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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016
Six Dimensions of Wellness: Social Wellness

Total wellness involves more than just physical health. A state of well-being involves multiple factors that take into account our lifestyle and interaction with the environment that surrounds us. Achieving total wellness is an ongoing process that enables us to achieve our full potential and highest quality of life. 

At Westminster at Lake Ridge, we promote the Six Dimensions of Wellness. This holistic model, developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, a cofounder of the National Wellness Institute, includes Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Vocational, Intellectual and Physical Wellness. In this series of posts, we’re exploring each of those dimensions and how they are supported and practiced at the retirement community. 

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WLR Blog
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Westminster at Lake Ridge Team Walks for Alzheimer's Awareness

Staff and family members from Westminster at Lake Ridge participated in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Manassas, VA.

The team took part in the walk to raise awareness in the community for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Exercise at the right time can boost your memory

We all know exercise is good for our bodies, and new research is showing that aerobic exercise—the kind that gets you breathing hard and your heart pumping—can reinforce learning and play a role in storing information in long-term memory. 

A recent study at Radboud University in The Netherlands and the University of Edinburgh found that exercise performed four hours after a learning task boosted the subjects’ ability to remember the learned material. 

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