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.
It may be a short month, but we’ve done a lot here at Waterstone to pack February full of interesting events, good music and even better company. From musical performances that had our entire community tapping their toes to delicious Valentine’s treats to weathering our recent winter storm with ease, it seemed there was always something happening. Hopefully you made it through the recent snowstorm as pleasantly as we did. We held an impromptu “Martinis in the Storm” event as residents, family members and guests sipped cocktails, played word games and watched the snow fall among friends. We know others were not so lucky and our hearts go out to them. There’s nothing quite like cozying up inside during a tough storm, tucked away while the wind howls outside. After the storm settled, we moved on to Valentine’s Day and all the fun that comes along with it. A large table at the front of our community showcased the couples among us, and we welcomed the New Sound Assembly Barbershop group for a performance that had our entire community out and whistling along. We also enjoyed some delicious treats, including light and airy mousse and more decadent chocolates. Finally, we also welcomed friends of the four-legged variety from our local animal shelter, Save a Dog, who were very willing to share some kisses with us. I hope your February was just as full of relaxation and fun as ours, and if you’d like to stop by soon, just visit our upcoming events page. See you soon!
As mentioned in a previous post, we’re excited to welcome Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, a well-respected Wellesley restaurant, to our community on Monday, Dec. 10 for a book signing. Ming will be signing copies of his new book, “Simply Ming in Your Kitchen.”
Ming is a well-known culinary figure both in Boston and beyond, so it’s a special honor to welcome him to our community for this event. He opened Blue Ginger in 1998, having studied both mechanical engineering at Yale and the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. He has also trained with Paris pastry chef Pierre Herme and in Osaka with Sushi Master Kobayashi. He also holds a master’s degree in hotel administration and hospitality marketing from Cornell University. Talk about an impressive resume!
Blue Ginger was a hit right out the gate, receiving “Best New Restaurant” distinction from Boston Magazine in its first year. That same year, Ming was named “Chef of the Year” by Esquire. Most recently, Blue Ginger was ranked by Boston Magazine is one of the magazine’s 50 best restaurants. Needless to say, if you have experienced Ming’s East-West cuisine at Blue Ginger, book a reservation ASAP! And, in 2013, you’ll have a new opportunity to experience Ming’s culinary expertise, at his soon-to-be-opened gastropub, Blue Dragon, in Boston.
Ming will visit us at 2 p.m. on Monday. Please contact Lisa Beckwith at 781.235.1614 or LBeckwith@WaterstoneAtWellesley.com to reserve your seat today!
Do you have an antique or two in your house, or perhaps collecting dust in your closet or attic, that you’ve always been curious about but never knew quite how to use? Most of us have at least one family heirloom, or an old and nearly-forgotten antique we’ve never figured out what to do with. They often sit in the same place year after year, and may catch our eye every once in a while, prompting us to wonder what it might truly be worth. The deep family histories in a state like Massachusetts, with its own extensive history, mean that many residents here at Waterstone and seniors in the Wellesley community and beyond have at least a few such pieces. You may not even have a desire to sell, but might still be curious about its value. If you are interested in learning from a professional appraiser what your own knickknack, trinkets, family heirloom or estate jewelry might be worth, you should stop by our event with Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The experts from Skinners will appraise small items that residents and visitors bring with them to the 6:30 p.m. workshop. Gather up your own jewelry, old coins, and other small pieces and bring them with you. It should be a fascinating event! Here are the details:
Skinners Auction House presents, “What’s it Worth?” Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. – Bring your antiques to find out how much it’s worth! We will be reviewing only small items like jewelry, clocks, coins and small artifacts. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP.
The residents at Waterstone at Wellesley and EPOCH Assisted Living at Waterstone are a diverse bunch. Many have unique interests and passions, which is part of the reason they chose Waterstone over other senior living options: we have opportunities for them to explore their interests and to discover new ones. A growing group of residents, for example, has recently uncovered their mutual interest in art. And not just fine art in museums and hanging on walls, but their own art. The Life Enrichment team at Waterstone recently set up an art class for EPOCH Assisted Living at Waterstone residents, and the response has been really positive. Now residents from our independent living wing are asking to join in on the fun. Below are a few pictures from our latest gathering. Getting creative through activities like painting have been shown to improve brain function and stave off memory-related illnesses. Plus it’s lots of fun!
Maureen Horan, a Sudbury resident with more than 15 years’ experience in senior living, has been named wellness director at EPOCH Assisted Living at Waterstone, the assisted living community at Waterstone at Wellesley. Maureen earned her degree in nursing from University of Bridgeport. She worked at Beth Israel Hospital for seven years; as a nurse manager at a 41-bed long term care facility for three years; and as a resident service director at an assisted living community for five years before joining the Waterstone team.
Horan said she’s excited about the opportunity to work at an EPOCH Senior Living community, and to create a wellness program in such a state-of-the-art community.
“I’ve hand-picked my staff; the standards here are very high,” she said. “It’s exciting to be on the ground floor of the future of assisted living, of what assisted living aspires to be.”
Horan will oversee the care of all EPOCH Assisted Living at Waterstone residents, and will also manage staff and ensure the community is compliant with all regulations.
Storage is an important piece to consider when making a move. At Waterstone at Wellesley, all of the apartments will be equipped with ample storage, from large closets in the bedrooms to built-in storage in the bathrooms. In addition, there will be large storage units in the underground garage for additional storage needs. These units will be available in full or half size. The full storage unit will be 3 feet wide by 5 feet deep and will be approximately 7 ½ feet high. A half-sized unit will be 3 feet wide by 5 feet deep and 3 feet, 9 inches high. Worried about having enough room for all your belongings? Give us a call at 781.235.1614 and we’ll address your concerns.
Some of the most popular questions at our information sessions have to do with our pet policy. It seems many Wellesleyites and their neighbors have a lot of friends of the furry, four-legged variety! Pets are important members of many households and we understand that, so pets will be permitted at the discretion of the management. All pets must show proof of up-to-date vaccinations and a health exam in order to be considered, and there is a one-time, non-refundable pet fee of $500 per pet. Dogs must be leashed at all times when they are not in a resident’s apartment. Call us at 781.235.1614 for more info on our pet policy, and to answer any other questions about Waterstone you may have!
The new senior living campus EPOCH Senior Living and National Development are building in Wellesley will offer both independent and assisted living accommodations for seniors. The independent living community, Waterstone at Wellesley, includes 82 apartments. The assisted living community, EPOCH Assisted Living at Waterstone, includes 52 apartments.
In general, what is the difference between assisted living and independent living for seniors?Click “Read More” to keep reading.