The Power Of Music In Dementia Care

This article was provided by Ellen Phipps is a gerontologist; vice president of programs and public policy for Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter; and author of The Connections Activity Program for Persons with Dementia. Almost daily, in my work and leisure, I am reminded of the transformative power of music. Whether sitting at… Read more »

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8 things to know about the influenza vaccine

Take care of yourself by getting your flu shot! Winter is coming. That means shorter days, snow (we hope!), and holiday cheer. It also, unfortunately, means flu season. It’s no secret that influenza (the real “flu,” not what many people call “the flu,” which is just a bad cold) affects seniors more seriously than other… Read more »

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Major renovations bring energy to Hearthstone Manor

New Life for an Old Building The saying goes, “everything old is new again.” We’ve seen swing dancing, bell bottoms and popped collars all return to popularity. Now Bridgewater Retirement Community is giving new life to a favorite apartment building within the community: Hearthstone Manor. “We felt it was time to renovate Hearthstone Manor,” says… Read more »

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What You Need to Know About Upcoming Changes to Nutrition Labels

Nutrition Labels Changing next year… Watch the national news. So, who knew that an occasional Snickers bar is really two sneaky bars in one wrapper?  Don’t believe it? Look at the portion size listed on the wrapper, and when you “eat the whole thing” multiply the calories by two. Yipes!  And a bigger insult, a… Read more »

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The Grove Future Residents “Celebrate Something New”

On June 13th, 2017,  Bridgewater Retirement Community hosted an exclusive dinner for future residents of The Grove & their friends to “Celebrate Something New”. The dinner was held at The Meeting House at Bluestone Vineyard. Future residents enjoyed an amazing four-course meal prepared especially for them by Chef Raquel Williams and her catering team. Future… Read more »

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Three Limited-Time Incentives Available at The Grove

Reservation Incentives Available at The Grove  Reserve one of the first 24 apartments at The Grove and select one of the following incentives FREE: ·       2 FREE months of your Monthly Service Fee ·       $5,000 worth of upgrades to your new home (flooring, appliances) ·       Transitions Package: Take the stress out of the transition to your… Read more »

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Call for Junior Volunteers

Calling All SUPERHEROES! Bridgewater Retirement Community’s 2017 Junior Volunteer Program is accepting applicants. Use your time this summer to make an Impact! Be a HERO! ✓ Are you age 12-18? ✓ Do you want to learn more about the health care field? ✓ Do you want to make a difference in your community? ✓ Are you… Read more »

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The baby-boom generation expects to redefine retirement

A national survey of 1,000 persons by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate found that 57 percent of boomers plan to leave their current homes when they retire. But nearly three-quarters of boomers, 72 percent, say they will retire in the state where they currently live. “For me, I think retirement is the change in… Read more »

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