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10/20/2021 | By Seniors Guide Staff

According to Bernice

My day at Bridgewater Retirement Community begins with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If there’s tai chi outdoors, I’ll join in. Otherwise, I’ll go for a walk and enjoy the fresh Shenandoah Valley air on one of the flat walking paths on campus. After that, I’ll enjoy breakfast at one of the several dining venues – maybe the Gardenside Café if the weather is nice. That’s when I usually meet up with my friends, catch up, and discuss what we’ll do that day. Some days, it’s an art class. Other days we’ll be blessed with students from Bridgewater College (which is literally right next door). We may go for a bike ride around the town of Bridgewater, with its charming Main Street and many parks.

After lunch at The Junction, the men in our group might disappear to the wood shop or the golf course. (One thing they won’t be doing is mowing the lawn or struggling with leaves in the gutter – BRC’s amazing landscaping team takes care of that!) The rest of us will exercise our creative spirits with painting or load up on the BRC bus and go shopping. Or I might visit with Paul and Mary-Grace in their cottage. Before dinner, I like to read in the courtyard. Then it’s time for dinner. I always choose the formal-yet-friendly Custer Room. It feels great to be pampered and served restaurant-style food. Chef Andy is a genius!

There’s never a lack of fun, engaging things to do. The activities team here organizes outings to professional venues nearby, as well as on-campus activities. My kids used to worry about me being alone. While I do enjoy my quiet time, I’m never truly alone, with friendly team members always close by. And friends! Bridgewater Retirement Community is my special slice of heaven.

Seniors Guide Staff

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