Make the Most of Each Day: All About Senior Living Amenities

When creating your wish list of what your ideal senior living community will offer, what is at the top of your list? Once you establish a list of senior housing options that provide the lifestyle and care services you’re looking for, it’s often the amenities that help make the decision clear.

What types of amenities can you expect to experience in a premier senior living community like Waterstone at Wellesley? We’re sharing the most sought-after senior living amenities below.

Amenities in Senior Living

Spaces That Inspire Carefree Living

Not only does a carefree lifestyle enhance older adults’ quality of life, but it also allows more room for them to enjoy the amenities senior living has to offer.

At leading senior living communities like Waterstone at Wellesley, residents enjoy amenities and services like:

  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Weekly linen services
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Full apartment maintenance
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Climate-controlled underground parking
  • Concierge services
  • Scheduled local transportation services

Possibilities for Fun and Lifelong Learning

Senior living communities are full of regularly scheduled cultural, social, and recreational programs. Waterstone at Wellesley residents enjoy these daily.

Get creative in an art class, attend an outdoor concert in the courtyard, or vie for card game champion in our game room. Seek out new knowledge in our library and cyber lounge, attend a lecture or sharpen your golf skills on our putting green. The possibilities are endless and waiting for you to explore them.

Social Opportunities

Did you know, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated?

Senior living communities help to prevent this with amenities and programs that help seniors get involved, socialize and connect. Waterstone at Wellesley residents love getting social during book clubs, social hours, chef’s tables events, game nights, current events discussion groups, writing classes, and more.

Enhancing Wellness

The best way to enjoy senior living amenities for as long as possible is to take care of your health. In fact, many senior living communities provide a range of amenities to help you do just that. From fitness classes to walking trails and more, seniors can find many ways to enhance their health.

At Waterstone at Wellesley, residents can maintain their wellness and live their best life with our:

  • Indoor heated pool and fitness center staffed with Train Boston® fitness and aquatic instructors
  • Personal training sessions
  • Group fitness classes like yoga and tai chi
  • Hydro Fit and Rise Up classes
  • Mindful Meditation sessions
  • Health talks and presentations
  • Blood pressure clinics
  • Riverfront walking paths
  • Beauty salon

Delicious Dining

Everyone’s favorite amenity in senior living tends to be the dining room. Whether this is because cooking and cleanup are taken care of for you, or you can indulge in flavors and meals you’ve wanted to try but haven’t been able to cook yourself, one thing is certain: dining in senior living is a delight.

This is especially true at Waterstone at Wellesley. Featuring anytime dining at our restaurant, multiple dining options, seasonal menus of distinctive chef-prepared meals, and even outdoor dining with personal wine lockers, dining is an experience residents truly savor.

Premier Amenities in Your Own Private Space

Some senior living communities feature premier amenities right within your own independent living and assisted living apartments.

Waterstone at Wellesley offers a range of apartments designed with stunning details and impressive amenities in both one- and two-bedroom configurations and sizes. These independent living spaces include:

  • Stunning views of the Charles River
  • An abundance of natural light
  • Designer kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances
  • Well-appointed bathrooms with walk-in showers
  • Washer and dryers
  • Ample storage space
  • Personal outdoor spaces with secure, screened-in porches
  • Private patios in select apartments

Assisted living residents enjoy private, spacious one-bedroom, one-bath assisted living apartments featuring:

  • Sun-drenched open spaces
  • Private, screened-in porch
  • Designer kitchenette with granite countertops
  • Spacious bathroom with granite countertops and tile flooring
  • Walk-in shower with built-in seat and safety supports
  • Emergency response system

Supportive Services As Care Needs Change

Many residents and their family members search for the availability of support if or when needs change. Some communities offer care services like assisted living or memory care, while some offer no supportive services at all. At Waterstone at Wellesley, we make it possible for older adults to receive the care they’re looking for with personalized assisted living services.

Experience the Senior Living Amenities Available at Waterstone at Wellesley

The best way to discover what amenities are available within a senior living community is to experience the community for yourself. Visit your senior living community of choice, and then add one or two more to your list so you can compare and contrast what is offered.

At Waterstone at Wellesley, we offer Open House Tours so seniors can get a front-row view of everything we provide for our residents. Schedule your visit to learn more today, or visit our blog for more senior resources.

For more information on senior living amenities and other senior living questions, contact our team.


Waterstone at Wellesley offers independent living and assisted living options in Wellesley, on the bank of the Charles River. Schedule a visit today to experience our lifestyle and learn how we help seniors thrive.