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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Betty Caricofe

Betty has spent the last two years volunteering as president of the BRC Village Residents Association. She is also very involved in other areas. She volunteers in Cottage Gifts and is the person responsible for ordering the selection of beautiful greeting cards.

She and her husband are volunteers for the meal delivery program in Independent Living, delivering lunchtime meals once a week. Her other interests include singing in the Village choir, performing with the line dancing group and participating in the book club.

A big thanks to Betty for all she does for BRC!

Read more about Betty here:
www.brcliving.org/2019/12/volunteer-spotlight-betty-caricofe/
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Big thanks to this crew from Bridgewater College for volunteering today to help clean up our Assisted Living library! ...

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Our independent living options allow you to have a living space that suits you. Our private, maintenance-free residences include garden and courtyard apartments, ranch- or Cape Cod-style paired cottages and single-family cottages. Each style offers its own unique features and views. We invite you to make yourself at home by furnishing and decorating your home in your style.

Learn more about our Independent Living Options on our website here: www.brcliving.org/living-options/independent-living/
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Find out how a setback led Janina Greene to a new home and an opportunity to give back to the Resident Care Endowment Fund (RCEF).

Read Janina's story here:
www.brcliving.org/2019/12/janinas-holiday-gift/
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Many people make the mistake of thinking that retirement communities are too expensive. In reality, the cost of living at Bridgewater Retirement Community compares very favorably with the cost of maintaining your own home. Depending upon the residence and contract you choose, many things that you pay for now, such as utilities, insurance, home maintenance costs and property taxes, may be covered by your monthly fee. ...

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