Staff Report

The Bridges Retirement Community recently celebrated its seventh anniversary with a special evening affair for residents, family, friends, and staff. To further the excitement of the night, the Just Two Duo performed music from the 40s, 50s and 60s. “We have a wonderful community of residents, family and staff. We all feel blessed to be part of The Bridges family”, states Donna Steiermann, Executive Director at The Bridges.

The Bridges opened its doors in October 2009 and have since grown to over 90 assisted living and memory care residents. Residents enjoy a variety of activities, wellness programs, social events and sharing meals with friends.  According Carole Fluhart, whose sister resides at The Bridges, “I have found The Bridges to be a community full of energy and activities. I particularly like their wonderful music program, which I know to be so beneficial to the well-being of people of all ages. I have peace of mind knowing that my family member is well-taken care of and is experiencing excellent quality of life.”

The Bridges Retirement Community is located at 11202 Dewhurst Dr. in Riverview and is dedicated to providing health care and housing for the elderly.

The Bridges Retirement Community Hosts Mind Boost Workshop

Our brains are powerful and even more so when we understand how our brains work and what we can do to improve our memory. The Mind Boost workshop, held on Tuesday, November 10 from 3- 5 p.m., will provide information on normal changes in memory, how memory works, steps to improve memory and memory exercises. Anna Lively, National Board Certified and Licensed Mental Health Counselor will facilitate the program, which is sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. The workshop, held at The Bridges, 11350 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview, is $5 to attend and includes refreshments and workshop materials. Call Janet at 413-8900 to reserve your seat.

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