Benefits of an Independent Living Community

Independent Living Community

Senior living has drastically changed over the last 20 years! It went from having a dreary reputation to being the hot spot for seniors. For those who aren’t up to speed, senior living communities prioritizing their residents’ independence make sure to offer a range of activities and amenities that not only keep them active, engaged, and satisfied. If you’re still questioning the idea of a senior living community we would like the opportunity to change your mind. At UMC at Bristol Glen, our priority is to ensure our residents live an abundant life, however that might look for them. The assistance you receive with us gives you the opportunity to be more independent and really enjoy what each day has to offer. Stay with us as we cover all the perks of an independent senior living community like UMC at Bristol Glen.

Safety & As Needed Assistance

Living in a large home by yourself can be a bit intimidating, whether you’re concerned about a fall or just being alone in case of an emergency. At UMC at Bristol Glen, you’re never really alone. You have a private apartment where you can choose to be alone any time you want, of course, but right outside your door is a bustling community with friends, activities. UMC at Bristol Glen provides all styles of living under one roof, from fully independent living up through memory care and skilled nursing.  Because meals and housekeeping are included, you will have plenty of free time to make new connections and discover (or rediscover) hobbies and activities.

Activities & Outings

Besides the safety and assistance that comes with a senior living community, the next best things are the activities and outings! Every day has multiple activities, so whether you like crafting, cooking, book clubs, or fitness classes, you’ll never be bored. The plus side? All of this is right on campus, so it will be easier than ever to meet friends for an activity in the common room, or enjoy a meal together in the community dining room. Regular off-campus outings range from running errands to a day out on the town! In addition to our activities and outings, we also have many onsite amenities for our residents to enjoy like a hair salon, gym, and our popular country store where residents can enjoy a cup of coffee or a quick bite!

Mind and Mood

There are countless studies that show the benefits of socialization, especially for older adults. Whether it’s mobility issues or lack of transportation options, seniors often find themselves isolated, which in turn can lead to anxiety or depression.

Living at a senior living community allows you to enjoy connections you wouldn’t normally have. Not only do you constantly have the opportunity to meet new people, but it’s never been easier to get together when you all live in the same building! You will enjoy your time socializing with your new friends – who may over time – start to feel like family.

Retiring in the Country at UMC at Bristol Glen in Sussex County

We forgot to mention that in addition to the safety, assistance, amenities, and socialization opportunities – Bristol Glen is located in the gorgeous countryside of Sussex County. Our campus sits on a beautiful, wooded 70-acre property that’s only a short drive to the historic and active downtown of Newton. Whether you want to sit outside and enjoy a glass of iced tea with your friends or explore the mom and pop shops of downtown Newton – we can assure you, there will never be “nothing to do” at Bristol Glen.

The best way to truly experience life in our community is to come for a tour. Click this link to schedule yours today:

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    200 Bristol Glen Drive

    Newton, NJ 07860

    Phone: 973-300-5788

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