Extending Mission Into the Broader Community

2019 Senior Community Needs Survey Open Through September 30 Bridgewater Retirement Community is a great place to be, full of energy for life. We’re a nonprofit organization with significant expertise on healthy aging. Our charitable mission drives us to use this expertise to have the best and most direct influence on behalf of our residents…. Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: The ReRun Runs on Volunteer Power

It takes a small army to keep our ReRun Shoppe operating smoothly. How fortunate we are to have great leaders who make sure it stays open at the appointed hours, week in and week out, and others who devote extra hours selling, preparing, moving, and storing donated items. The resale shop, operated by the Bridgewater… Read more »

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Wellzesta Online!

BRC Menus and Events Now Available We can hardly believe that it’s been a full year since we rolled out Wellzesta, our iPad app for engagement within the BRC Village/Independent Living. And what a life-changing year! Until recently, though, you had to be in the in-crowd—either a BRC resident or team member—to access all the… Read more »

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BRC Team Members Give Back

For most team members, working at BRC means a whole lot more than just a way to pay the bills. It’s about being part of an organization that makes a real and positive difference in people’s lives. They show their commitment every day, in their interactions with colleagues and residents, and often go the extra… Read more »

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Barn Quilt Graces Oasis

On August 6, the BRC community gathered at the Oasis to celebrate a beautiful new piece of public artwork on the BRC campus. It’s a barn quilt created and donated by BRC Operating Board member Sally Weaver Shomo. Sally says numerous of her family members have been residents through the years, and she made the… Read more »

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Lovely landscaping and great gardens bloom at Bridgewater

Landscaping around the Oasis Pavilion Walk around the Bridgewater campus any time of year – but especially now in mid-summer – and you’ll notice beautiful landscaping and well-tended flora. Much of the credit goes to our Grounds team, who work hard to maintain the healthy, pleasing appearance of Bridgewater’s mature landscaping – around the large… Read more »

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New Initiative: The 2019 Senior Community Needs Survey

In the central Shenandoah Valley, the number of households including people aged 75 and older is growing twice as fast as households overall. There will be even higher growth of 80+ households beyond 2023. Is the broader community in Rockingham County, Augusta County, and Harrisonburg ready to meet the needs of the burgeoning Senior population?… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Junior Volunteers

By Lev Norford How exciting to talk to parents whose children are first-year Junior Volunteers at BRC, and to hear about the enthusiasm their son or daughter has for their experience with us. Even more rewarding is to hear from older students who are repeat participants as they share their stories of residents, rewarding moments,… Read more »

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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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