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  • 8 Dimensions to Wellness

    Here at Westminster we support the many dimensions of wellness that Life Care Services has outlined as strong supports to physical and mental wellbeing. PHYSICAL WELLNESSAs a cornerstone of wellness, physical activities are planned and directed by our fitness professional Amanda Bruner, our personal trainer, who is available to support physical wellness. Amanda also hosts…

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    Fall Prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

    Nearly one-third of older adults experience a fall each year. One out of 10falls result in a serious injury, such as a hip fracture. We would like all ofour residents to stay fit and healthy. Here are some tips to help prevent falls: 1. Be Active; stay active! Physical activity can go a long way…

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    Austin senior-living community expands with third building

    Posted by Statesman News Network. Go to full article here. Westminster recently broke ground on a third building — an estimated $75 million expansion with 117 units, all of which have pre-sold in record time. Westminster announced the expansion last year. The new building, called the Carlisle, was designed by Austin-based Pi Architects and is…

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    Compassion Boosts Your Health and Happiness

    What is compassion? Compassion, as defined by Wikipedia, is an emotion that is a sense of shared suffering, most often combined with a desire to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another; to show special kindness to those who suffer. Compassion essentially arises through empathy, and is often characterized through actions, wherein a person acting…

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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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