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 important as we get older. None of us want to be dependent on anyone else. That’s why Waterstone at Wellesley has expanded their offerings and their philosophies to focus on providing choice and independence for our residents.”
What does independence mean to residents at Waterstone at Wellesley? A little bit of everything. “When you or a loved one are moving into senior living, you want to know the benefits,” says Kristine. “Things like great food, a comfortable atmosphere, supportive staff, a full social calendar and more. You want a community that will meet and exceed every expectation – a place where you feel in control of your life.”
“We want to provide Massachusetts-area seniors with an independent lifestyle that provides more choices and more support than any other senior living community,” Kristine says. “That means going beyond the obvious – going beyond the luxury touches and high-end amenities. Everything we do and provide at Waterstone at Wellesley is based on our foundational philosophy. We believe in providing our residents everything they need to live an independent, exciting and fulfilled lifestyle. Everything we do, every service we provide and every action we take can be traced back to that philosophy.”
In honor of National Senior Independence Month, we wanted to highlight just a few of the ways Waterstone at Wellesley helps our residents live independently each and every day.
1. A fulfilling, active lifestyle to make every day enjoyable.
What makes your senior years different from the other chapters of your life? In the past, you had obligations, such as raising children or building a career. Today, this is your time to explore and enjoy your life. Waterstone at Wellesley wants to make sure your retirement years aren’t just enjoyable; they’re exceptional. Staying active and engaged with life is one of the keys to aging well – which results in a healthier you, and a you that can remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. Whatever your interest or hobby, we will provide the lifestyle you need that allows you to pursue your passions.
2. Personalized care to provide dignified support.
Health and wellness is different for every individual. Whether you’re a completely healthy senior wanting to maintain an exciting independent lifestyle, or you require support with the tasks of daily living, we’re able to provide personalized care that’s tailored to you. Our focus is on whole-body wellness and providing dignified care where needed (and only where it’s needed). Our professional team of caregivers create a personalized care plan designed for your needs, interests and desires. It’s not a static document – it shifts and adjusts with you, so if you need a little more help in one area than another, we can graciously accommodate. Giving assistance where it’s needed means you’re better able to continue doing the things you can and want to do – and nothing says “independent” more than that.
3. Extraordinary hospitality and service.
Exceeding expectations is what we do at Waterstone at Wellesley. Part of that means providing maintenance-free living so you no longer have any “must dos” and can instead focus on your “want to dos.” You guessed it – it all goes back to having choices. Here are just a few of the services and amenities we offer residents to provide them choice and enjoyment each and every day.
- Concierge and scheduled transportation services
- True maintenance-free living with apartment, building and grounds maintenance
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- A full schedule of cultural, recreational and social activities and events
- A state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor pool and Train Boston® staff
- Community room for educational lectures and events
- A private bistro with personal wine lockers
4. Beautiful surroundings designed to meet the needs of seniors.
Our community’s design was developed to create buildings as rich and meaningful as the lifestyle here, and renowned local firm Elkus Manfredi Architects delivered. From the moment you step in, you’ll be surrounded by rich woodwork, elegant furnishings and décor that is sophisticated yet also incredibly inviting. But our design aesthetic extends beyond the beauty to the practical. Waterstone at Wellesley has carefully designed our gorgeous community to accommodate the changing needs of older adults as they age. Private residences have emergency call systems and other safety features. The same is true for the rest of our community. It’s easy to navigate, and beyond that, safe. Knowing that they’re living in a community that truly has been designed for easy access and security is just another way we help our residents stay independent.
5. A strong, compassionate team dedicated to our residents.
Exceptional service starts with exceptional people, which is why we’re proud to say that our team members are some of the best in the nation. Everyone from our leadership downward is fully committed to our residents and to providing them with the service they deserve in order to help them live as independently as possible. As part of the EPOCH Senior Living family, we’re honored to continue a legacy of providing the best in assisted living and independent living amenities and services to the greater New England area.
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 781.591.7113.