6 Smart Retirement Planning Tips for Couples
There is a lot of financial planning to do when you’re a couple. Building a home together, paying bills, putting together a vacation fund, saving for college for the kids ... it’s simply a part of our everyday lives. And then, of course, there’s retirement. “It’s a lot of fun to dream and think about what retirement will look like for you and your partner.” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “Many of us dream of taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip, or spending
What's the Difference? Monthly Rental vs. Entrance Fees in S...
Having choices is a wonderful thing for all aspects of our lives. It’s nice to have a choice in where to eat, what to do and how to live. It’s great for when you’re looking at senior living communities, as well – but the choices you find can be confusing and may feel like comparing apples to oranges. “There are many different types of independent senior living options, and seemingly just as many ways they charge fees and monthly rates,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at
Why An Independent Living Lifestyle is the Top Choice for Seniors
If you’re an active, independent adult who’s nearing (or who has reached) retirement age, you may have realized that you want a little bit more out of life. You don’t want to give up any freedom, of course, but you might like to move to a place that makes life a little bit easier. A little bit more freeing. A little bit more fulfilled. If this sounds like you, then independent living might be the right choice for you. “Seniors today want choice, freedom and convenience,” says Kristine Tilton,
How to Support a Grieving Parent
We all grieve when we lose someone important to us. Still, even though it’s a normal and expected reaction, it’s hard for us to watch those we love go through sadness and pain. It’s natural for us to want to “fix” the problem and make the situation better, but if you’re an adult child whose senior parent has lost their partner, what can you do? “Adult children grieve differently after losing a parent than a spouse does,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “
9 Expert Designer Tips for Personalizing a New Senior Living Spac...
Transforming your space from “meh” to magnificent has never been easier these days. With HGTV, design influencers and affordably chic furniture available right at our fingertips, there’s no shortage of ideas, tutorials or options for helping you make any home look beautiful, no matter how big or small. That’s great news for seniors who are getting ready to downsize their living space and move to a retirement community. “The best way to make a new space feel like home is to get it all set up
7 Warning Signs Your Parents Might Need Help with Finances
In the back of our minds, we know that our parents will eventually need help. They may not be able to drive at night anymore, or they may need assistance going up and down the stairs. These are things we think about and expect. But one thing we might not expect is for our parents to no longer be able to handle their finances. “We’re trained to see the warning signs for physical and mental decline in older people, but we aren’t well-prepped to see warning signs that a senior’s finances aren’t
How Technology Can Help Eliminate Loneliness & Promote Social...
Technology is pretty amazing. It can help simplify our days, help us accomplish more with less and even help us connect to one another. For seniors, technology can also help get them in touch with others, encourage socialization and help eliminate loneliness. Let’s discuss what we mean by technology. It encompasses a lot of different things, from gadgets like remote car starters to apps on your smartphone to the Internet itself. Technology is ever present, and it’s only becoming more so as
Fun in the Wellesley Sun: Summer Safety Tips for Seniors
Summertime in Wellesley. With so much to do, from cookouts to parades to festivals to outdoor activities and more, it’s the best time of year to get out and enjoy everything Massachusetts has to offer. But before you head out for fun in the sun, it’s important to take precautions. “Seniors react to heat a little differently than their younger counterparts,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “They may be taking medications that can be affected by the heat, or
8 Questions to Ask During Your Assisted Living Search
So you’ve made the decision to move to assisted living? Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley, says that, for many, it’s the best decision they’ve ever made. “Assisted living is really the best of both worlds for seniors wanting independence but needing some level of assistance,” she says. “You receive the benefit of living in your own place, along with all the services and amenities of the community, plus peace of mind knowing that caring assistance is never far away