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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018
Research-based tips for staying well all year long

Forming good health habits in winter gives you a head start in staying healthy and well all year long. Incorporating a few good habits into your daily routine can help boost your immune system and help you fend off virus- and bacteria-borne illnesses and fight chronic diseases.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
When is the right time to move to a retirement community?

It’s early on a snowy morning, and you are dreading the task of taking your trash to the curb for collection. As you sip your coffee, putting off the job just a little bit longer, you think about the sidewalk that needs to be shoveled. You look up and see the burned-out can light in your kitchen ceiling that needs to be changed. 

It’s not that you can’t accomplish these household chores. It’s just that they seem more and more burdensome. It makes you wonder how much more time you’d have to do the things you want to do if you didn’t have to deal with that constant home maintenance. 

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WLR Blog
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018
Lifelong learning conveys physical, mental and social benefits

We’re often asked whether Westminster at Lake Ridge offers opportunities for lifelong learning. The answer is a resounding yes. 

Numerous scientific studies have shown that there are cognitive and physical benefits to continued learning. Nancy Merz Nordstrom, a lifelong learning specialist and author of “Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years,” says there are also less tangible benefits that can affect all areas of our lives. 

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WLR Blog
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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