UMC Community Corner - Bristol Glen

5 Ways to Deal with Senior Loneliness

Senior loneliness is a very real and serious issue. Especially over the winter months and during the COVID-19 pandemic when isolating at home is safer than traveling, seeing loved ones, or even going to the grocery store. Here is some helpful advice from the team at our independent living community, Bristol Glen, on how to …

COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

In November 2020, exciting news arrived about COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies like AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna reported that their vaccines were showing highly effective results. This news was especially good to hear as many parts of the world braced for a strong resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Here is some insight into the current guidelines set …

How We Overcame The Challenges of 2020

After the year we’ve had, it’s safe to say we all deserve an extra special celebration this New Year’s Eve! However, the one good thing we can say about this year is that the challenges have taught us so much. Some of us learned a new trade skill, while others discovered a whole new perspective …

5 DIY Holiday Decorations to Craft with Family

The holiday season is here! While the 2020 holiday season may not be like any other that we’ve experienced (festive face masks and Santa hand sanitizer, anyone?), there’s still plenty of fun to be had. We all deserve something a bit special this year, especially the seniors that are near and dear to us. With …

Nature and Retirement Should Go Hand in Hand

Since we’re heading deep into winter, the last thing you may be thinking about is getting more outdoor time with your senior loved ones! But the beneficial effect of nature on health and wellbeing cannot be overstated, whether you’re young or simply young at heart. Here’s how the power of nature can help seniors live …

United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Named on U.S. News Best Nursing Homes and Short-Stay Rehabilitation Lists

Ratings assure public of quality, staffing and compliance How do you select the best rehabilitation and long-term care providers for a chronic health condition, frailty, or recovery following a stroke, heart attack, joint replacement, serious infection, or accident? U.S. News and World Report rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable …

Breast Cancer and Older Adults

October is one of the most important months on our awareness calendar – Breast Cancer Awareness Month! After all, all American women have a 12% chance of being diagnosed with this disease, which tragically accounts for over 42,000 deaths each year. Raising awareness about this disease and screening can help change this. Let’s take a look at …

Common Questions About Paying for Senior Living

One of the most important considerations when you or a loved one is thinking about moving into assisted living is how to finance the cost . Quality senior care living is not cheap, but it’s more important to look at what benefits your money will bring rather than just focusing on a single lump sum. This will help you find …

8 Warning Signs that a Senior Needs Help During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is both more important and more challenging to keep an eye on how your elderly parents are coping. While for some seniors, the signs that they need help are fairly obvious, it can be more subtle in other cases. Here are some tips for spotting these signs and preventing worst-case …