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  • Westminster’s Arbour Health Center Earns U.S. News & World Report Recognition for Ninth Consecutive Year

    For the ninth consecutive year the Arbour Health Center at Westminster has been named as a “Top Performing” institution by U.S. News and World Report. Only 15 percent of the facilities that U.S. News & World Report rated achieved the prestigious “Top Performing Nursing Home” status. Quality measures rated to examine performance include health inspection,…

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    A Winner Of The Greater Austin Area 2017 Top Workplaces Award

    Westminster has once again been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Austin American-Statesman. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured,…

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    Music as Therapy at Westminster

    At Westminster​, there’s so many reasons to hope for a better life as we age. Our skilled nursing team is especially proud to share with our residents the Music & Memory​ program, which helps those who suffer from cognitive and physical challenges find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through personalized music. The approach…

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    Westminster Celebrates 50 Years in Austin

    This month 50 years ago, Westminster opened its doors to the public as the very first continuing care retirement community in the state of Texas. Westminster was founded on a promise of compassion and devotion for residents and staff alike. We started with 12 employees in 1967. In the 50 years that followed, we have…

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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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