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    4 Fall Planting Tips – Plus 1 Tip for Your Spring Garden

    Enjoying a maintenance-free lifestyle is one of the major benefits of moving into a retirement community like Brandermill Woods. No more wrestling with the lawn mower in the summer, the leaf blower in the fall, and the snow shovel in the winter. No more schedules of fertilizer, over-seeding and aeration.   Read More...

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    Screening Saves Lives: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    We’re in the retirement business at Brandermill Woods, but a big part of helping people achieve the retirement they’ve always dreamed of means providing health care and health resources—not only to our residents, but to their loved ones and our greater community here in Richmond, Virginia.That’s why we’re excited to promote October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. According to BreastCancer.org, one in eight women in the United St...  Read More...

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    Activities to Get You Going at Brandermill Woods

    We all may have finished with school long ago, but there’s something about coming off of Labor Day that kicks off that old back-to-school feeling. With any luck, we’re all rested and recharged after the summer, and we have a few months here in the fall before the busy holiday season arrives.At Brandermill Woods, our mantra is “Redefine Retirement.” One thing that means to us is that you never stop learning, growing and improving yourself to make the most out of life in every season. We work hard...  Read More...

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    A Celebration of Classical Music Month

    September is “Classical Music Month,” a time to celebrate artistic excellence in music. The time correlates to the start of a new school year (with its accompanying recitals and concerts) and a new season at the symphony.Here at Brandermill Woods, we love Classical Music Month both because of the power of the music and because of the health benefits listening to classical music provides—particularly to seniors. Health benefits include:Physical Wellbeing.   Read More...

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    5 Summer Gardening Tips for People Lacking a Green Thumb

    To those in the know, gardening is one of life’s true pleasures: a chance to commune with the natural world, work steadily and in tune with the seasons, and see the fruits of your labor slowly emerge. Perhaps nothing is more satisfying than the first bite of a tomato you grew yourself, or being able to toss a little basil into a pasta.But what if you don’t have a green thumb? What if that herb garden always seems to wilt, or the flowerbeds never bloom?   Read More...

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    5 Ways to Stay Cool in Summer’s Second Wave

    The first wave of summer may have peaked with several 100+ degree days in July, but here in Central Virginia, we usually see a second wave of heat that lingers long past Labor Day. While we enjoy having four seasons, the last gasp of summer heat can grow tedious—and it poses a special danger to seniors who might over-exert themselves and overheat. Until the mild days of autumn arrive, here are five tips to help you stay safe:1.   Read More...

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