Brookridge Retirement Community: Home with a View

The popular phrase “location, location, location” couldn’t be more perfect to describe Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston-Salem.

Besides every amenity you could imagine, the natural beauty of the Brookridge campus is simply unsurpassed, while the luxury of how convenient it is to the entire Triad area is a delightful bonus. Situated on 46 wooded acres – some say it rests in the very shadow of Wake Forest University – residents find it incredibly easy to call Brookridge home, and its natural setting is reminiscent of cozy mountain retreats they’ve visited in years past!

No matter what level of retirement living accommodations you’re seeking, you’ll find the perfect option here. Independent Living includes two-bedroom garden homes, studio, and one- and two-bedroom apartments. There is also an option for Independent Living with Assisted Services. Healthcare Options include assisted living   private rooms and help with daily living tasks, or more specialized care options as needed.

The Kulynych Memory Enhanced Residence offers a care approach for residents with dementia-related disorders. You’ll find a cluster of private rooms with an open, home-style atmosphere that allows freedom of movement and plenty of creative opportunities – where housing includes a private room and bath. The Prince Nursing Care Center at Brookridge provides care during short-term illnesses or continued care after a hospitalization, or even long-term care if the situation arises. Residents are more than comfortable in private or semi-private rooms, and enjoy the very best care by licensed and certified health care professionals.

You’ll also find current residents raving about the warmth and kindness of the Brookridge staff and how they join residents in working together to create a truly home-like atmosphere. With activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, water aerobics, bingo, corn hole, oil painting, social celebrations, and an array of cultural and educational outings, daily life offers a little something for every interest. Residents’ personal journeys tell the Brookridge story best!

Current resident Jo Ellen Scott says a beautiful setting was definitely on her list of must-have qualities when she began exploring options for retirement living.

“I was looking for an active community that felt like home,” she tells. “It was also important to me to have an outside space – a door that opened to the hallway and also a door to the outside. When I walked into the first apartment, saw the kitchen and balcony, I knew it would be my home.” Jo Ellen also finds that when she travels away from the area for a vacation with good friends, she feels a bit homesick for her Brookridge “family!”

Several years ago, Brookridge residents Frank and Betty Joiner began to miss the fellowship of friends who had already relocated to retirement communities. They also realized that maintaining their large house and yard had become more and more difficult.  “After we had experienced a couple of accidents involving trips to the emergency room and further medical attention, we decided that it was time to move,”explains Betty. “We also wanted a community that provided medical services.”

The Joiners echo sentiments that the Brookridge staff was helpful and welcoming from their initial contact through their entire move. With their accommodations, meal plan, financial obligations, and available medical care all perfectly aligned with what they needed, the couple agrees the friendliness of the staff – and fellow residents! – forms a bond truly mirroring home.  “When you consider that you are living among many different personality types, the camaraderie at Brookridge is amazingly good!” says Frank. “Betty and I are exceedingly pleased at the quickness with which we were accepted into this community!”
Brookridge Retirement Community is a CCRC – a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Baptist Homes of North Carolina is dedicated to the needs of older adults and makes a heartfelt promise to all its residents: “Once you become a resident of our Independent Living Community, we will take care of you for the rest of your life!”

Visit Brookridge Retirement Community at 1199 Hayes Forest Drive in Winston-Salem, or call them at 336-759-1044 to schedule a tour. For a closer look at this beautiful community visit


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