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New & Prospective Residents

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Getting settled and finding your way in a new community can be challenging for people of all ages.

If you're new to the area, you likely have many questions, ranging from basic day-to-day issues like, "What day does my garbage collection take place?" or "Is there a local playgroup for toddlers?" to more complex personal and social challenges, like "How do I meet new people and establish lasting friendships and connections here?"

In 2022, for the first time the Town of Bridgewater has hired a community navigator to help new and prospective residents establish themselves in Bridgewater. This pilot program is being done in partnership with the DesBrisay Museum.

Rebecca Baccardax is the Town of Bridgewater staff member who has taken on this important new role. Rebecca's official title is Museum/Community Navigator, reflecting both the administrative support role she plays at DesBrisay Museum and also the incredibly important role she plays as community navigator for those looking to build a life in Bridgewater.

The partnership with DesBrisay Museum is a perfect match for this role -- we know that frequently visitors to Bridgewater and newly settled residents in our town often begin making their first authentic connection to our community by visiting the museum. 

Whether you're looking to relocate to Bridgewater or you've already made the move, our Community Navigator is connected into a vast network of information about Bridgewater and the surrounding area. Bridgewater's Community Navigator can provide any information you need about Town of Bridgewater services and can also connect you with other important community resources in our town.

Are you looking for a place to live in Bridgewater? Our "Find A Home" page may be able to help. Click for details.

You can reach our Community Navigator, Rebecca Baccardax, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phoning 902-530-3441. You can also use the form below to connect with Rebecca! Please note, that Rebecca will generally respond to inquiries weekly Tuesday to Friday. With that in mind, please allow a couple of days to receive a response.