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  • February 3, 2016

    October Employee Appreciation Weeks!

    October 5-9 is National Healthcare Food Services Week, October 12-16, is Dialysis Technician Recognition Week, and October 25-30, is National Respiratory Care Week . We appreciate our employees so much, and we try to do that appreciation justice on the various weeks set aside to especially to honor them. Each appreciation week on Wednesday, the department is served a special meal including a side salad, drinks, and cupcakes provided by the facility. They also receive a gift in recognition of all their hard work and commitment to the health and comfort of our residents. Again, a huge thank you to all our specially reco... [Read more]

  • February 3, 2016

    October Employee Of The Month!

    Congratulations to Olga Ishchuk, our October Employee of the Month. Olga has been working at Bridgewater for over 15 years. As a dietary worker, she is an important part of the kitchen and it wouldn’t run the same without her. She is a wonderful asset to the team and continues to impress with her dedication and work ethic. Thank you so much for all your hard work Olga!... [Read more]

  • February 3, 2016

    Columbus Day Parade!

    On Monday October 12th, we made the journey out to Main Street, Binghamton to watch the 56th Annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival. Sixty-five of our residents enjoyed watching various high school bands from around the area as they made their way to Court Street to compete in the Mirabito Columbus Day Tournament of Bands. Each of these wonderful bands stopped and played a song right in front of our residents giving us a fabulous treat. The Northeast Bradford Jr/Sr High School band provided our residents with a little extra treat as they stopped and played two songs while they waited to perform across the bri... [Read more]

  • February 3, 2016

    September Employee Of The Month!

    Congratulations to Alfreda Folks, our October Employee of the Month! Alfreda is a CNA here at Bridgewater and she has gone above and beyond in her care of her residents. She always has a wonderful attitude and it is a joy to work with her and to watch her work with the residents. Congratulations again, Freda! We are so grateful to you for all your hard work.... [Read more]

  • February 3, 2016

    Congratulations To Our New CNA Graduates/ New CNA Class Information

    On Monday October, 5th, our latest class of 7 CNA trainees graduated from the program. We celebrated with them during a graduation ceremony the next day, where they were able to be recognized in front of their friends and family and presented with a certificate and a gift from Bridgewater. They were generous enough to provide their instructor, Kris Campbell, with a gift of their own. This is the 9th class that has gone through the program since our first class matriculated in January 2014. We are so proud of our graduates and we can not wait to embrace them into the Bridgewater family! These graduates recently took th... [Read more]

  • February 3, 2016

    Bridgewater’s 2nd Annual Antique Car Show!

    Get ready for a step back into the 50s and 60s with Bridgewater’s 2nd Annual Antique Car Show! On Thursday September 17th, Bridgewater will be hosting a car show featuring Beautiful Antique Street Rods provided by The Cruisin’ Buddies and Triple City Street Rods car clubs. The day will be “fully-loaded” with fun! We are cruisin’ back in time to the 50s and 60s. Ladies, that means its time to dust off your poodle skirts, pedal-pushers, and saddle shoes. Gents, you are in on this too! Time to bring out the ringer t-shirts, leather jackets, and horn rimmed glasses. But wait! The cars won’t be the only a... [Read more]

  • February 3, 2016

    Beth Baumgartel: August Employee Of The Month!

    Congratulations, Beth, for a well deserved Employee of the Month Award!!! Beth has been a therapist on the ventilator unit for more than three years and brings a great deal of experience with her. She is an invaluable resource for the staff, not only on all respiratory matters, but also as a caring and compassionate care giver to our residents. A big thank you for all that you do, as you go above and beyond in your duties here at Bridgewater!!!... [Read more]

  • February 3, 2016

    Three Generation Legacy At Bridgewater

    It’s a pretty common thing here at Bridgewater to hear that two of our workers are related to each other. We have siblings, cousins, and even cross generational staff members working together. But now, my friends, we have entered some unchartered territory. For the first time in Bridgewater history three generations are working together in the facility: Sally, Community Life Leader of 3B; her daughter, Jennifer, unit manager of 3B; and her granddaughter, Rose, a Community Life Float. The one to begin the legacy was Jenn. She started as an aide while she was in nursing school, and when she graduated, she decided t... [Read more]

  • February 3, 2016

    Sunshine Olympics: Cookie And Trivia Contests – 8/19/15

    Bridgewater residents recently participated in the Sunshine Cookie Olympics at Hilltop Care Center. They made Chocolate Mint Cookies, a delicious combination of cocoa powder and Andes mint pieces. The cookies were wonderful and, while they didn’t win, they put up a good effort. Take from someone who ate too many, they were definitely a first place cookie and the judging was clearly skewed against us. ???? The team did, however, place third in Trivia, a feat never before accomplished by a Bridgewater team at these Olympics. So, where we lacked in baking skills (or were erroneously underscored), we made up for in s... [Read more]

  • January 31, 2016

    New Monthly Family Council Meeting

    Bridgewater is happy to announce that we have started a monthly Family Council meeting. Any and all family members, friends, and loved ones of a resident are welcome to join. This will be a time for family members to come and discuss any concerns or to voice opinions on various subjects with each other and with Bridgewater staff. The first meeting was held on January 26th. The purpose of this month’s meeting was to introduce families to the administrator and various facility staff as well as to educate families on what we are doing here at Bridgewater to improve quality of care throughout the year. Kurt Apthorpe, th... [Read more]