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How to Stay Connected with Your Family

Loneliness is a common struggle for seniors. As we get older, we often lose close friends and family as they move town or pass away. This often means that seniors have fewer visitors to socialize with. Some seniors may also find it difficult to leave the house due to physical limitations, making it more of a challenge to find social groups or activities.

If you or a senior family member are stuck at home, then we’ve got some tips to help you stay connected with your family and friends.

Make frequent calls

A simple phone call is a great way to stay in touch and make your loved one feel cared about. Calling each other on a regular basis will help them feel connected to others and allow you both to learn about how the other is doing. If you establish a call schedule with them, then this will give them something to look forward to if they know when to expect your calls.

Video calls

If your senior family member has a PC, laptop, or smartphone, then you may also be able to make video calls. You could first call them over the phone to guide them through setting up what they need for the calls. Actually seeing each other’s faces and talking screen to screen can be an even greater way to stay connected. Seeing a familiar face can be comforting and you get to read each other’s reactions as you talk. Seeing your loved one regularly on video calls can also allow you to monitor their health based on their appearance.

Some great tools for video calling include Zoom and Skype. If you both have iPhones, then you can also use the Facetime app. If one or more of you have an Android device, then you can use the video call functions in WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Send a letter

Staying connected doesn’t all have to be about tech. Sending a letter in the mail is a nice gesture that shows that you’ve taken the time and effort to reach out to someone. It’s a more personal form of communication that can really make the recipient feel special. You could write about what you’ve been doing recently and ask them questions about themselves, encouraging them to write back. If you have young children, then you could have them draw a picture to send with the letter. I’m sure they would love to hang up pictures drawn by their grandchildren or nieces and nephews.

When we’re feeling isolated, just remember that there are ways to stay connected with those you love. If you’d like to learn more about staying social in assisted or independent living communities, then contact Bermuda Village.

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Bermuda Run Country Club

Did you know that Bermuda Village is located within the Bermuda Run Country Club? We are extremely proud of our grounds and the club and community that surrounds them. If you’re looking for a senior living community in the Piedmont Triad area, then we happily invite you to come and see us at Bermuda Village.

Where is Bermuda Run Country Club?

Bermuda Run Country Club is a gated community in North Carolina located just 10 minutes outside of Winston Salem, and you’ll find our assisted and independent living facilities within these grounds.

About the Country Club

The Bermuda Run Country Club is a welcoming community with impressive facilities. One of the favorites of the residents is the 36-hole championship golf course. Staying active certainly won’t be a problem here. There are also swimming facilities to enjoy, with an Olympic-sized pool and a lazy river. Plus, tennis courts where they offer lessons for people of all abilities. On top of that, we run a variety of classes, games, and activities in Bermuda Village, so there’s something for everyone when it comes to keeping fit and active.

The club is also home to two clubhouses with various drinks and dining options; the perfect place to host your visiting friends and family members or enjoy a bite with your neighbors. You’ll enjoy the quality and varied food menus offered here. The west dining room also has plenty of entertainment, including darts, shuffleboard, and large TV screens.

A lot of renovations have taken place recently and improvements continue to be made to make this the best possible community to live in. The Bermuda Run Country Club is a vibrant place where you’ll see people of all ages, as events are regularly held here, too. It’s a great change of scenery from your independent living apartment and provides great surroundings to live within.

With so much on your doorstep, you’ll find lots for your whole family to do when they visit you in your retirement community. Bermuda Village and the Country Club provide for all your needs as you age, with a variety of care services available when you need them. Our residents appreciate this as it means you don’t have to move to a new facility every time your needs change.

If you want to find out more about the Bermuda Run Country Club and life in Bermuda Village’s independent living, assisted living, or memory care facilities then contact us with any questions you have.

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Bermuda Village has enacted several changes because of COVID-19 – even before the Governor’s latest executive order.

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‘WE ARE JUST BEING SO WELL TAKEN CARE OF HERE’ | TRIAD SENIORS FEEL SAFE, SECURE IN THEIR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Bermuda Village, a retirement community in Davie County, has enacted several changes because of COVID-19 – even before the Governor’s latest executive order.

Author: Alma McCarty

Published: 04/10/20

BERMUDA RUN, N.C. — Thursday, Governor Cooper’s latest Executive Order detailed several different changes for essential retailer operations, unemployment claims, and nursing homes.

Some of those new measures for skilled nursing facilities include banning group dining and activities in commons areas, mandating employees to wear masks and other protective equipment, and screening people every time they enter the facility.

Many assisted living facilities across the Triad already have similar rules in place – like Bermuda Village, a retirement community serving seniors with varying needs.

The community does not have any coronavirus cases, and those living there say they are ever so grateful to the staff for helping them stay safe and positive. 

“The biggest thing is communication,” said Executive Director Kyle Jones, “Just stay communicating with the folks and telling them that we are here for them and we certainly miss them.”

Jones says, they already made safety and social distancing changes before Governor Cooper’s latest executive order. 

“This Monday we made the initiative to all staff will wear surgical masks,” he said, “I have mine right here. When I’m in the community we always wear those masks and then once we got the Governor’s order, we were already ahead of the game.”

Jones says communal meeting and dining have been suspended for some time, and staff also pick up groceries and prescriptions for residents – so they do not have to venture out of the community.

Residents like 80-year-old Carol Quinn say they couldn’t be in better care. 

“We are just being so well taken care of here,” she said. 

Although she and her husband are isolated from the rest of the community right now, Quinn says they’re not alone with staff keeping them busy with activities – over Zoom. 

“Five days a week, she is doing classes for us from her home and we do them in our home and we can see each other and speak to each other and have a wonderful time exercising,” she explained.

Other residents wished to give statements about how things are going. Here are a few:

“Residents, management and staff make up the Bermuda Village family. During the coronavirus crisis our family is looking after each other, especially the management and staff who are organized to meet our various needs as they arise and entertain us from time to time,” wrote Marv Dickerson.

“Kay and I moved to BV about two years ago and these past few weeks have proved we make the right decision. The staff has kept us informed and gone out of their way to ensure that we are safe. Meals and mail are delivered to our door and frequent contacts are made to make sure our needs are met. What a wonderful gilt to our three sons knowing we are cared for and looked after by loving staff,” wrote Tom and Kay Grant.

“Every time I see a Public Service Announcement on TV about the coronavirus, I am struck by the fact that, when they talk about “the most vulnerable,” they are talking about my neighbors and me. Knowing that should I get it, I probably would not stand a chance against this silent killer, I am extremely vigilant. Hourly, I appreciate the fact that I live in a community where the staff are diligent in seeing that all of us “most Vulnerable” are protected from this invisible bug. Helps me to sleep at night,” wrote Tom Irwin.

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