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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

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Helpful Ways for Active Adults to Stay Safe this Summer

Summer is upon us, and after the year we’ve all experienced staying safe indoors, everyone is looking forward to enjoying the sunshine. As much as many active adults would like to spend entire days outside, rising temperatures require extra senior safety precautions. These summer safety tips for seniors will help keep you protected while enjoying your favorite warm weather hobbies.

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What to Expect Before, During and After a Stroke

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You’ve heard of heart attacks, but how much do you know about strokes? A stroke is a brain attack that happens when loss of blood flow deprives brain cells of the oxygen and nutrients they need. These cells start to die within minutes. This can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death. Anyone can have a stroke at any age, but nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in seniors — people over age 65. Recovery from stroke and a return to normal life are possible, even for strokes in the elderly, but a quick response is vitally important.

Our community is an option before or after a stroke.  At Longhorn Village, a senior living community in Austin, TX., there is an on-site Health Center with compassionate, and exceptional care. Our life care community has everyday assisted living, rehabilitationskilled nursing, & memory care. We encourage independence and preserve dignity with a person-centered approach that meets physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs.

This article will help you recognize the signs of stroke, understand what’s happening in the body and what to expect afterward.  

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How to Find the Senior Living Floor Plan That Fits You

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When you’re looking to make a retirement move, it’s important to view a variety of senior living community floor plans before making a final decision.

Get an overview.

Narrow down your list of communities by gathering information about their residential options. An easy way to do this is to visit their website and check out the senior living floor plans available, such as independent living apartments or  villas. Note which residences have features you prefer, including:
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The Perks of Retiring in the Hill Country of Texas

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Why should you retire in the Hill Country of Texas? Well, it’s frequently on lists of best places to retire. The Austin area in particular is considered one of the best places to retire in Texas (U.S. News & World Report). From the reasonable cost of living and outstanding quality of life to abundant natural beauty and a warm sense of community, plenty of older active adults are making the move here. 

Here are just a few enticing reasons you should consider retiring in Texas Hill Country.

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Open Your Eyes

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The beautiful nature, and animals on the website are photos that were taken by John Ingram and shared by his wife Adrienne. John Ingram, a resident of Longhorn Village, loved nature. It was often said he could see things that others couldn’t, so he enjoyed capturing what he saw in a photograph and sharing it with others. He often told people to “open their eyes” so they could also see the beauty all around them. Here is a picture of John taking photos here at Longhorn Village.

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