Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Caricofe

As of this month, Betty Caricofe has lived in Bridgewater Village for six years. She and her husband, J.H., are great examples of people who have come “full circle” in life. Betty has spent the last two years volunteering as president of the BRC Village Residents Association. Some people like being in the background; not… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Maria Costillo

Madison Community Scholar As part of her scholastic experience at James Madison University, Maria Castillo was granted an “amazing opportunity!” when she was awarded a position as a Madison Community Scholar. Experience, scholarship, a bi-weekly leadership session, and opportunities to develop her resume as she moves toward graduation are just part of what she has… Read more »

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Custer Dining Room Re-opens

As November 12—the date set for the re-opening of BRC’s Custer Dining Room in its Houff Community Center—approached, anticipation built throughout the community. That Tuesday evening was cold and blustery, with a sharp wind bringing temperatures that would plummet into the teens later that night. Still, many guests from throughout the BRC Village braved the… Read more »

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Sometimes wellness involves screen time

Bridgewater’s Director of Well-Being & Engagement explains her holistic understanding of wellness BRC’s Independent Living team had a vision for BRC’s seniors, and it involved iPads. Laura Spicer was one of the first people called upon by Sarah Hagan, Vice President for Independent and Assisted Living, to help turn that vision into a reality. A… Read more »

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Bridgewater Assisted Living Gets New Energy

As residents, team members and visitors can attest, there have been many positive changes at Bridgewater Retirement Community over the years. The recent construction phase—which includes both improvements and new buildings—is winding down, and the results will yield dividends for current and new residents alike. One group that will soon see a noticeable change is… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Phyllis Arbogast

By Lev Norford “O Happy Day” is not just a frequent motto on Phyllis Arbogast’s lips. Those of us who know her, know she lives this motto, always looking for the best and working to recognize and make joy-filled moments for others. In November Phyllis will celebrate her four-year anniversary of living in Bridgewater Village,… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Carlyle Whitelow

If you know Carlyle Whitelow, you know he is friendly, open and loves people. Rarely a Thursday goes by without his smile uplifting team members and residents. He stops BRC’s Administrative Center every week, bringing joy along with tasty treats. “Hello, how are you?” Are you having a good day? Oh, tell me? Beautiful! You… Read more »

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Back to school with Bridgewater and Bridgewater

Bridgewater is the name of our town and it’s the name of our retirement community. It’s also the appellation of our next-door neighbor, Bridgewater College. As we welcome students to school, we thought we’d reflect on the deep connection we share with the college. Two large communities in a small town In addition to our… Read more »

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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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