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  • Hydration Tips for Senior Adults

    As temperatures soar in the summer, outside activities can increase your risk for dehydration. Not getting enough fluids can lead to serious health problems. Why you could be at risk With age, the body’s ability to conserve water is reduced and the sense of thirst diminishes. By the time someone actually feels thirsty, essential fluids…

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    5 Ways to Let Gratitude In

    It may seem difficult to think about what you are grateful for when timesare uncertain and scary. Upholding or beginning a daily gratitude practicecan change our perspective and give us hope. Robert A. Emmons, authorof the book (Gratitude Works!) has this to say, “… not only will a gratefulattitude help—it is essential. In fact, it…

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    Opening up Our Community

    Read what our residents are saying. Federal and state governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential business. While this is an encouraging sign to our country’s response to COVID-19, please know this process will be taken thoughtfully at Westminster. We will implement a three-phased approach when reopening our community. Decisions for each…

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    More coping strategies to help you stay sane.

    How do we keep anxiety, fear, and paranoia at manageable levels with a virus that has infected individuals worldwide? The battle seems like it is outside of your home against some microscopic enemy, but the struggle actually starts inside your mind. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, these strategies for coping will help you…

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    Artful Senior Living

    Mary Lynn Woodall wasn’t looking to move into Westminster right away. But a one-bedroom residence became available and her house sold quickly and the rest is history. Her daughter, a professional photographer and artist, helped her move in, arrange furniture and hang their art on the walls. Mary Lynn isn’t sentimental. She found that giving…

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    Happy 53rd Birthday to Westminster

    Despite the uncertainty of a global virus, Westminster continues to meet the mark of excellence. April officially marks Westminster’s 53rd year as the premier senior retirement community in Austin. In celebration, we renovated the Preston building complete with porta cache, added more beautiful landscaping, and completed the construction plans for our third building, The Carlisle.…

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    Westminster Loves its Volunteer Heroes

    April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and Westminster is home to many of these volunteer heroes. Among our most valuable are our resident volunteers. A group of Westminster residents themselves, they are a diverse collection of individuals who volunteer their time and energy to lead activities within the health center. With activities ranging from football…

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    Relieving Anxiety in Uncertain Times

    Fear is a normal, necessary evolutionary response to threat – ultimately designed to keep us safe. When we identify a new fear, our bodies provide us a biological response to that fear flooding us with adrenaline to make sure that we are able to escape or defeat an oncoming threat. This response produces a range…

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    COVID-19 Update

    After careful consideration for the health and safety of residents, employees, and family members, our community amended its visitor policy on Monday, March 16, and is restricting visitors from entering our community. Please bookmark the LCS website for future updates and information regarding our community COVID-19 response and prevention measures already implemented, such as: Educating…

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    Visitor Advisory for COVID-19 / Corona Virus Community Update

    On March 13, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released revised directives related to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in health centers. The following steps are recommended to assure both compliance with state survey expectations and best practices for minimizing exposure to, and potential spread of, the COVID-19 virus. While these…

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