Birds are chirping, the weather is warming, and flowers are starting to peek up out of the dirt. It’s finally feeling like spring around here! I hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are here at Waterstone. As you probably know, if you’re a New Englander (or know anyone from the area), baseball season is starting again and that means the Red Sox opener is coming up. Of course, we treat this event as the holiday it is here in the Boston area. We’re excited to be hosting a special opener event next month, as well as a slew of other fun events. For a peek at what’s going on, keep on reading, then check back for more activities in mid and late April. Hope to see you soon!
- Archie Richards entertains for Happy Hour at Waterstone (April 5) – Waterstone at Wellesley will welcome performer Archie Richards for a show on Friday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. Richards will perform Broadway hits on his electric piano for happy hour. 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.
- Shir Appeal to perform at Waterstone (April 6) – Waterstone at Wellesley will welcome a cappella group Shir Appeal on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Shir Appeal is Tufts University’s only co-ed Jewish a cappella group and one of the oldest collegiate Jewish a cappella groups in the country. 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.
- Red Sox opening day at Waterstone (April 8 ) – Waterstone at Wellesley will host a party for Red Sox opening day on Monday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. Join Waterstone residents and staff to cheer for your favorite team! We will have traditional baseball snacks, games, and a presentation from a local Red Sox expert. 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.
Kristine Tilton, executive director at the Waterstone at Wellesley campus, has named Beverly Carter sales director for the 134-apartment community that offers both independent and assisted living. Prior to joining the Waterstone team, Beverly worked as an engineer in the computer field. She was inspired to join the senior living field by her mother, and joined a local town’s council on aging. Soon after, she became the sales director at a senior living community. She joined the Waterstone team this fall, stating she is excited about the opportunity to work in a new community that is the first of its kind in the area. Beverly studied business administrator at Northeastern University. She lives in Hopedale with her husband. If you have questions about the Waterstone at Wellesley apartments, available for seniors 62 or older, give Beverly a call at 781-235-1614.
First, the team at Waterstone would like to extend its thoughts and prayers to those affected by Sandy. We were fortunate to have missed the brunt of the storm, and residents reported feeling safe and comfortable within our home at Waterstone as the winds whipped outside. We all know, however, that many have been tragically affected by this storm and our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Before Sandy decided to make a mess of things along the eastern seaboard, residents and guests were having a lot of fun throughout the entire month of October, as you can see in some of the pictures below. Let’s review some of the interesting, unique and just plain fun events we enjoyed as October passed by. In one, you’ll see our beloved head chef Randy Farmer as he gives a talk about fine cheeses. We welcomed Wasiks Cheese Shop for that presentation and it was a huge hit. Who doesn’t love a fine cheese?
We also welcomed students from Babson College for a workshop and presentation on vision impairment. In the photo below, you’ll see a student working with resident Amalia Kalyvas during that presentation. It was wonderful to have the students visiting; it’s exciting to hear about their lives and passions as they just begin to pursue their interests.
We also welcomed the New Sound Assembly Barbershop Chorus for a rousing concern. They were such a talented and inspiring group of gentlemen. Our own Harold Bossung decided to join in on the fun and got up to perform as well, singing along with the best of them. We hope to welcome the chorus back again, since their visit was such a big hit.
Finally, look at friends Mildred Goodman and Pauline Grubin as they grin and display their fall crafts, cornucopias both created in honor of the harvest season. Quite a few residents participated in this unique event and the results were stunning. It was also just a really fun thing to do.
If you or you and a loved one or friend would like to participate in the regular slate of events, presentations and crafts we have going on regularly, just give us a call or check on our upcoming events on our website. We would love to have some neighbors and friends join us.
Boston and the surrounding towns and cities are rife with talented musicians, performers, and entertainers. Walking down any major street or along a T station, you’re likely to encounter at least one or two performers. From small improv theaters to major performance halls, there’s something for every interest. Being home to numerous universities, performance halls, and performing arts schools has a lot of perks, including the existence of a deep well of local talent. One such local talent is Stephen Collins. You may have seen him in the Boston Globe recently: he was featured in an article about him and his work, and the article even included a performance of his here at Waterstone. We’re lucky to have him joining us again this month for a performance, this time of Walt Whitman classics. He was a huge hit with the residents and guests here the first time he visited; come by and see what the buzz is about for yourself. We’d love to have you. Read below for more information and to RSVP. Below is also some information about other upcoming performing events we have going on. Please stop by and enjoy this great local talent with us. Call 781-235-1614 to RSVP.
- Rick Walsh Concert, Oct. 9, 7:15 p.m. - Rick offers songs from as far back as the 1930’s through today. He covers most every genre from big band to rock including artists from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Chris Isaac, the Temptations, or Marvin Gaye.
- Stephen Collins performs Walt Whitman, Oct. 10, 7:15 p.m. - We’ll welcome local talent Stephen Collins as he performs his popular one-man show focused on the work of Walt Whitman.
- Classical Guitarist Scott Sanchez, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. – Join us as we welcome Scott Sanchez for a classical guitar performance. An American born guitarist, Scott Sanchez is often praised for his virtuosic and musically passionate performances.
Waterstone at Wellesley will host Dr. Timothy Murphy of Weston Primary Care for a free “Lunch and Learn” presentation entitled, “Why Do We Feel So Old When We Get Old?” at Waterstone at Wellesley, 27 Washington St., on Tuesday, April 17 at 12 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Murphy will maintain an office at the Waterstone at Wellesley Wellness Center, where he will see patients or perform house calls for residents of the senior living community. Guided tours of the new senior living community will follow his presentation.
Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Boston University Medical School. He is board certified in internal medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Boston Medical Center in 1998. He is former medical director of the New England Sinai rehabilitation satellite hospital at Waltham Hospital. He opened Weston Primary Care in 2007.
For more information or to RSVP, call Kristine Tilton, Waterstone at Wellesely executive director, at 781-235-1614.
Waterstone at Wellesley will host financial planning and moving experts John K. Ulwick of Integrated Financial Partners, Inc. and Joan E. Roover of A Thoughtful Move, LLC, for Rightsizing 101 at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St. on Thursday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m.
This free, informative session will cover details about preparing a home for a move, the financial details of moving and selling a home, and much more. All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 781-235-1614.
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!
A lifelong Newton, Mass. resident, retired dentist Dr. David Neustadt will be one of the many individuals making the move to Waterstone at Wellesley come this spring. The most serendipitous part of his move? His move-in date of April 10 happens to be his birthday.
Born and raised in Newton, David studied dentistry at Ohio State before returning to his home town soon after. He practiced dentistry on the corner of Beacon and Center streets in Newton for several decades before retiring, though “retired” isn’t exactly the word you’d use to describe him. He volunteered for nearly 20 years at his former practice, at Beth Isreal Hospital, and at Newton Wellesley Hospital before he stopped practicing, and now spends his time out in the community every day. He attends sculpture classes weekly and is an avid enthusiast of some of the finer things in life, including art, music and wine. His apartment at Waterstone at Wellesley, he said, will be filled with the fine art he has collected over the years from across the world.
“I just live a different kind of life,” David said. “I’m pretty active and upbeat. We only go this way once and I say, why waste the minutes? Why not live as best I can?”
One of the aspects that attracted David to Waterstone at Wellesley was its prime location in the heart of Wellesley, Mass. It’s proximity to stores, restaurants and other amenities is especially unique, he said.
Another reason he chose to make the move to Waterstone at Wellesley was the beauty of the community itself.
“It’s brand new and done so well,” he said. “I’ve seen what my apartment is going to look like and it’s just lovely. It’s going to be beautiful.”
The most vital aspect of Waterstone at Wellesley for David, though, is the people who will make up the community itself.
“I know they’re going to get nice people in there,” he said. “That part is just so important. It’s so important to be with people who have interests, because I have a lot of interests. I want to live my life as much as I can. I’m very much looking forward to moving in.”
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!
Navigating the intricate world of senior living options can be confusing. Waterstone at Wellesley hopes to help area seniors and their families by hosting Encore Living 101, a panel discussion with local senior living experts, on Tuesday, January 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington St.
In attendance at this free event will be Gerald J. Turner, Esq., CPA, a local elder law and estate planning expert; Marie LeBlanc, president of Transitions Liquidation Services; Adele David, vice president of Coldwell Banker; and Linda Smith, RN, nurse care manager for Metrowest Eldercare Management.
These experts will discuss various aspects of senior living, including opportunities available to area seniors and their families, tips for estate planning and moving, and how to know if a retirement community is right for you.
This event is free, but an RSVP is requested. Please call 781-235-1614 to reserve your seat today.