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  • Here’s To Your Health!

    For some communities, a medical assessment is a crucial part of the admissions process. My LifeSite has posted an insightful overview of health requirements for retirement communities. Read more on the My LifeSite blog.

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    AustinUP Hosts Job Expo at Westminster

    AustinUP sponsored a wonderful free job fair and expo today at Westminster. The event matched available job opportunities with local workers 55 and older. Breakout sessions covered topics such as interviewing skills, resume do’s and don’ts, and self-empowerment. The expo is part of a series that will continue through 2017, connecting employers with great job candidates…

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    Westminster Receives Cultural Diversity Award for 2017

    We are thrilled to announce that Westminster has received the LeadingAge™ Texas Cultural Diversity Award 2017. We all come to Westminster with a myriad of experiences. Many of our employees and residents bring amazing stories with them from all over this great country across the world. This gives our community a dynamic spirit that cannot…

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    In Memoriam of Harry Middleton

    Narrated by President LBJ’s speechwriter, Harry Middleton, this audio archive of Westminster residents is even more historic given Middleton’s death on January 20, 2017. In his deep barreling voice, this is the last piece Harry recorded before his passing. Here is the link to his New York Times obituary A big thanks to Gretchen Sanders…

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    Dr. Bill Thomas Disrupts Aging

    Yesterday, Westminster welcomed Dr. Bill Thomas, an author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Dr. Thomas, endorses a major paradigm shift in our understanding and perception of aging. He informed Westminster residents and guests that aging is something we should be able to do well. “Aging…

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    Westminster Again Named Top Workplace by Austin American-Statesman

    “Workplace satisfaction is a team effort,” said Kim Ogden, Westminster’s director of human resources. “Employees are our number one asset and we strive to help them grow personally and professionally. For example, recently one of our talented nurse aides utilized our tuition reimbursement to become a licensed vocational nurse. The Top Workplaces award is a…

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    Election Day 2016: Stories of Presidents from Westminster

    It’s Election Day, and the residents of Westminster have a message for American voters. We asked some of our remarkable seniors to reflect on presidents they’ve known, their opinions of the media and its relationship with the 2016 campaign, and their perspectives on voting. As the ballots are being cast today, let’s look past the…

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    A Model Idea

    We know first hand that it can be hard to understand a space by looking at a floor plan. That’s why we give tours, too! Call today to come in and take a look at one of our contemporary apartment homes. We’re Austin’s premier not-for-profit Life Plan Community, founded nearly 50 years ago yet revitalized…

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    Retirement communities thinking green, not gray

    “Some forward-thinking retirement communities are offering residents everything from greener buildings to energy-efficient lighting to community gardens,” an August 2015 article in Forbes magazine noted on the subject. The story also hinted that retiring baby boomers, raised during the earth-friendly “ecology” movement of years ago, are more conscious about green living. In 2013, Westminster’s recently-completed…

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