Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley

The fall season is here, and at Bridgewater Retirement Community, that’s a big deal. We’re not exaggerating when we say autumn in the Shenandoah Valley is a breathtaking experience—one that attracts visitors from all over the world. When the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains explode with fall colors, words can barely encapsulate the natural beauty. Not… Read more »

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Shots required! Flu season is here!

We take our residents’ health very seriously and are committed to doing everything we can to protect our most vulnerable populations. It’s no secret that people aged 65 and older are at a greater risk for serious complications from influenza. So, with flu season upon us, we are doing all we can to reduce the… Read more »

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Director of Wellbeing and Engagement Fully Engaged

BRC’s commitment to the wellbeing of our community members is moving to a new level this fall with the creation of a new team position— Director of Wellbeing and Engagement—wholly dedicated to coordinating the many aspects of health, wellness, and nutrition. Appointed to the position earlier this fall, Laura Spicer is the perfect fit for… Read more »

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Bridgewater Now 100% Tobacco-Free

On October 1, 2018, Bridgewater Retirement Community became completely smoke-free. That means no smoking or tobacco products are allowed anywhere on the campus – this applies to residents, visitors, and team members alike. The Bridgewater community has been planning this move for more than a year. Tobacco products (not just cigarettes, but pipes, cigars, dip,… Read more »

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New Face in BRC Marketing Department

Crista Cabe, a Shenandoah Valley native, was appointed director of marketing and sales last month. “Working at Bridgewater Retirement Community feels like coming home,” she comments. “I am really enjoying getting to know the people and the community, and it’s clear that we share core values. I have joined a very capable team. It’s exciting… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen McNeal

Karen McNeal loves maintaining the relationships she built during 20 years of working at Bridgewater Retirement Community. Retired now, she also remains committed to doing her part to support BRC residents. She volunteers once a month at Cottage Gifts, the charming gift shop run by the Bridgewater Auxiliary that is located in BRC’s Administrative Center…. Read more »

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ReRun Shoppe Needs Volunteers

The ReRun Shoppe – is Bridgewater Home Auxiliary’s thrift store located within Bridgewater Home.  The Shoppe is open to BRC residents and the community-at-large on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. The Shoppe is always looking for volunteers that enjoy the thrill of working in retail and engaging with others.  In addition, the shoppe… Read more »

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Expanding Wellness at Bridgewater

Here at Bridgewater Retirement Community, the wellness of our residents is one of our top priorities. “Wellness” has become quite a buzzword in recent years, and it’s tempting to reduce the concept to good nutrition and exercise. But we know it involves so much more. The Eight Dimensions of Wellness The medical and mental health… Read more »

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Construction Update – August 2018

Rain, rain go away!! This spring we gave a sigh of relief and celebrated that our construction weather delays were behind us.  Unfortunately, it has been a very wet spring and summer.Assisted Living: Assisted Living has transformed in the last month.  Our new addition has a second floor and the second-floor renovations to the dining… Read more »

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BRC Launches New Software Platform to Encourage Healthy Life Choices

Wellzesta Live 2 is a new software platform for sharing information and encouraging healthy life choices in different levels of Living. Residents are offered many social, spiritual, dining, exercise and mental vocational opportunities for engagement with other residents each day. Campus news, weekly calendars, daily menus, and events are all part of the daily information… Read more »

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