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Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015

Retirement gives couple time to build a new life

blog-VanceMaryjpgIf you’re going to bring 30 clocks into your retirement home, you’d better choose a place that can accommodate them.

The ability to add to their cottage a space for a clock repair hobby was a major factor in Vance and Mary decision to move to Westminster at Lake Ridge.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Downsizing doesn’t have to be the worst part of retirement living

blog-downsizejpgYou’ve lived in your beloved home for 30 years. It’s filled with stuff that you’ve collected over time—the huge sofa, the dining room table with room enough for the whole family.

Now you’re thinking of moving into a two-bedroom apartment in a retirement community, and just the thought of what you’re going to do with all that stuff makes you nervous.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Filmmaker follows seniors looking for love

blog-ageoflovejpgIs it ever too late to date?

Thirty seniors 70 to 90 years old who signed up for a speed-dating event in Rochester, N.Y., put their hearts on the line to find the companionship and affection they were missing in their lives. Filmmaker Steven Loring followed their funny and poignant adventures as they prepared for the event, mingled and found that, yes, it’s still possible to feel that spark, no matter how old you are.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Saturday, February 7, 2015

Art exhibit features the work of inmates

blog-art-prisonjpgA very special art installation is on display until the middle of March on Westminster at Lake Ridge’s artist wall.

The exhibit showcases works that range from dark and painful representations to colorful, exuberant celebrations of freedom. Styles range from representational to abstract, subjects from delicate blossoms to anguished portraits.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Words and walnuts may protect seniors against Alzheimer’s

blog-walnutjpgCould staving off Alzheimer’s disease be as easy as learning a new word and eating a handful of walnuts every day?

Of course, Alzheimer’s is a complex condition, and your doctor is your best source of information for staying healthy. But researchers are finding more and more evidence that a healthy diet that includes walnuts and keeping your brain active can help protect you from mental decline.

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