Spring Cleaning: 9 Tips for Helping An Aging Parent Move into Ass...
Although the new year begins in January, it doesn’t really feel like a “new year” until the arrival of spring. That’s when we stretch our limbs, get out, start making plans and do some much-needed spring cleaning. It can be a great time to go through your old things, get rid of your junk and dream big about how you’re going to transform your space (A new deck? More storage?). It’s also a great time of year for seniors to consider making the move to assisted living. “Springtime feels like a
Five Warning Signs It May Be Time for Assisted Living for an Agin...
It can be hard, as an adult child, to watch your parents age and start to struggle. You worry about them falling or neglecting their health or being unable to get out of the house. If you’re in this situation, you may have wondered: is it time to move mom or dad to assisted living? “There isn’t one individual signal that tells you it’s time to move to an assisted living community,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “It’s a case-by-case situation, and it’s a
What's the Difference? Independent Living vs. Assisted Livin...
One of the first choices a senior has to make when moving into a community is what level of care is right for them. Would independent living be the right choice? Or assisted living? There are a lot of similarities between the two care types, so it’s easy to be confused as to which is the best. “The choice between independent and assisted living is usually made based on how well a person can manage the tasks of daily life,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley.
Assisted Living: Celebrating and Supporting Independence for Seni...
If you’re a senior adult – or the adult child of a senior – you may have thought about the benefits of moving to an assisted living community could provide. However, you may be hesitating for a variety of reasons. You don’t want to leave your home. You don’t want to lose your independence. You can still do everything you need to (even if it takes a lot longer than before). Why would you want to give up your comfort and familiarity and move to a new place? “The idea of moving to a ‘home’ can
Exquisite Resort-Style Amenities that Redefine Retirement
Your retirement years should be the time of your life – and when it’s time to choose an independent living or assisted living community for yourself, you want a place that understands that. A community that knows what you want and deserve, the services that will make your life easier and free up your time to do the things you want to do. A community with spectacular dining services, a full social calendar, a considerate and proactive staff and amenities that make you feel like you’re living in
5 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy This Winter
We all know that staying active is the key to aging well. That’s all well and good in the spring and summer, when the sun is out and the weather is perfect for being outside. It’s a different story in the winter when there’s ice, snow, darkness and cold. It’s tempting to snuggle up and hibernate until the spring thaw hits, but that’s not really the best use of your time, according to Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley.“Staying fit and healthy is a year-round activity
Top Five Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Aging Adults
It’s almost 2019 … do you know what your New Year’s resolutions are? Making plans to improve oneself in the new year is almost as traditional to the holidays as decorating the house, and you’re probably already making plans for “eating better” and “getting more exercise.” This year, we’d like to challenge you to think about your New Year’s resolutions a little bit differently and instead focus on a singular goal: Aging as successfully as possible.“Many ‘traditional’ New Year’s resolutions are
Stress-Free Holiday Planning for Seniors
The words “holiday” and “stress” aren’t necessarily the first pairing we think of at this time of year, but rest assured, they’re lumped together in a big way. Think about everything you’re already asking yourself: how will I get all the gift shopping done? Who’s coming to dinner? When am I going to put decorations up? For seniors, this time of year can be stressful for different reasons.“Aging adults often have stress that can keep them from having a joyful holiday season,” says Kristine
Why Personal Connections Are the Key to Healthy Aging
Eating right. Staying active. Having a positive attitude. There is lots of information and advice on how to age gracefully, and you’ve probably heard most of it. But there’s one piece of advice that has been getting more and more attention thanks to a variety of studies: maintain and build personal connections. “The concept of social connectedness, which is a person’s contact with others, is becoming recognized as a key to healthy aging,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of