Since 1989, Brookridge, a flourishing Life Plan Community in the heart of Winston-Salem, has been committed to providing quality care and a meaningful way of life for older adults. Over the past 33 years, Brookridge has provided a setting for seniors to enjoy retirement and receive quality health care if needed. “Live the life you deserve” is more than a slogan at Brookridge. It’s an ideology that is woven into every decision. The commitment to offer the most gracious and comfortable state-of-the-art lifestyle for every resident across the continuum of health care services has earned Brookridge the reputation as one of North Carolina’s most respected providers of long-term care year after year.

Forward-thinking, relevant, and innovative, Brookridge is continually evolving to enrich the quality of the senior living experience. Recently, extensive renovations were made to all common areas and the 137 independent living units on campus – a gorgeous, contemporary facelift that left no space untouched. Carefully thought-out decisions on everything from reconfiguring and expanding existing activity and living spaces to selecting the “just right” color scheme and lighting fixtures reflect Brookridge’s commitment to stay current with the needs and desires of older adults today and in the years to come.

Life at Brookridge is all about living well – from quality care to quality activities designed for a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle.

Independent Living at Brookridge

Brookridge is the perfect choice for active retirees who desire a carefree, fun-loving lifestyle in a vibrant community with numerous full-service amenities. The 70-year legacy of Baptist Retirement homes of excellence ensures residents enjoy a gracious and comfortable lifestyle where maintenance-free living, a robust calendar of daily activities on and off campus, and neighborly camaraderie make each day a new adventure. The unmatched senior living experience, as well as the security of knowing a healthcare continuum of care is available in the future, if needed, makes it easy to see why residents love calling Brookridge home.

Recent Renovations

  • Lobby: An inviting, bright and airy two-story lobby features classic modern décor, fresh paint, updated lighting fixtures, and a stunning, redesigned wooden staircase accentuated by a beautiful wrought iron railing. The abundance of natural light streaming in through the sky light above extends a warm greeting to all who enter.
  • Library: Refreshed, redefined, and moved to a new location off the dining room, the library showcases gorgeous new furnishings, paint, lighting, and floors; perfect for relaxation and inspiration. This sophisticated space invites those who wish to enjoy a great book, explore the vast reading options, or extend a conversation with friends after a meal.
  • Activity Space: Residents can get their creative juices flowing, visit with family members, and participate in any number of educational offerings in this newly renovated and enlarged meeting area. With an endless array of daily event options to choose from, this room is a highly utilized space.
  • Dining Room: This stylish, elegant hub of activity is located at the top of the grand staircase, easily accessed from the lobby. Newly renovated with all things chic and classy, this is an incredible space with a fantastic atmosphere. Additionally, the porch off the dining room has been screened in to allow residents the opportunity for outdoor dining without encountering the elements (or insects).
  • Private Dining Room: Complete with new paint, stunning lighting, and furniture in a complementary color scheme, this is the perfect location to reserve for a special event.
  • Café and Outdoor Patio: The newly added contemporary café is located on the lower level and is open for breakfast and lunch. It features delicious menu items like soups, salads, and made to order paninis. A casual, alternative dining venue and easy access to the beautifully landscaped outdoor patio where foodie happenings like the recent “sweets and champagne” take place, makes this a popular spot to eat and raise a glass!
  • Independent Living Units: Continually updated to align with new standards, independent living units have recently been given a complete overhaul – new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, granite countertops, and remodeled shower/tub areas. Five spacious apartment floor plans are available, which can be customized with residents’ preference of paint colors, luxury vinyl tile flooring, carpet, and cabinets. Likewise, Brookridge offers a variety of garden home floor plans, tailored for residents with their choice of cabinetry, flooring, and paint color scheme selections and once returned to inventory, two of the three tiers of garden homes will receive an additional renovation step beyond the scope of the mainstream makeover– removal of walls for a more open floor plan.
  • Exterior Makeover: The recent renovations to all common areas and independent residential accommodations were complemented by carefully planned, fresh landscaping decisions. Removal of older trees to reveal gorgeous views of the property, new exterior lighting to add another layer of ambiance and safety, and tasteful plantings to enhance the natural beauty of the 46 wooded acres of Brookridge campus were the perfect finishing touch.

Live the Life You Deserve

A Life Plan Community owned and operated by Baptist Retirement Homes of NC, Brookridge is located at 1199 Hayes Forest Drive in Winston-Salem. Call them at 336-759-1044 or visit their website at to schedule an in-person or virtual tour to learn more about their services and lifestyle.


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