Bristol Glen opens new pavilion with open house

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:16

Tice Pavilion adds new levels of care NEWTON — Bristol Glen, Sussex County’s first continuing care retirement community, will open its new $11 million Charles L. Tice Pavilion on Thursday, April 16. The public is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. and to tour the new wing. The pavilion brings new senior services, including: a memory support residence, residential apartments, an assisted living with residences, chapel, a chaplain’s study, activity areas, sitting rooms and a courtyard. “The addition of the Tice Pavilion will add two new dedicated levels of care, expanding our ability to meet the needs of our residents and honoring our Fellowship Fund commitment to provide the care they need, regardless of their ability to pay for the full cost,” said the Rev. H. Alden Welch, Bristol Glen board of directors chairman. The pavilion is named for Newton resident and member of the Bristol Glen board of directors, Charles L. Tice. A photograph of John Ziegler, for whom the memory support residence is named, with his wife Margaret Rehmke Ziegler, hangs in the new building. The residence is a gift from his niece, Jane Rehmke, and her husband, Leland Schubert, of Far Hills. Officials said it will help meet the growing demand for services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Bristol Glen’s chaplain, the Rev. John Callanan, will conduct worship services in the new Dorothy and George Watt, Jr. Chapel, which features handmade stained glass windows. Officials said it “will be a place for prayer, meditation, refuge, and hub of interfaith activity.” The chapel, a gift of Bristol Glen’s board of directors and directors’ emeriti of the homes, honors the couple for their devoted service to the homes and ministry to the United Methodist Church. A chaplain’s study, named in memory of The Rev. Carl A. Luthman, will also be unveiled. His widow, Susan Luthman, is a Bristol Glen resident. The homes’ board of directors is also honoring Welch. A newly renovated and expanded dining room in the existing Metcalf Pavilion has been named for him. It will be included in tours of Bristol Glen following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Existing amenities such as a library with computers, country store, beauty salon, bank, porch, therapy rooms, town hall, post office, and landscaped grounds, walkways and courtyards, will be accessible to all residents and complement the new pavilion. For additional information call 973-300-5788 or visit