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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014

Make this the New Year you keep your resolutions

blog-resolution15jpgWhy is it so hard to keep New Year’s resolutions? You sincerely believe when you make them that, this year, you’re going to go to the gym, walk more or learn to paint. You attack the new project with enthusiasm that seems effortless the first couple of weeks of January. Then it starts to be a chore, and pretty soon, your motivation is sliding and you’re skipping your workouts.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014

The greatest gift you can give your family!

blog-gift2jpgYou search long and hard to find just the right holiday gifts for your loved ones. Perhaps you find a special sweater that’s just perfect for your son. You pick out a fine Dutch oven that’s perfect for your daughter-in-law’s kitchen. And you can’t help it—you come home from the toy store with bags full of presents for your grandkids.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HOLIDAY TIPS FOR SENIORS:4 tips to reduce holiday travel stress

blog-travetips2jpgIt’s great to visit your out-of-town children, grandchildren and other loved ones during the holidays. But let’s face it. Holiday airplane travel is just no fun anymore. If you’re not a frequent flyer, you have to endure long waits in the TSA line and take your shoes off. The crowds at the airport are even bigger than they are at other times of the year. You’re constantly faced with new situations, and that can raise your stress level. You’ll find your trip more enjoyable, however, if you do some research and plan ahead. Here are some tips to smooth your holiday flight.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HOLIDAY TIPS FOR SENIORS: Protect yourself from holiday credit card theft

blog-creditcardjpgIt’s such a drag to have your credit card number stolen. Crooks know that you’re likely to be distracted this time of year, and they are coming up with more and more creative ways to separate you and your money. As busy as you are during the holidays, it pays to take a few simple steps to protect yourself.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Westminster at Lake Ridge Voted Best Rehab of Prince William County! Best Of Prince William County voting results.

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Kimberly Hartke
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Westminster at Lake Ridge Woodshop Volunteers Build Community

blog-wood-formanjpgIt’s noisy in the busy woodshop at Westminster at Lake Ridge, the  electric sander is buzzing and the shrill sound of the table saw chimes in.  These are the sounds made by a few talented wood workers  who give of their time and talent to repair family treasures and preserve important memories for their neighbors.

For most people woodshop evokes faded memories of a high school class.  But Ed Pearthree and several other residents of the Westminster at Lake Ridge retirement community are finding their woodshop glory days are still ahead. They donate time and woodworking skills to repair beloved but beat up furnishings for their community.



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WLR Blog
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014

Lifelong Harmonica Enthusiast Wants to Pass on Love of Music

blog-harmonicajpgJack Hopkins is not attending the Virginia HarmonicaFest (, the annual event for harmonica enthusiasts. The 94 –year-old resident of Westminster at Lake Ridge retirement community hasn’t lost his lifelong interest in the instrument though. He attends weekly meetings of the Capitol Harmonica Club in Fairfax County. He and one or two other harmonica players eagerly show up each Thursday night to jam and discuss their love of the mouth harp.




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Julie Zauzmer - Washington post
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In Woodbridge, retirees visit kindergarten classrooms for reading and conversation

Schoolchildren doing service projects sometimes visit retirement communities such as Westminster at Lake Ridge, the one where Stockdale and her fellow tutors live. But the Westminster residents have turned that around: Instead of waiting for children to come to them, they go to the kids.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Continuing A Tradition of Giving Back

blog-servegifOne of the appealing attributes that attracted Rev. Dawn Haeger to Westminster at Lake Ridge was its tradition of community service. Even before Rev. Haeger started as Chaplain in September, residents had worked thousands of service hours as a way of giving back to the community beyond their campus.

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Westminster at Lake Ridge: A Family Culture that Extends Beyond its Residents





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