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Alzheimer’s Walk

Please join us this Saturday, October 21st from 9:30am-11:00am at the Rockingham Co. Fair Grounds for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

BRC has already donated the funds for our team, therefore we invite you to join us for the WALK. If you would like to sign up to walk please contact Candise Williams at 828-6197.
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The Power Of Music In Dementia Care - Music is no longer a performance in that context. It’s a service. Learn more: www.brcliving.org/2017/10/power-music-dementia-care/ ...

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Freaky Friday Feature
Tomorrow is Friday the 13th.
Just the right time to stop by Cottage Gifts and
pick up some of our great Halloween items.
Also on sale, Virginia Diner Peanuts
$1.00 off each can bought before Oct. 31.

Come see all the wonderful things in our
newly renovated shop.
Cottage Gifts Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Saturday Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players held a workshop. Saturday evening workshop participants, residents and guests enjoyed a Dulcimer concert in Maple Terrace. The guest performer was workshop leader Bill Collins, who entertained by playing and singing a wide variety of music, including Turlough O’Carolan tunes, Icelandic melodies, Celtic tunes, jigs and his original work.
Bill lives in Wilmington, DE, but cherishes visits to our Valley and chances to hike and camp in Shenandoah National Park.
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From the Blog

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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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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The Oasis: New Outdoor Gathering Area Complete The Oasis, the new outdoor gathering area on the Bridgewater Retirement Community campus is being enjoyed by many.  If you have not been on our campus recently we suggest that you come and join us this Fall to get to know “The Oasis”! The 2000 square foot open-air... Read more »

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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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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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