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8 Tips for Long-Distance Grandparents

How to Be a Long-Distance Grandparent Different ZIP codes. Distant shores. These are the challenges to staying in touch and staying connected for every long-distance grandparent. Today, the mobile American family puts grandparents and grandchildren in different states, or even on different continents. No one is born knowing how to be a long-distance grandparent. A …

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How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety While Practicing Social Distancing

Stress and anxiety are potentially corrosive factors in people of any age. But when it comes to seniors and stress, there’s a particularly troublesome Catch-22: The more you stress, the more vulnerable you become to illness, because stress can dampen your immune response. How can we help reduce stress and anxiety in seniors? One way …

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Tips for Staying Active While Sheltering in Place

It’s widely known and generally accepted that exercise and staying active are good for you. But with our mobility limited by stay-at-home orders and the need to maintain social distance, finding exercises seniors can do at home with little or no equipment takes some thought. But staying active at home can be done, and it’s …

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What Does Retirement in Texas Hill Country Look Like?

Texas Hill Country offers a special allure for retirees looking for a vibrant and culture-filled lifestyle coupled with an abundance of natural beauty. It’s where rural and urban living meets down-home Texas charm. Why retire in Texas Hill Country? The better question to ask is, “Why not?” This famed region of Central Texas is made …

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What Is the CMS 5-Star Rating for Nursing Homes and Why Does it Matter?

As you begin researching senior care communities, you should know they’re not all created equally. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a rating system to help compare the quality of senior health services across skilled nursing centers. A CMS 5-Star rating is the highest “grade” a skilled nursing community can earn. While …

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Life Care Communities vs. Rental Communities: Which Is Right for You?

As you begin researching Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) to figure out which is the best fit for your health care, financial and lifestyle needs, one of the first key decisions is choosing between Life Care vs. rental senior communities. It’s a big decision. And while it might seem complex at first glance, differentiating senior …

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SQLC and Lifespace Agreement Complete

Lifespace Communities, Inc., and Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) have completed the affiliation announced last month, officially bringing three SQLC communities and SQLC’s management company, Seniority, Inc., into the Lifespace family. Lifespace is now the sole owner and operator of Seniority, Inc., and three Texas-based communities — Edgemere in Dallas, The Stayton at Museum Way …

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LIFESPACE COMMUNITIES, INC. AND SENIOR QUALITY LIFESTYLES CORPORATION ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION AGREEMENT

Lifespace Communities, Inc. and Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) – two of the nation’s largest non-profit senior living owners and operators – have executed an affiliation agreement. Upon closing, Lifespace shall become the sole owner and operator of three SQLC communities, as well as SQLC’s management company, Seniority, Inc. In the months that followed the …

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Querencia at Barton Creek Raises Awareness to End Alzheimer’s

For the millions of Americans impacted by Alzheimer’s disease every day, it’s more important than ever to raise awareness. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and Texas currently ranks fourth in the number of new cases and second in …

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Senior Residents of Querencia at Barton Creek Prepare for Solar Eclipse

The senior residents of Querencia at Barton Creek are anxiously awaiting the day when the first total solar eclipse in 99 years moves across the United States. The celestial event is captivating the nation as many prepare to observe the natural phenomenon on Monday, August 21. As the light of day fades briefly from view, …

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