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    The Life You Save May Be Your Own: Stroke Awareness Month

    Strokes are one of the most important occurrences people should be aware of. The CDC estimates that more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke every year—and that roughly 140,000 stroke victims die. Virtually all of us know someone who will have a stroke, so knowing how to prevent and care for a stroke can be life-saving.“About one in 20 deaths in the United States is due to a stroke, but not everyone knows what to look for or how to recognize one when it occurs,” said Mira Pallotta, Executive Di...  Read More...

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    An Ounce of Prevention: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    It was a long winter here in Central Virginia, so everyone at Brandermill Woods is excited by the spring weather. Our residents may not have to worry about lawn maintenance, but they love to get out for exercise and activities. But with the sunlight and outdoor fun comes the risk of UV rays damaging our skin.   Read More...

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    Celebrating the Tenure at Brandermill Woods

    We’re always striving to provide the best experience for our residents—a vibrant community where everyone gets to know each other, enjoys a full calendar of social activities, and lives the retirement they’ve always imagined. One major key to our success is our team of professionals, from our chef to our nurses to our administrators.We believe we’ve got some of the best people in the business, many of whom have been with us for years if not decades. In fact, we recently a...  Read More...

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    5 Reasons to Choose Memory Care at Brandermill Woods

    At Brandermill Woods, we’re known for redefining retirement and building a fun and activity-rich community. We apply this same level of service and community to life at The Holly Inn—a state-of-the-art, secure, assisted living residence with staff specially trained to care for residents with severe cognitive impairments.Memory loss from dementia or Alzheimer’s can be frightening, both for the person experiencing it and their loved ones. While there is no cure for this condition, the journey can ...  Read More...

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    The Symphonic Life: Meet the Driehuys of Brandermill Woods

    One of the best parts of life at Brandermill Woods is the social scene. Our residents have lived long and fascinating lives, and make excellent companions over dinners and happy hours, book clubs and fitness classes. As an example, look no further than Leo and Henny Driehuys, a Dutch couple who recently retired to Brandermill Woods after a globetrotting life in concert music.Leo and Henny were born in the Netherlands towns of The Hague and Hilveosum, respectively, where as children they lived un...  Read More...

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    Dining at Brandermill Woods, Your Way

    Visitors and residents of Brandermill Woods Retirement Community are often surprised to find a top European executive chef and dining manager in charge of their meals. But they are even more excited when they taste the culinary delights prepared under the direction of Graham Peers.Graham, Dining Director at Brandermill Woods Retirement Community, was trained in culinary schools in Liverpool, England. He has held positions as executive chef at European hotels like the cosmopolitan Hotel St.   Read More...

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