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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One Simple Trick to Prevent the Spread of Germs

Have you ever done one of these things? come in contact with other human beings shared a razor, earrings, or toothbrush helped a child blow his or her nose tended to a sick friend entered a public bathroom or gym ridden public transportation had a tattoo or body piercings petted an animal just moved around… Read more »

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A Community of Options

A look at Independent Living at Bridgewater At Bridgewater Retirement Community, we take independent living seriously. What that means is we aim to encourage our residents’ independence and the many aspects of wellbeing. For seniors, that independence has many facets. The most obvious is independence in daily life — the freedom to focus on doing… Read more »

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Ludwick

Bill Ludwick and his wife Mary moved into Bridgewater Village almost seven years ago and engage fully in community life at BRC. He says, jokingly, “We are becoming more and more acclimated every year.” Travel and taking care of family affairs often takes them away from the Village, but that does not stop Bill from… Read more »

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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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