Christmas at Bridgewater Retirement Community

Join us and share in the Christmas spirit You are invited to join us and celebrate this magical time of the year. Come see and share in the Christmas spirit here at Bridgewater Retirement Community as the community is filled with joy in the air. We would love for you to join us at one… Read more »

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Bridgewater Retirement Community Announces Campus Expansion and Renovation

Bridgewater Retirement Community’s Board announces plans for a new expansion and renovation project.  Rodney Alderfer, President, announced today that Nielsen Construction Company was awarded the construction contract, which is to begin immediately.  The project includes the new construction of two large buildings on the campus as well as the renovation of two existing buildings. The… Read more »

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Bridgewater named as one of “10 Most Successful Cities in Virginia.”

Zippia.com has compiled a list of the most successful cities in Virginia, based on household income, poverty level, and unemployment. Bridgewater, which finished seventh, was the only locality outside of Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads in the top 10. Bridgewater’s population of 5,812 make this such a vibrant place to live!

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Cottage Gifts: Volunteers Needed

Cottage Gifts has a NEW look, NEW merchandise and is seeking some NEW volunteers. Cottage Gifts is currently recruiting volunteers for Cashier, Display Setup and Advertising Helpers.  If any of these opportunities interest you please contact, Laura Ipock Powell at 540-828-2682 or Lipock@brcliving.org

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Thanksgiving at Bridgewater: In Good Company

The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and the other winter holidays are a time for food, family, and togetherness. For over fifty years, Bridgewater Retirement Community has provided care not only for our residents’ physical needs, but their social and mental needs as well. Bridgewater’s mission to provide an engaging lifestyle… Read more »

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The Power Of Music In Dementia Care

This article was provided by Ellen Phipps is a gerontologist; vice president of programs and public policy for Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter; and author of The Connections Activity Program for Persons with Dementia. Almost daily, in my work and leisure, I am reminded of the transformative power of music. Whether sitting at… Read more »

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8 things to know about the influenza vaccine

Take care of yourself by getting your flu shot! Winter is coming. That means shorter days, snow (we hope!), and holiday cheer. It also, unfortunately, means flu season. It’s no secret that influenza (the real “flu,” not what many people call “the flu,” which is just a bad cold) affects seniors more seriously than other… Read more »

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Major renovations bring energy to Hearthstone Manor

New Life for an Old Building The saying goes, “everything old is new again.” We’ve seen swing dancing, bell bottoms and popped collars all return to popularity. Now Bridgewater Retirement Community is giving new life to a favorite apartment building within the community: Hearthstone Manor. “We felt it was time to renovate Hearthstone Manor,” says… Read more »

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What You Need to Know About Upcoming Changes to Nutrition Labels

Nutrition Labels Changing next year… Watch the national news. So, who knew that an occasional Snickers bar is really two sneaky bars in one wrapper?  Don’t believe it? Look at the portion size listed on the wrapper, and when you “eat the whole thing” multiply the calories by two. Yipes!  And a bigger insult, a… Read more »

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