Recent News & Blog

  • The Care-Givers Guide to Gift-Giving

    “Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.” – Al Unser As Father’s Day approaches, we are reminded of giving extra honor to those who are closest to us, who taught us what they could, who fought for good, who nurtured, encouraged and inspired us. It is on special days, like Father’s Day, that

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  • Resident Mural Project featured in The VA Gazette

    Berkeley Oaks was featured in The Virginia Gazette this weekend, showcasing the latest pilot program, a mural project for residents and staff. As part of Valeo, Latin for to thrive, the Create and Compose program, of which the mural project is a part, capitalizes on the therapeutic benefits that art and music offer. Residents, their families, and Berkeley Oaks staff joined

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  • Food for the Soul

    June is “Soul Food” month! Through the years, we collect memories and cherish them as “food for the soul”. We savor childhood pictures, home videos, hand-written letters, home-cooked meals, hobbies, music and relationships and keep all those special things in a place that brings back emotions and fullness that other things can’t provide. At Berkeley Oaks, we think there are

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  • There’s No Place Like Home

    We’ve all had our moments when we wish we could click our red-heeled shoes together, make a wish and leave current circumstances for the comfort and familiarity of home. A home, especially if you have lived in one home for a few years, is filled with routines, sentimental possessions, memories and comfortable spaces only found there. If you are a

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  • Lifelong Learning Promotes a Healthy Mind

    You’ve heard it many times – use it or lose it! More often than not, this phrase is used as a battle cry for someone trying to become or stay physically fit. But did you know “use it or lose it” also applies to your brain? If you don’t “flex” your brain, it shrinks … it becomes sluggish and forgetful

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