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3 Signs It Might Be Time for Memory Care

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, the most common dementia diagnosis, according to a 2022 annual report from the Alzheimer’s Association. The report also estimates that over 11 million Americans currently provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.  At some point, the level of care required for a loved …

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Getting Ready for Your Move to a Senior Living Community

Moving into a new home is a major life event, and it can be further complicated when the transition is to an entirely different living style. At Querencia at Barton Creek, we’re honored when prospective residents choose to make our community their new home. We also know the moving process can be stressful. We’ve put …

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Independent Living Community Must-Haves

Choosing where to spend your retirement years is a big decision. As you begin your research, you might notice many senior living communities have a long list of amenities and benefits you can enjoy. With so much information, it can be a challenge to determine what’s the most important. Luckily, with this list you can …

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How Friendships Later in Life Impact Our Well-Being

Even if you don’t engage with your friends every day, they still play a huge role in shaping your emotional and physical well-being. In recent years, there have been numerous studies showing a positive correlation between older adults’ health and their friendships. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently shared that friends rather than …

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Why the New Year Is the Perfect Time to Look Into Senior Living Options

With the new year comes new possibilities and the opportunity to reflect on the future. For many older adults, this reflection includes weighing your living options. Is this the year you move into a senior living community? What benefits does it offer? Do they outweigh the benefits of aging in place?  The answers to these …

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5 Ways Living in a Community Leads to a More Active Lifestyle

Retirement is an exciting milestone. Years of hard work have paid off, and now you’re free to spend your days doing the things that are most meaningful. As you transition to this new lifestyle, one of the biggest decisions revolves around where you’ll call home, and you’ll want to live somewhere you can remain active …

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7 Easy Holiday Recipes for Seniors

The holidays are a time to show love and appreciation for those who mean the most to us. For many, the preferred way to express these feelings is through cooking. Fortunately you don’t have to be a culinary rockstar to prepare a few choice dishes. Use these easy holiday recipes to create something delicious that …

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Understanding Why Holidays Can Be Difficult for Older Adults

The holidays aren’t always a time of cheer for everyone. It can be an especially isolating time of year for older adults when their friends and family are spending the holidays with others. If you have a senior in your life who may be experiencing loneliness during the holiday season, understand that there are ways …

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What is National Family Caregivers Month?

Whether they’re a family member, close friend or trusted neighbor, caregivers play a critical role in the day-to-day lives of millions across the country. While they may not always get the recognition they deserve, National Family Caregivers Month puts caregivers in the spotlight and provides an opportunity to offer gratitude and respect. National Family Caregivers …

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Querencia Salutes our Veterans

While Veterans Day is celebrated Nov. 11, Querencia is proud to honor our veterans every day of the year. Querencia at Barton Creek counts many veterans among our residents and we are honored to recognize our residents and team members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Here are a few of our favorite …

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