In recent years, senior living has shifted its focus from simply providing an engaging lifestyle with available healthcare services to offering an experience that truly enhances seniors’ physical, emotional, and mental health. This change comes about as seniors are living longer and prioritizing their overall well-being, knowing that they’d like to pursue active, adventurous lifestyles for as long as possible.
While wellness has always been an aspect of a senior living lifestyle, it was rarely as major a focus as it is today. In fact, according to an article by Senior Housing News, out of 267 senior living professionals surveyed, roughly 60% said their senior living communities will be based on a lifestyle of wellness by 2023. According to the International Council on Active Aging survey in the article, some of the programs we can expect include:
- Continuing education and lifelong learning
- Exercise led by instructors and technology
- Health education and disease management
- Food and nutrition education and preparation
- Intergenerational programs
Waterstone at Wellesley is proud to be ahead of the curve – offering a dynamic range of programs and events, impressive amenities, high-touch services and social opportunities that support all dimensions of health and wellness in daily life.
When it comes to senior health, it’s important for communities to stay on top of the trends and best practices, providing exactly what seniors are looking for while involving every aspect of their lives. At Waterstone at Wellesley, we do just that through a range of avenues.
The pursuit of lifelong learning shouldn’t stop because of aging. In fact, this is a time many seniors embrace new possibilities. The ability to engage in dynamic programs and events can improve many different facets of health and wellness for seniors.
At Waterstone, residents enjoy:
- Educational series, historical lectures and film reviews
- Outings and cultural opportunities
- Painting, gardening, writing, and creative art classes
Waterstone at Wellesley provides a range of events to keep residents socially engaged, which can decrease feelings of depression and loneliness. The camaraderie of friends and neighbors is a major component of life at Waterstone at Wellesley. Here, residents enjoy:
- Cocktail hour with friends
- Special interest clubs and social groups
- Courtyard concerts and events
- Gatherings with friends and family in the private dining room
Many senior living residents refuse to buy into the idea that lessened physical health is just an inevitable part of aging. In fact, they combat this by increasing their physical activity and making their health a priority. We make it easy with:
- Exercise classes like group yoga and tai chi
- A fully equipped fitness center with personal trainers
- Customized fitness plans
- Outdoor fitness opportunities, including walking paths along the Charles River
Wellness at Waterstone doesn’t just consist of programs that enhance physical health. Many classes are designed to help clear the mind and improve emotional and mental health, leading to enhanced mood, increased self-esteem and other positive emotions.
Health ties into nutrition, and at many senior living facilities, food is a key focus. Waterstone at Wellesley’s executive chef and culinary team creates gourmet meals to fuel the body, mind, and spirit, featuring:
- Seasonal menus
- Fresh, locally sourced ingredients
- Anytime dining to suit residents’ needs
Not only does the culinary experience at Waterstone offer enhanced nutrition, but dining with friends in a restaurant-style setting also provides beneficial socialization opportunities.
In addition to the programs and amenities designed to promote wellness in daily life, Waterstone at Wellesley also provides senior care with assisted living on site. Our close proximity to area hospitals and medical teams means residents and family members can rest assured knowing support will always be available if needed.
If you or a loved one is searching for a senior living community that will enhance long-term wellness, Waterstone at Wellesley may be the answer you need.
Waterstone at Wellesley offers independent living and assisted living options in Wellesley along the banks of the Charles River. Schedule a visit today to experience our lifestyle and learn how we help seniors thrive.