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    Water Works: Stay Hydrated This Summer

    Late spring in Central Virginia recently had an unusual early heat wave with a week of 90-degree sweltering. These long hot days of summer might be good for backyard barbecues and lazy afternoons by the swimming pool, but they also pose myriad dangers, including the risk of skin cancer, heat stroke, and dehydration.When it comes to dehydration, there’s a miraculous chemical compound that can help: dihydrogen monoxide. Now, in some corners of the internet you might find paranoia about this chemic...  Read More...

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    5 Tips for Successful Spring Cleaning

    Spring is a time of renewal…lengthening days, flowers in bloom, greening lawns, yard sales, and outdoor activities. Perhaps because of this sense of renewal and energy—or maybe just the scrim of pollen that accumulates in April—spring is also the traditional time to give your home a good cleaning and de-cluttering.Seniors at Brandermill Woods enjoy our housekeeping services and maintenance-free exterior care so they can focus on enjoying the retirement lifestyle they’ve always wanted. But for th...  Read More...

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    Strokes Strike Fast. You Should, Too. What to Know for Stroke Awareness Month

    Imagine you’re out at dinner with some friends or your extended family. Everyone is having a good time—telling stories, laughing, catching up. Then someone at the end of the table gets a curious look on her face.   Read More...

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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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