A Great Start for 2019

The Building Connections Campaign exceeds fundraising goal Two years. Over $3,500,000. More than 250 gifts. Exceeding our goal of $3.2 million by 9%. By any measure, Bridgewater Retirement Community’s latest capital fundraising project was a rousing success. But numbers tell only part of the story. The Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation quietly launched The Building Connections Campaign… Read more »

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Bridgewater Gives Every Month: Introducing BRC Community Connections

As Bridgewater Retirement Community gives thanks for the generous gifts we receive, we also want to highlight the ways we give back. BRC Community Connections is a program that not only does great work, it also develops connections with the greater Bridgewater-Harrisonburg community. Each month brings a different opportunity for team members, residents, and future… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Roma Jo Thompson

After decades of service to others in the U.S. and around the world, no one would have faulted Roma Jo Thompson for giving it a rest and focusing only on herself in her retirement. But that’s not who she is. Having joined Bridgewater Retirement Community in 2007 with her husband Jan, Roma Jo volunteers for… Read more »

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Free Nurse Aide Training Opportunity

Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC) provides training opportunities at no charge for individuals to earn their certification as a nurse aide, (CNA). The CNA course is offered to individuals who are eligible for employment and have a desire to work at BRC. Course length is 120 hours in total, which includes 80 classroom hours, and 40… Read more »

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You did it! The Building Connections Campaign Surpassed Its Goal

Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation is excited to announce that the Building Connections Campaign surpassed its goal of $3.2 million. By the end of 2018, $3.5 million was raised to support the expansion and renovation of Assisted Living, the addition of a new Memory Support House and the Resident Care Endowment Fund. Gifts from donors, residents, team… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce Wampler

She takes the lead in organizing the Bridgewater Home Auxiliary’s nine fundraising lunches each year, each serving 180-200 people. It’s a lot of work for Joyce Wampler and her fellow volunteers, but the delicious result is happily appreciated by the many repeat customers. All told, the lunches brought in more than $9,000 in the past… Read more »

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Construction Update – December 2018

If the Grove looks like a big plastic bubble right now there is a reason for that. Nielsen, the construction company for this project, is keeping the temperature at 40 degrees for bricking and putting EIFS (a stucco-like, multi-layered exterior finish) on the outside of the building. The plastic and butane heaters also lower moisture… Read more »

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‘Tis the Season at Bridgewater

Ho ho ho! The holiday season is upon us! And here at Bridgewater, the festivities have already begun. Bridgewater Retirement Community has many longstanding holiday traditions to bring light and joy to midwinter. As usual, our people and families are at the center of all of them. Decking the Halls The first can’t-miss sign of… Read more »

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10 Holiday Safety Tips

Bridgewater Retirement Community wants everyone to have a safe and wonderful holiday season, so we are sharing these holiday safety tips with you. Please don’t let decorations start a fire. A little precaution and time to check decorations before you use them will prevent many accidents. Inspect decorations for damaged sockets, loose or bare wires, and… Read more »

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Things To Be Thankful For

Gratitude is something we should practice every day. Feeling grateful for what we have (rather than grousing about what we don’t have) has been shown to increase physical and mental well-being and even improve sleep. However, we’re especially thankful this month, as Thanksgiving reminds all Americans to stop a moment and take stock of our… Read more »

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