Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce Wampler

She takes the lead in organizing the Bridgewater Home Auxiliary’s nine fundraising lunches each year, each serving 180-200 people. It’s a lot of work for Joyce Wampler and her fellow volunteers, but the delicious result is happily appreciated by the many repeat customers. All told, the lunches brought in more than $9,000 in the past… Read more »

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Construction Update – December 2018

If the Grove looks like a big plastic bubble right now there is a reason for that. Nielsen, the construction company for this project, is keeping the temperature at 40 degrees for bricking and putting EIFS (a stucco-like, multi-layered exterior finish) on the outside of the building. The plastic and butane heaters also lower moisture… Read more »

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‘Tis the Season at Bridgewater

Ho ho ho! The holiday season is upon us! And here at Bridgewater, the festivities have already begun. Bridgewater Retirement Community has many longstanding holiday traditions to bring light and joy to midwinter. As usual, our people and families are at the center of all of them. Decking the Halls The first can’t-miss sign of… Read more »

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10 Holiday Safety Tips

Bridgewater Retirement Community wants everyone to have a safe and wonderful holiday season, so we are sharing these holiday safety tips with you. Please don’t let decorations start a fire. A little precaution and time to check decorations before you use them will prevent many accidents. Inspect decorations for damaged sockets, loose or bare wires, and… Read more »

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Things To Be Thankful For

Gratitude is something we should practice every day. Feeling grateful for what we have (rather than grousing about what we don’t have) has been shown to increase physical and mental well-being and even improve sleep. However, we’re especially thankful this month, as Thanksgiving reminds all Americans to stop a moment and take stock of our… Read more »

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How The Village Barn Raised Over $30,000

Various groups at BRC, including Bridgewater Home Auxiliary, Environmental Services, and Village Residents Association, have for many years held yard sales once or twice a year. When the Bridgewater Rescue Squad moved to a new location a few years ago, it presented a golden opportunity. BRC purchased the old location, adjacent to our Village, and… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Brett Jones

Brett Jones is a senior at Bridgewater College, a baseball player, a business administration major … and a big reason why so many residents at Bridgewater Retirement Community have had the opportunity to build friendships with college students. With the college’s campus adjacent to BRC, and both organizations affiliated with the Church of the Brethren,… Read more »

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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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