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Best books for seniors

The 5 Best Books for Seniors and the Benefits of Reading

Since Read a Book Day is coming up on September 6th, there’s no better time than the present to highlight the benefits of reading – especially for seniors! Research has repeatedly shown that reading is good for both their physical and mental health. Reading can also help seniors explore a world outside of their everyday …

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How to Observe Senior Citizens Day

Did you know that August 21st is Senior Citizen’s Day? Established in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan, this day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for the dedication, accomplishments, and services of senior citizens. The day also serves as a reminder to support senior citizens in living their lives fully and independently. The team …

Books for Seniors with Dementia

5 Books for Seniors with Dementia

For some people, the ability to read books may not seem like such a terrible skill to lose. However, for book lovers with dementia, the inability to read robs them of a favorite hobby and a healthy escape from reality. With that said, our memory care team at Bristol Glen has put together a list of books for seniors with varying …

vitamin D for seniors

Why Vitamin D is Important for Seniors

Since it’s summer and the sun is shining, there’s no better time to talk about the health benefits of vitamin D! The “sunshine vitamin” is particularly beneficial for seniors, and has been shown to enhance bone health, oral health and even mental health. In this article, our assisted living team in Sussex County , New Jersey, will go over Vitamin D …

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Summer Fun in Sussex County

We hope you’ve been out and about enjoying the beautiful summer weather with family and friends! If you’re looking to get mom or dad out more this summer, or if you’re looking for a fun event that the whole family can enjoy  – we have options for you! Without further ado, here are some great …

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 …