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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017
Time to take charge of your well-being

Today’s vibrant, active older people are smashing the stereotypes of older people. They’re redefining retirement as a time of exploration, when they can follow the passions that perhaps they didn’t have time for while they were working. For some, that might even mean continuing to work, but in a different field. For others, it might lead to joining an art class and painting a landscape for the first time or taking piano lessons.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Defeating Alzheimer’s, a step at a time

Residents and staff from Westminster at Lake Ridge participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 21, 2017 in Manassas! 

WLR team leader Erin Mayhugh is proud that the team raised $3,399 during the event, exceeding its goal of $2,000. 

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WLR Blog
Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017
The 5 most important questions to ask about a retirement community

Life Plan Communities (previously referred to as Continuing care retirement communities) offer a vibrant and secure lifestyle for people who want to pursue their interests without the hassles involved in owning a home. Communities like Westminster at Lake Ridge offer a wide range of services, support and amenities so residents can live their lives to the fullest with the added peace of mind of onsite health care as they grow older.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Exercise tops in keeping brains healthy

Could you lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease by exercising regularly? Recent research suggests it’s possible. 

Increasingly, lifestyle factors are being studied to see how lifestyle changes affect the brain and may contribute to preventing dementia. Many researchers think that regular exercise is the No. 1 factor in preserving brain function. 

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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Occoquan District Supervisor, Ruth Anderson sent a letter congratulating Westminster at Lake Ridge

Occoquan District Supervisor, Ruth Anderson sent a letter congratulating Westminster at Lake Ridge on being named Best Senior Living Community in Prince William County by insidenova.com voters!

Open letter as PDF

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WLR Blog
Posted: Monday, August 7, 2017
Westminster at Lake Ridge voted Best of Prince William County

Westminster at Lake Ridge has been recognized as the Best Senior Living Community in Prince William County!

The award is the result of votes cast in Inside NoVa’s Best of Prince William 2017 poll. More than 8,500 voters registered their votes in an online survey in nearly 200 categories ranging from agriculture to shopping. 

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WLR Blog
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Residents have a field day for brain health

The residents of Westminster at Lake Ridge are celebrating Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month by engaging in one of the best activities to keep a brain healthy—moving. 

Being active is associated with a lower risk of brain issues, and the retirement community is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association for a field day, the Longest Day, on June 21. The purpose of the day is to recognize Alzheimer’s and bring awareness about brain health. Participants are joining people across the country in The Longest Day event on the summer solstice to raise funds to fight the disease. 

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Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017
WWII vet shares harmonica skills with Prince William preschoolers

Westminster at Lake Ridge resident Jack is a harmonica virtuoso who shares his love for music and the instrument with school kids in the area. At 97, Jack is unstoppable and is a perfect example of the engaged lifestyle that Westminster at Lake Ridge supports and encourages for our wonderful residents. That’s why the Washington Post chose to profile Jack in a May 22 article, which you can view here.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017
Older Americans Month celebrates living out loud

Happy Older Americans Month! While we celebrate our older adults every day, the month of May gives us a special opportunity to recognize that there’s a lot to celebrate this year. 

For many Americans, getting older means getting a new or second start on interests, goals and dreams. This year’s Older Americans Theme, “Age Out Loud”, speaks to the way older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence and passion, while redefining perceptions about aging and serving as inspiration to people of all ages.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Art exhibit showcases works from Ingleside family of retirement communities

Art benefits both the artist and the viewer. Recent research has shown that making art has both physical and psychological benefits. A groundbreaking study of art’s positive effects on health as we age found that, for both artists and art appreciators, art aids relaxation, reduces depression and anxiety, encourages playfulness, improves cognitive functions, increases self-esteem, nurtures spirituality, provides social opportunities and improves communication with others. In addition, art promotes active engagement in life in positive, fulfilling ways. 

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