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    Jump In! 10 Reasons to Take Up Water-Aerobics

    During the hot summer months, water is not only the perfect place to play, it’s a wonderful way to work-out. As one of the most therapeutic activities you can participate in, water-aerobics provide a variety of holistic benefits.As part of our recent expansion, Brandermill Woods’ new Wellness Center offers an indoor swimming pool for water lovers. Whether it’s laps every morning, a water aerobics class or just some time relaxing in the pool, here are 10 reasons to enjoy some fu...  Read More...

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    The Mysteries of the Brain: Discover the Link Between Sound, Smell and Memories

    Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory issues affect millions of older Americans. At Brandermill Woods, we know that memory care is about more than just medication and assistance with personal needs. It’s about creating an engaging and stimulating atmosphere for our residents.To achieve this, we stay on top of the research into the science behind how the brain works, and we use the findings to help the people in our community reconnect to the special moments in their lives.   Read More...

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    5 Ways to Re-charge Your Brain for Good Mental Health

    May is Mental Health Awareness month. From genetics and neurochemistry to lifestyle and aging, there are countless variables that go into mental well-being. At Brandermill Woods, we’re particularly concerned with mental health of seniors, who are vulnerable to depression, social isolation and more.In our retirement community, we promote an active lifestyle and maintain a full calendar of social events to keep our residents engaged and in good spirits.   Read More...

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    Act FAST – Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke?

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month, so we at Brandermill Woods wanted to remind you that strokes can happen any time, at any age. It’s important to recognize the signs of a stroke, and if you see someone exhibiting those signs, act quickly to call 9-1-1.“Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, but not everyone knows the signs and symptoms,” said Mira Pallotta, Executive Director of Brandermill Woods. “The mnemonic device ‘FAST’ is easy to remember.   Read More...

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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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