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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9 ways to make your home safer this spring

According to AARP, about 18,000 Americans die from accidental injuries in their homes each year. While you’re doing your spring cleaning, take a look at your home or apartment for hazards that can cause injury or illness.

The April issue of the AARP Bulletin contains 99 tips to keep you safer at home. Here are some ideas that anyone can accomplish easily and inexpensively:

Clear your path. Remove or anchor throw rugs. Repair loose carpeting. Make sure low furniture, such as footstools, aren’t in the middle of traffic patterns. Clear electrical cords or clutter that could cause you to fall. 

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WLR Blog
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016
Work longer, live longer, a new study shows

More and more people 65 and better are delaying retirement. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 30 percent of people 65 to 69 were still working in 2010. That same year, people 65 and older comprised 16 percent of the workforce. Those numbers are expected to grow in the coming years. 

There are several reasons why older people are continuing to work. For some, it’s necessary for financial reasons. Others want to keep working because they like it. Many people find it satisfying and fulfilling to continue contributing, either with a paying job or volunteer work. Some are starting new businesses and exploring new careers.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Monday, May 2, 2016
Art Exhibit at Retirement Community Showcases Resident Talent

Photo: Residents view the fine quilting, crewel work, embroidery, fabric embossing, a personally-designed quilt motif, and weaving in the Fiber Art Exhibit.

For the past year, the residents at Westminster at Lake Ridge have been literally stripping the walls of their hand-made art and calling up their grandchildren for that personally knitted sweater and scarf gift set from years before, all to be featured at the community’s ongoing art gallery.

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