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Why More Seniors are Choosing to Retire in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Just 12 short miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, seniors are discovering an idyllic riverside town that’s perfect for their retirement years. Wellesley, MA has long been known as one of the best places to live in our fair state, and it’s been made official by a new survey done by, ranking the Boston suburb as the 7th best out of 100 places to live in Massachusetts.

The Waterstone at Wellesley Difference: A Distinctive Culture

When you’re searching for an independent living or assisted living community for yourself or a loved one, you have a list of must-haves and want-to-haves that will help you narrow down your search. From a comfortable atmosphere to good food, from caring staff to a full social calendar, you want a place that will meet and exceed every expectation. And there’s one critical element that’s not something you can see – it’s something you can feel. And it can have a tremendous impact on your level of satisfaction and contentment with a senior living community.

Waterstone harnesses the power of reading

For many of us, books serve as a reprieve from the “real world.” Whether we enjoy reading about a fantastical planet in a science fiction novel; following another’s life story in a memoir; or learning about an unfamiliar subject in a non-fiction book, reading help us expand our minds, use our imagination and enter other worlds — if only for a little while.


FAQ: A Day in the Life at Waterstone at Wellesley

Searching for a senior living community can feel daunting at times. After touring a community or even staying overnight, you may still have questions about what it’s really like to live there full time. For that reason, Waterstone at Wellesley has compiled a list of answers to our most commonly asked questions from prospective residents — we hope you find them helpful.


What is the difference between independent and assisted living?

Because our Waterstone at Wellesley staff work every day with seniors and their families to help them find a residence suited for their needs and interests, we sometimes forget that for those just looking into senior living, the terms can be confusing.


Welcoming Tower Hill Botanical to Waterstone

The weather is warm, the trees are green, the flowers are blooming in our courtyard and we're kicking off this warm weather season with some unique events coming up in the next couple weeks. That includes a visit from the insightful team at Tower Hill Botanical, who will bring their knowledge of horticulture and related topics to our residents and guests. We're also continuing our very popular local author series with author Dr.


Musical performances, furry friends and a Nor'easter at Waterstone

It may be a short month, but we've done a lot here at Waterstone to pack February full of interesting events, good music and even better company. From musical performances that had our entire community tapping their toes to delicious Valentine’s treats to weathering our recent winter storm with ease, it seemed there was always something happening. Hopefully you made it through the recent snowstorm as pleasantly as we did. We held an impromptu “Martinis in the Storm” event as residents, family members and guests sipped cocktails, played word games and watched the snow fall among friends.

Welcoming Chef Ming Tsai to Waterstone

As mentioned in a previous post, we're excited to welcome Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, a well-respected Wellesley restaurant, to our community on Monday, Dec. 10 for a book signing. Ming will be signing copies of his new book, "Simply Ming in Your Kitchen." Ming is a well-known culinary figure both in Boston and beyond, so it's a special honor to welcome him to our community for this event. He opened Blue Ginger in 1998, having studied both mechanical engineering at Yale and the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.


Skinners Auction House presents, “What’s it Worth?”

Do you have an antique or two in your house, or perhaps collecting dust in your closet or attic, that you've always been curious about but never knew quite how to use?


Exploring our creative side at Waterstone

The residents at Waterstone at Wellesley and EPOCH Assisted Living at Waterstone are a diverse bunch. Many have unique interests and passions, which is part of the reason they chose Waterstone over other senior living options: we have opportunities for them to explore their interests and to discover new ones. A growing group of residents, for example, has recently uncovered their mutual interest in art. And not just fine art in museums and hanging on walls, but their own art.