Joanne Cheesman Receives LeadingAge NJ Excellence in Care Award

first_imgJoanne Cheesman, a certified medication aide at United Methodist Communities at The Shores, and resident of Ocean City, NJ, received an Excellence in Care Award at the LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Awards Ceremony. Ocean City Resident Cited for Timeless Dedication and Stellar InteractionsOCEAN CITY, N.J. — United Methodist Communities at The Shores’ Administrator, Jessica Stewart, cited, “When the decision was made to establish a hospice residence last year, we started thinking about who would be the perfect associate to care for residents and families coping with end-of-life decisions. Hands down, one individual immediately came to mind. Once she accepted and I shared the operational narrative, she implemented systems to ensure comfortable and nurturing experiences.”Joanne Cheesman, a certified medication aide at United Methodist Communities at The Shores, and resident of Ocean City, NJ, received an Excellence in Care Award at the LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Awards Ceremony. The statewide association of not-for-profit senior care organizations advancing quality aging services, announced eight Excellence in Care Award recipients at the early December event held at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. A second honoree represented The Shores’ sister community, United Methodist Communities at Francis Asbury.People of all persuasions wrote letters to support Cheesman’s award nomination. “With a 14-year reputation for stellar interactions with The Shores’ residents and their families, I have come to know and appreciate her work ethic and capability. She demonstrates the perfect combination of emotional and direct care support,” exclaimed Pam Garofolo, director of memory support. “Joanne has an understanding of those who are vulnerable and a gift for end-of-life care.”In 2011, United Methodist Communities committed to a 10-year term sponsoring the LeadingAge New Jersey Excellence in Care Awards. They recognize outstanding nominees from LeadingAge New Jersey member organizations in direct staff positions who have enhanced the lives of residents or staff through acts of kindness, giving and selfless care and support with exceptional quality and passion.Although directors, nurses or managers usually run with a new program, Joanne set up tasks, personalized laundry services, made recommendations for meals, assistance with eating schedules and best methods for Bridges at The Shores. Additionally, she brainstormed with others to determine activities that matched each residents’ abilities.=To view a video highlighting Cheesman, visit:For additional information about United Methodist Communities at The Shores or Bridges at The Shores, visit or call Patti Smith at 609-399-8505.About The ShoresThe Shores is owned and operated by the United Methodist Communities which was established in April 1907 in Ocean Grove. With approximately 240 residents of all faith backgrounds, The Shores, a care continuum, offers Residential Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Long Term Care, Short Term Rehabilitation, Respite and Hospice. The six-acre site has access to Ocean City’s beaches, boardwalk, Music Pier, Aquatic Center, and cultural activities in “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” For additional information about The Shores visit or call 609-399-8505. About United Methodist CommunitiesUnited Methodist Communities is a not-for-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors affiliated in ministry with the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. The mission of the United Methodist Communities is compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life. With over 109 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to ten communities offering affordable senior housing, independent and assisted living, long term care, rehabilitation, memory support, respite, and hospice to persons of all faith backgrounds. In 2016, United Methodist Communities launched HomeWorks, which focuses on in-home care for seniors.last_img read more

Patchogue Couple Linked to 8 Burglaries Since July, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York From left: John King and Stephanie MalyA boyfriend and girlfriend have been arrested for their roles in burglarizing eight homes over the past 10 weeks in their hometown of Patchogue and surrounding neighborhoods, Suffolk County police said.Officers responding to a burglary in progress Thursday morning at an East Patchogue home on Otis Road found a Stephanie Maly trying to escape through a side window when they apprehended her, police said.Fifth Squad detectives linked Maly to seven other residential break-ins since July in Bellport, Patchogue, East Patchogue and Medford.The 20-year-old woman allegedly entered the homes through unlocked windows and doors, stole cash and jewelry, which her 25-year-old boyfriend, John King, pawned for cash, according to investigators.King was apprehended at the couple’s Rosalie Place home later the same day.Maly was charged with eight counts of burglary and King was charged with four counts of criminal possession of stolen property.They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.Police are trying to identify jewelry recovered from some of the burglaries.last_img read more

Pickup Truck Takes Plunge Into Brookville Reservoir

first_imgTwo men escaped injury on Friday when their pickup truck slid down a boat ramp into Brookville Reservoir.Allen Sprunger, of Berne, was unloading his boat from the trailer while his fishing partner Roy Thorton, also of Berne, was operating the 2008 Chevy truck. Indiana Conservation Officers say the truck slowly slid down the ramp and into the lake.Thorton told Indiana Conservation Officers, “The boat slid from the trailer he put the truck into drive and gave it gas where the rear tires started to slip!”Sprunger docked his boat and came to the truck to try his luck but to no avail. As he applied gas, the truck slowly slid down the ramp and into the lake. It finally came to a stop with most of the engine still out of the water.Both individuals were uninjured however they were checked by emergency personnel on the scene.Conservation Officers want to remind the public that the wet surfaces and possible build up of algae on concrete ramps can cause these types of incidents.“Additional advice is to never back down so far that your rear tires are submerged within the water and 4-wheel drive is always a plus for added traction,” said Corey Norrod, of the DNR.last_img read more

Busy month ahead for Tipp hurlers

first_imgThe recently appointed boss thinks the work put in January could really stand to players in the National League and the championship.Tipp began their 2016 programme with a victory over Offaly last Sunday and have another game this weekend.Michael believes his players will benefit from the demanding programme set out for them.last_img