OCEAN CITY — A nonprofit’s New Jersey chapter recently recognized an Ocean City resident who works as a local aide at United Methodist Communities at The Shores.

Joanne Cheesman received an Excellence in Care Award at the LeadingAge New Jersey annual awards ceremony in December, according to a press release.

LeadingAge New Jersey is a statewide association of not-for-profit senior care organizations, according to the release. The association is part of a national organization of the same name.

The Shores, formerly known as The Shores at Wesley Manor, is an assisted living community at 2201 Bay Ave. in Ocean City.