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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Easter Basket Joy

The COVID-19 crisis couldn’t dampen our Easter joy! Every year, students from John Wayland Elementary School visit our nursing household and assisted living residents and collect surveys that find out what each resident would like to receive in an Easter basket. Luckily, they were able to visit this year before our visitor restrictions went into… Read more »

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BRC Team Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Today, a team member notified Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC) leadership that she has tested positive for COVID-19. BRC has taken immediate action in coordination with the Virginia Department of Health to respond to the situation and ensure that recommended protocols are diligently implemented. The team member, who works in Harmony House nursing household, was asymptomatic… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Genevieve Buckholz

The first thing Genevieve Buckholz ever knitted was a snow suit for her doll. Genevieve, who now lives at BRC in Hearthstone Manor, was in the sixth grade at the time. She was taught to knit by a woman who lived across the alley from her childhood home in Washington D.C. It sparked a lifelong passion that she pursued off and… Read more »

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Meet Rita Davis: The Infection Preventionist Keeping BRC Safe

Rita Davis, BRC’s Infection Preventionist, began tracking the spread of the novel coronavirus shortly after the reports of infections in China began to circulate. At the time, she wasn’t greatly concerned about the possibility of the virus coming to the United States. But when it became clear that the virus was also spreading in Europe,… Read more »

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Statement on COVID-19

At BRC, we have no higher priority than the health and safety of our residents. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is not on our campus yet, and we are committed to doing everything we can to keep it that way. We’ve been following the situation closely since early January and making preparations throughout our campus to… Read more »

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Symposium at BRC Gathers Leaders to Address Needs of Aging Community 

Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC) and Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) today hosted a variety of civic, non-profit, and community leaders at BRC’s campus to present the findings of the 2019 Senior Community Needs Assessment and spark conversation on a path forward to addressing the needs of the Valley’s aging community. The segment of adults… Read more »

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Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation earns a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation’s robust financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time that Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation has earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Catie Deflumeri

Catie Deflumeri didn’t expect for a volunteer opportunity to turn into an enduring intergenerational friendship, but that’s precisely what happened when she came to BRC to help resident Phyllis Arbogast learn to operate a new iPad. A junior at Bridgewater College, Catie was looking for a new way to fill time after pulling back from… Read more »

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Demystifying the moving process

Transitions are hard. We’re here to make it easier. Moving is stressful. That’s a fact. According to one survey, 60% of people think of moving as the most stressful life event (divorce was second). Another survey found 13% of people would rather spend a week in jail than move. And yet, changing your address often… Read more »

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