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7 Ways Spending Time in Nature can Boost our Wellness

THE CIRCLE

Sunshine, fresh air, green grass, flowers, trees – isn’t nature a wonderful thing? As we get full-swing into the summer season, nature is at her finest, which means all sorts of fun outdoor activities and opportunities to soak up the sun.

Waterstone is happy to provide monthly educational and wellness articles on a variety of topics of interest for seniors. Check out blogs from all five of our Waterstone communities – or select the location closest to you for blogs specific to that location.

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Ways to Help Aging Parents Get Their Affairs in Order

Wellesley
As parents age, it becomes more important to create a plan for the future. Not only can this help ensure their wishes are met, but it can keep you from having to make difficult decisions regarding their health, senior care and more. If you’re looking to help your parents get their affairs in order but […]

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Living in a Community vs. Staying at Home

The Circle
There comes a time in many seniors’ lives when they consider whether or not they’d like to make a move to senior living or stay at home. If you’re finding yourself in this position currently, you aren’t alone. Although this decision is a very personal one, with some seniors preferring one option over another for […]

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Moving Into Waterstone: Your Step-by-Step Guide

High Ridge
Once you’ve toured your senior living communities of choice and made your final decision, the next step is preparing for a move. What does the moving process entail? Our step-by-step guide can help you get started. Waterstone on High Ridge: Making Your Move to Senior Living Step 1 | Choose your floor plan and consider […]

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Ways the Waterstone Lifestyle Leads to More Active Living

Westchester
As older adults plan for their senior living lifestyle, they often consider a retirement community that offers freedom from the mundane activities that take up most of their time. Whether this includes maintenance and housekeeping or even cooking, the desire to achieve more worry-free living leads them to searching for senior housing options like Waterstone […]

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Why Lexington Offers the Ideal Retirement Location

Lexington
There are many qualities that go into making a senior living community a great place to live. Among them are convenience, the number of things to do, social opportunities, and access to healthcare services. All this and more make Waterstone of Lexington, offering senior living in Lexington, Massachusetts, stand out from the rest as an […]

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EPOCH Senior Living and National Development Open Waterstone of Lexington

Lexington
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting held for luxury senior living community with Independent Living and Assisted Living LEXINGTON, MA (October 27, 2022) – Executives from EPOCH Senior Living and National Development joined with Lexington Select Board Chair Jill Hai and local residents on October 27 to celebrate the Grand Opening of Waterstone of Lexington. Located […]

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Encouraging Assisted Living for Aging Parents

Lexington
As seniors age, there comes a time they may need additional support with activities of daily living. While some older adults and adult children consider home care, many opt for senior care options like an assisted living community. If you are trying to find ways to encourage a move to senior living for your parent, […]

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Stresses of Caring for a Loved One at Home

High Ridge
Did you know 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers, according to a report conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP? This means that an estimated 53 million adults provide care for someone – which is up from the estimated 43.5 million caregivers in 2015. Of this 53 million, 41.8 million are estimated to […]

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Adjusting to Your New Normal After Retirement

Westchester
While many people look forward to retirement and the possibilities it offers, it’s also normal to feel overwhelmed by the transition. After all, retirement is a major life change that can impact people in different ways. In fact, retirement may leave you pondering your sense of purpose and what to do with your free time. […]

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Creating a Fall-Prevention Exercise Program

Wellesley
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people 65 and older fall each year, leading to injuries, trauma and even death. Falls can be caused by age-related muscle loss, balance issues, drops in blood pressure, and other factors. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again, so it’s critical to […]

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4 Factors That Impact Our Longevity

The Circle
As older adults continue to reach new age milestones – with some seniors becoming centenarians or even supercentenarians – the factors that can impact longevity become increasingly important to consider. After all, you want to grow older in good health and with a high quality of life. Whether your goal is to find out the […]

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Creating Your Support System in Retirement

Lexington
A significant majority of adults live within 30 miles of their nearest senior parent or adult child. This amounts to 74.8% to be exact – according to a study on spatial distance between parents and adult children. With more and more older adults remaining single and/or childless, however, it’s not always the case that family […]

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Senior Living Amenities To Enhance Your Retirement Lifestyle

Westchester
When older adults research their senior living options, they should take a close look at the amenities available to find a community that’s perfect for their desired lifestyle and retirement goals. The right amenities can enhance a person’s lifestyle – while a lack of amenities could leave them less than satisfied. To make sure you’re […]

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Benefits of Senior Living in a Walkable Location

The Circle
When seniors search for a retirement community, they often think about the floor plans, the activities, the dining, and the on-site programs. However, they may be missing one important aspect: How desirable the surrounding area may be. Location can make or break a decision to move to a senior living community. What’s more, location preferences […]

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Why Wellesley Offers the Ideal Retirement Location

Wellesley
When you picture your retirement, where do you imagine yourself being located? Is it somewhere active with plenty to do nearby? Or is it somewhere you can relax and spend quality time with friends and family? For those who make the move to Waterstone at Wellesley, they find both. Waterstone is conveniently situated just off […]

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Benefits of Our Premier Dining Experience

High Ridge
As retirement lifestyles evolve, so does the senior living dining experience. At Waterstone on High Ridge, we’re pleased to deliver creative cuisine and seasonal menus that rival fine dining establishments. We know just how important dining is to our senior living residents, not only for their overall health and nutrition, but also for their happiness […]

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How Senior Living Enhances Overall Health

Wellesley
In recent years, senior living has shifted its focus from simply providing an engaging lifestyle with available healthcare services to offering an experience that truly enhances seniors’ physical, emotional, and mental health. This change comes about as seniors are living longer and prioritizing their overall well-being, knowing that they’d like to pursue active, adventurous lifestyles […]

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Helpful Travel Tips for Seniors

Lexington
Travel can do a lot for us – it can enable us to see our families and friends, it can satisfy our need for adventure, or it can provide us with opportunities to learn and grow. For this reason, many seniors want to continue traveling as much as they can. If you are planning to […]

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When Is the Right Time for Assisted Living?

High Ridge
There may come a time in your loved one’s life when they need a little extra support – but when is assisted living necessary? While the answer will differ for everyone, some key signs can help you evaluate when it’s the right time for assisted living services. If you’ve been wondering whether assisted living would […]

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Benefits of Friendships as We Age

The Circle
There’s nothing better than a good friend – one you can call when you’re feeling down; those you’re the first to go to when something great happens; the ones you can always count on. While it’s true that as we age, friends may come and go, there’s plenty to be said for those who stay […]

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Turning Your Independent Living Apartment into Home

Westchester
Senior living communities like Waterstone of Westchester can provide luxury apartment features and beautiful open space, but it’s still a clean, blank slate to make your own. With some fun inspiration and design ideas, you can personalize your new home as you choose. It will make your independent living apartment feel just like home – […]

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When Families Disagree on Care for Aging Relatives

High Ridge
As they age, loved ones may begin to need more care. This may mean coming up with a care plan that will address the needs of your mom, dad or other family member. What happens, though, when aging parents, adult children or other relatives disagree about senior care? This is where it can get a […]

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When Is It Time to Consider Independent Living?

Westchester
As older adults age, they may begin to wonder about senior living and consider the benefits that an independent living community might bring to their lifestyle. For many seniors, a retirement living community is often the best choice – where they are surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals with the same freedom, interests and […]

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The Best Activities Around Boston for Seniors

The Circle
One of the best parts of independent living at Waterstone at the Circle is that you can enjoy urban living with all the conveniences of a lifestyle centered around your happiness – and this includes culturally immersive programs, carefree living, and a prime location putting you close to everything that matters to you. Whether you […]

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How to Prepare a Loved One for a Move to Assisted Living

Lexington
For many older adults and family members, the time may eventually come to discuss a move to a senior living or assisted living community. Whether the move is for enhanced social opportunities or additional levels of care, it can be a difficult conversation to have. For some, they may look forward to a move immensely; […]

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Why Single Seniors Thrive in Senior Living Communities

Wellesley
As seniors age, many consider moving to a senior living community like Waterstone at Wellesley. What’s more is that many of these seniors happen to be single. Why are so many of these single seniors choosing senior living communities? Join us as we take a deep dive into the decision-making process and how a move […]

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The Benefits of Living Close to Family as You Age

Lexington
When older adults and their family members begin their search for senior living options, they may have a list of what they are looking for in mind. For many, that list consists of great food, fun things to do, opportunities to socialize, and dedicated support and programs to enhance health. Many also consider where the […]

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Your Guide to Senior Living Care Types

High Ridge
As we reach retirement age, we may start to hear a range of senior living terms thrown around. From retirement and independent living communities to nursing homes and home care, senior housing and care options can confuse anyone. This is especially true when you’re searching for a lifestyle that fits your needs and preferences – […]

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The Best Places in White Plains to Visit with the Grandkids

Westchester
The United States is full of great things to see and do, but sometimes, it’s great to just be a tourist in your hometown – or, in our residents’ case – in the location of their ideally situated retirement community. In the heart of White Plains, New York, Waterstone of Westchester’s senior living residents enjoy […]

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Why Age Really Is Only a State of Mind

The Circle
We often hear many people say, “If you don’t use it, you lose it,” especially in regard to staying active, healthy and at optimal wellness. While this can most certainly be true, as we see older adults age and place a greater emphasis on fitness and health, living the lifestyle they love and expanding their […]

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Tips on Clearing Clutter to Prepare for a Move

Wellesley
When the weather warms up, many people feel inspired to be more active – and that also includes motivation to do more around the home. It’s the perfect opportunity to declutter, organize and prepare for a move to a senior living community. Are you looking for an excuse to get started or simply don’t know […]

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Why Seniors Should Consider Volunteering

Westchester
When older adults move into a retirement community, they often find they have a renewed passion for creating a lasting impact. Whether through social activities or giving back, there are many ways for seniors to spend their new-found free time in a way that suits their passions. In fact, many find that volunteer work and […]

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Why Self-Care Becomes Even More Important as You Age

Wellesley
It’s no secret that caring for ourselves is a crucial part of our well-being. Whether we’re focusing on our mental health, physical health, emotional health or spiritual health, these aspects all join together to ensure we’re healthy, happy and independent. As seniors age, this becomes more important than ever. “Good health isn’t solely about nutrition […]

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The Best Age to Move into a Senior Living Community

Lexington
When active older adults consider their retirement, the goal is typically to have more freedom to do as they please – from spending more time with friends and family to enjoying a range of social activities and more. What some don’t think about, however, is how a move to a premier senior living community can […]

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Talking to Your Parents About Senior Living

High Ridge
For some older adults, the move to a senior living community such as Waterstone on High Ridge, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, provides security and confidence for the future. These individuals prefer to make a move before a crisis occurs and their family members need to make decisions for them. They understand […]

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Rental vs. Buy-In Senior Living: How Do I Decide?

The Circle
When it comes time to consider senior housing, you may hear about a range of different choices. From various buy-in communities to straight-forward rental communities, the options for senior living may look similar at first, but there are many differences. When trying to choose the best independent living option for yourself or a loved one, […]

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Top Benefits of Independent Living

Westchester
For active seniors looking for a carefree environment, an independent living community provides the life-enriching amenities and convenient services needed to help them live life to the fullest. Premier senior living communities like Waterstone of Westchester offer the perfect setting for an exciting, wellness-focused lifestyle – complete with fun activities, socializing with friends and exploring […]

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10 Tips for a Smooth Transition to Assisted Living

Wellesley
Moving to assisted living in a senior living community can be a daunting process, especially if your parents have lived in their home for many years. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to streamline the transition to assisted living. Once you and your loved one have decided it is the right time, there […]

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Why Socialization Is Important for Seniors

Lexington
Exercise, healthy eating and adequate sleep are all important to the health of older adults. But is spending time with friends equally important? Oxford University research suggests that older adults who have social connections to other residents of senior living communities feel healthier and live longer. Other research points to a wider social circle as […]

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Boston Public Garden

Why Boston Is Perfect for Retirement

The Circle
Despite its big city status, Boston often has the feel of a charming small town. In fact, according to the U.S. News & World Report, Boston is one of the best places in the country to retire. As an important cultural and social center in American history, it’s often referred to as the Cradle of […]

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6 Ways That Senior Living Promotes Health and Wellness

High Ridge
The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are amplified as we age, as hundreds of studies have shown over the decades. More recently, the International Council on Active Aging concluded that by 2023 at least two-thirds of senior living communities will have, at their core, a practice of holistic wellness. And it’s true; health and wellness […]

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Differences Between Independent Living and Assisted Living

Wellesley
If you’re thinking about a new home for your loved one but are unsure whether they need independent living or assisted living, you might be glad to know that there are really more similarities than differences when it comes to the lifestyle. Both can help your loved one enjoy an active, enriching lifestyle – whether […]

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5 Heart-Healthy Habits for Senior Adults

High Ridge
It’s never too late to integrate heart-healthy habits into your daily life! At Waterstone on High Ridge, our entire culture is focused on wellness – and our amenities, programs and services are designed to help seniors thrive with an active, healthy lifestyle. In our blog article, you will find five heart-healthy tips that older adults […]

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Top Amenities in Senior Living Communities

Lexington
As you search for the perfect senior living community, you may feel overwhelmed by all the choices and services that are available. It can help to identify the retirement lifestyle you are looking for – and then prioritize the types of amenities you would like to access. In this guide, amenities are grouped based on […]

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Why White Plains Offers an Ideal Retirement Location

Westchester
Making the decision on where to retire is one of life’s most significant choices. Friends and places that are important to you can be tough to leave behind. But rather than packing up and shipping out to balmy Florida, consider the benefits of moving to senior living in historic White Plains, which is situated in […]

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The Upsides of Downsizing

The Circle
Oftentimes, as older adults begin to think about downsizing, they wonder if there are any upsides. Moving away from a family home can be a daunting experience. There is no doubt that it is a significant change that requires a lot of thought. A family home represents hard work over a long career and a […]

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What to Look for in Senior Living

Westchester
As you’re working on retirement planning and researching your options for independent living, you’ve probably started to notice that senior living communities are not all cut from the same cloth.

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Ways to Prevent Cognitive Decline and Improve Brain Health

Lexington
As an older adult, whether you worry about the possible onset of dementia or have noticed a decline in your memory or recall, it is likely that you have thought about ways to keep your mind sharp as you age. Continue reading to learn five concrete ways you can stimulate your brain and ward off […]

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An Emphasis on Wellness in Senior Living Communities

The Circle
According to a survey by the International Council on Active Aging, senior living industry leaders are embracing a new model that emphasizes wellness. While older approaches are care-based with options for wellness, these new methods are wellness-based opportunities in daily life with options for care. Out of all respondents to the survey, 72% rated wellness/lifestyle […]

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Keys to Embracing the Aging Process

High Ridge
As we age, life brings with it a number of changes – both positive and negative. You may be just starting out your new retirement lifestyle or enjoying the excitement of welcoming a new grandchild into the world.

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Downsizing and Decluttering for a Move to Senior Living

Lexington
Downsizing doesn’t have to be about moving to a smaller space. It can also be about decluttering and rightsizing to meet your exact lifestyle needs. If you’re considering moving into a senior living community during the upcoming year, let us help with ideas for getting your things prepared.

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New Hobbies for Retired Seniors Who Are Ready for Fun

Lexington
You’ve likely looked forward to retirement most of your life, and now that it’s here, are you ready? Sometimes new retirees experience a sense of loss in terms of engagement with activities that fill their days with purpose. Many find themselves bored – and even lonely.

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When Is the Right Time To Move to Senior Living?

Westchester
It used to be that moving to senior living was something that people wanted to avoid at all costs. Nowadays, senior living has turned into something that people are looking forward to. Still, many older adults wonder when is the right time to move to senior living.

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Making Meaningful Moments with Grandchildren

Wellesley
If you’re a grandparent, we’re guessing that your grandchildren are one of the great joys of your life. Building and nurturing deep relationships with your grandchildren is incredibly meaningful because it allows you to be an important part of their lives, share your knowledge and history, and pass on family traditions.

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How Waterstone of Westchester Promotes a Holistic Approach to Wellness

Westchester
Seniors today aren’t just living longer – they’re living better. Today’s older generation has placed a huge importance on health and wellness, and as a result, today’s retirement communities have risen to the challenge by providing a senior living lifestyle that focuses on wellness – body, mind and soul.

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Tips for Selling Your Home This Fall

The Circle
There’s really never been a better time to sell your home. The Boston housing market is on fire! Home values and home sales exploded in 2020, and that rapid growth and demand aren’t showing signs of slowing down just yet.

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How To Live Your Best Life in Senior Living

The Circle
Communities such as Waterstone at the Circle are designed to help older adults live life to the fullest. We provide the framework so that our residents can enjoy senior living that’s productive, pleasant and fulfilled.

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Healthy Hobbies That Help You Age Well

High Ridge
Retirement is a wonderful time of life to discover new passions and pick up old ones. You’ll reap a variety of health benefits that will allow you to continue your new lifestyle for years to come.

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Moving to Assisted Living: Tips for Couples

Wellesley
Moving into senior living is a major life change. But when you’re moving as a couple, the decision and the transition can be smoother and a little easier, especially if one spouse or the other needs assisted living services.

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Daily Habits for Building a Happy Life

The Circle
What does happiness look like for you? For most of us, happiness isn’t a destination – it’s a pursuit. That may mean learning something new or picking up a new skill. For others, it means being at peace with your body and who you are.

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Assisted Living with a Customized Approach

Wellesley
Getting older doesn’t mean that you have to slow down. Even if you find that you require a little extra help in order to live a safe, happy and fulfilled life, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your independence.

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How Our Residents Age Gracefully with Train Boston®

Wellesley
Imagine walking into your own personal fitness center and being met with not only state-of-the-art amenities and exercise equipment, but also by an energetic, vibrant staff of personal trainers who are completely focused on helping you age gracefully and stay fit. That’s the feeling you’ll have at the exceptional fitness center at Waterstone at Wellesley.

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Your Checklist for a Stress-Free Retirement

The Circle
For most of us, the idea of retirement is the shiny brass ring that we’re reaching toward and dreaming about. While it’s good to dream, it’s also good to do – which is why putting plans in place for a stress-free retirement should be at the top of your list.

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Upsize Your Lifestyle – Make a Move This Spring

The Circle
Spring has sprung, and with it, a renewed sense of purpose and joy for many people. Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle, says that after the events of 2020, this spring is the perfect opportunity for urban seniors to upsize their lifestyle by making a move.

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