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  If you have aging parents, then you know that conversations about their health and well-being may be a challenge. When was the last time you talked to your elderly parent about going to their doctor for a check-up, or had to coax them into getting routine blood work done? If you’re thinking that your …

We are all aware that some jobs are riskier than others, and it’s expected that the people who take on these jobs know and understand the risks. But what if your job suddenly became more dangerous? That’s the situation millions of healthcare workers, providing medical care now face. Nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, EMTs, and many …

As we age, our brains change just like the rest of our bodies. While it’s natural to notice a little forgetfulness as your loved one ages, it’s important to know the difference between normal signs of aging and something more serious — mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Here’s how to identify signs that indicate your loved …

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 …

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 …

The heart is the single most hardworking muscle in the human body, so it’s no surprise that keeping it fit and healthy is key to living a long and full life! Here are some tips, interesting facts and insights from the team at our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey on staying heart healthy. Did You Know…? A human heart beats …

Bristol Glen Kaitlin Eamigh

We recently sat down with the Administrator at Bristol Glen to learn more about her and her passion for senior care and services. These are her words: Q: What is your name and position? A: Kaitlin Eamigh, Administrator at Bristol Glen.   Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist Communities? A: I …

CMS stars

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Five-Stars in overall quality to all four of United Methodist Communities’ full-service campuses. These include United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen (Newton), Collingswood, Pitman and The Shores (Ocean City). The CMS also gives separate ratings for health inspections, staffing and quality measures (QMs). What guidance can …

Cross with Foolish in text

by Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco Director of Mission and Pastoral Care 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the Cross is foolishness.” Foolishness. Wow, where do I go with that, and not look foolish to boot. As I read and reread this passage today, I kept returning to the word foolishness. The idea of foolishness. “For …

Cross in Palms

by Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco Director of Mission and Pastoral Care Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 46 I’m sure that most of us have watched or can remember watching a military parade. Some may remember the victory parades after WW2. I can remember the parades after the First Gulf War. The returning army marching in all their glory. …

A senior couple moving house, packing a cardboard box in the bedroom. They are talking and smiling, looking at a picture frame which is bringing back memories.

Keeping your home well-organized is essential for any stage of life, but it is especially important for seniors. Keeping the home clutter-free and easily navigable is key to a long, healthy and enjoyable life for several reasons: First, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries for the elderly. Second, recovery becomes more …

United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Attains Deficiency-Free Federal Survey United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Administrator, Jeff Lisk proudly reports, “Achieving a deficiency-free federal survey affirms and motivates us to practice the highest standards each and every day.” It all began on September 2, when a team of five qualified health professionals arrived at …

United Methodist Communities Seniors Enjoying Yoga

Core strength exercises improve the fitness of the stomach, back, hips and pelvis. These muscles are important for improving balance and stability as well as posture. For seniors, these exercises are a good way to help reduce risk of falls and make walking and other daily tasks easier — in fact, a recent analysis published …