Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Newton, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Newton, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported June 3 there were 82 additional COVID-19 cases and no deaths.As of June 1 there were a total of 38,564 of COVID-19 in the county, 489 deaths and 36,277 recovered coronavirus patients.On June 3, 2022 Sussex County Health Department reports:COVID-19 Cases – shows 15% of all cases ages zero to 14 and 69% of all cases ages 25 and older.The county reports 94% of all COVID-19 cases have been reported as “recovered” with 5% “under investigat...
SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sussex County officials reported June 3 there were 82 additional COVID-19 cases and no deaths.
As of June 1 there were a total of 38,564 of COVID-19 in the county, 489 deaths and 36,277 recovered coronavirus patients.
On June 3, 2022 Sussex County Health Department reports:
COVID-19 Cases – shows 15% of all cases ages zero to 14 and 69% of all cases ages 25 and older.
The county reports 94% of all COVID-19 cases have been reported as “recovered” with 5% “under investigation” and 1% “deceased.”
COVID-19 Deaths- show no deaths under age 20 and 78% of deaths over the age of 65.
Sussex County is holding free Free Pop-Up Clinics Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed. J&J and Moderna vaccines available for those 18-years-old or older. Call 973-579-0570x1211 with questions: Office of Public Nursing, 201 Wheatsworth Rd. Hamburg, Walk-ins welcome
Friday June 3 – 7 to 10 a.m.
Friday June 10 - 7 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday June 22 - 3 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday June 28 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Jersey the Rt rate was 0.96 as of June 3, 2022. Any number over 1 indicates the virus is spreading. The mortality rate in the state continues to decline as the rate of positive tests is increasing.
In New Jersey had an additional 3,896 coronavirus cases and 5 COVID-19 deaths according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 30,686 deaths and 2,065,040 confirmed positive coronavirus cases Friday. The mortality rate is 1.49%.
The NJDOH COVID-19 dashboard reported 46 confirmed cases in Sussex County via PCR testing and no deaths.
State officials announced 924 were hospitalized and 169 people have been discharged on Friday. Of those in the hospital 719 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 113 are in intensive care and 46 are on ventilators, “deaths excluded.” Data is from 71 of 71 New Jersey hospitals.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of June 3, 2022 there have been 14,525,555 total vaccine doses have been administered to New Jersey residents: 7,819,789 first doses and 6,712,670 doses/fully vaccinated.
In Sussex County 190,600 doses have been administered as of June 3, 2022 with 104,638 first doses and 93,752 second doses/fully vaccinated.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 84,630,637 and 1,008,259 coronavirus deaths. The mortality rate is 1.19%.
Sussex County COVID-19 total number of positive cases and deaths since the county began reporting data through June 3, 2022:
COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is available through local health care facilities and pharmacies. Check their websites for details. https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing#test-sites
Testing is available:
COVID-19 Test At-Home kits are available
The Sussex County Board of Commissioners has partnered with LabCorp and Vault Health to offer free COVID-19 at-home testing for all of our residents. Please select either saliva or nasal test. You will be asked to provide information about your private health insurance, Medicaid and Medicare coverage, but will not be billed for the tests. Anyone who is not insured must indicate so on the on-line application, but the test still will be completed at no cost.
New Jersey Department of Human Services has launched a hotline for residents who need help coping with stress and anxiety during the health crisis. The hotline is open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week- 866-202-4357.
St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson is also providing a free helpline for hearing impaired Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 973-870-0677.
The state COVID-19 hotline can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 or text NJCOVID to 898-211.
Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently received the Center of OR Excellence (CORE) Award by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).The award recognizes Overlook’s surgical units for measured improvement in every aspect of surgical patient care. For patients and their families, this signifies exce...
The award recognizes Overlook’s surgical units for measured improvement in every aspect of surgical patient care. For patients and their families, this signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction.
“The amazing capabilities of Overlook’s surgical department begin with a commitment to quality and safety,” said Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, chief nursing officer at Overlook. “Our surgical team uses evidence-based best practices and a collaborative approach to ensure great outcomes for our patients.”
As part of AORN’s review, Overlook’s surgical team showcased its use of continuous education, best practice, and efforts in communication, ethics, and innovation.
“We proudly demonstrated how our team remains engaged, motivated and educated – all of which contributes to a safe experience for patients, and better outcomes,” said Jillian Carratala, BSN, MBA, RN, director of surgical services for Overlook Medical Center.
An example of this dynamic is the Overlook surgical team’s approach to safe handling of patients as they transition from pre-op to post-op settings. The Overlook team has implemented initiatives for all patient interactions in which team members confirm the patient and procedure against two different patient identifiers, one of the fail-safes and triggers that prevents common surgical errors from occurring. In addition to these preventative steps, Overlook also highlighted its robust audit procedures to AORN’s reviewers. The surgical team’s high physician involvement, such as leading timeouts for the team, was also noted in the review.
“Across the country, hospital facilities continuously strive to provide consistent, high quality patient care and it is important they be recognized for their achievement,” said Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, Executive Director/CEO of AORN. “The CORE Award is a testament to Overlook Medical Center’s clinical experience and their commitment to their patients and staff.”
Founded in 1949, AORN unites and empowers surgical nurses, health care organizations, and industry to define standardized practice in the operating room. Its CORE Award provides health care facilities with a tool to measure and then report on the quality and safety of individual operating room units. The award’s standards are high, requiring simultaneous excellence in leadership structures and systems, appropriate staffing and staff engagement, effective communication, knowledge, management, learning, development, and best practices, evidence-based practice and processes, and patient outcomes.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of more than 18,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 12 counties and 6.2 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including its seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ and through its partnership with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, NJ.
Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey and joins Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners as part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 23 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.
Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of six regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region.
Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.
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NJAC-LibertyFirst team: Tim Lau, Kinnelon sr.; Ian Michel, Morristown Beard jr.; Aaron Hong, Morristown Beard jr.; Ethan D'Andrea and Jonas Weinmann, Morristown Beard; Daniel Cinnamond and Karan Reddy, Mountain Lakes; Caleb Lokken-Bradford, Morristown Beard so.Second team: Jordan Oppemann, Madison sr.; Lukas Kolega, Madison so.; Ryan Lee, Mountain Lakes jr.; David Amleva and Artha Abeysinge, Madison; Max Nussbaum and Bobby Burns, Morristown Beard; Dhruva Chitneedi, Parsippany j...
First team: Tim Lau, Kinnelon sr.; Ian Michel, Morristown Beard jr.; Aaron Hong, Morristown Beard jr.; Ethan D'Andrea and Jonas Weinmann, Morristown Beard; Daniel Cinnamond and Karan Reddy, Mountain Lakes; Caleb Lokken-Bradford, Morristown Beard so.
Second team: Jordan Oppemann, Madison sr.; Lukas Kolega, Madison so.; Ryan Lee, Mountain Lakes jr.; David Amleva and Artha Abeysinge, Madison; Max Nussbaum and Bobby Burns, Morristown Beard; Dhruva Chitneedi, Parsippany jr.
Honorable mention: Charles Pacaud, Madison so.; Eeshan Thatte, Parsippany jr.; Christian Cerulo, Kinnelon jr.; Siddarth Nallapothula, Mountain Lakes jr.
Division champion: Morristown Beard and Madison
Sportsmanship award: Kinnelon
First team: Jacob Rha, Whippany Park jr.; Francis Murray, Hanover Park so.; Sanjith Shankar, Parsippany Hills sr.; Shiv Patel and Shubham Patel, Parsippany Hills; Anay Kothana and Mohin Patel, Parsippany Hills
Second team: Kfir Katzav, Hanover Park so.; Joshua Young, Whippany Park jr.; Efan Lin, Whippany Park fr.; Dylan Larsen and Viren Shah, Hanover Park; Chendur Khary and Andy Cho, Whippany Park
Honorable mention: Joe Fongaro and Peter Delaporte, Boonton; Odera Orjiekwe, Hanover Park so.; Het Shah, Parsippany Hills jr.; Michal Magiera, Pequannock sr.; Adam Trinh and Daniel Song, Whippany Park.
Division champion: Parsippany Hills
Sportsmanship award: Whippany Park
First team: Samarth Desai, Morris Hills fr.; Sathvik Medapati, Morris Hills sr.; Veer Gupta, Morris Hills fr.; Siddhant Desai and Yash Gupta, Morris Hills; Girish Jayakumar and Mayur Srinivas, Morris Hills; Bryan Thomas, Mount Olive
Second team: Mithresh Gayathri, Morris Knolls jr.; Jack Pollard, Morris Knolls jr.; Sebastian Rondon, Pope John fr.; Nick Benton and Benjamin Brandt, Morris Knolls; Colin Pollard and Nathan Huang, Morris Knolls; Arin Patel, West Morris so.
Honorable mention: Arya Mujumdar and Krishaan Chaudhary, Morris Hills; Tej Patel, Morris Knolls jr.; Jordan Alexander, Mount Olive jr.; Justin Dougherty, Roxbury sr.; Justin Masi, Roxbury so.; Sebastian Gutkin, West Morris sr.; William Masone, Pope John jr.
Division champion: Morris Hills
Sportsmanship award: Mount Olive
First team: Will Robinson, Delbarton sr.; Cameron Scarpati, Delbarton sr.; Arjun Bobba, Delbarton jr.; Jyotil Rai and Oscar Jaroker, Chatham; Andrew Becker and Vishan Vyas, Chatham; Thomas Schottland, Sparta
Second team: Pedro Cattaruzzi, Chatham sr.; Saurav Patel, Chatham sr.; Jamie Eckles, Chatham so.; Anthony Reale and Hudson Bonetti, Delbarton; Jack Wells and Tyler Eagan, Delbarton; Ryan Sun, Montville so.
Honorable mention: Joseph Yang, Chatham so.; Chris Lee, Delbarton jr.; Charlie Sager and Jake Carfagna, Mendham; Ethan Stozenski, Montville; Jared Lim, Morristown jr.; Narain Sriram, Randolph jr.
Division champion: Delbarton and Chatham
Sportsmanship award: Montville
First team: Justin Newell, Kittatinny sr.; Patrick Cahill, Vernon sr.; Josh Gallant, Kittatinny sr.; Rutger Vitez, Kittatinny so.; Lucio Campa and Josiah Simmons, Wallkill Valley; Sal Lombardo and Dan Mauro, Kittatinny
Second team: Sean Palermo, Lenape Valley fr.; Morgan Freifelder, Vernon jr.; William Hasbrouck, Wallkill Valley so.; Nate Benes and Seve Cartagena, Kittatinny; Gavin Crane and Charmil Bhavsar, Wallkill Valley
Honorable mention: Jason Galvao, High Point sr.; Nicholas Galloza, Hopatcong sr.; Joey Mueller, Wallkill Valley; Ryan Huddock Kittatinny so.; Brandon Waterhouse, Lenape Valley; Nick DeFini, Newton jr.; Michael Malolepszy, Vernon
Division champion: Kittatinny
Sportsmanship award: Lenape Valley
Send your personnel news to Lois Bowers at [email protected] Church Residences promotes Sonya Brown to SVPSonya M. Brown has been promoted to senior vice president of affordable housing management for National Church Residences, effective July 1. Brown has been vice president of property management, ov...
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Sonya M. Brown has been promoted to senior vice president of affordable housing management for National Church Residences, effective July 1. Brown has been vice president of property management, overseeing more than 340 affordable housing communities in 25 states. She joined National Church Residences in 2004 as a property manager and was promoted to regional manager and regional vice president before progressing to her current position two years ago.
Brown also has served the organization’s mission as a certified training associate, as a member of the COVID-19 Task Force and Diversity Task Force, and with a team of missionaries developing a new Respectful Living program to improve the culture of inclusion in a mutually respectful work environment.
Brown is a graduate of St. Louis University, earning an undergraduate degree in finance and marketing.
Orlando, FL-based Bridge Senior Living, which has 34 senior communities spanning 16 states, has announced three appointments.
Rosalyn Watson is the new senior vice president of wellness, a position in which she will further develop and deliver resident wellness programs nationally for all Bridge communities.
Watson brings to the company almost 25 years of experience related to senior care, including five years of clinical leadership with Milestone Retirement Communities, where she was chief clinical and compliance officer and then was promoted to executive vice president of clinical and compliance.
Meagan Peppers was named regional vice president of sales and marketing for Bridge communities in Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee.
She joins the company after almost three years as regional director of sales and marketing for Navion Senior Living. Previously, she held similar roles at other care companies
Peppers earned her undergraduate degree in business from Montreat College in North Carolina.
Brian Solomon joins Bridge as marketing manager following almost three years as marketing manager for the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, FL.
Solomon previously held roles as marketing manager with Spectra and with The Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN. He also worked as an agent assistant/marketing coordinator with Nashville, TN-based KCA Artists.
Shauna Shockley has joined Mississippi-based Claiborne Senior Living as vice president of sales. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s sales and occupancy strategies.
Shockley comes to The Claiborne with more than two decades of experience in senior living sales and marketing, having worked with some of the larger regional operators throughout the United States, such as Frontier Management, Prestige Care and Spectrum Retirement Communities.
Dhrasti Patel, LPN, has been appointed executive director of The Springs at Sherwood, a Springs Living community in Sherwood, OR. She will oversee all aspects of community operations to optimize resident experience for independent living, assisted living and memory care services.
Patel brings experience to the position from her time as a memory care manager and health and wellness director for Leisure Care’s The Ackerly at Sherwood. She also has worked as a charge nurse at Avamere Rehab of Lebanon in Lebanon, OR.
Patel is working on her master’s degree in business administration at Willamette University in Salem, OR. She has a Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration from Concordia University in Portland, OR, and a diploma in practical nursing from Sumner College, also in Portland.
Robson has been associate executive director of Greenspring since 2018. A registered nurse, she has more than 25 years of experience working in various healthcare settings. She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from Gardner–Webb University and a master’s degree in health administration from Pfeiffer University.
Matthew Shuster, M.D., has been appointed medical director of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles, a Dedham, MA, senior living community that is part of Hebrew SeniorLife.
Shuster will oversee geriatric specialty care that meets the chronic and acute medical needs of older adult patients, cultivating teams to deliver compassionate, coordinated patient care across all levels.
He brings more than 30 years of clinical, teaching and leadership experience as a primary care physician and geriatrician at Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Since 1987, he has served as a lecturer in medicine for Harvard Medical School, and since 2010, he has been an affiliate staff physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Shuster has been recognized for his contributions five times over his career by Harvard Community Health Plan and was named Physician of the Year by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.
The Rev. Dr. Carl Bannister has joined United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, Newton, NJ, as the director of mission and pastoral care. He brings with him 18 years of experience as a chaplain in healthcare.
Bannister completed his undergraduate degree in theology with a minor in biblical languages at Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI; a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Independence University, Salt Lake City; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from The Theological School, Drew University, Madison, NJ.
Additionally, Bannister is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; has received ecclesiastical endorsement from the Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist; and is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Joshua Bredimus has been appointed as the new fitness specialist for Sagewood, a Life Care Services life plan community in Phoenix.
Bredimus is joining Sagewood with two decades of experience working for high-end resorts as the director of spa and fitness. At Sagewood, he will teach group fitness classes and design exercise workshops based on the interests of the community. He also will work with individual residents to offer personalized fitness plans based on their goals, history and ability levels.
Bredimus plans to implement new programs to the community designed specifically for residents with Parkinson’s disease and add additional classes based around the benefits of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.
Paul Peaper has been appointed president of the Indiana Health Care Association / Indiana Center for Assisted Living, representing more than 485 long-term and post-acute care communities across the state. Effective July 1, Peaper will succeed Zach Cattell, who stepped down from the position this spring.
Peaper brings more than a decade of leadership experience in health and insurance policy, legislation and state and federal regulations — especially those governing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. He most recently was the executive director of strategic affairs and corporate partnerships at Indiana University Health.
Peaper helped coordinate all aspects of Indiana’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including testing, tracing, vaccination and overall strategy, during his employment with the office of Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. He was the governor’s senior adviser on all healthcare and insurance policy matters at both the state and federal level.
Former National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Senior Principal Lana Peck is now vice president of research and analytics at St. Louis-based sales enablement platform company Sherpa. She will lead the company’s data initiatives and guide the company’s expansion into a range of research and analytics services.
Peck spent almost six years at NIC, where she wrote more than 120 articles on senior housing data and trends as well as the NIC Investment Guide.
Sherpa’s new initiatives will include integrated tools to help operators achieve increased organizational performance, expanded access to data and benchmarks for the senior living industry. Peck will further develop the company’s annual Best Sales Performer report, a comparative analysis of sales behaviors, as well as other more frequent subject matter reports that help shape strategy for customers.
“I’m really looking forward to cultivating industry partnerships with Sherpa and publishing key sales performance metrics and indices to guide the senior living industry,” she said.
Amy Acosta has been appointed chief financial officer of Sentrics. She will lead the company’s finances, human resources, legal and administration operations.
Previously, Acosta was CFO at Grace Hill, a software company, and at KASASA, a financial technology and marketing company.
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The median sales price for a single-family home in Sussex County during March was $320,000. That's an increase of 6.7% compared with March 2021, according to a USA TODAY Network localized analysis generated with data from Realtor.com.On a year-over-year basis, prices have been rising for 31 consecutive months. March prices are down from $335,000 the previous month.The number of houses sold rose by 20% from a y...
The median sales price for a single-family home in Sussex County during March was $320,000. That's an increase of 6.7% compared with March 2021, according to a USA TODAY Network localized analysis generated with data from Realtor.com.
On a year-over-year basis, prices have been rising for 31 consecutive months. March prices are down from $335,000 the previous month.
The number of houses sold rose by 20% from a year earlier. A total of 354 houses were sold countywide during the month of March. During the same period a year earlier, 295 single-family homes were sold.
Warren County's median sales price for a single-family home was $325,000, up 18.2% from a year earlier. Prices have been rising for three consecutive months on a year-over-year basis. Some 111 houses were sold in March, down 41.3% from a year earlier.
Morris County's median sales price for a single-family home was $500,000, up 5.5% from a year earlier. Prices have been rising for 20 consecutive months on a year-over-year basis. Some 551 houses were sold in March, down 36% from a year earlier.
Real estate sales can take weeks or months to be recorded and collected. This is the latest data made available through Realtor.com to the USA TODAY Network.
Sussex County condominiums and townhomes sold in March had a median sales price of $186,000. That figure represents a 16.2% increase year over year. Some 63 were sold, up 75% from a year earlier.
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In Sussex County the top 10% of the properties sold had prices of at least $535,000, up 2.3% from a year before.
In March, five properties sold for at least $1 million, consisting of five single-family homes.
In Warren County the top 10% of the properties sold had prices of at least $590,000, up 26.9% from a year before.
In Morris County the top 10% of the properties sold had prices of at least $999,999, up 12.5% from a year before.
The median home sale price — the midway point of all the houses or units sold over a period of time — is used in this report instead of the average home sale price because experts say the median offers a more accurate view of what's happening in a market. In finding the average price, all prices of homes sold are added and then divided by the number of homes sold. This measure can be skewed by one low or high price.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Realtor.com. Localized versions are generated for communities where the data quality and transaction volume meets Realtor.com and USA TODAY Network standards. The story was written by Sean Lahman.