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    Our Volunteers Are Worth a Fortune

    As an organization, we’re all about community. We’re dedicated to providing an active and exciting retirement community for our residents—and we’re proud to play a role in making Central Virginia a great place to live, work and play.“For communities to succeed, you need volunteers to help keep things running,” said Kathy Babbitt, communications coordinator for Brandermill Woods. “For National Volunteers Month, we held a special luncheon to say thank you ...  Read More...

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    10 Ways to Boost Your Spring Cleaning

    In addition to flowers and sunshine, spring is traditionally a time for giving your house a good cleaning and de-cluttering. Not only can it help you relieve stress in the short run, keeping your house clean and organized will help you later in life when you’re ready to downsize.While retirement and senior living communities often offer spacious living, they typically have a smaller footprint than the single-family home where you raise children. Plus, clean and de-cluttered homes sell easi...  Read More...

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    Celebrating Women’s History: 5 Remarkable Women Who Empower

    March is National Women’s History Month — a time to reflect on the important role women have played in American history and the impact they have made on our culture. From Abigail Adams to Maya Angelou, women have made an indelible impact on the world around us and continue to lead the United States toward the next frontier.“We’ve come a long way in our country, but our history books and executive offices are still largely full of men,” said Mira Pallotta, Executive ...  Read More...

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    Taste the Rainbow: 7 Colorful Foods to Improve Your Diet

    As just about every health professional will tell you, diet and exercise are the two pillars of a healthy life. That’s why at Brandermill Woods we work hard to make sure our community members have access to top-notch fitness and dining options. In fact, our recent expansion includes a Wellness Center with a new fitness room and pool as well as a casual dining bistro with delicious made-to-order meals.But, as our Dining Director Graham Peers will tell you, a balanced diet has to hit both no...  Read More...

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    Get Creative - 10 Creative DIY Projects to Engage your Brain & Relieve Stress

    It’s not easy to stay productive during the cold, bitter months of winter. But an afternoon craft project and a little creative ambience can do wonders to stave off seasonal affective disorder. DIY projects and simple creative exercise are great ways to relieve stress and improve quality of life.Below are 10 projects to get your creative juices flowing and liven up your life.   Read More...

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    5 Ways to Nurture Your Relationship

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and hopefully you remembered to do something nice for your significant other – flowers, an act of kindness, a nice dinner.It’s important to take time out of the hustle and bustle to nurture your relationship with a special moment, but as anyone who has been married for a long time knows, it takes more than roses once a year to maintain a strong relationship.At Brandermill Woods, we have a number of residents who have been married for many year...  Read More...

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