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
An Inside Look at Our Unique Arts & Crafts Architectural Desi...
We talk a lot about the Waterstone at Wellesley difference and how it relates to the luxurious lifestyle you’ll find at our breathtaking community in Wellesley, MA. Much of our difference revolves around the upscale aspects of living here, but we don’t want to forget one very big difference that sets us apart from other senior living communities: our unique Arts & Crafts design.“So many of the questions we get from visitors and potential residents is about the design of our building,” says
The New Face of Senior Living Dining: From Formal to Casual
When you take a bite of an exquisitely-prepared, incredibly delicious, amazingly plated meal, have you ever thought: “Wow, this is great – like something you’d get at a senior living community?”These days, that thought is closer to reality than you’d expect. Gone are pre-packaged fruit cups, watery instant potatoes and yellow gravy from a can. In its place, you’ll find locally sourced ingredients, cuisine options from around the world, made-from-scratch menu options and an atmosphere you’d
Why More Seniors are Choosing to Retire in Wellesley, Massachuset...
Just 12 short miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, seniors are discovering an idyllic riverside town that’s perfect for their retirement years. Wellesley, MA has long been known as one of the best places to live in our fair state, and it’s been made official by a new survey done by Niche.com, ranking the Boston suburb as the 7th best out of 100 places to live in Massachusetts.“Wellesley was a perfect place for us to build Waterstone at Wellesley, which is the town’s only senior
The Waterstone at Wellesley Difference: A Distinctive Culture
When you’re searching for an independent living or assisted living community for yourself or a loved one, you have a list of must-haves and want-to-haves that will help you narrow down your search. From a comfortable atmosphere to good food, from caring staff to a full social calendar, you want a place that will meet and exceed every expectation. And there’s one critical element that’s not something you can see – it’s something you can feel. And it can have a tremendous impact on your level of
Making the Transition to Senior Living? Don’t Wait.
A recent article in the Boston Globe, “There’s a window, and once it closes, it closes forever,” takes an in-depth look at a question many seniors have at some point. When should I make the transition to senior living?When answering this multifaceted question, there is a lot to consider. While health issues may be the determining factor for some, others seek out senior living communities so they can gain a wider community network and increased opportunities for socialization. Perhaps a desire