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By: Chelsea Sayegh on September 20th, 2018

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UMH Wins Two Awards in 2018 National Mature Media Awards Program

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National Mature Media Awards 2018The 27th annual National Mature Media Awards recently honored the nation’s best marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs produced for older adults.

The awards program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, is the largest program of its kind. The awards were created to annually recognize the best materials produced for those who are 50 and older, the nation’s fastest-growing population group.

The winners were selected by a distinguished panel of judges from across the United States, and Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit certificates were awarded.  

This year, United Methodist Homes (UMH) received two awards for its entries.

Your Guide to Planning and Paying for Assisted Living received a Silver Award in the Digital Resource Category and Identifying and Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease received a Merit Award in the Web-Based Resource/Tool Category.

“We were delighted to take part in the Mature Media Awards Program this year, and were honored to be selected as a winner,” says Chelsea Sayegh, Marketing Coordinator at UMH.

These award-winning resources have been extremely helpful to aging adults and their caregivers. Your Guide to Planning and Paying for Assisted Living helps you evaluate your current situation, plan for future care and living needs and understand how to afford assisted living. The guide offers various considerations to think about before making a decision and delves into how you can afford to move into the senior living community of your dreams.

A few topics covered in the guide are:

  • Using financial calculation worksheets to look at current living costs
  • Planning ahead for the care your loved one may need
  • Considering the value of what you’re getting – Exploring the “You get what you pay for” adage
  • You have more options than you think: Ways to afford senior living

If you’re interested in reading Your Guide to Planning and Paying for Assisted Living, please download it (for free) here.

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We may hate to admit it, but as we age, we become more forgetful. We lose the keys, forget a friend’s birthday or accidently leave the stove on. Some memory loss is normal and expected with old age, but at what point should we become more concerned? Identifying and Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease answers this question by breaking down Alzheimer's, dementia, and old age. This guide helps caregivers understand memory loss better and connect more with their loved one.

In this guide, you will:

  • Find an overview of the differences between Alzheimer's, dementia, and old age 
  • Learn 8 ways to simulate your loved one’s memory
  • Understand the types of dementia
  • Discover ways to help better manage your day as a caregiver
  • And more!

If you’re interested in reading Identifying and Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, please download it (for free) here.Alzheimer and dementia

While these two eBooks have been selected as 2018 award-winners, UMH has a huge library of other eBooks and blogs that have won awards throughout the years. Striving to be a resource to caregivers and seniors, UMH is constantly pushing new and helpful publications on topics ranging from senior care options, downsizing, the nonprofit difference, Veterans benefits, and caregiving. Most importantly, all resources are free! They are designed to help seniors and their families navigate the journey of aging.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your search for senior living, we would love for you to visit a UMH community. UMH has three senior living communities in Connecticut; Middlewoods of Newington, Middlewoods of Farmington and Wesley Village in Shelton. Offering a range of care and housing options, a UMH community could be the perfect choice for your loved one. If you’d like to schedule a tour or learn more, please visit this page.

About Chelsea Sayegh

I started working as a Marketing Coordinator for United Methodist Homes in October of 2016. I work on public relations, website management and community planning for their award winning independent and assisted living communities. As a graduate of Ursinus College with a degree in Media and Communications and a passion for serving nonprofits, United Methodist Homes has become my home away from home. I spend my days working in a community filled with smiling faces, helpful hands and wonderful residents. I have a passion for assisting seniors and take great pride in being able to promote a company with such a positive mission and values. As an individual committed to learning and growing, I have jumped right into this exciting career!

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