The Bristal Assisted Living Opens Its First Community in New Jersey

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The Bristal Assisted Living opens its first New Jersey community at 364 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake.

The Bristal Assisted Living celebrated the grand opening of its tenth community and first in New Jersey at 364 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, May 15th. The Bristal will meet the growing needs of a segment of the region’s population that insists on enhancing their quality of life while remaining close to the families they love during their retirement years.

“We have created an environment where our parents and grandparents can be cared for, where their dignity is protected, where their frailties are shielded and most importantly where their strengths are cultivated and encouraged and they are able to achieve what they thought they no longer could,” said Jan Burman, President of The Engel Burman Group. “There is not a family in New Jersey that has not been impacted directly by the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease or watched helplessly as their close friends deal with the consequences that this illness is having on their loved ones. Other families find it necessary to bring aging parents, aunt, uncles and grandparents back to Bergen County to care for them. But they know that due to the lives they lead, balancing their family obligations and their careers that these loved ones cannot live with them. The Bristal meets their needs. We provide a loving environment, quality care and are close enough for them to visit as often as they like.”

The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake, which was constructed at a cost of $40 million and situated on 4.2 acres, represents the first entry into New Jersey by developer Engel Burman which has built seven assisted living communities on Long Island and two in Westchester. The Engel Burman Group has a strong commitment to developing quality senior living communities, proudly setting and consistently exceeding the highest standards in assisted living today.

The Bristal Assisted Living communities have been critically acclaimed for their elegant surroundings, hospitality services, active recreational calendar and personal care assistance, provided by a caring and seasoned staff. The Bristal offers the highest standards in design, comfort and safety in a community that recognizes that assisted living can, and should, foster feelings of independence, security and socialization.

In opening The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake, Senior Vice President of Operations, Maryellen McKeon stated, “We encourage each person to enjoy life to the fullest. Our commitment is to promote choice, individuality and privacy by providing abundant common areas, a variety of apartment lay-outs and a varied and stimulating activity program, along with personal care assistance.”

The Bristal offers activities for residents based on their personal preferences, hobbies and interests. Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, fitness studio, arts and crafts, book clubs, shopping trips and regularly scheduled cultural outings. With a cinema, library and billiards parlor, residents can enjoy themselves right in the comfort of the Bristal community.

A Special Commitment to Those Facing Alzheimer’s

The Bristal houses a special neighborhood called Reflections, a comprehensive memory care program that specializes in dealing with older adults who are facing early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders.

The Bristal is staffed with experienced professionals who are trained and equipped to enhance the quality of life for these special needs residents and their families. It provides an environment that allows individuals to maintain their dignity while allowing families to be free of the enormously draining role of primary caregiver.

The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake has 124 assisted living suites and 32 additional suites that are located in the Reflections Memory Care area and dedicated to providing care for residents with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. Rents begin at $3500 a month.

For more information regarding The Bristal at Woodcliff Lake, please call 201-505-2500, email Lashonda Cox at lcox(at)thebristal(dot)com or visit our website,

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