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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Volunteer Spotlight: Doris MacDaniel

Paying It Forward – One Baked Good At A Time Doris MacDaniel’s eyes well up with tears as she recalls a 1963 Sunday school bombing that took the lives of four black schoolgirls at the peak of the civil rights movement. It’s a snapshot of a period in history she finds too similar to our… Read more »

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January 2020 Resolutions

A resolution for a new year—and a new life As we begin a new year (and a new decade!), plenty of us think up resolutions to improve our quality of life. Losing weight, eating healthier, and maintaining better relationships usually top the list. One major life event that many people put off is preparing for… Read more »

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Now Scheduling: Info Sessions on Community Needs Assessment Project

In 2019, Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC) teamed up with Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) and Holleran, an independent research and consulting firm, to conduct an in-depth Senior Community Needs Assessment for the Harrisonburg, Rockingham and Augusta County areas. The project is the first ever to take a comprehensive look at the experiences and challenges… Read more »

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A New Chapter for Lev

Teller of tales, editor of The Bridge, the woman behind the camera. For 30 years, Lev Norford has supported, written about, and enthusiastically engaged as a member of the BRC community. She’s held many roles here, always with cheerful demeanor and kindness in her heart. On January 1, she will retire from her current position… Read more »

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