Making Your Golden Years Worry-Free: 5 Ways Assisted Living Offer...
Let’s face it: life changes as we get older. Our health needs increase, our mobility decreases and it becomes more and more of a worry when living alone. However, at the same time, we don’t want to give up our independence or become reliant on anyone. What’s a senior to do? And what’s a family member to do? The answer, says Helena Dias, Senior Advisor of Waterstone at Wellesley, may be assisted living. “Today’s assisted living communities are worlds apart from the nursing homes of the past,”
Stay Summer Fit: Indoor Summer Fitness Ideas
Whether you like summer weather or not, there’s no argument that it can get hot. Even though working up a sweat is good for all of us, seniors have to make sure they don’t develop heat exhaustion. “As we get older, our bodies don’t regulate heat as well, which means that seniors are much more susceptible to heat-related injuries and issues,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “A lot of medications also increase sensitivity to heat, which packs a one-two punch
Signs That It's the Right Time to Make a Move
“There are a lot of articles online discussing signs for when it’s time to make a move to senior living – but most of them are geared towards the “need to move” crowd, not the “want to move” crowd. That’s not always relevant to today’s seniors,” says Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley. “It used to be that senior living was something that you wanted to avoid for as long as possible,” she says. “That’s not the case anymore. Now, people are dreaming about the day they
Fun in the Summer Sun: 5 Things to Do in Wellesley This Summer
Memorial Day has come and gone, and we can officially say: it’s summertime. Normally, we would be writing an article about all the fun outdoor activities and events the Wellesley community could look forward to over the next several months. However, due to the lingering concern of COVID-19, this summer is definitely going to look, sound and feel a little different. “This is certainly an unprecedented time, and many of Wellesley’s most cherished summertime activities may be scaled back or need
9 Habits of People Who Age Gracefully
We all know those people who, no matter how old they get, always seem younger than their actual age. What is their secret? Many magazine articles have been written about the subject, and countless dollars have been spent in search of that eternal youth. However, Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley, says the answer to that question is surprisingly simple. “Aging gracefully is all about caring for yourself: mind, body and soul,” Kristine says. Yes, that may sound eye-
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