DENVILLE, NJ – Dr. Arthur Sheppell’s medical practice in Denville and Fellowship Senior Living’s Medical Group have merged to develop one, specialized geriatrics program for older adults living at Fellowship Village and in communities within Morris and Somerset County. For over 30 years Dr. Sheppell, a board-certified geriatrician, and internist has provided primary medical and geriatric care to a large number of patients from North and Western Morris County.
Dr. Sheppell was also a former Community Physician at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge 20 years ago. Afterwards, he became the Director of Geriatric Medicine at Morristown Medical Center. In addition to his Denville practice, he has served as a part time Medical Director at Fellowship Village for the last three years.
“This affiliation allows Dr. Sheppell to continue his robust practice in Denville under the Fellowship Senior Living umbrella, while growing the Fellowship Medical Group practice at Fellowship Village. Dr. Sheppell will remain on staff at St. Claire’s in Denville and Morristown Medical Center. We are all very pleased to welcome Dr. Sheppell as part of our Fellowship family to further help us make a difference in all the lives that we touch,” said Brian Lawrence, President & CEO of Fellowship Senior Living.
Geriatricians have a deeper understanding, expertise and skills to recognize that conditions in an older adult often manifests differently than illness in a younger person. They know the importance of helping older adults maintain independence and an active lifestyle through the right treatment methods that will promote optimal health outcomes with an emphasis on healthy aging, preventive care, and safety.
“As geriatricians, we are trained to recognize when issues are a normal part of the aging process rather than being caused by disease or medication side effects. We specialize in geriatric syndromes. This specialization puts Fellowship Village in the forefront of Geriatric Care,” said Dr. Sheppell. “I look forward to being a key leader of the Fellowship Medical Group while providing excellence in the care of our residents and the community.”
Fellowship Senior Living of Basking Ridge, a premier senior living provider, continues to be on the forefront of Senior Living innovation. Mr. Lawrence has consistently been ahead of his time, implementing forward thinking models and services in front of the industry. His vision provides resources to older adults that meet all their long-term health needs and expectations no matter where they live. This forward-thinking expansion to specialized, geriatric services will result in the addition of a geriatrician to Fellowship Medical Group’s already robust team of specialists.
Dr. Sheppell continues to see patients in his Denville office. Appointments may be made by calling 973-627-0555.
About Fellowship Senior Living: The 72-acre Fellowship Village wooded campus, located in picturesque Basking Ridge, NJ, is home to over 400 residents enjoying lifestyles from single family independent living homes, villas and apartments to assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care homes. The Life Plan Community (also known as CCRC) offers a full complement of lifestyle enhancements, in addition to five-star dining. A new cultural arts center featuring a state-of-the-art-theater, upscale bar & lounge with alfresco dining, expanded medical center and spa and fitness center will ensure Fellowship Village remains a leader in senior living. Fellowship Senior Living provides a continuum of care for seniors throughout New Jersey to include home-health services, hospice, Fellowship Freedom Plans and physical, occupational and speech therapies both on and off campus. As a nonprofit organization, focus remains steadfast on providing optimal industry best practices for residents, so they may enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. For more information, visit us at www.FellowshipSeniorLiving.org or call 908-428-4238.