UMC Community Corner - Bristol Glen

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 …

12 Ways to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries

September 22 is Fall Prevention Awareness Day , sponsored by the National Council on Aging as an opportunity to learn how to prevent fall-related injuries that affect older adults. Falls remain the greatest danger to seniors as the leading cause of injury-related visits to emergency rooms, causing bruising, hip and bone fractures, head injuries, and deaths.  Fortunately, reducing the …

Community Programs Designed for Sussex County Seniors

If you’re a senior in Sussex county, you’re in the right place! Thanks to a focus on senior wellbeing and life enrichment, there are a number of great programs right on your doorstep to enjoy. These offer opportunities for learning new skills as well as assistance with everything from nutrition and senior care to legal …

Is it Safe to Move into Senior Retirement Communities in New Jersey?

 The COVID-19 outbreak with its especially high risks for seniors understandably led many people to put a hold on their plans to move into assisted living or other types of senior living communities. Since then, senior living communities have been implementing and developing safety protocols and plans to ensure that seniors can access the care …

Support for Seniors Living with Hepatitis C

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, a great opportunity to raise awareness about seniors and hepatitis, as well as where to find professional support and assistance for your loved one. Here’s some insight and advice from our assisted living team in Sussex County, New Jersey. Seniors and Hepatitis C Did you know that people born …

Avoiding Scams During COVID-19

As the world works to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, people are trying to find trustworthy information about the spread of the disease, how they can protect themselves, how they can get tested, and more. The spammers and scammers of the world, of course, are using the current situation to take advantage of people, including many …

How to Help Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Enjoy Summer Outings

One of the most important things to do when a friend or loved one has Alzheimer’s disease is to make an active effort to keep them a part of your social circle. Socializing and engaging with others helps fight depression and anxiety and is thought to be beneficial. Here is some advice to help make …

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4 Tips for Celebrating Aging!

We live in a culture that’s so focused on youth that we often forget to celebrate something that’s equally impressive and wonderful – getting older! Reaching our senior years is an accomplishment that we should all do more to appreciate. Here are some tips from the experts at Bristol Glen, our CCRC in Sussex County, New …