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Senior Living

What's the Difference? Independent Living vs. Assisted Living

One of the first choices a senior has to make when moving into a community is what level of care is right for them. Would independent living be the right choice? Or assisted living? There are a lot of similarities between the two care types, so it’s easy to be confused as to which is the best. 

Assisted Living: Celebrating and Supporting Independence for Seniors

If you’re a senior adult – or the adult child of a senior – you may have thought about the benefits of moving to an assisted living community could provide. However, you may be hesitating for a variety of reasons. You don’t want to leave your home. You don’t want to lose your independence. You can still do everything you need to (even if it takes a lot longer than before). Why would you want to give up your comfort and familiarity and move to a new place?

Exquisite Resort-Style Amenities that Redefine Retirement

Your retirement years should be the time of your life – and when it’s time to choose an independent living or assisted living community for yourself, you want a place that understands that. A community that knows what you want and deserve, the services that will make your life easier and free up your time to do the things you want to do. A community with spectacular dining services, a full social calendar, a considerate and proactive staff and amenities that make you feel like you’re living in a five-star resort. 

5 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy This Winter

We all know that staying active is the key to aging well. That’s all well and good in the spring and summer, when the sun is out and the weather is perfect for being outside. It’s a different story in the winter when there’s ice, snow, darkness and cold. It’s tempting to snuggle up and hibernate until the spring thaw hits, but that’s not really the best use of your time, according to Kristine Tilton, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley.

Top Five Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Aging Adults

It’s almost 2019 … do you know what your New Year’s resolutions are? Making plans to improve oneself in the new year is almost as traditional to the holidays as decorating the house, and you’re probably already making plans for “eating better” and “getting more exercise.” This year, we’d like to challenge you to think about your New Year’s resolutions a little bit differently and instead focus on a singular goal: Aging as successfully as possible.

Stress-Free Holiday Planning for Seniors

The words “holiday” and “stress” aren’t necessarily the first pairing we think of at this time of year, but rest assured, they’re lumped together in a big way. Think about everything you’re already asking yourself: how will I get all the gift shopping done? Who’s coming to dinner? When am I going to put decorations up? For seniors, this time of year can be stressful for different reasons.

Why Personal Connections Are the Key to Healthy Aging

Eating right. Staying active. Having a positive attitude. There is lots of information and advice on how to age gracefully, and you’ve probably heard most of it. But there’s one piece of advice that has been getting more and more attention thanks to a variety of studies: maintain and build personal connections. 

The New Face of Senior Living Dining: From Formal to Casual

When you take a bite of an exquisitely-prepared, incredibly delicious, amazingly plated meal, have you ever thought: “Wow, this is great – like something you’d get at a senior living community?”

These days, that thought is closer to reality than you’d expect. Gone are pre-packaged fruit cups, watery instant potatoes and yellow gravy from a can. In its place, you’ll find locally sourced ingredients, cuisine options from around the world, made-from-scratch menu options and an atmosphere you’d expect to find in a fine dining establishment.

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 Niche.com, 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.