Dining to the Nines

New construction opens the way for new dining venues “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf Bridgewater Retirement Community is committed to offering fresh, healthy, and delicious dining options to all our residents. We also strive for continuous improvement. Work is under way on The… Read more »

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Great Community Give update

Thank you! We are on our way to the revitalization of our meditation garden! During the Great Community Give (GCG) last month, we raised $5,450 including online and in-person gifts. This was BRC’s first foray into one-day fundraising efforts, and organizers are pleased. “It generated a lot of buzz,” comments Missy Stover, development officer with… Read more »

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Celebrating Volunteers

April is national volunteer month, and a great opportunity to celebrate the people and organizations that provided approximately 35,000 hours of volunteer service on our campus in the past year. For the third year in a row, Outback Steakhouse partnered with BRC in hosting an annual volunteer recognition celebration on April 10. More than 100… Read more »

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Easter Celebration at BRC: Not all the Easter baskets are for children

It’s no secret that Bridgewater Retirement Community is not an island. We pride ourselves on our interactions with the young people and faculty of Bridgewater College and nearby James Madison University, as well as the Town of Bridgewater and local churches. Our residents and staff have much to offer, and we are thrilled when people… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Merv Wunderlich

Kid magnet. Careful driver. Volunteer chaplain to people experiencing mental illness. Quietly inspiring leader. No wonder the multifaceted Merv Wunderlich is called “Superman” by Laura Ipock Powell, BRC Director of Volunteer Services. “I do things other people cannot,” Merv explains. And thereby he makes a significant difference. One of his roles at BRC is to… Read more »

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Grove Construction Update: Model Apartment Now Open

While much of the Grove, BRC’s new Independent Living apartment building, is still very much a hardhat zone, one corner of the first floor gives an impressive glimpse of what it will be like when finished. The model apartment—a corner unit with 1,510 square feet and the Rome floor plan—has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two… Read more »

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Bridgewater Retirement Community to Participate in the Great Community Give

Bridgewater Retirement Community is participating in The Great Community Give this year to support the renovation of the Meditation Garden in Assisted Living. On April 17, everyone is encouraged to go to the Great Community Give website and donate to the Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation. We are one of several charities, causes, and nonprofit groups featured on… Read more »

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Creativity Thrives at Bridgewater

Classes, community, and spaces come together to spark the artist’s flame in Bridgewater residents. Mary Ludwick taught home economics for years until her husband’s work took him on the road. Mary decided to travel with him, which left her with time to kill while he was on the job. So, she took up painting. “I… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Shirley Steger

Twenty-six years ago, when Shirley Steger married Don and came to live on their farm near Bridgewater, she found life very different from the one she had led in Harford County, Maryland. Now she is about to return to that area just northeast of Baltimore, and she’s very excited. BRC, on the other hand, is… Read more »

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A Community at Work

Bryan Acker, a resident here at Bridgewater Retirement Community has worked with Friendship Industries for 51 years. Bryan is also an avid collector of tabs from soda cans and has collected thousands of tabs to be recycled. He sends the money he receives to charity. Neighbors of Bryan Acker toured Friendship Industries last week. His neighbors… Read more »

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