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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, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “They want to be free to live life as they please, without having to worry about tedious things like chores – but they also want to retain the independence they currently have.”

Today’s senior living communities are rising to the challenge and rewriting what it means to be an older adult. “At Waterstone at Wellesley, we deliver the rewarding, carefree and fulfilling retirement lifestyle you demand and deserve,” Kristine says. “Our dedicated team is there to serve you and tailor our lifestyle to meet the personal preferences and needs of our residents. We know that this is your time to enjoy life and explore everything it has to offer, so our goal is to make sure residents have everything they need – including time and freedom – to pursue their interests and passions.”

In fact, says Kristine, today’s independent living communities feel more like resorts than a senior care facility. 

“Waterstone at Wellesley was designed to help residents live their individual lifestyles for as long as possible,” she says. “Our independent lifestyle revolves around providing retirees with everything they need to live the best possible life. We take care of home maintenance, laundry, house cleaning and even cooking if you’d like – leaving you the time to enjoy all that life has to offer.”

Why Today’s Seniors Are Choosing an Independent Living Lifestyle

More and more of today’s seniors – particularly the just-entering-retirement Baby Boomers – are choosing to live the good life in an independent living community. Whether they want to say goodbye to chores and home upkeep, or if they’re looking to spend more time with like-minded peers who share similar interests, these types of communities – and the lifestyle – are the obvious solution. 

Independent living communities provide an array of living spaces. Whether you prefer a cottage-style home, townhouse, condo or apartment, there is a living space that meets your needs and preferences. (Waterstone at Wellesley offers three different apartment home floor plans to our residents.) Residents enjoy the independence and privacy of their own living space, but also benefit from the community’s array of activities, amenities and services.

In short, independent living is the best of both worlds: the independence you want without the responsibilities. Need more proof? Here are some of the reasons why today’s seniors are choosing independent living as their lifestyle of choice. 

A thriving social group. 

Moving to an independent living community is a little bit like moving to a college campus. You’re surrounded by other people who are in the same stage of life as you, with similar interests and a similar desire to make this the best time of their lives. Best of all, at an independent living community, seniors don’t have to deal with tedious chores that they would otherwise have to manage (laundry, cooking, housekeeping, etc.) – meaning all their time is free time to do with what they like. There are also events and activities going on every day, thanks to the activities director, and all you have to do is show up – no planning required. 

No more chores. 

As we’ve mentioned several times, independent living takes away the tedious tasks that you may currently have to do as you’re living on your own. Since the community is set up to “take care” of things, independent living residents can get a new lease on life as endless hours of maintenance, cleaning, lawn care and laundry are taken off their plate. Sure, you’re still fit and able to perform these tasks yourself – but the question is, do you really want to? Our guess is no –and based on the number of completely independent seniors who move to Waterstone at Wellesley specifically to get away from chores, we imagine most people feel the same way.

Peace of mind. 

There is a lot of peace of mind that happens when someone moves into an independent living community. For starters, think about the safety of your home. Have you ever worried about security, or safety as you age? Worry no more, because at an independent living community, there’s a security staff on-site 24/7, so you never have to consider the possibility of someone breaking into your living space. Since the homes are designed to meet the specific needs of active seniors, you also don’t have to worry about accidents or other safety measures, since help is never more than a call away. What about traveling? Many of us wish to travel for extended periods of time once we retire, but it can be stressful wondering how to take care of pets, house maintenance and the like. That’s not a problem at an independent living community like Waterstone at Wellesley. Your home will be well looked after – we’ll even take care of Fido while you’re away. 

An all-inclusive lifestyle. 

We’ve already discussed things like home maintenance, laundry services and housekeeping. But there are other all-inclusive perks that come from living at an independent living community. For example, residents at Waterstone at Wellesley no longer have to worry about utility bills – everything is included in the monthly fee. There are also transportation services available, a wide variety of special events and social programs, available storage space and even additional care services if and when your health needs require a little extra assistance. Don’t forget the spectacular dining experience, state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, on-site spa and much, much more. 

“With a distinctive lifestyle, an attention to detail and a focus on vibrant living, Waterstone at Wellesley elevates independent living to new heights,” says Kristine. “Our extraordinary hospitality and services are on display as soon as you enter our luxurious community. Come and visit and you’ll see that we’re anything but retiring – we’re the perfect way to enhance your active, on-the-go retirement lifestyle.”

For more information about our distinctive independent lifestyle, please contact us at 781.235.1614.

Beautiful Riverfront Community

Located on the banks of the Charles River, Waterstone is Wellesley’s only senior living community, offering premier independent and assisted living. But that’s only the first of many differences that sets Waterstone above and beyond other communities.

Celebrating Dynamic Living

Here our residents live independently in their own private, spacious apartments – but without any of the worries or concerns of homeownership or living alone. All meals are expertly prepared. There aren’t any chores to be concerned with. No home maintenance or repairs to worry about. Just opportunities around every corner and time to spend as they choose – in the company of new friends.

Our vibrant community encourages residents to engage in a variety of recreational, cultural and social programs and activities. Enjoy a fitness class. Swim in the sunny indoor pool. Take a stroll on a walking path. Partake in a favorite hobby or pastime. Discover a new interest. With Waterstone at Wellesley, there’s a world of opportunity waiting right outside our residents’ doors. 

Confidence of Care

The hallmark of Waterstone assisted living is the peace of mind we provide both our residents and their families. Knowing that care and support is available right on site instills a sense of confidence and calm one can’t find living alone. 

For prospective residents or their families interested in residing at Waterstone at Wellesley, please contact us at 781.235.1614.