UMC Community Corner - Bristol Glen

Respite Care Sussex County NJ

What is Respite? How Does it Work at Bristol Glen?

Are you a dedicated family caregiver who needs a break from caregiving in order to recharge, travel for work, or to take a family vacation? Or is your senior loved one interested in trying out a senior living community before committing to making the move OR before making this important commitment? If you answered yes …

Senior Dance Routine NJ

5 Senior Dance Routines to Try Out

Let’s dance! Not only is it fun, but dance is also a great way for seniors to burn calories, increase heart rate, lower stress levels, and stay active. If in-person classes aren’t currently being offered in your community, remember that you can still dance the night away in the comfort of your living room! Our …

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Signs & Treatments

Spring is here and although we all like to have fun in the sun, it’s important to take the proper precautions to prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the USA, with more people being treated for skin cancer than all the other types of cancer combined! It most …

Mother's Day in a CCRC

6 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in a CCRC

Mother’s Day is coming up quick on May 9th! If your mother is in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or retirement community, this is a great opportunity to treat her to something special, enjoy the warm spring weather and just spend quality time together. Depending on COVID-19 protocols, here are some ideas on how …

5 Ways Seniors Can Manage Stress

Whether we like it or not, stress happens at every stage of life. Stress even affects older adults who are entering their retirement years. For instance, some seniors worry about a possible decline in their health, mobility, and independence. It is also a common source of stress to worry about who will take care of …

5 Tips for Touring a CCRC Virtually

While touring a potential senior community in-person has always been the norm, the rise of COVID-19 has led to a new way of visiting – virtual tours. We expect video conferencing visits to continue beyond the pandemic, since it is more convenient and possible as technology becomes more and more advanced. However, touring virtually can be …

Bristol Glen Welcomes New Chaplain, Carl Bannister

Rev. Dr. Carl Bannister joins United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen as the Director of Mission and Pastoral Care. He brings 18 years’ experience as a chaplain in healthcare.  Dr. Bannister completed his Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a minor in Biblical Languages from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. He also earned a Master …

The Basics of CCRC Living

A Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC may be a new term for you, especially if you have been recently considering senior community options for yourself or a loved one. If you need the “411” on CCRC living, look no further! Our team at United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen has put together a crash …

The Difference Between OT and PT

While there is some overlap in the tools and techniques that rehabilitation service providers use, occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) have a very different purpose overall and require different practitioner skills. At United Methodist Communities, licensed occupational and physical therapists work together to bring the highest level of care to residents and those who are here …

Why Seniors Prefer Short-Term Rehab at an Assisted Living Community

While some seniors move into assisted living on a permanent basis, others move in to recover from an injury, illness or surgery. Otherwise known as short-term rehabilitation. This short-term service is a great opportunity for seniors to experience professional therapy in a safe, welcoming community setting, before returning back home. It can also be a …