Blog and News

Meet Our Team: LPN Karen Silva

Karen Silva, a licensed practical nurse at Bridges by EPOCH at Westford, has worked with seniors for approximately 30 years and has worked at Westford for about a year-and-a-half.An experienced nurse, Karen spends her time helping our residents with ...

Bridges staff goes above and beyond during winter storm

The Blizzard of 2015 hit us hard in Hingham, but thanks to the dedication of our staff, we made it safely through the storm. Nearly 30 members of our team braved the high winds and snow to care for our residents at Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham. Many ...

The link between heart and brain health

February brings American Heart Month, but did you know a healthy heart promotes a healthy brain, too?According to the American Heart Association, following a heart-healthy lifestyle not only reduces your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke, it can ...

Meet our team: Jasmin Hennebury, C.N.A.

Meet Jasmin Hennebury, another wonderful member of our wellness team at Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham. A few months after receiving her certification as a nursing assistant, Jasmin found her first job as a C.N.A. at Bridges and began her career in health ...

Can memories be restored?

Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles believe we can potentially restore memories believed to be lost in people with Alzheimer’s. The results of their new study suggest that memory restoration may be possible if we can repair damaged ...

Meet Our Team: Concierge Stacey McCormack

Stacey McCormack is a jack of all trades at Bridges by EPOCH at Westford. The full-time concierge, she is the first face visitors greet when they enter the building and often the last face they see leaving. Not only does Stacey answer the phones and ...

Meet our team: Melissa Owen, Certified Nursing Assistant

As a certified nursing assistant, Melissa Owen works on our wellness team under our Wellness Director Nadine Schweiri.Melissa’s number one priority is ensuring our residents are safe and happy. She starts her day by helping residents get ready for ...

The link between vitamin D and Alzheimer’s

According to the results of a new study, low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School studied 1,658 older adults ...

Yoga and exercise help combat Alzheimer’s

Many studies have found exercise to be an effective method to combat the progression of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. In fact, it can even reduce your risk for developing memory impairment, according to a recent study from the University of ...

Meet our team: Peg Kelly, Wellness Supervisor

Even on her days off, Wellness Supervisor Margaret Kelly—we call her Peg—is always thinking about the community. If someone needs more of their favorite body wash, for instance, Peg will pick it up for them on her own time. If a resident is very sick, ...

The link between sleep and Alzheimer’s

Researchers have long known that people with Alzheimer’s disease experience difficulty sleeping, struggling to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. But in light of several new studies, researchers now suspect that Alzheimer’s may not just cause poor sleep, it ...
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