Moving to Assisted Living: Tips for Couples
Moving into senior living is a major life change. But when you’re moving as a couple, the decision and the transition can be smoother and a little easier, especially if one spouse or the other needs assisted living services. “When we get married, we promise to stay together for better or for worse, in sickness or in health,” says Devon Sicard, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “This can become more and more difficult in our later years, especially if one or both spouses need a
Moving Your Senior Parent into Assisted Living: An Adult Child’s...
No one likes to think about their parents getting older and no longer being able to care for themselves. So even if you’ve noticed that your parents are requiring more and more help in order to live independently, you may tell yourself that it’s just a phase, or that it’s nothing you can’t handle. It may start off small enough: perhaps Mom needs you to drive her to evening events because her night vision isn’t great. Or your Dad needs your help managing the yardwork. But as the years go on, the
Assisted Living with a Customized Approach
Getting older doesn’t mean that you have to slow down. Even if you find that you require a little extra help in order to live a safe, happy and fulfilled life, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your independence. Far from it, in fact. These days, assisted living with a customized approach provides the support that older adults need in order to live their best lives possible, says Devon Sicard, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “Many seniors discover that they actually gain
A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: How Humor Helps Seniors Age...
We all know that laughing with others is a great way to improve your day, boost your mood and make the world seem like a better place. But did you know that laughter can actually help you age well while also keeping you healthier? “Laughter really is the best medicine, especially for senior adults,” says Devon Sicard, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies become more susceptible to health concerns and illnesses. That’s why it becomes so
How Our Residents Age Gracefully with Train Boston®
Imagine walking into your own personal fitness center and being met with not only state-of-the-art amenities and exercise equipment, but also by an energetic, vibrant staff of personal trainers who are completely focused on helping you age gracefully and stay fit. That’s the feeling you’ll have at the exceptional fitness center at Waterstone at Wellesley. Our independent and assisted living residents can receive the experience and expertise of a custom gym that’s specifically designed to meet
Making the Move to Assisted Living? 7 Tips for Making the Transit...
You have decided to make the move to assisted living – which is exciting! You’ll have everything you need to enjoy a full, active lifestyle, but with the added support of care and services designed to help you live confidently. But now it’s time to downsize – which can be stressful! If you’re like most people, you’ve accumulated many possessions during your years in your current home. The idea of going through everything may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be, says Devon Sicard,
The Benefits of an Independent Living Lifestyle for Active Senior...
What does “independence” mean to you? For many older adults, it means having the flexibility and freedom to forge their own path in retirement. Today’s seniors are energetic, active and healthy individuals who are looking at this next stage of life as an exciting new chapter instead of a time to wind down, says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “People are living longer thanks to medical advances, which means that retirees at the young age of 65 are still ready to
How Waterstone Helps Couples with Different Health Needs
When we marry, we make a promise to stay with our spouse in sickness and in health, for better or for worse. That promise shouldn’t have to go out the door when one person in a couple has health issues and requires more assistance than their active, independent spouse. “Loving couples who care about each other don’t want to be separated, especially in their senior years,” Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “A senior living community like Waterstone at Wellesley is
How Waterstone at Wellesley Helps Residents Remain Independent …...
No matter whether we’re young or old, we all want particular things out of life. Love, companionship, security, happiness … and, of course, independence. Independence can mean many different things throughout our life, but as we get older, “independence” can be boiled down to one word: choice. “Older adults want choice when it comes to their retirement lifestyle,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “Having choices means you’re in control – which is incredibly