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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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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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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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What is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Independent Living?

Not everyone understands what differentiates assisted living from independent living. In fact, there are common misconceptions about both types of senior living that can make it difficult for older adults and their loved ones to know which community is best suited to their needs. Here, we can help you distinguish between the two and make …

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Fall Festivities in Austin, Texas

Austin is a highly underrated fall destination. When the temperatures cool and the calendar turns to autumn, it’s one of the most beautiful locations in the country. With the nightlife and natural wonders around Austin, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to celebrating the fall season. Fall in Austin, Texas Between the unlimited …

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How Querencia Can Help You Come Back from Caregiver Burnout

Providing care for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be a burden. As a caregiver, you may feel guilty thinking of it as a burden, but you can’t afford to ignore the stresses of caregiving. If you don’t focus on your own health and life, you’re going to worsen your ability …

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