The Bristal Assisted Living to Open Its First Community in New Jersey

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bristal Assisted Living will open its ninth community and first in New Jersey at 364 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake this October. 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.

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 eight assisted living communities on Long Island and 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 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 enhancement program that specializes in dealing with older adults who are facing early to mid-stage Alzheimer' Disease and related cognitive disorders.

The Bristal is staffed with experienced professionals who are trained and equipped to enhance the equality 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 145 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. Monthly rents begin at $3500 a month.

The Welcome Center is open for visits daily from 9-5:30p. Future residents can reserve the apartment of their choice with a fully refundable deposit, which gives them priority selection of their new home by calling Lashonda Cox at 201-505-9500. Visit their web site at

CONTACT: Rubenstein Associates, Inc. Howard Cannon (212) 843-8072 hcannon@rubenstein.comSource: The Bristal Assisted Living atWoodcliff Lake