UMC Community Corner - Bristol Glen

The Weather is Warming Up, It’s Time to Get Back Outside

After what seems like a long, cold winter, the weather is finally warming up and the daylight hours are getting longer! The warmer temperatures mean it’s the perfect time to get back outside and enjoy the early spring and the health benefits of being active and in touch with nature. Here are three great ways …

Early Warning Signs of Dementia

7 Early Warning Signs of Dementia

It’s important to be on the lookout for early warning signs of dementia in your loved ones. Noticing the signs early can help prevent accidents and ensure they are getting the expert care they need as the condition progresses. With the help of AARP, our memory care team in New Jersey has identified seven early warning signs to look out for. …

UMC MVP: Colleen Caton

United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen is proud to introduce UMC MVP, a new way to recognize our amazing associates! Each month, we will pick associates who go above and beyond in the community. This month, in honor of National Fun at Work Day, we have chosen Colleen Caton. Colleen always puts a smile on …

Easter decor crafts for seniors

5 Easy Easter Crafts for Seniors to do with their Grandchildren

Crafts are a great way to stay busy and let out your creative side, and Easter is a great excuse to make some crafts with the grandchildren that can double as decor! Below we have five easy Easter decor crafts anyone can make with simple supplies. They’re perfect for spending quality time together, bonding with …

March is Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month! Let’s talk about 3 pioneering women in history

This March, we’d like to spend some time exploring the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history. They’ve helped land Neil Armstrong on the moon, fought for freedom, and invented technologies we rely on today – often going unrecognized for their essential role in human history. Here’s a quick look into the lives of three pioneering …

importance of eating seasonally

The Importance of Eating Seasonal Foods, Especially for Seniors

                    Wherever you live, chances are that your local grocery store has a wide range of fruits and vegetables available all year round. While that’s great for convenience, it’s not always the best for your health. Here’s some insight into what it means to eat seasonally …

Assisted Living New Jersey

How Seniors Can Stay Active in the Winter

Cold weather combined with the fear of falling on icy surfaces can make it understandably difficult for anyone – never mind seniors – to stay active in the wintertime. However, this is perhaps the most important time of year for seniors to keep moving. It’s tempting to stay all wrapped up in blankets on the …

Stroke Treatment at United Methodist Communities

Stroke Signs, Symptoms and Prevention for Seniors

In recognition of American Heart Month, it only seems appropriate to bring awareness to serious heart conditions like a stroke. Not only do strokes affect you differently based on where they occur in the brain, but strokes can be classified in three different ways. Ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes, and transient ischemic attacks are all caused …

winter tips for seniors

5 Ways Seniors Can Stay Warm This Winter

Staying warm in the winter seems like common sense, but it’s not always easy – especially for older adults. As we age, we become more sensitive to cold weather, meaning we feel cold more easily and find it more difficult to warm ourselves back up. Fortunately, there are many measures to take to avoid freezing …

How Dementia Changes the Brain

How Dementia Changes the Brain

Memory is tangible, so when someone has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, changes begin to occur inside the brain that impacts the ability to recall events, names, and even skills correctly. These brain changes can be classified in two ways: structural and chemical. Our memory care specialists in Sussex County, NJ will go over both structural and chemical changes, what they mean and …