One of the things that makes Waterstone at Wellesley a unique place to live is its prime location. Wellesley is both a beautiful residential community that’s great for families, and a cultural and educational hub, thanks to its multiple colleges, museums, libraries, and cultural centers. It’s long had an image in the surrounding community as a place to learn, explore, and grow. For many people, the desire for that learning and growth doesn’t change throughout their lives, whether 9 years old or 90. Waterstone at Wellesley residents recently had an opportunity to indulge that desire with a visit to Wellesley College for a discussion with former U.S. Secretary Madeleine Albright, who visited the institution to discuss her new book Prague Winter with the president of the college. It’s pretty special to live in a place where a visit to the local college to see a former U.S. Secretary isn’t out of the norm! The bout of chilly weather we’ve been having here didn’t deter us: quite a few residents – 25 in total – attended the discussion. They said they enjoyed hearing more about Albright’s Jewish roots, how she discovered them, and how discovering them influenced her diplomatic relations. If you are interested in learning more about the events, outings and activities we plan at Waterstone each week, just stop by or give us a call. We hope you can join us on our next special outing!
Kicking off the new year in style, Watersone at Wellesley will host several free, open to the public activities in early January, including a talk on Martin Luther King, an elder care lecture, and a happy hour with wonderful music. Please R.S.V.P. to 781-235-1614 if you’d like to stop by and visit for any of these engaging presentations.
- Friday, Jan. 11 at 2:30 p.m. – Stonehill College Professor Gary Hylander will deliver a historical discussion of Martin Luther King and the Montgomery bus boycott on Friday, Jan. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Professor Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian Thomas H. O’Connor. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, pedagogical specialist for the NEH, and professor of history at Framingham State University.
- Monday, Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m. – Waterstone at Wellesley will welcome clinician Magdalana Siegel for a discussion as part of the community’s Elder Lecture Series on Monday, Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Siegel will lead a talk called “Honoring our Wisdom,” focused on empowering seniors to claim and celebrate the knowledge they have gained throughout their lives. Siegel is a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Clinician, a Massachusetts Certified Justice Addictions Professional, a Nationally Certified Forensic Clinician, and is a Certified Co-Occuring Disorders Professional. She has over 30 years of experience working in the criminal justice field and is co-founder of one of the first domestic violence agencies in the state of Massachusetts. She founded Project WISH, a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program.
- Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. – Waterstone at Wellesley will host performer and entertainer Dave Becker for the community’s happy hour on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Dave mixes his DJ abilities with live music to keep audiences wowed.
Waterstone at Wellesley 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. We hope to see you soon.
Curious about the bathroom amenities in the Waterstone at Wellesley apartments? Here’s some information for you: The independent living apartments will be offered with one or two bathrooms. For the one-bathroom apartments, there will be a tub-shower combination. If the apartment has two bathrooms, there will be tub-shower combination and a walk-in shower. The assisted living apartments will have walk-in showers. Bathrooms, as you can see from the photo here, have been tastefully designed with clean lines, built-in shelving, granite countertops, classic fixtures, and more. There’s a model bathroom on display at our welcome center at 40 Washington St., and you can see the bathroom for yourself on a model apartment tour: give us a call at 781.235.1614 to learn more, or stop by one of our upcoming information sessions.
We’ve received some questions about the dimensions of the apartments at Waterstone at Wellesley. One bedroom independent living apartments average 678 square feet, one bedroom plus den independent living units average 900 square feet and independent living two bedroom units average 1,030 square feet. Check out some photos of our model apartments to get a better feel for the space in the Waterstone apartments. Call us at 781.235.1614 to set up an appointment and see for yourself!
Waterstone at Wellesley and Healthy Habits Kitchen will host “Eat Well. Live Well.” on Thursday, January 12 at noon at the Healthy Habits Kitchen, 36 Washington St. This presentation will detail the ways in which individuals can develop and maintain healthy eating and cooking habits in the New Year.
An RSVP is requested, and there are a limited number of seats available. Please call 781-235-1614 to reserve your seat today.
Many of the questions we receive at our information sessions and open houses center on the style, feel and atmosphere of Waterstone at Wellesley. Waterstone was designed to emulate the Arts & Crafts movement, a style that emphasizes simplicity of design, hand-crafted objects, and local materials. It’s a sleek, timeless style featuring wood, stone, and other warm, natural materials.
Wellesley Design Consultants, Inc., a local interior design company formed in 1985, is handling interior design for Waterstone at Wellesley. President and Design Principal Ann Webb-Johnson had this to say about the style of Waterstone at Wellesley and its reflection of the Arts & Crafts movement.
“Fireplaces will feature handmade-glazed tiles. We are drawing inspiration from the exciting building that the architects have created and the trees and river that are a part of this site. The interiors will feature natural wood and stone in a style that is a 21st century interpretation of Arts and Crafts. The many fireplaces will feature handmade-glazed tiles in rich colors to complement the textures around them. Waterstone will feel warm, spacious, comfortable and vibrant. We are looking to create an interior that is neither overwhelming nor stark but rather is welcoming as is one’s home or a favorite club. The color schemes in the common areas will flow into the residential corridors to give the building a unified design.”
Elkus Manfredi Architects is in charge of the architectural design of Waterstone at Wellesley. Here’s what Principal John Martin had to say about Waterstone’s style and feel.
“We designed the buildings to touch each of the senses, with particular attention to softening and enhancing the acoustics; rich, interesting materials to touch and feel; fresh, natural ventilation for air quality; open kitchens for tailored and specialized cuisine; and carefully considering framing interior and exterior views along the beautiful wooded banks of the Charles River. Together, we have created an organic, sustainable place that will foster healthy and meaningful lifestyles. The buildings create inviting spaces not only inside, but also in between them. Outdoor courts and yards provide spatial experiences for residents and guests. They are made with a natural material palette of local fieldstone, vernacular New England clapboard siding, and oversized loft-like windows to allow daylight deep into all of the interior spaces. Wellesley is an iconic New England town, reflecting the values and traditions of the founding of our democracy, and I would like to think that our architecture manifests those qualities in a built form.”
Did you know there are several ways to reserve your apartment at Waterstone at Wellesley, and that you can do so right now? For convenience, customization and security, your best option is joining Club 27. This requires a deposit as well as one month’s rent, which is fully refundable or will be applied to the balance owed at move-in. Being a member of Club 27 provides you with special bonuses and incentives, including pre-construction pricing, discounted community fee, priority on apartment selection, special moving services, and much more.
If you’re not ready to commit to Club 27 yet, there is the Priority Deposit option. If you are interested in moving into the community but aren’t ready to choose an apartment yet, this is your best choice. Being on this list provides you with special notifications about and priority access to events. It does not, however, guarantee a space in the community. Want to learn more about reserving your apartment at Waterstone? Call us at 781-235-1614 to learn more.
We’ve received a number of questions about the security features Waterstone at Wellesley will offer. The safety and security systems at Waterstone at Wellesley will be thorough and state-of-the-art.
To start, the building will be staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, ensuring ’round-the-clock monitoring. In addition, all perimeter doors will be locked and accessed via a keypad, and security cameras will monitor key access points throughout the community.
In addition to community-wide security features, Waterstone will also offer security within each individual apartment. Every unit will be equipped with an electronic locking system, emergency call system, wellness check system, and a communications console with cable, data and telephone.
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