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Waterstone in Boston Globe Magazine


Waterstone at Wellesley is a unique community. From the modern yet welcoming architecture, craftsman-style design and 200+ pieces of artwork, to the many fitness, wellness, educational and cultural opportunities we offer, everything about our community is designed to offer active seniors the lifestyle they want. You won’t find bland food, institutional-looking hallways, or afternoons of bingo here. The food is restaurant-quality, the living spaces are beautiful and personalized, and the activity list is long and varied, making the Waterstone experience a warm, welcoming and engaging one.

Recently, we were delighted to be featured in an article about the changing face of senior living in Boston Globe Magazine. Reporter Elizabeth Gehrman wrote about how luxurious living spaces, increased options and exciting events are taking the place of drab rooms, boring food and lackluster activities. Today’s aging adults are looking for more in a retirement community, and Waterstone is proud to be highlighted as a premier senior living community in Massachusetts.

From Gehrman’s article:

If NewBridge is pitching to outdoorsy types, the 134-unit Waterstone at Wellesley is aiming for chic suburbanites. Of course it offers the requisite personal trainers and pool, the spa and salon, and the restaurant-style dining. But it adds perks like private wine lockers so residents can keep their collections at the on-site pub, ready for a particularly celebratory happy hour. The property is nestled among the restaurants and shops of Wellesley Hills, and it’s a short drive from the heated underground parking garage to Newton Lower Falls. (And if you’re not in the mood to drive, the concierge could always arrange a Town Car.)

Restaurant-style dining, with hostess seating and a full menu basically whenever you happen to be hungry, servers in bow ties, and toque-wearing chefs dropping by your table are de rigueur. Commons executive chef Jason King ran the kitchen in the Back Bay’s Abe & Louie’s for four years and offers dishes like Roquefort-crusted filet mignon and sesame grilled sablefish with mango salsa alongside a 14-bottle wine list and full spirits menu. Chef Shonna Sherman owned a restaurant and catering company before going to work for Epoch. Her Waterstone menu includes dishes like quinoa vegetable quiche and champagne-grilled chicken breast.

For developments competing at this level, luxe, modern interiors are also standard, as are fitness centers, screening rooms with movies nightly, game rooms, well-stocked libraries, full lecture schedules, trips to museums, and permission to keep a small pet or two. Fox Hill Village in Westwood lists among its amenities three dining rooms, community gardens, a croquet court, and dinner dances. Waterstone offers tai chi and yoga, a wooded path along the Charles, and a manicured green on which a putting contest is held three or four times a year.

Who wouldn’t want to envision all this in their future?

If you haven’t seen our community yet, we welcome you to schedule a tour today. Please call Thom Limonciello at 781-235-1614—we look forward to meeting you!