A Walk in the Park

Bridgewater’s park system provides summer outdoor activities aplenty At Bridgewater Retirement Community, we’re blessed with amazing natural beauty all around. Visitors flock to the Shenandoah Valley year-round for mountain vistas, hiking, and skiing. We’re also ideally situated for day trips. We’re two hours from Richmond, and driving to Washington, D.C., takes only thirty minutes longer…. Read more »

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Team Member Spotlight: Krista McKean

When local television station WHSV wanted to interview a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for its in-demand jobs series, they knew BRC could help them find just the right person. Krista McKean has known she wanted to be a nurse since, as a teenager undergoing surgery, a caring nurse was the person who helped her through… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Delta Gamma Sorority

This month for our Volunteer Spotlight we recognize not an individual but rather an entire group that deserves recognition and thanks: Delta Gamma Sorority from James Madison University. The total membership of this group is between 150 to 175 young women, and they put in hundreds of hours of volunteer service every year. The remarkable… Read more »

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May is Older Americans Month

Established in 1963, this annual acknowledgment has both celebrated seniors’ accomplishments and called attention to their needs. For 2019, the theme for Older Americans Month is Connect, Create, Contribute. This theme not only reminds us that seniors still have much to offer, but it also urges all of us to build and strengthen our community…. Read more »

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A Daughter’s Gift Continues Her Father’s Legacy

The Spiritual Life Program at Bridgewater Retirement Community will be able to extend its reach thanks to a $25,000 gift from Carolyn Lantz Hatcher and her husband Wallace. The gift will allow the BRC spiritual care team to establish a nationally accredited clinical pastoral education center at BRC to provide multi-disciplinary spiritual care training. Mrs…. Read more »

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Dining to the Nines

New construction opens the way for new dining venues “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf Bridgewater Retirement Community is committed to offering fresh, healthy, and delicious dining options to all our residents. We also strive for continuous improvement. Work is under way on The… Read more »

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Great Community Give update

Thank you! We are on our way to the revitalization of our meditation garden! During the Great Community Give (GCG) last month, we raised $5,450 including online and in-person gifts. This was BRC’s first foray into one-day fundraising efforts, and organizers are pleased. “It generated a lot of buzz,” comments Missy Stover, development officer with… Read more »

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Celebrating Volunteers

April is national volunteer month, and a great opportunity to celebrate the people and organizations that provided approximately 35,000 hours of volunteer service on our campus in the past year. For the third year in a row, Outback Steakhouse partnered with BRC in hosting an annual volunteer recognition celebration on April 10. More than 100… Read more »

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Easter Celebration at BRC: Not all the Easter baskets are for children

It’s no secret that Bridgewater Retirement Community is not an island. We pride ourselves on our interactions with the young people and faculty of Bridgewater College and nearby James Madison University, as well as the Town of Bridgewater and local churches. Our residents and staff have much to offer, and we are thrilled when people… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Merv Wunderlich

Kid magnet. Careful driver. Volunteer chaplain to people experiencing mental illness. Quietly inspiring leader. No wonder the multifaceted Merv Wunderlich is called “Superman” by Laura Ipock Powell, BRC Director of Volunteer Services. “I do things other people cannot,” Merv explains. And thereby he makes a significant difference. One of his roles at BRC is to… Read more »

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