper
• Matthew Kiss, CMA/CNA thrives throughout the winter. He plans to keep
• Owen Belfield, housekeeper
• Jackie Battista, housekeeper an eye on them over the next several months. In
• Percy Butor, housekeeper the spring, if all goes well, Bristol Glen should be
• Patricia Kanaley, concierge
• Jennifer Josephsen, laundry able to split the two hives and grow the colonies
• Kim Nielsen, associate into three to four hives for next year.
business office manager Michele Fabiano, director of
• Pablo Merced, housekeeper building services, with Daniel.
• Jackie Santonastaso, Donna Kubiak, bistro • Barbara Ray, community
executive assistant associate, receives a RWJ Barnabas Wellness on Wheels promotes healthy eating with
Service Award from Jeff life assistant food demonstrations and the residents learn how to grow herbs and
• Dean Salisbury, housekeeper Lisk, executive director. • Michael Saunders, dining vegetables using the hydroponic method.
server
Stewardship • Daniel Schreiber,

• Megin Babakissina, LPN maintenance associate
• Lisa Washington, CNA Jeff examines a frame from the A thriving bee colony prepares
hive. for the winter.
COLLINGSWOOD Georgine Tracy, administrator,
with Lisa.
Bishop Taylor held a Healthy Resident Mr. Lopez displays • Bristol Glen associates
• On October 31, Angela Priest, RN; Taisha Aging Health Fair on October 17 some of his brilliant art work. enjoyed a summer
Mercado, LPN; and Franklin Vance, housekeeper; for residents and the community.
were all awarded Service Awards. Congratulations barbeque in June on the
and keep up the great work! front lawn, complete
with the usual foods
and warm weather
treats, games, and
prizes. Associates took Jeff cooling off in the
dunking booth.
advantage of the

Percy; Bryant Nix, director of environmental services; Owen, Kevin, opportunity to dunk Jeff Lisk, executive
and Pablo with their awards. director. He not only exhibited good
Residents relish the Senior Space Health Fair barbecue in August. sportsmanship, but also cooled off on the
Respect
• Angela Joseph, CNA BRISTOL GLEN seasonably warm summer day.
Franklin (right) with Jim Angela (right) with Jim
Clancy, executive director. Clancy executive director. • Karen Russell, CMA • Thank you to Liz Elliot,
director of residential
• Kimberly Kudla, CMA
HOME OFFICE living, who has been
• Alex Reyes, IT support technician, provisionally Stewardship caring at home for one
of Bristol Glen’s furry
passed the Systems Security Certified Practitioner • Daniel Schreiber, friends, Joey. The friendly
(SSCP ) examination. It becomes final pending maintenance associate Kimberly with Christine pup, whose owner lives Jo Hall, housekeeper; Mike Keymon Bridgers, general
®
psychometric and forensic evaluations, which Gallagher, director of in Harris Healthcare and Joey eagerly settles into a Esposito, housekeeper; Tim utility; Justin Malone; general
follow for approximately four to six weeks after Respect residential living. is unable to care for the comfortable chair. Duvelsdorf, community life utility; Ryan Buayaban, dining
the written exam. Alex now has eight IT dog, has become very attached to Liz and assistant; Chrissy Longcor, server; Evalyn Borja, dining
server; Kirsten Go, dining
housekeeper; and Jennie
certifications and continues working toward • Bill Utley, receptionist her daughter. Newton, staff development/ server; and Kattleya Go,
others. • Tabatha Wilson, CMA infection control coordinator; dining server; focus on all
things food.
take shelter under the canopy.
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Associate News Associate News



Service Awards (Continued)
Service THE SHORES Around Our Communities
• Donna Kubiak, Value Awards
bistro associate
Service BISHOP TAYLOR • Jeff Lisk, executive director, took steps to manage
• Lauren Donahue, LETS the two beehives and ensure the bee population
• Kevin Atkinson, housekeeper
• Matthew Kiss, CMA/CNA thrives throughout the winter. He plans to keep
• Owen Belfield, housekeeper
• Jackie Battista, housekeeper an eye on them over the next several months. In
• Percy Butor, housekeeper the spring, if all goes well, Bristol Glen should be
• Patricia Kanaley, concierge
• Jennifer Josephsen, laundry able to split the two hives and grow the colonies
• Kim Nielsen, associate into three to four hives for next year.
business office manager Michele Fabiano, director of
• Pablo Merced, housekeeper building services, with Daniel.
• Jackie Santonastaso, Donna Kubiak, bistro • Barbara Ray, community
executive assistant associate, receives a RWJ Barnabas Wellness on Wheels promotes healthy eating with
Service Award from Jeff life assistant food demonstrations and the residents learn how to grow herbs and
• Dean Salisbury, housekeeper Lisk, executive director. • Michael Saunders, dining vegetables using the hydroponic method.
server
Stewardship • Daniel Schreiber,

• Megin Babakissina, LPN maintenance associate
• Lisa Washington, CNA Jeff examines a frame from the A thriving bee colony prepares
hive. for the winter.
COLLINGSWOOD Georgine Tracy, administrator,
with Lisa.
Bishop Taylor held a Healthy Resident Mr. Lopez displays • Bristol Glen associates
• On October 31, Angela Priest, RN; Taisha Aging Health Fair on October 17 some of his brilliant art work. enjoyed a summer
Mercado, LPN; and Franklin Vance, housekeeper; for residents and the community.
were all awarded Service Awards. Congratulations barbeque in June on the
and keep up the great work! front lawn, complete
with the usual foods
and warm weather
treats, games, and
prizes. Associates took Jeff cooling off in the
dunking booth.
advantage of the

Percy; Bryant Nix, director of environmental services; Owen, Kevin, opportunity to dunk Jeff Lisk, executive
and Pablo with their awards. director. He not only exhibited good
Residents relish the Senior Space Health Fair barbecue in August. sportsmanship, but also cooled off on the
Respect
• Angela Joseph, CNA BRISTOL GLEN seasonably warm summer day.
Franklin (right) with Jim Angela (right) with Jim
Clancy, executive director. Clancy executive director. • Karen Russell, CMA • Thank you to Liz Elliot,
director of residential
• Kimberly Kudla, CMA
HOME OFFICE living, who has been
• Alex Reyes, IT support technician, provisionally Stewardship caring at home for one
of Bristol Glen’s furry
passed the Systems Security Certified Practitioner • Daniel Schreiber, friends, Joey. The friendly
(SSCP ) examination. It becomes final pending maintenance associate Kimberly with Christine pup, whose owner lives Jo Hall, housekeeper; Mike Keymon Bridgers, general
®
psychometric and forensic evaluations, which Gallagher, director of in Harris Healthcare and Joey eagerly settles into a Esposito, housekeeper; Tim utility; Justin Malone; general
follow for approximately four to six weeks after Respect residential living. is unable to care for the comfortable chair. Duvelsdorf, community life utility; Ryan Buayaban, dining
the written exam. Alex now has eight IT dog, has become very attached to Liz and assistant; Chrissy Longcor, server; Evalyn Borja, dining
server; Kirsten Go, dining
housekeeper; and Jennie
certifications and continues working toward • Bill Utley, receptionist her daughter. Newton, staff development/ server; and Kattleya Go,
others. • Tabatha Wilson, CMA infection control coordinator; dining server; focus on all
things food.
take shelter under the canopy.
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Around Our Communities (Continued)
COLLINGSWOOD Notables



BISHOP TAYLOR


Mary Moloney,
volunteer services
coordinator, welcomed
her second grandchild.
Cole Jay was born
October 15.
Congratulations to
Mary, her son Michael
and daughter-in-law,
Andrea.




PINE RIDGE OF MONTCLAIR
Delivering backpacks and school supplies to our neighbors at the Collingswood welcomes the Building and Environmental Services
James A. Garfield School for children in need. Top row: Jim Clancy, team! Jim Clancy, executive director; Michael Kaizar, building services
executive director; Lynda Hamrick, community life director; Stacy director; Anthony DiCarlo, environmental services director; and Lisa • On January 31, 2019 at
DiNardo, food services assistant director; Louise Denby, business Reifenrath, health care administrator. 11:48pm, Karen Evangelista,
office manager; and Rich Leaver, mission and pastoral care director. kitchen aide, became a
Bottom row: Jane Earnest, volunteer; Mary Moloney, volunteer
services coordinator; Tracy Hill, bookkeeper; and Anthony DiCarlo, Bishop Taylor marks 30 years (1989-2019) of senior housing in grandmother for a second
environmental services director. East Orange with remembrances and celebration. time. Bouncing baby boy,
BRISTOL GLEN Archer Nyman, weighed 8
pounds, 3 ounces. Karen’s
• Congratulations to CNA daughter and son-in-law
Deborah Kourkoumelis’ became parents for the first Karen holds a sleepy
WHO’S WHO? daughter, Zoi, who became time. Congratulations to all! Archer.
engaged on her birthday
CHHA Certified Home Health Aide during a trip to Portugal on PITMAN
July 4th! Zoi and Santino
CMA Certified Medication Assistant Malandruccolo, who have Rhonda Hofstrom, RN,
been dating since high school, received dual Master's
Degrees. She is now an
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Zoi Kourkoumelis and
plan to wed September 2020 Santino Malandruccolo RN, BSN (Bachelor of
Science in Nursing),
LETS Life Enrichment Team Specialist on the beautiful island of in Portugal. MBA (Master of Business
Greece. Administration), and
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse MSN (Master of Science
in Nursing).
Collingswood welcomes the Physical Therapy team! Lisa Reifenrath, RN Registered Nurse COLLINGSWOOD
health care administrator; Lindsay Russo, certified occupational THE SHORES
therapy assistant; Grace Alkuino, physical therapist; Cher Scott,
physical therapy assistant; Karen Noone, rehabilitation director; Jim
Clancy, executive director; Lindsey Turse, occupational therapist; and • On May 9, Mikayla Utley, daughter of Bill Utley,
Mary DiPalma, speech pathologist. receptionist, was inducted into the Army as a
Chemical, Radiation, and Nuclear Specialist. The
following day, Mikayla graduated from Stockton
University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal
Justice. On October 17, she graduated from Army
basic training.
Rachel, daughter of Louise Connor, son of Mary Moloney,
Denby, business manager, volunteer services coordinator,
married Dr. Jordan Smoker on married Daniella Lau on May
September 13 at Woodcrest 26 in Philadelphia.
Country Club, Cherry Hill.
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Around Our Communities (Continued)
COLLINGSWOOD Notables



BISHOP TAYLOR


Mary Moloney,
volunteer services
coordinator, welcomed
her second grandchild.
Cole Jay was born
October 15.
Congratulations to
Mary, her son Michael
and daughter-in-law,
Andrea.




PINE RIDGE OF MONTCLAIR
Delivering backpacks and school supplies to our neighbors at the Collingswood welcomes the Building and Environmental Services
James A. Garfield School for children in need. Top row: Jim Clancy, team! Jim Clancy, executive director; Michael Kaizar, building services
executive director; Lynda Hamrick, community life director; Stacy director; Anthony DiCarlo, environmental services director; and Lisa • On January 31, 2019 at
DiNardo, food services assistant director; Louise Denby, business Reifenrath, health care administrator. 11:48pm, Karen Evangelista,
office manager; and Rich Leaver, mission and pastoral care director. kitchen aide, became a
Bottom row: Jane Earnest, volunteer; Mary Moloney, volunteer
services coordinator; Tracy Hill, bookkeeper; and Anthony DiCarlo, Bishop Taylor marks 30 years (1989-2019) of senior housing in grandmother for a second
environmental services director. East Orange with remembrances and celebration. time. Bouncing baby boy,
BRISTOL GLEN Archer Nyman, weighed 8
pounds, 3 ounces. Karen’s
• Congratulations to CNA daughter and son-in-law
Deborah Kourkoumelis’ became parents for the first Karen holds a sleepy
WHO’S WHO? daughter, Zoi, who became time. Congratulations to all! Archer.
engaged on her birthday
CHHA Certified Home Health Aide during a trip to Portugal on PITMAN
July 4th! Zoi and Santino
CMA Certified Medication Assistant Malandruccolo, who have Rhonda Hofstrom, RN,
been dating since high school, received dual Master's
Degrees. She is now an
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Zoi Kourkoumelis and
plan to wed September 2020 Santino Malandruccolo RN, BSN (Bachelor of
Science in Nursing),
LETS Life Enrichment Team Specialist on the beautiful island of in Portugal. MBA (Master of Business
Greece. Administration), and
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse MSN (Master of Science
in Nursing).
Collingswood welcomes the Physical Therapy team! Lisa Reifenrath, RN Registered Nurse COLLINGSWOOD
health care administrator; Lindsay Russo, certified occupational THE SHORES
therapy assistant; Grace Alkuino, physical therapist; Cher Scott,
physical therapy assistant; Karen Noone, rehabilitation director; Jim
Clancy, executive director; Lindsey Turse, occupational therapist; and • On May 9, Mikayla Utley, daughter of Bill Utley,
Mary DiPalma, speech pathologist. receptionist, was inducted into the Army as a
Chemical, Radiation, and Nuclear Specialist. The
following day, Mikayla graduated from Stockton
University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal
Justice. On October 17, she graduated from Army
basic training.
Rachel, daughter of Louise Connor, son of Mary Moloney,
Denby, business manager, volunteer services coordinator,
married Dr. Jordan Smoker on married Daniella Lau on May
September 13 at Woodcrest 26 in Philadelphia.
Country Club, Cherry Hill.
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Notables (Continued)
HOME OFFICE • Charlotte Timmermon, Retirement
granddaughter of Susan
• On October 5, Gage Sharp, vice president of
Jackson, IT manager, and philanthropy, visited and COLLINGSWOOD PITMAN
Stephanie McClintock, chose a pumpkin from the
were married at the Crystal bright-orange squashes • Lynda Nobles retired on October 10, after 18 years
Ballroom at the Freehold carefully arranged in a local of service as a CNA.
Radisson. They farm patch. She and her
honeymooned in Orlando, Gage and Stephanie preschool friends loved Charlotte proudly displays HOME OFFICE
happily enjoy a few
Florida at the Fountains moments outdoors on their the experience. her very first hand-selected
Resort and spent time in gorgeous fall wedding day. pumpkin.
Disney and Universal • In October, Richard D. Wilson, vice president of
Studios, where they experienced the Halloween finance, retired. The Home Office celebrated Rick
Horror nights. Congratulations to the newlyweds! WESLEY BY THE BAY with a luncheon. Associates gathered to hear him
reminiscence about the past 28 years at UMC.

• Congratulations to Keri Sherman, social service Among many gifts, fellow associates presented him
• Nicholas, son of Pamela H. Garofolo, corporate coordinator, and Ryan Champion, sales director at with his very own bobble-head that shakes its head
manager of Tapestries, earned the Boy Scouts of The Shores, who are expecting their first child in "yes!", an Old Accountants Never Die, They Just
America’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. The Court of February 2020. Lose Their Balance journal, and a Goodbye
Honor Ceremony, held on November 30, Tension, Hello Pension mug. He plans to spend
recognized and celebrated his achievement. more time with family, traveling, reading, and
playing piano and guitar. KC (Kathleen) Duffield, receptionist, joyfully retired on August 21.





Keri and Ryan along with their
pet, Jude, anticipate their baby’s
birth and delight in his pre-birth
sonogram photos.
A cake
decorated
exclusively for
a retiring vice
president of
finance.




EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BRAND BLAST - OUR LOGO
“ There are seasons in life. Don't
In all seasons of life, the Employee Assistance Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.
Program (EAP) is there for you as well as your ever let anyone try to deny you — Jeff Bezos
family. Whether you’re facing family/marital/child the joy of one season because they
issues, substance abuse, grief, stress, anxiety, believe you should stay in In 2016, following a two-year process, United Methodist Communities rolled out a new brand. Brand is intangible
depression, or another issue, it’s free and another season... Listen to and exists in the mind. Your brand is what the public thinks of when they hear your name. It’s everything they
confidential. Services such as early intervention, yourself. Trust your instincts. think they know about your organization, factual, emotional and experiential.
assessment, referral, counseling, and follow-up are First, we bring you a tangible symbol — our logo, which evolved from the roof shape of our previous logo. This
just a phone call or click away. Call OneSource at Keep your perspective.” shape became four richly colored houses, merged to form a cross. It conveys that we are faith-based, diverse,
1-800-300-0628 or visit www.onesourceeap.com. united in community, and look outward as we expand our ministry.
–Jane Clayson

If you have a question or a comment, please send it to [email protected]

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Notables (Continued)
HOME OFFICE • Charlotte Timmermon, Retirement
granddaughter of Susan
• On October 5, Gage Sharp, vice president of
Jackson, IT manager, and philanthropy, visited and COLLINGSWOOD PITMAN
Stephanie McClintock, chose a pumpkin from the
were married at the Crystal bright-orange squashes • Lynda Nobles retired on October 10, after 18 years
Ballroom at the Freehold carefully arranged in a local of service as a CNA.
Radisson. They farm patch. She and her
honeymooned in Orlando, Gage and Stephanie preschool friends loved Charlotte proudly displays HOME OFFICE
happily enjoy a few
Florida at the Fountains moments outdoors on their the experience. her very first hand-selected
Resort and spent time in gorgeous fall wedding day. pumpkin.
Disney and Universal • In October, Richard D. Wilson, vice president of
Studios, where they experienced the Halloween finance, retired. The Home Office celebrated Rick
Horror nights. Congratulations to the newlyweds! WESLEY BY THE BAY with a luncheon. Associates gathered to hear him
reminiscence about the past 28 years at UMC.

• Congratulations to Keri Sherman, social service Among many gifts, fellow associates presented him
• Nicholas, son of Pamela H. Garofolo, corporate coordinator, and Ryan Champion, sales director at with his very own bobble-head that shakes its head
manager of Tapestries, earned the Boy Scouts of The Shores, who are expecting their first child in "yes!", an Old Accountants Never Die, They Just
America’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. The Court of February 2020. Lose Their Balance journal, and a Goodbye
Honor Ceremony, held on November 30, Tension, Hello Pension mug. He plans to spend
recognized and celebrated his achievement. more time with family, traveling, reading, and
playing piano and guitar. KC (Kathleen) Duffield, receptionist, joyfully retired on August 21.





Keri and Ryan along with their
pet, Jude, anticipate their baby’s
birth and delight in his pre-birth
sonogram photos.
A cake
decorated
exclusively for
a retiring vice
president of
finance.




EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BRAND BLAST - OUR LOGO
“ There are seasons in life. Don't
In all seasons of life, the Employee Assistance Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.
Program (EAP) is there for you as well as your ever let anyone try to deny you — Jeff Bezos
family. Whether you’re facing family/marital/child the joy of one season because they
issues, substance abuse, grief, stress, anxiety, believe you should stay in In 2016, following a two-year process, United Methodist Communities rolled out a new brand. Brand is intangible
depression, or another issue, it’s free and another season... Listen to and exists in the mind. Your brand is what the public thinks of when they hear your name. It’s everything they
confidential. Services such as early intervention, yourself. Trust your instincts. think they know about your organization, factual, emotional and experiential.
assessment, referral, counseling, and follow-up are First, we bring you a tangible symbol — our logo, which evolved from the roof shape of our previous logo. This
just a phone call or click away. Call OneSource at Keep your perspective.” shape became four richly colored houses, merged to form a cross. It conveys that we are faith-based, diverse,
1-800-300-0628 or visit www.onesourceeap.com. united in community, and look outward as we expand our ministry.
–Jane Clayson

If you have a question or a comment, please send it to [email protected]

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Anniversaries




MAY 1, 2019 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2019






BISHOP TAYLOR Tyler DeJesus, community life assistant 5 Pearl Brown, CNA 5 Elizabeth Andersen, corporate director,

Tanya Sweet-Preston, housing administrator 19 Maria Pereira DeOliveira, housekeeper 5 Dora Kargbo, CNA 5 compliance and risk management 5
Robert Johnson, superintendent 17 Matthew Kiss, CMA/CNA 5 Janet Kenyon, CNA 5 David Glenn, vice president, human resources 5
Omar Jackson, building services associate 11 MaryAnn Maikisch, associate resource director 5 Jeffrey Love, cook 5
Evelyn Sales, cook 5 Thyone Merrill, driver 5 PITMAN
BRISTOL GLEN Agnes Okai, LPN 5 Jodi Kelley, LPN 33

Christine Longcor, housekeeper 18 COLLINGSWOOD Barry Schuster, receptionist/security 5 Cynthia Kern, housekeeper 32
Susan Olsen, community life assistant 16 Lynda Hamrick, director of community life 29 Anya Walters, RN 5 Rudolph A. Ricketts, painter 32
Susan Godfrey, housekeeper 15 Darlene Gilbert, CNA 22 Delores Foulke, 30
housekeeper
Carol Norton, RN 14 Carol Johnson, infection control coordinator 19 COVENANT PLACE Patrick Ferrer,
Lori Rosenkranz, CMA/CNA 14 Kathy Lewis, executive assistant 19 India Santos, senior housing administrator 16 receptionist/security 27
Valarie Woortman, receptionist/security 14 Concetta Ali, receptionist/security 18 Clark Armstrong, superintendent 14 Jennifer Miller, LPN 27
Lorna Rosen, receptionist/security 13 Rosalyn Thomas, RN 18 Marian McKinley,
Jamie Zita, CMA/CNA 12 Kathy Ross, community life assistant 17 HOME OFFICE director of nursing 24
Lauren Donahue, CMA/CNA 11 Alice Stern, RN 17 Carol Gleinig, business systems analyst 44 Dee celebrates a Timothy Spencer,
Jessica Ferguson, LPN 11 Alexis Feaster, CNA 16 Cheryl Murray, accounts payable associate 34 milestone 30 years’ head cook 22
service with fellow
Nancy Rood-West, driver 11 Sandra Molyneaux-Hood, Melissa Mieloch, associates. Jennifer Davis, CNA 21
Joan Santos, CMA/CNA 11 household coordinator 16 accounts payable coordinator 32 Denise Gawrysiak, RN 19
Bryan Bulson, cook 10 Nissan Rivera DeJesus, LETS 15 Angel Robinson, office assistant 31 Alice Coghill, sales counselor 15
Jacqueline Silance, CNA 10 Khadijah Johnson, CNA 14 Jean Ennis, clinical services manager 21 Laura Olt, LPN 15
Jennifer VonWallmenich, LETS 10 Lisa Wilmer, LPN 14 Janet Carrato, communications and 20 Christina Baker, housekeeper 14
public relations director
Ryan Buayaban, dining server 9 Luz Albuerme, CNA 13 Cynthia Jacques, vice president Wayne Szalma, maintenance associate 14
Alfonso Giron, CNA 9 Dorrett Hudson, LETS 13 of housing and community initiatives 20 Joni Brown, dining server 13
Debra Dellamo, dining server 8 Tresa Moore, LETS 13 Julie Ellis, corporate controller 14 Beverly Fountain, LPN 13

Jennie Marsh, CNA 8 Mary Castner, receptionist/security 12 Roberta Voloshin, corporate director Lorraine Jefferson, CNA 12
Jerilynn Benner, CNA 7 Sheila Coleman, bistro associate 12 of marketing 13 Jessica Hepner, CNA 11
Edward Clohessey, maintenance associate 6 Pat Heenan, receptionist/security 12 Adrianne Sinski, Kathleen Dameshek, CNA 10
Ashley Duvelsdorf, CNA 6 Marina Morel, HHA/CMA 12 accounts payable/payroll coordinator 11 Linda Starr, CNA 10
Ashley Frazell, dining server 6 Erik Sooy, RN 11 Pamela H. Garofolo, corporate manager of 11 Marie Tala, RN 9
Tapestries
Sheryl LaBarge, CMA/CNA 6 Mike Gelzinis, maintenance associate 8 Lawrence Carlson, president and CEO 8 Tamika Wolfe, CNA 9
Salvatore Seirmarco, Aisha Rosario, dining server 8 Naheed Qureshi, CNA 8
director of mission & pastoral care 6 Rosemary Olive, laundry associate 7 Travis Gleinig, corporate director 7 Joanne Gibbons, housekeeper 7
of information technology
Joan Towle, receptionist/security 6 Eileen Pettit, community life assistant 7 Michele Kelly, benefits and HRIS manager 7 Jessy Gomez-Rodriguez, bistro associate 7
Rebecca Woodrow, Carolyn White, homemaker 7 Melissa Humphries, LETS 7
accounts receivable bookkeeper 6 Iris Money, CNA 6 Linda Cash, corporate manager 6 Donald Jenkins, LETS 7
reimbursement and medical records
Violetta Zalsky, CMA/CNA 6 John Steinmacher, RN 6 DaLinda Love, corporate director Lucille Larson, cook 7

Doreen Callan, household coordinator 5 LaVonne Thomas, CNA 6 of clinical services 6
13 14

Anniversaries




MAY 1, 2019 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2019






BISHOP TAYLOR Tyler DeJesus, community life assistant 5 Pearl Brown, CNA 5 Elizabeth Andersen, corporate director,

Tanya Sweet-Preston, housing administrator 19 Maria Pereira DeOliveira, housekeeper 5 Dora Kargbo, CNA 5 compliance and risk management 5
Robert Johnson, superintendent 17 Matthew Kiss, CMA/CNA 5 Janet Kenyon, CNA 5 David Glenn, vice president, human resources 5
Omar Jackson, building services associate 11 MaryAnn Maikisch, associate resource director 5 Jeffrey Love, cook 5
Evelyn Sales, cook 5 Thyone Merrill, driver 5 PITMAN
BRISTOL GLEN Agnes Okai, LPN 5 Jodi Kelley, LPN 33

Christine Longcor, housekeeper 18 COLLINGSWOOD Barry Schuster, receptionist/security 5 Cynthia Kern, housekeeper 32
Susan Olsen, community life assistant 16 Lynda Hamrick, director of community life 29 Anya Walters, RN 5 Rudolph A. Ricketts, painter 32
Susan Godfrey, housekeeper 15 Darlene Gilbert, CNA 22 Delores Foulke, 30
housekeeper
Carol Norton, RN 14 Carol Johnson, infection control coordinator 19 COVENANT PLACE Patrick Ferrer,
Lori Rosenkranz, CMA/CNA 14 Kathy Lewis, executive assistant 19 India Santos, senior housing administrator 16 receptionist/security 27
Valarie Woortman, receptionist/security 14 Concetta Ali, receptionist/security 18 Clark Armstrong, superintendent 14 Jennifer Miller, LPN 27
Lorna Rosen, receptionist/security 13 Rosalyn Thomas, RN 18 Marian McKinley,
Jamie Zita, CMA/CNA 12 Kathy Ross, community life assistant 17 HOME OFFICE director of nursing 24
Lauren Donahue, CMA/CNA 11 Alice Stern, RN 17 Carol Gleinig, business systems analyst 44 Dee celebrates a Timothy Spencer,
Jessica Ferguson, LPN 11 Alexis Feaster, CNA 16 Cheryl Murray, accounts payable associate 34 milestone 30 years’ head cook 22
service with fellow
Nancy Rood-West, driver 11 Sandra Molyneaux-Hood, Melissa Mieloch, associates. Jennifer Davis, CNA 21
Joan Santos, CMA/CNA 11 household coordinator 16 accounts payable coordinator 32 Denise Gawrysiak, RN 19
Bryan Bulson, cook 10 Nissan Rivera DeJesus, LETS 15 Angel Robinson, office assistant 31 Alice Coghill, sales counselor 15
Jacqueline Silance, CNA 10 Khadijah Johnson, CNA 14 Jean Ennis, clinical services manager 21 Laura Olt, LPN 15
Jennifer VonWallmenich, LETS 10 Lisa Wilmer, LPN 14 Janet Carrato, communications and 20 Christina Baker, housekeeper 14
public relations director
Ryan Buayaban, dining server 9 Luz Albuerme, CNA 13 Cynthia Jacques, vice president Wayne Szalma, maintenance associate 14
Alfonso Giron, CNA 9 Dorrett Hudson, LETS 13 of housing and community initiatives 20 Joni Brown, dining server 13
Debra Dellamo, dining server 8 Tresa Moore, LETS 13 Julie Ellis, corporate controller 14 Beverly Fountain, LPN 13

Jennie Marsh, CNA 8 Mary Castner, receptionist/security 12 Roberta Voloshin, corporate director Lorraine Jefferson, CNA 12
Jerilynn Benner, CNA 7 Sheila Coleman, bistro associate 12 of marketing 13 Jessica Hepner, CNA 11
Edward Clohessey, maintenance associate 6 Pat Heenan, receptionist/security 12 Adrianne Sinski, Kathleen Dameshek, CNA 10
Ashley Duvelsdorf, CNA 6 Marina Morel, HHA/CMA 12 accounts payable/payroll coordinator 11 Linda Starr, CNA 10
Ashley Frazell, dining server 6 Erik Sooy, RN 11 Pamela H. Garofolo, corporate manager of 11 Marie Tala, RN 9
Tapestries
Sheryl LaBarge, CMA/CNA 6 Mike Gelzinis, maintenance associate 8 Lawrence Carlson, president and CEO 8 Tamika Wolfe, CNA 9
Salvatore Seirmarco, Aisha Rosario, dining server 8 Naheed Qureshi, CNA 8
director of mission & pastoral care 6 Rosemary Olive, laundry associate 7 Travis Gleinig, corporate director 7 Joanne Gibbons, housekeeper 7
of information technology
Joan Towle, receptionist/security 6 Eileen Pettit, community life assistant 7 Michele Kelly, benefits and HRIS manager 7 Jessy Gomez-Rodriguez, bistro associate 7
Rebecca Woodrow, Carolyn White, homemaker 7 Melissa Humphries, LETS 7
accounts receivable bookkeeper 6 Iris Money, CNA 6 Linda Cash, corporate manager 6 Donald Jenkins, LETS 7
reimbursement and medical records
Violetta Zalsky, CMA/CNA 6 John Steinmacher, RN 6 DaLinda Love, corporate director Lucille Larson, cook 7

Doreen Callan, household coordinator 5 LaVonne Thomas, CNA 6 of clinical services 6
13 14

Deborah Selfridge, director, residential living 7 Amy Smith, housekeeper 11 United Methodist Communities

Frederick Burnett, housekeeper 6 Alice Oluchina, CMA 10
Jamila Campbell, LPN 6 Jasmine Aquino, CMA 9 Volunteer News
Colleen Duignan, CNA 6 Joseph Brathwaite, cook 9
Susan Foster, CNA 6 Michelle Grant, dining server 9
Lisa Kozlowski, social worker 6 Angela Joseph, CNA 9
Sharon Pepe, sales assistant 6 Anna Nicosia, community life assistant 9
Sheri Wegner, housekeeper 6 Eileen Russo, RN 9 BISHOP TAYLOR BRISTOL GLEN
Jade Gregal, CNA 5 Sheldon Spiller, dining server 9
Angela Memmo, dining services 5 Taria Harmon, CMA 8 • Students from Bloomfield College School of • The Friday before
Nursing visited residents and administered free
Mother’s Day, Vanessa,
Susan Mirenda, receptionist 5 Duff McQueen, painter 8 blood pressure and health screenings. a local salon owner, came
Cheryl Mitchell, CMA 5 Orin Belfield, dining server 7 onsite and gave residents
Julia Reinius, dining services 5 Rebecca Brecht, household coordinator 7 • The East Orange Police Department volunteered manicures. What a great

Lisa Sims, CNA 5 Donna DiGrandi, community life assistant 7 and donated free food, clothing, and toiletries to time they had! Residents Carolyn and Tula
the residents.
Jennifer Fooks, CNA 7 have a hoot with Vanessa.
THE SHORES Christina Ireland, CMA 7 • A volunteer from Amerigroup came and played

Mary Beth Caggiano, LPN 34 Debra Jackson, CNA 7 bingo and rewarded residents with healthy eating
incentives.
Dewayne Wilson, cook 33 Kathy Joyce, associate resource director 7
Alphonus Bruey, cook 29 Michael Saunders, dining server 7 • Volunteers from
Tabatha Wilson, CMA 20 Cherie Lafferty, CMA 6 Holsman Physical
Therapy Center
Kimberly Kudla, CMA 19 Richard LeDent, maintenance associate 6 discussed Neurobics
Thomas Tenaglia, utility worker 19 Cilene Reid, CMA 6 with Aroma Therapy
Teresa Fassel, sales counselor 18 Ann Riley, RN 6 Treatment for the On a gorgeous Saturday in May volunteers from Pass it Along and
Amy Gaskill-Gayle, CMA 18 Eduardo Sierra, cook 6 senses and made Thorlabs efficiently cleaned up Bristol Glen's patio.
Mark Kerr, homemaker 18 Emma Concina, RN 5 aromatherapy crafts • Volunteers are busy all
with the residents.
Bill Utley, receptionist 17 Dominque Davis, CNA 5 year providing a variety
Karen Francis, payroll/bookkeeper 16 Mary Jane Glassey, dining server 5 of services to our residents
Tamika Anderson, dining server 15 Maria Klink, maintenance office associate 5 including visits, activities,
walking, transport to
Laura Deal, household coordinator 15 Doreen Kohr, dining server 5 Ingredients for crafts. salon appointments or
Genaro Delapena, homemaker 15 Doretha McGowan, CNA 5 chapel services, helping Master Gardener April Fisher
Ryan Champion, director of sales 14 Vivian Merritt, CNA 5 in the Country Store creates a lovely Tea Rose
make-and-take with residents.
Thomas Anderson, maintenance associate 13 Robin Parrish, CNA 5 or gardens, lending
Owen Belfield, housekeeper 13 Pamela Walker, care coordinator 5 administrative assistance,
and more! The Volunteer
Sylvia Cottrell, CMA 13 Appreciation Lunch is a
Michelle Morrell, social worker 13 THE WESLEYAN great way to get everyone
Madeline Andrews, CMA 12 Gertrude Kehleay, housing administrator 30 together and express
Perlita Bazelak, CMA 12 James McGuinness, superintendent 19 thanks for the time they
Donna Belfield, dining server 12 contribute all year long! Junior volunteers Sara
McNamara and Jasmine Lee.
Cheryl Donohoe, CNA 12
Nancy Pileggi, dining server 12 WESLEY BY THE BAY Maria Valasquez, a senior at Cicely Tyson High School, helps with
bingo and activities.
Anna Colucci, receptionist 11 Scott Frame, maintenance associate 8 Volunteers Bud Liptak,
Pablo Merced, housekeeper 11 Colleen McCann, assistant administrator 5 Herman Terpstra, James
Rawlins, and Jim Pettit.
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Deborah Selfridge, director, residential living 7 Amy Smith, housekeeper 11 United Methodist Communities

Frederick Burnett, housekeeper 6 Alice Oluchina, CMA 10
Jamila Campbell, LPN 6 Jasmine Aquino, CMA 9 Volunteer News
Colleen Duignan, CNA 6 Joseph Brathwaite, cook 9
Susan Foster, CNA 6 Michelle Grant, dining server 9
Lisa Kozlowski, social worker 6 Angela Joseph, CNA 9
Sharon Pepe, sales assistant 6 Anna Nicosia, community life assistant 9
Sheri Wegner, housekeeper 6 Eileen Russo, RN 9 BISHOP TAYLOR BRISTOL GLEN
Jade Gregal, CNA 5 Sheldon Spiller, dining server 9
Angela Memmo, dining services 5 Taria Harmon, CMA 8 • Students from Bloomfield College School of • The Friday before
Nursing visited residents and administered free
Mother’s Day, Vanessa,
Susan Mirenda, receptionist 5 Duff McQueen, painter 8 blood pressure and health screenings. a local salon owner, came
Cheryl Mitchell, CMA 5 Orin Belfield, dining server 7 onsite and gave residents
Julia Reinius, dining services 5 Rebecca Brecht, household coordinator 7 • The East Orange Police Department volunteered manicures. What a great

Lisa Sims, CNA 5 Donna DiGrandi, community life assistant 7 and donated free food, clothing, and toiletries to time they had! Residents Carolyn and Tula
the residents.
Jennifer Fooks, CNA 7 have a hoot with Vanessa.
THE SHORES Christina Ireland, CMA 7 • A volunteer from Amerigroup came and played

Mary Beth Caggiano, LPN 34 Debra Jackson, CNA 7 bingo and rewarded residents with healthy eating
incentives.
Dewayne Wilson, cook 33 Kathy Joyce, associate resource director 7
Alphonus Bruey, cook 29 Michael Saunders, dining server 7 • Volunteers from
Tabatha Wilson, CMA 20 Cherie Lafferty, CMA 6 Holsman Physical
Therapy Center
Kimberly Kudla, CMA 19 Richard LeDent, maintenance associate 6 discussed Neurobics
Thomas Tenaglia, utility worker 19 Cilene Reid, CMA 6 with Aroma Therapy
Teresa Fassel, sales counselor 18 Ann Riley, RN 6 Treatment for the On a gorgeous Saturday in May volunteers from Pass it Along and
Amy Gaskill-Gayle, CMA 18 Eduardo Sierra, cook 6 senses and made Thorlabs efficiently cleaned up Bristol Glen's patio.
Mark Kerr, homemaker 18 Emma Concina, RN 5 aromatherapy crafts • Volunteers are busy all
with the residents.
Bill Utley, receptionist 17 Dominque Davis, CNA 5 year providing a variety
Karen Francis, payroll/bookkeeper 16 Mary Jane Glassey, dining server 5 of services to our residents
Tamika Anderson, dining server 15 Maria Klink, maintenance office associate 5 including visits, activities,
walking, transport to
Laura Deal, household coordinator 15 Doreen Kohr, dining server 5 Ingredients for crafts. salon appointments or
Genaro Delapena, homemaker 15 Doretha McGowan, CNA 5 chapel services, helping Master Gardener April Fisher
Ryan Champion, director of sales 14 Vivian Merritt, CNA 5 in the Country Store creates a lovely Tea Rose
make-and-take with residents.
Thomas Anderson, maintenance associate 13 Robin Parrish, CNA 5 or gardens, lending
Owen Belfield, housekeeper 13 Pamela Walker, care coordinator 5 administrative assistance,
and more! The Volunteer
Sylvia Cottrell, CMA 13 Appreciation Lunch is a
Michelle Morrell, social worker 13 THE WESLEYAN great way to get everyone
Madeline Andrews, CMA 12 Gertrude Kehleay, housing administrator 30 together and express
Perlita Bazelak, CMA 12 James McGuinness, superintendent 19 thanks for the time they
Donna Belfield, dining server 12 contribute all year long! Junior volunteers Sara
McNamara and Jasmine Lee.
Cheryl Donohoe, CNA 12
Nancy Pileggi, dining server 12 WESLEY BY THE BAY Maria Valasquez, a senior at Cicely Tyson High School, helps with
bingo and activities.
Anna Colucci, receptionist 11 Scott Frame, maintenance associate 8 Volunteers Bud Liptak,
Pablo Merced, housekeeper 11 Colleen McCann, assistant administrator 5 Herman Terpstra, James
Rawlins, and Jim Pettit.
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Volunteer News





• More than 70 residents, volunteers, associates, • Once a month, Amy • In May Camden Charter High School once again
and family members gathered at the flagpole for volunteers her art talent choose UMC at Collingswood as the site for their
the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday with residents. She annual service project. The students started the
evening, May 24. Our volunteer veterans put first introduced them day with a spring cleanup around the community
together a touching ceremony complete with a to watercolor, then to and then divided into smaller groups to do
bugle player and honor guard. Remembering those acrylics. We can’t wait to activities with the residents.
who gave their lives serving our country was a see what else she has to
perfect way to start the weekend with purpose. teach us! • The annual Volunteer
Teacher, Ms. Heather, gets Bristol Glen’s oldest resident, Appreciation Barbeque
• The Wanderers Car Club of NJ visited on Sunday, the class going. Clara Miller, 105-years-old, shares Resident Richard Carlson paints in June was a great
a touching moment with the
a stand of white birch trees.
July 14. Volunteers escorted residents around youngest participant, Ellie, success. While enjoying
the parking lot and served root beer floats and 6-months-old. picture-perfect weather,
hot pretzels. Everyone enjoyed listening to music 75 of our amazing
from the 50s while they got up close and personal volunteers enjoyed
with many classic cars they recognized from their delicious food prepared Thank you goody bags await
earlier years. by the fine culinary volunteers.
team. The barbeque
provides the volunteers
On Halloween, kindergarteners from a local elementary school a chance to meet one
gleefully entertain residents by singing songs, showing off their
creative costumes, and seeking tricks and treats. another and share their
volunteer experiences at
Collingswood.
• On July 25, Subaru Volunteers savor dessert!
of America volunteers

Resident K’lynn Noel feels Master Gardener, Lisa Every Tuesday Doris Coe quilts with our very talented bunch of Brodhecker’s Seeing Eye joined the residents for a day of pampering and
Puppy Club visits dressed in
over the moon while posing Reidinger, helps residents residents. At the Quilt Show, Carolyn Schloupt; Harriet Muir; Jeff activities. They offered manicures to all residents
with an exact replica of a car repot their houseplants. Lisk, executive director; Tula Demaree; and Doris; exhibit the costume and shows their followed by a rousing bingo game with ice cream
she once owned. group’s lovely finished quilts. tricks! Tessa strutts around
Town Hall donning her tutu. and cookies. This gracious group is always willing
to jump in and assist with any project.
• We teamed up with Macaroni Kids for their COLLINGSWOOD
Week of Kindness campaign. Bristol Glen hosted • In August, Patti
Sing a Song, NJ’s Music Together Generations • On May 8, Liberty Mutual volunteers visited residents Broecke, daughter
class. Teachers and families foster meaningful and assisted with projects and activities. Taking of resident Anna
musical relationships across the ages, as “Musical advantage of the beautiful spring day, they took Bradford, shared a
Grandfriends” join the music-making circle. residents for walks to Knights Park for a breath of unique experience —
They all discovered the value of intergenerational fresh air. A few of the volunteers stayed back and a Monarch butterfly
relationships! helped refinish the front porch rocking chairs and release. Patti gave
plant spring flowers in the landscape beds. The Liberty a knowledgeable
Mutual volunteers and residents completed the day presentation about the With visual aids and live butterflies,
Patti enlightens residents on the
with delicious ice cream sundaes on the front porch. butterflies and then life cycle of the Monarch.
offered attendees the
opportunity to release
Once a month Pass It Along comes to Knit & Crochet for a Cause! them on the front
Every item made is donated to people in need! Lead instructor
Beth, along with Kathy from Pass it Along, learn from 103-year-old porch. Residents felt
resident Leonce. thrilled to experience
the release and truly
enjoyed the program.
A resident exudes joy as a
Liberty Mutual volunteers. Monarch glides onto her hand.

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Volunteer News





• More than 70 residents, volunteers, associates, • Once a month, Amy • In May Camden Charter High School once again
and family members gathered at the flagpole for volunteers her art talent choose UMC at Collingswood as the site for their
the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday with residents. She annual service project. The students started the
evening, May 24. Our volunteer veterans put first introduced them day with a spring cleanup around the community
together a touching ceremony complete with a to watercolor, then to and then divided into smaller groups to do
bugle player and honor guard. Remembering those acrylics. We can’t wait to activities with the residents.
who gave their lives serving our country was a see what else she has to
perfect way to start the weekend with purpose. teach us! • The annual Volunteer
Teacher, Ms. Heather, gets Bristol Glen’s oldest resident, Appreciation Barbeque
• The Wanderers Car Club of NJ visited on Sunday, the class going. Clara Miller, 105-years-old, shares Resident Richard Carlson paints in June was a great
a touching moment with the
a stand of white birch trees.
July 14. Volunteers escorted residents around youngest participant, Ellie, success. While enjoying
the parking lot and served root beer floats and 6-months-old. picture-perfect weather,
hot pretzels. Everyone enjoyed listening to music 75 of our amazing
from the 50s while they got up close and personal volunteers enjoyed
with many classic cars they recognized from their delicious food prepared Thank you goody bags await
earlier years. by the fine culinary volunteers.
team. The barbeque
provides the volunteers
On Halloween, kindergarteners from a local elementary school a chance to meet one
gleefully entertain residents by singing songs, showing off their
creative costumes, and seeking tricks and treats. another and share their
volunteer experiences at
Collingswood.
• On July 25, Subaru Volunteers savor dessert!
of America volunteers

Resident K’lynn Noel feels Master Gardener, Lisa Every Tuesday Doris Coe quilts with our very talented bunch of Brodhecker’s Seeing Eye joined the residents for a day of pampering and
Puppy Club visits dressed in
over the moon while posing Reidinger, helps residents residents. At the Quilt Show, Carolyn Schloupt; Harriet Muir; Jeff activities. They offered manicures to all residents
with an exact replica of a car repot their houseplants. Lisk, executive director; Tula Demaree; and Doris; exhibit the costume and shows their followed by a rousing bingo game with ice cream
she once owned. group’s lovely finished quilts. tricks! Tessa strutts around
Town Hall donning her tutu. and cookies. This gracious group is always willing
to jump in and assist with any project.
• We teamed up with Macaroni Kids for their COLLINGSWOOD
Week of Kindness campaign. Bristol Glen hosted • In August, Patti
Sing a Song, NJ’s Music Together Generations • On May 8, Liberty Mutual volunteers visited residents Broecke, daughter
class. Teachers and families foster meaningful and assisted with projects and activities. Taking of resident Anna
musical relationships across the ages, as “Musical advantage of the beautiful spring day, they took Bradford, shared a
Grandfriends” join the music-making circle. residents for walks to Knights Park for a breath of unique experience —
They all discovered the value of intergenerational fresh air. A few of the volunteers stayed back and a Monarch butterfly
relationships! helped refinish the front porch rocking chairs and release. Patti gave
plant spring flowers in the landscape beds. The Liberty a knowledgeable
Mutual volunteers and residents completed the day presentation about the With visual aids and live butterflies,
Patti enlightens residents on the
with delicious ice cream sundaes on the front porch. butterflies and then life cycle of the Monarch.
offered attendees the
opportunity to release
Once a month Pass It Along comes to Knit & Crochet for a Cause! them on the front
Every item made is donated to people in need! Lead instructor
Beth, along with Kathy from Pass it Along, learn from 103-year-old porch. Residents felt
resident Leonce. thrilled to experience
the release and truly
enjoyed the program.
A resident exudes joy as a
Liberty Mutual volunteers. Monarch glides onto her hand.

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Volunteer News





• Christ Our Light Church in Cherry Hill sends • The 2019-2020 Kindergarten class from our The student and the • Special Thank You to Our Stockton
volunteers on Mitzvah Day in October to assist neighboring Garfield School joined residents in job coach support University Interns
with activities and projects throughout the September for story time. During their monthly the Dining Services It’s not goodbye, it’s see you soon to Stockton
community. The residents particularly look visits, the residents read stories to the enthusiastic associates. In turn, the University interns, Arianna Ferri and Alexis Dunphy.
forward to the bingo game hosted by the church’s students. As the children grow their skills, they student gets on-the-job Both Gerontology students spent time in therapy,
Leisure Club. The group arrives with wonderful will be reading to residents in the spring! experience in a food long-term care, memory support, and hospice. They
prizes for bingo winners, although everyone services environment. gained insight, knowledge, and experience for their
leaves with something! COVENANT PLACE Kelly, Rich, and Raheem degrees while making meaningful friendships with
network to develop residents and associates. We wish them the best in
valuable skills.
• On October 9, the residents hosted and prepared their future endeavors and extend an open invitation
food for the First Responders Luncheon. to visit our community again.
THE SHORES
PITMAN
• The Shores' residents and associates continue to
• We had great support from the volunteers for be truly grateful for the generosity and kindness
recent events such as the annual Classic Car of our community and resident volunteers! We
Show, July 4th, and Peachfest. extend our heartfelt appreciation to all our
volunteers for their gifts from the heart. From
handmade blankets and affirmation rocks to Resident Amelia Everson Residents Maria Gutenkunst and
Eight volunteers pause for a snapshot before heading home. and Arianna compare their Lois Meyers knit with Alexis.
friendly visits, cookies and pool sticks, we thank knitting projects.
• Enthusiastic Holman them for their donations, benevolent spirit, • Sharing Your Passion With Others
Enterprise volunteers and kindness! The Shores felt blessed to pay Looking for a fun way to connect with other
arrived at Collingswood recognition to all our helpers during the volunteer residents, Midge Peacock offered to teach mahjongg
in October. The cheerful appreciation party. to interested residents. Little did she know how
group started the day quickly the game would turn into a happy addiction!
by planting mums in the The Shores’ mahjongg players had an opportunity
flowerbeds. They also to take their love of the game to the Lynda Brown
assisted with refinishing Teen volunteer, Corrine Pitman’s Senior Space offers Memorial Monday Mahjongg Madness Fundraiser
rocking chairs, creating Godlewski, prepares a Painting with Nancy, led by at the Deauville Inn in Strathmere. This annual event
cannoli.
Nancy Davenport. Here's just
centerpieces for the one of many great pictures. is organized by local mahjongg players in support of
fifth floor dining rooms, the Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (C.A.R.A.).
clerical projects, and Holman employees are Rose Rhine, co-chair of the event and daughter of
activities with our longstanding Collingswood resident Marcella Wall, was thrilled to welcome our
residents. The day volunteers. residents. One resident said, “It feels good to give
finished with a bingo back to a worthy cause while enjoying our favorite
game and luscious root Hillary Heywood and Julie Bickings with Tiny Tot Junior Volunteers; game!”
beer floats. resident volunteers Susan Myers and Lois Meyers; and community
volunteers Alex Town and Wendy Kern.

• On October 28, ten volunteers from Tanium Spirited July 4th volunteers gather in anticipation of the day’s
Business Enterprises joined residents for a fun events.
day. They started by planting tulip and daffodil
bulbs for spring 2020 blooming. They played • For the second school year, Executive Chef, Rich
family feud with healthcare residents and assisted Schleeter, Yale School student Raheem, and his
with Tapestries’ activities. The volunteers served job coach, Kelly Sinacori, cooperatively worked in
apple cider and freshly baked cookies during an the kitchen. The partnership between Pitman and
afternoon bingo game. Everyone had a great day! the Yale School started last year and benefits both Bus Driver, Pat Diamond, readies Rose Rhine, Mah Jongg
to transport mahjongg players Ann
the students and the Dining Services Department. Kara Catino and resident Grace Volunteer Al Ferber visits Madness Fundraiser co-chair,
Loyle prepare for a pool game. resident Olive Waddell. Bolger, Phoebe Lindacher, Nancy and resident Jackie Patrizio.
Longenecker, and Jackie Patrizio.
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Volunteer News





• Christ Our Light Church in Cherry Hill sends • The 2019-2020 Kindergarten class from our The student and the • Special Thank You to Our Stockton
volunteers on Mitzvah Day in October to assist neighboring Garfield School joined residents in job coach support University Interns
with activities and projects throughout the September for story time. During their monthly the Dining Services It’s not goodbye, it’s see you soon to Stockton
community. The residents particularly look visits, the residents read stories to the enthusiastic associates. In turn, the University interns, Arianna Ferri and Alexis Dunphy.
forward to the bingo game hosted by the church’s students. As the children grow their skills, they student gets on-the-job Both Gerontology students spent time in therapy,
Leisure Club. The group arrives with wonderful will be reading to residents in the spring! experience in a food long-term care, memory support, and hospice. They
prizes for bingo winners, although everyone services environment. gained insight, knowledge, and experience for their
leaves with something! COVENANT PLACE Kelly, Rich, and Raheem degrees while making meaningful friendships with
network to develop residents and associates. We wish them the best in
valuable skills.
• On October 9, the residents hosted and prepared their future endeavors and extend an open invitation
food for the First Responders Luncheon. to visit our community again.
THE SHORES
PITMAN
• The Shores' residents and associates continue to
• We had great support from the volunteers for be truly grateful for the generosity and kindness
recent events such as the annual Classic Car of our community and resident volunteers! We
Show, July 4th, and Peachfest. extend our heartfelt appreciation to all our
volunteers for their gifts from the heart. From
handmade blankets and affirmation rocks to Resident Amelia Everson Residents Maria Gutenkunst and
Eight volunteers pause for a snapshot before heading home. and Arianna compare their Lois Meyers knit with Alexis.
friendly visits, cookies and pool sticks, we thank knitting projects.
• Enthusiastic Holman them for their donations, benevolent spirit, • Sharing Your Passion With Others
Enterprise volunteers and kindness! The Shores felt blessed to pay Looking for a fun way to connect with other
arrived at Collingswood recognition to all our helpers during the volunteer residents, Midge Peacock offered to teach mahjongg
in October. The cheerful appreciation party. to interested residents. Little did she know how
group started the day quickly the game would turn into a happy addiction!
by planting mums in the The Shores’ mahjongg players had an opportunity
flowerbeds. They also to take their love of the game to the Lynda Brown
assisted with refinishing Teen volunteer, Corrine Pitman’s Senior Space offers Memorial Monday Mahjongg Madness Fundraiser
rocking chairs, creating Godlewski, prepares a Painting with Nancy, led by at the Deauville Inn in Strathmere. This annual event
cannoli.
Nancy Davenport. Here's just
centerpieces for the one of many great pictures. is organized by local mahjongg players in support of
fifth floor dining rooms, the Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (C.A.R.A.).
clerical projects, and Holman employees are Rose Rhine, co-chair of the event and daughter of
activities with our longstanding Collingswood resident Marcella Wall, was thrilled to welcome our
residents. The day volunteers. residents. One resident said, “It feels good to give
finished with a bingo back to a worthy cause while enjoying our favorite
game and luscious root Hillary Heywood and Julie Bickings with Tiny Tot Junior Volunteers; game!”
beer floats. resident volunteers Susan Myers and Lois Meyers; and community
volunteers Alex Town and Wendy Kern.

• On October 28, ten volunteers from Tanium Spirited July 4th volunteers gather in anticipation of the day’s
Business Enterprises joined residents for a fun events.
day. They started by planting tulip and daffodil
bulbs for spring 2020 blooming. They played • For the second school year, Executive Chef, Rich
family feud with healthcare residents and assisted Schleeter, Yale School student Raheem, and his
with Tapestries’ activities. The volunteers served job coach, Kelly Sinacori, cooperatively worked in
apple cider and freshly baked cookies during an the kitchen. The partnership between Pitman and
afternoon bingo game. Everyone had a great day! the Yale School started last year and benefits both Bus Driver, Pat Diamond, readies Rose Rhine, Mah Jongg
to transport mahjongg players Ann
the students and the Dining Services Department. Kara Catino and resident Grace Volunteer Al Ferber visits Madness Fundraiser co-chair,
Loyle prepare for a pool game. resident Olive Waddell. Bolger, Phoebe Lindacher, Nancy and resident Jackie Patrizio.
Longenecker, and Jackie Patrizio.
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OUR SACRED MISSION


BREAD OF LIFE


By Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco



“Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at
home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts.”
- Acts 2:46

John Calvin, the 16th century reformer and pastor in Geneva in his sermon on the
Book of Ephesians asks concerning food, “What then is the lawful use of wine, of
water, of bread?” He answered, “Indeed to feed ourselves with them, according to
the need of our infirmity, and to sustain us so in life that we may not live idly, but
that first of all we may do homage to him of whom we hold our life.” Essentially,
Calvin emphasizes that we eat so that we may have joy, joy in serving, and giving
glory to God.

Growing up with both my Italian and Dutch families, get-togethers, holidays and functions centered on food. Joy,
sorrow, happiness, grief — all these emotions were expressed and celebrated around food, very much as they
would have been during the time of Jesus, Moses, and all the people of the Bible.

It gives me great satisfaction to know that the United Methodist Communities, through our mission, values,
person-directed care, and household models, creates a homelike environment where residents can experience
abundant life and joy. Moreover, for many, that joy and abundant life is centered on breaking bread with friends,
associates or in chapel.
I see many examples of this breaking of bread:

• Dining Services associates’ dedication and commitment to serve delicious meals;

• Certified nursing aides tirelessly helping our residents at mealtime;

• Chefs conducting culinary demonstrations and tastings for our residents; and
• Associates and residents gathering to celebrate milestones in the life of our communities.

These moments of connection over a simple meal, physically and spiritually improve the well-being of our
residents. We feed and nourish them holistically and remind them that they are beloved.

Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco is Director of Mission and Pastoral Care of United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen.








MISSION STATEMENT:

Compassionately serving in community so that all are

free to choose abundant life.



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