Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation

Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation (BHFI) was established in 1983 to raise funds to support the mission of Bridgewater Retirement Community. Our central focus is residents who have exhausted their financial resources. BHFI provides funding for resident care, capital and non-capital needs, and special projects as directed by the board of directors. The Foundation is an autonomous operating organization governed by a separate board of dire­ctors to guide fundraising efforts.

Over the years, BHFI has raised funds for special projects such as the Memory Support House, the Wampler Wing of the Assisted Living Center, and most recently the addition and renovations to the Huffman Health Center. Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated and will benefit the residents of Bridgewater Retirement Community.

Other Giving Opportunities­

The Annual Fund is composed of unrestricted gifts to Bridgewater HealthCare Foundation. Annual Fund contributions allow Bridgewater Retirement Community the flexibility to designate funds where they are most needed, whether it is for employee education, transportation, activities, or resident programming.

The Resident Care Endowment Fund (RCEF) assists residents who have outlived their financial resources.  Approximately one-third of residents in the Assisted Living and Huffman Health Centers have exhausted their personal funds. This endowment supports Bridgewater Home so it may continue to care for these residents for the rest of their lives.

The Pastoral Care Endowment Fund (PCEF) is used for the operation and maintenance of Lantz Chapel and to support our Pastoral Care Program.

The Team Member Relief Fund is a way to provide financial support for team members in time of personal or family emergency.

Easter Basket – Each year, personalized Easter baskets are distributed to approximately 200 residents in the Assisted Living and Huffman Health Centers. Fifth-graders from John Wayland Elementary School interview residents to determine what they would like in their baskets, then deliver the baskets to the same residents the week before Easter.