The Benefits of an Independent Lifestyle Community

Families face many considerations as they realize their loved one needs help. They may have challenging bridges to cross, like getting their proud parent to agree to make the move to a senior living community. Change is generally hard for older folks, and no one knows this better than UMC. No matter what, change is unavoidable, and it is your responsibility to make the best, informed decision with your loved one. While the idea of an independent lifestyle community may be a definite “no” at first, their mind may change after hearing all the benefits they get to enjoy.

All Play, No Work

While the saying is really “work hard, play hard,” there is no more hard work for mom or dad once they enter our doors. Let’s be honest, they worked hard their whole lives to provide for you, and now you have the opportunity to help them enjoy their time however they please. We maintain all the hard work required, like cooking, cleaning, and laundry, so your loved one can focus on their priorities. We offer many opportunities, on and off-site activities to attend. At Bristol Glen, we have daily exercise classes, resident-run clubs, off-site shopping and lunches, and daily planned activities ranging from baking, arts and crafts, and games like bingo or cards! The options are endless, and it is always the resident’s choice as to what they want to participate in.

Friends Are Right Outside Their Door

In addition to all the regularly scheduled activities available on a senior living campus, your loved one also gets a community. Mom will make new friends that will feel like she’s known forever! Since everything is right outside your loved one’s door, it’s never been easier for them to meet up with friends for a cup of coffee or an afternoon stroll. It’s not just the other residents either; new residents will also get to know a team of professionally trained caregivers who go out of their way to get to know your loved one and their needs.

A CCRC Community

UMC at Bristol Glen is a CCRC or a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A CCRC prioritizes an independent lifestyle where seniors can live life on their own terms, while making new friends and being in a safe and secure environment. The best part of our CCRC is that residents only pay for the services they need. You can choose how much assistance your loved one needs (if any), and as their needs may change, you can adjust their care level without ever having to change their address!

A Picturesque Country Retirement in Sussex County NJ

UMC at Bristol Glen has a beautiful 70-acre campus nestled in beautiful Sussex County, New Jersey. While your loved one enjoys the beauty and peace of a country setting, a bustling town like Newton is only a short drive away. At UMC Bristol Glen, mom and dad can really enjoy the best of both worlds.

For more information on independent senior living at UMC at Bristol Glen, visit our website to book a tour today: https://umcommunities.org/bristolglen/

This blog was originally published at https://umcommunities.org/bristolglen/blog/the-benefits-of-an-independent-lifestyle-community/

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