Stay Summer Fit: Indoor Summer Fitness Ideas
Whether you like summer weather or not, there’s no argument that it can get hot. Even though working up a sweat is good for all of us, seniors have to make sure they don’t develop heat exhaustion. “As we get older, our bodies don’t regulate heat as well, which means that seniors are much more susceptible to heat-related injuries and issues,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “A lot of medications also increase sensitivity to heat, which packs a one-two punch
Signs That It's the Right Time to Make a Move
“There are a lot of articles online discussing signs for when it’s time to make a move to senior living – but most of them are geared towards the “need to move” crowd, not the “want to move” crowd. That’s not always relevant to today’s seniors,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “It used to be that senior living was something that you wanted to avoid for as long as possible,” she says. “That’s not the case anymore. Now, people are dreaming about the day they
Fun in the Summer Sun: 5 Things to Do in Wellesley This Summer
Memorial Day has come and gone, and we can officially say: it’s summertime. Normally, we would be writing an article about all the fun outdoor activities and events the Wellesley community could look forward to over the next several months. However, due to the lingering concern of COVID-19, this summer is definitely going to look, sound and feel a little different. “This is certainly an unprecedented time, and many of Wellesley’s most cherished summertime activities may be scaled back or need
9 Habits of People Who Age Gracefully
We all know those people who, no matter how old they get, always seem younger than their actual age. What is their secret? Many magazine articles have been written about the subject, and countless dollars have been spent in search of that eternal youth. However, Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley, says the answer to that question is surprisingly simple. “Aging gracefully is all about caring for yourself: mind, body and soul,” Kristine says. Yes, that may sound eye-
How You Can Give Yourself the Gift of Health, Wellness & Fulf...
“Moving to a community like Waterstone at Wellesley is truly an amazing gift that you can give yourself,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “Today’s communities don’t just provide a place to live. They are a place to thrive, providing seniors with so many opportunities to remain healthy, find purpose and live their very best lives possible.” Your retirement years are your time to finally do what you want, and Waterstone at Wellesley has been designed to help
Now, This Is Living!
“At Waterstone at Wellesley, our purpose is to make your life as rewarding, fulfilling and worry-free as possible,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “We want you to enjoy life to the fullest, and to do that, we offer a variety of services and amenities that rival the best all-inclusive resorts. At Waterstone, we want to meet your needs – and exceed your expectations!” Waterstone at Wellesley is the area’s only senior living community offering dynamic
Why Spring Is the Perfect Time for Seniors to Downsize and Declut...
Ah, spring cleaning. All across the country, people are throwing open their windows and putting together their list to sweep away the remnants of winter and welcome spring into their lives. Shampoo the carpets! Dust the baseboards! Wash the kitchen cabinets! Polish the silver! Whatever spring cleaning means to you, this is the perfect time to do it ... and, maybe, just a little bit more, too. “Spring cleaning can also mean going through your belongings and decluttering your life – and your
April Showers Bring May Flowers: Indoor Gardening & Activitie...
Gardening is a great springtime activity for seniors (and everyone else). It’s one of the most popular hobbies in the United States today, and it can be done throughout all seasons – even winter. However, spring is definitely the boom time for gardening as the weather warms, the ground thaws and gardeners of all ages get their green thumbs working. “Gardening is a fantastic activity for seniors because it provides so many opportunities for exercise, stimulation and fulfillment,” says Kristine
A Specialized Care Plan: Not One-Size-Fits-All
“At Waterstone at Wellesley, we understand that each of our assisted living residents has individual needs and preferences,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “To deliver the most appropriate care and to help support independence, we develop customized care plans for each resident based on their personal needs. This degree of personalized care allows us to provide close observation of any change in support or health needs, as well as quick intervention to