Brookridge Retirement, a ThriveMore nonprofit community headquartered in Winston-Salem, and Imprints Cares, a local education nonprofit, are thrilled to announce their partnership in establishing an intergenerational corporate childcare facility. This innovative venture, named the “Center for Thriving Children,” will be built on Brookridge’s campus and is poised to address critical community needs.

Through the creation of this intergenerational corporate childcare center, many unique benefits will be at the forefront of this innovative partnership. As an employee retention incentive, Brookridge is excited to provide its team members with income-based stipends using a sliding scale, making this an affordable option for most.

This center will address this community’s dire and critical need for childcare. Implemented by Imprints Cares, this 5-star childcare facility will be open to the community, serving children from infancy through middle school, and will provide wrap-around services including before and after school care and summer enrichment camp. Working families will have peace of mind knowing their children are in a safe, nurturing learning environment for their children.

The intergenerational component of this partnership provides unique enrichment opportunities for both residents of Brookridge and children enrolled. Research shows intergenerational connection and engagement between elders and young children provide extraordinary benefits for both generations.

This partnership brings both organizations back to their original mission and vision. 55 years ago, Imprints Cares was created by community members as a childcare center for low-income and high-risk families. For Brookridge, incorporating places where children could feel “at home” and have inclusive bonding experiences with their grandparents was a priority. A statue at the entrance of Brookridge symbolizes the lasting bond between seniors and young children.

“Together, Brookridge Retirement Community and Imprints Cares are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where children, team members, working families, seniors and our community can learn, grow, and thrive.” – Reed VanderSlik, President & CEO Brookridge Retirement Community.

For More Information:

Imprints Cares: Kelsey Camarena, Director of Development and Marketing –, (336) 955-3989,

ThriveMore: Jennifer Bartscht, Vice President of Sales and Marketing –, (734) 277-7373,