Jeannette Suter Joins BRC as Vice President for Independent and Assisted Living

Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC) today announces the appointment of Jeannette Suter to serve as Vice President for Independent and Assisted Living. Suter comes to BRC with over 15 years of leadership experience in the senior living industry, previously serving as executive director for Generations Crossing, president for AMBRcare Geriatric Care Management, and most recently as… Read more »

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Planning the Perfect Bridgewater Staycation

Summer is normally a vacation season. However, 2020 hasn’t been a normal year. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many people to cancel, postpone, or radically alter their summer vacation plans. For most older Americans, that means remaining at home this summer. While a “staycation” can be difficult in an urban setting where dining and entertainment… Read more »

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Families Participate in Car Parade Through Campus

The Smiles Say It All! What a joy to see families and residents reunited (even briefly) after so many months apart! Thank you to all the family members who joined the parade and helped to bring such joy to our assisted living and nursing residents.

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Announcing our First “Tilt the Cup” Award Winners

All week long, we’ve celebrated the contributions team members make to our community with our annual BRC Week celebration. Now, let’s take a moment to recognize a few specific team members who have gone far above and beyond the call of duty this year. Jason Anderson “Jason is always so helpful and willing to be… Read more »

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BRC Vice President Terminated

Effective 6/22/20, Sarah Hagan is no longer employed at Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC) as Vice President for Independent Living and Assisted Living. BRC’s president, Rodney Alderfer, issued the following statement: Sarah Hagan’s employment was terminated after we uncovered evidence of significant financial misconduct regarding corporate resources. BRC reported this to the authorities and is cooperating… Read more »

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How to Evaluate the COVID-19 Response at Life Plan Communities

Some things to consider beyond confirmed case counts The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people view senior communities. As some of the most vulnerable to serious illness due to COVID-19, older Americans have been especially hard-hit as the pandemic swept through the nation in the spring. With significant clusters occurring in nursing and rehab… Read more »

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Moving Forward

Very early in the COVID-19 pandemic, we instituted careful infection prevention measures to keep residents and team members safe. So far, those measures have served us well. As of this writing, we have still not seen a single confirmed case of COVID-19 among our community of approximately 550 residents. Last week, Governor Ralph Northam began… Read more »

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Three cheers for volunteers

It’s no secret Bridgewater Retirement Community is extremely blessed with amazing people, including energetic residents, dedicated team members, and amazing volunteers. Sadly, with the campus access restrictions in place, we have not been able to welcome our volunteers on site. But that isn’t stopping the volunteer spirit from energizing BRC. On-campus volunteers step up Laura… Read more »

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Help BRC celebrate Mothers Day!

At BRC, Mother’s Day has always been a special occasion marked by scores of family visits, an amazing brunch at Custer Dining Room, and the arrival of cherished gifts and floral arrangements to brighten residents’ homes. Unfortunately, we are not able to celebrate in our usual way this year, with the coronavirus raging in our… Read more »

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Bridging the Distance

How team members, residents, and family are coming together in a time of crisis Dianna Koepp is no ordinary resident. She worked many years at Bridgewater Retirement Community as a nursing assistant. Now, after years of providing care, she allows others to care for her as a resident of Unity House. When Dianna’s birthday arrived… Read more »

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