A recent article mentioned community leaders nationwide are concerned about keeping “Main Street,” the heart of their towns, alive. That idea certainly resonates in Wellesley. Many of us feel lucky to live here, where Washington Street is the hub of so much history, activity and culture. At Waterstone at Wellesley, we have been lucky to watch a community of interesting, vibrant seniors come together to create a place of their own. Since they have joined us, they rave about all that is available minutes from our front door in Wellesley. We take trips to Washington Street and host events with local business owners, because we want to help keep the heart of our town alive and thriving.
In the days of Borders and Barnes & Noble, supporting your community’s locally-owned and independent book store has become more important than ever. These establishments bring culture, interesting topics, and character to their communities. In Wellesley, we’re lucky to have Wellesley Books, known locally for its outstanding children’s section as well as robust stock of bestsellers.
In addition to bringing numerous local authors to our Waterstone community for book signings and discussions, we’re excited to welcome Lorna Ruby of Wellesley Books on Monday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. Lorna is a senior book buyer at the store. She will be discussing current best sellers as well as giving residents, friends and guests the inside scoop on the books to keep an eye out for as they ascend the best seller’s list. As an experienced book buyer, Lorna knows the ins and outs of the industry and will be offering us some really intriguing insights, as well as sharing with us what it is like to work for an independently-owned book store in a place such as Wellesley. If you enjoy reading, or are curious about the inner workings of the book industry, please join us! Or, stop by for one of our upcoming author discussions. See you soon!
The weather is warm, the trees are green, the flowers are blooming in our courtyard and we’re kicking off this warm weather season with some unique events coming up in the next couple weeks. That includes a visit from the insightful team at Tower Hill Botanical, who will bring their knowledge of horticulture and related topics to our residents and guests. We’re also continuing our very popular local author series with author Dr. Robert Martello and a discussion of his book, “Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn.” Keep reading for details about these events, and please join us if you can.
Tower Hill Botanical to present at Waterstone (June 10) 5/23
WELLESLEY – Waterstone at Wellesley will officials from Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston for a discussion of horticulture and related topics on Monday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Waterstone continues author series with Dr. Robert Martello (June 12) 5/23
WELLESLEY – Waterstone at Wellesley will continues its multi-event series on local authors by welcoming author Dr. Robert Martello for a discussion of his book, “Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn,” on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
WELLESLEY – Waterstone at Wellesley will host performer Jack Craig for a performance of Cole Porter music on Tuesday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. Jack Craig to perform at Waterstone (June 18)
These events are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP.
We recently welcomed residents, friends, family and local dignitaries to a 1-year anniversary party at Waterstone at Wellesley. With live music, delicious food, creative cocktails and – of course – wonderful company, it was bound to be a success, and it definitely was. Below are
some photos from the event; if you joined us, thanks for stopping by! We’re rapidly approaching 100-percent full status, so if you are interested in one of our independent or assisted living apartments, come by for a tour sooner rather than later!
Just one year ago, we were welcoming our first residents to our community. What a difference a year makes! We’re nearly full, with limited apartment options available, and we’ve gone from a brand new space to one full of life, vibrancy and a true sense of community. Tonight we’re hosting a group of esteemed guests, including local dignitaries, officials and the family and friends of our residents, to celebrate one year since opening, and we’re thrilled about it. It’s been an exciting ride, and we’re looking forward to the next year as a complete and thriving community. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit us, stop by soon; we only have a handful of apartments left, and the grounds are looking stunning now that everything is in bloom! In fact, we recently hosted a golf tournament on our own putting green in the courtyard, much to the delight of our residents. It was a lovely afternoon of sunshine, fresh air and relaxing games with friends – not to mention some delicious food and drink from our own chefs.
We have a wide variety of events coming up in the first few weeks of June. After the success of our first “Author Series” event, we’re excited to welcome another fascinating writer, Caitrin Lynch, as she talks about her book “Retirement on the Line.” Later on we will welcome a local expert for a talk on the capes of New England, as well as the experts from Tower Hill Botanical to discuss horticulture. There truly is something for everyone. Keep reading for details, and we hope to see you
- Caitrin Lynch discusses ‘Retirement on the Line’ – Tues., June 4, 7:30 p.m.
Author Caitrin Lynch will join us for a discussion of her book, “Retirement on the Line.
- Michael Perry talks New England Capes – Wed., June 5, 2:30 p.m.
We will welcome Michael Perry for a discussion of the capes of New England.
- Tower Hill Botanical to present – Mon., June 10, 2:30 p.m.
Officials from Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston will join us for a discussion of horticulture and related topics.
Wellesley and the surrounding area is known for having a lot of cultural opportunities and attractions. It’s also home to several places of higher learning. This means that our community is blessed to have a great number of accomplished authors living and working nearby. We’re exciting to be taking advantage of this by offering an author series through the spring and summer, starting next month. Keep reading for more details, and visit our website to RSVP as events come closer and dates and times are made final.
- New York Times best-selling author William Martin – Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. – Martin will discuss his book “The Lincoln Letter.” This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP.
- Caitrin Lynch will discuss “Retirement on the Line” in early June – Caitrin Lynch explores what Vita Needle Company of Needham, Massachusetts’s commitment to an elderly workforce means for the employer, the workers, the community, and society more generally.
- Dr. Robert Martello will discuss “Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn” in mid-June – Robert Martello combines a biographical examination of Paul Revere and his famous ride with a probing study of the new nation’s business and technological climate.
- Barbara Shapiro will discuss “The Art Forager” in July – Shapiro crafted this thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
We recently held a One Fund Boston dinner fundraiser to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Dinner was $10 and all proceeds went to the fund. We’re happy to say we raised nearly $1,000 and are proud to be donating that money to the One Fund. “We could not be more pleased with the turnout and outpouring of support for people affected by this tragedy,” said Kristine Tilton, Waterstone’s executive director. It was heartwarming to see so many individuals join us, and to make new friends in the process. If you were able to join us, thank you for your support. If not, we hope to see you soon!
The first week of May is packed full of some great events this month here at Waterstone. Keep reading for details, and join us if you can. Also, don’t forget about our upcoming Boston Marathon fundraiser dinner. It would be wonderful to see you there. Click here to read more, and to see what other EPOCH communities are doing to raise money for victims.
Guitarist Dwight Phetteplace to perform at Waterstone (May 5)
WELLESLEY – Waterstone at Wellesley will welcome guitarist and singer Dwight Phetteplace for a performance of traditional folk, blues and acoustic music on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP. Waterstone is located at 27 Washington St., and includes 134 apartments for seniors 62 and older. It features independent and assisted living rental apartments. For more information, call 781-235-1614.
Lorna Ruby of Wellesley Books to visit Waterstone (May 6)
WELLESLEY – Waterstone at Wellesley will welcome Lorna Ruby of Wellesley Books, an independent book store, on Monday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. for a discussion of current best sellers. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP. Waterstone is located at 27 Washington St., and includes 134 apartments for seniors 62 and older. It features independent and assisted living rental apartments. For more information, call 781-235-1614.
Waterstone hosts Tax Free Investments discussion (May 7)
WELLESLEY – Waterstone at Wellesley will welcome Rockland Trust for a discussion on tax free investments on Thursday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. Representatives from the bank will offer tips for earning tax-exempt income. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP. Waterstone is located at 27 Washington St., and includes 134 apartments for seniors 62 and older. It features independent and assisted living rental apartments. For more information, call 781-235-1614.
Animal Experience to visit Waterstone (May 8)
WELLESLEY – Waterstone at Wellesley will host Animal Experience, a traveling petting zoo of various animals, to the community on Wednesday, May 8 at 2:30 p.m. Founder Matt Gabriel will educate attendees on the lives and habitats of the animals he brings. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP. Waterstone is located at 27 Washington St., and includes 134 apartments for seniors 62 and older. It features independent and assisted living rental apartments. For more information, call 781-235-1614.
Stephen Collins to perform at Waterstone (May 9)
WELLESLEY – Waterstone at Wellesley will welcome acclaimed actor Stephen Collins for a one-man show on Thursday, May 9 at 2 p.m. Collins will celebrate Shakespeare’s April birthday in a presentation of the bard’s works. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP. Waterstone is located at 27 Washington St., and includes 134 apartments for seniors 62 and older. It features independent and assisted living rental apartments. For more information, call 781-235-1614.
Waterstone at Wellesley will host a pasta dinner on Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise money for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Dinner and dessert will be $10, and all proceeds will go to the One Fund Boston, Inc., formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help those most affected by the tragic events in Boston on April 15. Please join us as we support our community. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please call 781-235-1614 by May 1. Waterstone is located at 27 Washington Street.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the recent tragedy in Boston. All our sympathies to those who have suffered a loss in this tragedy; please know that we support you.
The Residents & Staff of Waterstone at Wellesley