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
8 Senior Nutrition Myths Busted
Eat five fruits and vegetables a day. Follow the food pyramid. Butter is bad (or is it good, now?). Eggs are good (or bad? We can’t remember). Nutrition is important to all of us, but there are a lot of different myths and misconceptions out there ... and that’s especially true for senior adults. “As we age, our nutrition needs change, and it’s only recently that researchers and experts have uncovered myths that can be quite detrimental to a senior’s health,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive
5 Tips for Independent Living Placement for Couples
When a married couple thinks about getting older, they more often than not imagine a rosy picture of their golden years spending quality time with their spouse. It’s not common to think about a situation where one spouse is healthy and active, while the other requires assistance on a regular basis. However, as people continue to live longer, this situation becomes more commonplace. “Many couples are looking for a senior living solution that can accommodate spouses with different care needs,
Winter Woes: Cold Weather Safety Tips for Seniors
We’re smack-dab in the middle of the coldest part of the year – January and February are where the charm of winter transforms into bone-chilling (and exhausting) cold. Not only does this get us longing for spring, but for seniors, it also spells danger. “Senior adults lose body heat more quickly than young people,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “At the same time, their bodies go through changes that make it harder to know when they’re getting cold. A big
Artful Aging: 7 Surprising Insights on Arts and Aging for Seniors...
You’re never too old to be creative. Don’t believe us? Think of Grandma Moses (who started painting at age 78), Morgan Freeman (who didn’t appear in a film until he was 52) and Sumiko Iwamuro (who started DJ-ing at age 77). Seniors all across the globe are continuing to be involved in the arts, with surprising benefits. “The arts can do more than keep us entertained in our senior years – they can actually make our seniors years more fulfilling, joyful and healthy,” says Kristine Tilton,