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Senior health tips: How to reduce stress

It’s a well-known fact that stress has a detrimental effect on wellbeing. It significantly increases the risk of anxiety, depression, digestive issues, sleep problems, heart disease, and memory impairment, as well as exacerbating the symptoms of any other pre-existing conditions. In comparison to younger people, seniors are equally at risk of stress-related health problems that …

United Methodist Communities at The Shores
The Shores in Cape May County, NJ also serves residents of Atlantic County, Ocean County, and Cumberland County. Learn More.

What are memory care and support services all about?

While memory care services are often associated with assisted living and may overlap, the two are not the same. Assisted living primarily focuses on providing essential support for day-to-day living like bathing, dressing, meal preparation and medication, while memory care services specifically assist residents with dementia conditions like Alzheimer’s. Here’s some insight into these services …

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Memory games that promote healthy brains

Memories play an important role in forming who we are but, as we age, certain dementia conditions can start to erode these vital building blocks of our relationships, knowledge and personality. Conditions like Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia currently have no cure, but there are ways to fight against memory loss, help exercise …

United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen
Gracious senior living awaits you at Bristol Glen, Sussex County’s premiere continuing care retirement community.  Learn More.

What ‘faith-based service’ means in our continuing care retirement community

Bristol Glen, a high quality continuing care retirement community in Sussex County, is part of the United Methodist Communities’ (UMC) network. Providing faith-based senior and assisted living services that value compassion, respect, stewardship and promote independence, we have been in operation for over 109 years. But what does this mean? We were founded by the …

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What are your senior housing options?

When looking for senior housing for yourself or a loved one, you’re going to find a wide selection of options for every budget and need. United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, a continuing care retirement community in Sussex County, New Jersey, offers the a wide range of  options – allowing residents to stay independent and …

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Financial planning tips for retired seniors

It’s no secret that retiring costs money. Not only do you have to be prepared for rising expenses and the eventual costs of assisted living services, but also you need to ensure that your money is protected from scams and spent within a realistic budget. Here are some helpful tips on financial planning for seniors …

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Getting to know associate roles at a senior living facility

The team of associates at a senior living community is generally determined by the size of the community as well as the scope of its services and the levels of care they provide. Here’s a general guide from senior and assisted living providers in New Jersey. Administrator and administrative staff: This team oversees the day-to-day …

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A senior’s guide to keeping joints healthy

One of the biggest health challenges facing seniors today is keeping bones and joints healthy and strong. Unfortunately, as we get older the cartilage that cushions our joints wears down, eventually leading to inflammation and pain. “However, there are a few things you can do to help relieve this pain and protect your joints from …

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What is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that can affect anyone with diabetes, especially as they age. Here is some important insight from senior living specialists in Camden County. What causes diabetic neuropathy?  High blood sugar interferes with how the nerves communicate with one another and, over time, this can cause the nerve fibers to become damaged. …

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The importance of compassionate hospice care

Hospice care is designed to ensure the dignity and comfort of  people at the end of their lives. It’s not just limited to medical and physical care – it’s about giving as much compassionate support to them, their families and loved ones as possible. When is hospice care needed?  This level of care applies only …

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Sun-safe tips for seniors

Summer is here and that means plenty of opportunities to get out and about, enjoy the warm weather and get involved in the many great seasonal community events! Just be sure to follow these tips from assisted living experts in South Jersey for staying safe in the heat. Stay hydrated: It’s very easy to become …

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How to start the conversation about assisted living

Starting the conversation about moving into an assisted living community can be a very difficult process for family members. Although your heart is in the right place, it is often a challenge for elderly parents to look at this change in a positive light. Here is some useful advice from assisted living specialists in Monmouth …

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Amy Covello Appointed Corporate Director of Sales at United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Covello to the position of corporate director of sales. In this role, she works closely with the five full service communities’ sales teams and executive directors, and the corporate director of marketing. Focusing on sales, Ms. Covello coaches and strategically leads the teams. Ms. …

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6 age-related eye conditions you need to know about

As we age, it’s common for our vision to change. With the right care, these changes can be properly managed and treated so that they don’t have a significant effect on your daily life. Read on for useful eye care advice from senior living specialists in Camden County, New Jersey. Common senior eye health issues  …

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When are respite services needed?

Simply speaking, respite care services are available for your loved one in any circumstance in which regular caregivers are unavailable. These services also allow caregivers, especially family caregivers, to take a well-deserved break from their duties as well as provide more  specialized medical or therapeutic care on a temporary basis. Here are some great examples …

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Caring for your eye health as you age

Our eyes, like the rest of our bodies, are not immune to the aging process. However, there are a few things we can do to give our eyes the proper support they need to stay healthy. Read these tips on caring for your eyes as you age from assisted living specialists in South Jersey. Maintain …

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How to choose a continuing care retirement community location

After you have decided that a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is the right option for you or a senior family member, the next step is to consider the right location. Here are some tips from a leading senior living community in Sussex County. Services and facilities: The community you choose should offer you the …

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What is Sitting Disease?

Unlike its name, Sitting Disease isn’t an actual disease – it’s a term used to cover the more than 30 chronic health conditions associated with sedentary behavior, like sitting. Statistics from the Mayo Clinic show that Americans are spending more and more time indulging these behaviors, with 50% to 70% of people spending more than …

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A senior healthcare guide to osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of the most common health conditions facing seniors, with the National Osteoporosis Foundation estimating that 52 million Americans are currently affected. This condition carries significant risks as it makes bones more brittle and easily broken or damaged, increasing the risk of serious slip and fall injuries for seniors. Here is a health …

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Respite care services for post-operative seniors

If your mother, father or loved one has recently been discharged after surgery or hospital treatment or is ready to be released from short-term rehabilitation but is not yet ready to return home, then respite care services may be just what you need. Hospitals are designed to treat patients until they are able to care …

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Doggone Awesome!

By Mary Kate Somers Whether they live, visit and or volunteer at The Shores, pets play a big role. Such is the case with  Data, a 2-year-old Golden Doodle, who volunteers two days a week. This handsome guy brings joy to everyone he visits in Assisted Living, Healthcare, Memory Support and the Bridges. Data came …

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A devotion for the Sunday of Holy Week

by Rev. John CallananCorporate Director of Mission and Pastoral Care at Bristol Glen Holy Week, the most important week in the Church year, commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time when we remember his actions, reflect on his messages, and recommit to living as his disciples in the world today. …