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    Celebrating Brandermill Woods’ First 30-Year Employee!

    The idea for Brandermill Woods—a continuing care retirement community focused on an active lifestyle for Central Virginia seniors—was born in 1986, and for more than 30 years we have been re-defining what it means to retire. Achieving this mission has only been possible because of our dedicated team—many of whom have decades of experience with us.Last month, we were thrilled to congratulate our first 30-Year Employee, Kenneth Jennings! Kenny is a porter in the Haven skilled nursing facility and ...  Read More...

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    Spring in Bloom: 5 Tips for Amateur Gardeners

    From the golden forsythia to the purple haze of red buds, evidence of warmer weather blooms all around us. Finally, spring has come to Brandermill Woods! Whether you’re a beginning gardener or a pro, opportunities abound to work in the dirt.“I love to see Brandermill Woods residents outside, enjoying the nice weather.   Read More...

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    Navigating the Move to Assisted Living: 3 Ways to Prepare

    Retirement can be a wonderful time—years to hang up your hat, put up your feet, and enjoy the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. But as we age, there comes a point where we need a little bit of extra help with day-to-day tasks.For seniors and their caregivers, the decision to move into an Assisted Living community can be challenging: When is the right time to move? What should you look for in a community?   Read More...

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    ‘Care’ Comes First in Caregiving at Brandermill Woods

    Brandermill Woods has built a strong reputation in Central Virginia for “redefining retirement”—helping residents trade in the lawn mower and gutter cleaning for a lifestyle of happy hours and lifelong learning. But as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), our job is to redefine every stage of retirement, and we do this with a razor focus on caregiving.“Caregiving encompasses a broad range, and includes everything from the family member checking in on a loved one...  Read More...

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    International Thinking Day: 5 Ways to Combat Alzheimer’s

    “Keep the mind sharp.” You hear this language as a goal for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and we certainly have it as one of our goals in the memory care center at Brandermill Woods. These diseases are progressive conditions where the mind becomes less and less sharp and memory loss takes over. While there is no known cure, there are many treatment strategies that can slow the progression and maintain quality of life for as long as possible.   Read More...

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    Make a Friend Day: Social Interaction and Aging

    In John Prine’s “Hello in There,” the singer talks about the challenges of loneliness on older age. Released in 1971, when the singer was a precocious 26 years old, the song tells the story of a couple whose children have grown up and fled the nest. In the final lines, the singer implores you to stop and say hello to seniors who might appreciate the company.The challenges of loneliness in older age are nothing new, but thankfully, today’s seniors have more options than ev...  Read More...

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