The Joy of Holidays at Bermuda Village

The Joy of Holidays at Bermuda Village 2023

Bermuda Village rolls out a festive carpet for its residents during the holiday season, bringing forth an array of amenities and services. The Village Clubhouse becomes a centerpiece of joy, beautifully adorned with holiday decorations, creating a cozy atmosphere for residents to gather and share in the holiday spirit. Our dining services offer special holiday menus, transforming meals into culinary celebrations.

Residents can also participate in on-site holiday celebrations and camaraderie. Our transportation service provides convenient access to nearby cultural events, ensuring everyone can partake in the season’s festivities. Bermuda Village strives to create a memorable holiday experience, blending comfort, celebration, and community spirit.

Festive Season Delights: Join Us for Exciting Events in Our Village!

Join us in our village for a festive season filled with exciting events! Prepare for the Village Voices Annual Holiday Concert, a magical evening of enchanting melodies. Next, take advantage of the Annual Employee/Resident Christmas Gift Fund Party, where we celebrate and spread joy. Lace-up your shoes for the Holly Jolly Walk, a delightful stroll filled with laughter and cheer. Experience the dazzling Tanglewood Festival of Lights, a mesmerizing display that will leave you in awe. Lastly, we have a special visit from Cooleemee Elementary, where the spirit of the season comes alive. Mark your calendars and make lasting memories at these fantastic events!

Exciting Cultural Events Near Bermuda Village: Music and Theater Delights for the Holiday Season

Bermuda Village is fortunate to be near many captivating cultural events. Among these, one of the most anticipated highlights is the “Christmas Wrapped in Brass” concert by the renowned NC Brass Band, held at the esteemed Salem College. This festive musical extravaganza guarantees to captivate audiences with the resounding melodies of brass instruments, imbuing the air with the joyous spirit of the holiday season.

For enthusiasts of the performing arts, The Little Theatre presents the timeless masterpiece “A Christmas Carol” at the prestigious Hanesbrand Theatre. This heartwarming tale, brought to life by a talented ensemble of actors, transports spectators to the enchanting world of Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey of redemption. It is an absolute must-see for those in search of holiday cheer and timeless storytelling. These are just a few of the remarkable events awaiting you near Bermuda Village. Explore our calendar for a comprehensive list of experiences that await.

Creating a Supportive Environment for Seniors during the Holidays

We are deeply aware that holidays can evoke feelings of nostalgia and sometimes loneliness, particularly for seniors who have experienced the loss of loved ones or are distanced from family. At Bermuda Village, we strive to ensure that no one feels alone during this time. Within our community, we foster a supportive and caring environment that embraces the spirit of the season.

Our bustling holiday activities are thoughtfully designed to bring warmth and companionship to every resident. From joyful gatherings and festive decorations to heartwarming traditions and engaging programs, we go the extra mile to create an inclusive and uplifting atmosphere.

Whether it’s sharing stories, creating new memories, or simply enjoying the company of others, our residents find solace and connection in the bonds they form with fellow community members. Together, we celebrate the joys of the season, providing comfort and support to one another.

The Joy of Togetherness: Celebrating the Holiday Season at Bermuda Village

At Bermuda Village, we’re more than just a senior living community; we’re a close-knit family that cherishes every moment of celebration, laughter and shared happiness. As the year draws to a close, we extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. May the magic and wonder of the season fill your hearts with joy, peace, and lasting memories.


Winston-Salem Voted Among the Best Places to Retire

When older adults begin to evaluate where to retire, they often look to family and friends for advice. However, it can also be beneficial to search for the best cities to retire near; in fact, they may be just around the corner. 

One such city receiving positive national attention just so happens to be Winston-Salem, a city located less than 10 minutes away from our own Bermuda Village. What makes this city such a special retirement destination, and where does it rank? Read more about these rankings and find out in our breakdown below.

Winston-Salem: A Top Place to Retire

According to a recent article, Forbes magazine and SmartAsset have both named Winston-Salem among their top picks for retirees, with Forbes placing the city in their top 25 list and SmartAsset ranking it as number 14 on its 2022 list for best cities for an early retirement.

Why has Winston-Salem achieved these high rankings? The article states that it’s because of:

  • • The range of great healthcare facilities
  • • A low cost of living and a low median home price
  • • High quality of life 
  • • Proximity to higher education, like Salem College, Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts 
  • • No state estate tax or income tax on Social Security 

Winston-Salem also received high marks on its air quality, moderate weather, livability and senior care.

This Isn’t Winston-Salem’s First Rodeo

It’s important to note this isn’t the first time Winston-Salem has received such great rankings. In the past, the article states that Winston-Salem has been voted:

  • • 7th Best Place to Retire by U.S. News & World Report in 2020
  • • 6th on’s 25 Best Places to Retire listing in 2012
  • • 11th Best U.S. Retirement Option in 2012 by CBS News

These rankings truly speak to how wonderful our local area is for older adults while inspiring us to ensure our area’s retirement lifestyles keep getting better.

Why Do Bermuda Village Residents Love Winston-Salem?

Bermuda Village residents cherish living in this area, and it’s easy to see why. Being near a metropolitan area with a small-town feel, residents can have the best of both worlds – all while enjoying life in our retirement community. 

Discover all the ways our location and community can enhance your retirement experience below.

Intergenerational Activities

According to the article, higher education, lower cost of living, lower taxes, housing costs, an active cultural scene, and more had a profound effect on the number of young professionals moving to the area. 

As the article states, many young professionals, as well as retirees, are looking for similar opportunities within their lifestyle, so it makes sense that Winston-Salem would be a good fit. 

This mix of generations in the area allows for more collaboration, interaction, and opportunities to learn from one another. For example, Bermuda Village residents may volunteer to share their knowledge and experiences with young professionals, allowing them to benefit from their advice and life lessons. 

At the same time, residents can benefit from young professionals by learning new skills and gaining new perspectives they may not have considered. 

Cultural Opportunities

There are a range of cultural events, programs and activities to enjoy in Winston-Salem, and our residents delight in taking advantage of these opportunities. Some of these include:

  • Winston-Salem Symphony
  • • Sporting events
  • • Festivals and fairs
  • • Art exhibits
  • • Theater performances and concerts
  • • Book clubs and trivia
  • • Outdoor art tours
  • Craft Draft Crawl
  • • Lifelong learning

Living at Bermuda Village not only puts you close to cultural opportunities in the Winston-Salem metro area; it also puts you right in the heart of all that goes on within our community, including:

  • • Social events like cocktail and coffee hours, live music, and parties
  • • Card groups and game clubs offering bridge, poker and more
  • • Fitness classes and sports
  • • Educational pursuits, like our Lifelong Learning Program affiliated with Wake Forest University and our Bermuda Village College series
  • • Trips to cultural performances and to experience the arts
  • • Groups that cater to a wide variety of hobbies and interests

If you’re looking for a living option that puts you near everything you enjoy while expanding your experiences, the Winston-Salem area and Bermuda Village might be a great place to start.

Delicious Dining

Throughout Winston-Salem, there are a plethora of dining options to meet different tastes, preferences and moods. Whether you want to travel the world without ever leaving Winston-Salem with regional and international dining, grab some pizza with friends, catch up over coffee or cocktails, or enjoy delectable desserts, you’ll find almost everything you’re looking for – just like in any world-class city.

At Bermuda Village, residents enjoy delicious dining right on campus as well. With lunch in the Atrium Pub or dinner in the Crystal Dining Room, our diverse menus and buffets please the palate. Those who are members of Bermuda Run Country Club can delight in spectacular meals there, or you can simply explore Winston-Salem’s options.

Outdoor Activities

There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Winston-Salem. In fact, according to the Road Runners Club of America, Winston-Salem is a “Runner Friendly Community.” However, that’s not all Winston-Salem has to offer outdoor adventurers. Try some of these activities that will please those of every interest.

  • • Relax with friends and family in local parks, or spend the day with grandchildren at our nearby playgrounds.
  • • Take a history or ghost tour.
  • • Become a member of Bermuda Run Country Club, right beside Bermuda Village, and play some golf.
  • • Take horseback riding lessons.
  • • Tour our local gardens.

Living at Bermuda Village puts you close to golf courses, gardens and parks, and our community also offers beautiful outdoor spaces. 

  • • Try shuffleboard or enjoy friendly competition with croquet.
  • • Take a book and read in our beautiful Japanese Garden. 
  • • Enjoy the beauty of nature and see the fruits of your labor in our community garden. 
  • • Talk a walk throughout our community.

With so many things to do, there is sure to be an outdoor activity you enjoy.


According to Forbes, the healthcare in Winston-Salem is high quality, with a high ratio of physicians per capita. This becomes increasingly important for older adults, as they may need access to these services and additional care.

Our area is well known for quality healthcare, and so is Bermuda Village. Offering care solutions for older adults, including Independent Living, Supportive Care, Skilled Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation, our team will work together to promote health and enhance happiness for our residents.

We also bring in experts from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, giving residents access to geriatricians who can oversee care and provide home visits.

No matter what level of care you or a loved one requires, you will receive a personalized care plan, enjoy a range of activities to meet interests, and have the security of support from a dedicated care team.

A Prime Location Where People Retire; Lifestyles Don’t

To learn more about our location and lifestyle, contact the team at Bermuda Village. We would be happy to share additional information about what residents enjoy most about living near Winston-Salem, as well as why they chose Bermuda Village.


The Power of a Strong, Loving Community

As we age and transition into the new lifestyle associated with retirement, there is always a level of worry on both sides. A change this big affects both the senior and immediate family directly. Whether it’s the worry of losing independence, fearing the unknown, or the anxiety associated with ensuring your parents are properly and lovingly cared for, we at Bermuda Village want to ensure all possible unknowns are communicated and taken care of.

As we transition into the new year, we want to take a moment to step back and reflect on all the wonderful moments and memories we have had with our residents. During this past year, we have been honored to be completely transparent with our residents and their families in regard to COVID-19, in order to restore each families’ tight knit connection. Additionally, we have continued to provide services and amenities that are second to none. We are proud to offer our residents a flexible and elegant community where comfort and an enhanced quality of life are our top priorities.

“The feeling of new beginnings associated with the new year is incredibly exciting for me and our residents,” says Kyle Jones, Executive Director of Bermuda Village. “I, personally, love taking advantage of new opportunities as well as reflecting on past accomplishments. My goal is to always give our residents the best version of myself and our team is constantly checking in to ensure they do the same. When looking back on 2020, I can’t help but think about celebrations, such as turning 100 years old.”

“I am so excited to share a letter we have recently received from their six children: Pat, Doug, Bruce, Donna, Dan and Craig,” says Kyle “Give yourself a few minutes to read the wonderful, loving words the Rogers children wrote for their mother Betty’s 100th birthday.”

Tribute to Bermuda Village Lifestyle and Care Retirement Community

December 4, 2020 – Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Rogers turned 100 years old.

Mom was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky and at the age of two, moved with her parents to Warren, Ohio. There she grew up, met and married Richard (Dick) Rogers and together they raised a family of six children, contributed to the community serving on boards, in the schools and were active members of First Presbyterian Church. They enjoyed a rich and active life with family and friends in Warren for over 70 years.

Twenty-five years or so ago, Betty and Dick decided to retire at Bermuda Village. They had enjoyed playing golf and vacationing at Tanglewood and decided the active lifestyle and progressive care options Bermuda Village offered would serve them well for the rest of their lives. And it has!

Our parents have enjoyed, used and needed every aspect of the lifestyle offered at Bermuda Village. They were in their mid-70s when they first arrived and enjoyed golf, bridge, volunteering in the community, sponsored excursions and nearly all of the amenities supported by caring staff. They also made countless friends, were active in the Clemmons Presbyterian Church and enjoyed the dining options available to them. They loved having tickets to the Crosby Golf Tournament and were thrilled when Arnold Palmer showed up to play.

As their kids, at times it felt like we almost had to make appointments to see our parents because they were so busy with social activities. But then as time passed, Dad’s health began to decline due to Parkinson’s disease. He still enjoyed playing bridge until he no longer could follow the cards. We saw how kindly the staff treated him when he could no longer remember names or walk to the dining room. 

For at least three years, he struggled, and Mom struggled along with him, not easily accepting that the man she had married was no longer able to care for himself. Finally, when caring for him became too much for her, they were able to move into Assisted Living. There, Mom received all the help she needed caring for dad and getting the daily interaction and emotional support from staff she needed until he died at the age of 90+ on February 14, 2010. Mind you, we, her children, were there to support them the whole time, but their daily needs were met by Bermuda Village qualified and caring staff.

We had a lovely funeral in the large living room that was filled to capacity. A wine and cheese reception followed that my father would have been pleased to attend. During this time, as their adult children, we realized that just as we and their friends mourned the loss of our father, so did the staff who had cared for and actively participated in the lives of our parents for 15 years.

Mom could have sunk into depression and given up, but that was not her style. Instead, she moved back into her condo, spent some time grieving and then got back into life volunteering at church, attending the symphony, playing bridge and mahjong, dining with the Blue Shirt Ladies, tending her garden and enjoying life with friends at Bermuda Village and spending holidays and special occasions with us. She also became very close to Allen Rethmier and Bev Cupsky, who had lost their spouses about the same time that she did. These friendships would grow and add zest to her life until Allen passed at the age of 98. Bev remains one of her lasting friends.

At age 95, Mom fell and broke her leg. After surgery, she spent three months in the health center recovering. We would come to visit her, wheel her up to her condo in a wheelchair to get a few things or to just let her sit in her home, which she loved. This gave her energy to get well so she could get back home and back into life. Because of the great care she received and her amazing will, she recovered fully and got back into her condo and living life among friends. Sometime after that, she quit going to the fitness classes and her energy waned. She began using a walker and became more comfortable staying in her condo. After a few falls, we realized that she needed more care, but she was not ready for full Assisted Living, so we opted for the Enhanced Living option. There were several times when a CNA or other staff helped her after she had fallen, ensured she got to the health center for appointments or helped her set up for bridge gatherings in her home. These, mostly ladies, cared for our mother day in and out. They encouraged her and treated her with respect, even when she repeated herself countless times, and became like members of her family to her. As her memory slipped more and more, we watched as they took it in stride and never scolded or treated her with anything other than unconditional love. What a blessing this option was for her and for us.

When COVID-19 came crashing into our lives in March, we were grateful to be able to slip in the back door of her condo for visits and to take her home with us for dinners or stay for a few days. We can only imagine the extra work and concern the staff has endured during this time. But Bermuda Village has had an outstanding record of keeping the virus at bay when other congregate living sites have seen widespread outbreaks. This is quite a testimony to the care and professionalism of all of the staff members.

So, until a few weeks ago, we were planning some sort of family gathering to celebrate mom turning 100. We had reserved rooms and cottages at Tanglewood Park for her kids and grandkids, and even reserved a dining room at Bermuda Run Country Club for a special dinner.  Those plans came crashing down when mom fell in late October and broke her knee badly. After surgery and several days in the hospital, she was able to move into a lovely room in the rehab center. But all of a sudden, COVID-19 restrictions applied to us and our ability to see her.  The staff has been most accommodating helping us set up window visits and ensuring she gets the special things we bring her. She is most complimentary of the care she is getting and understands how staff are working to keep her as comfortable as possible. Time will only tell if she will be able to move out of rehab into Assisted Living in 2021.

With the help of staff on December 4, 2020, five of her six children and their spouses gathered somewhere with her to laugh and joke and celebrate our wonderful mom and the gift she has been to us our whole lives. She is our mom, but we realize that many of the Bermuda Village staff have been an extended part of her family for years. You have loved her well and it is a great tribute to the care you have given her that we celebrated her 100th birthday. She has a special place in her heart for you, as we know you have for her.

On December 4, we celebrated 100 years of a life lived in faith, in truth, in hope and love. But the greatest of these is love! 

God Bless and thank you all,

Pat, Doug, Bruce, Donna, Dan and Craig Rogers

What We Can Offer at Bermuda Village

We hope these kind words by the Rogers family remind you of the power of a strong, committed relationship built both within your family and within the retirement community you choose. We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with both Betty and Dick and will be continuing to show Betty all the love she has given us these past 15 years. 

If you are looking for a senior living community that can provide you or your loved ones with the level of care and safety that the Rogers spoke of above, give us a call at (336) 899-0583. We would love to talk with you and help ease some of the anxiety of this worthwhile transition.

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