The Best Age to Move into a Senior Living Community

When active older adults consider their retirement, the goal is typically to have more freedom to do as they please – from spending more time with friends and family to enjoying a range of social activities and more. What some don’t think about, however, is how a move to a premier senior living community can help them reach that goal sooner – and with ease.

At Waterstone of Lexington, an independent living and assisted living community opening in fall of 2022, we’ve often heard seniors sharing a range of reasons why they put off a move to independent living. Some of these include:

  • Waiting until they need support with activities of daily living
  • Wanting to maintain their independence and freedom
  • Thinking that senior living is for older people
  • Having a preconceived notion that senior living is like a nursing home

While these feelings may be legitimate, they are also detrimental. In fact, these beliefs often keep active older adults from fully enjoying retirement while they’re younger, healthier and can truly take advantage of all the benefits, amenities and services that a community like Waterstone has to offer.

So, when is the right time for a person to make the move to senior living? While the answer may vary for everyone, the benefits of making a move sooner rather than later are significant.

Benefits of Moving to Independent Living Earlier

If you or a loved one have been considering a move to senior living, there’s truly no better time than now. A luxury retirement community like Waterstone of Lexington offers a wide range of benefits and advantages that provides more independence, more flexibility and more opportunities in daily life.

You Can Enjoy a Carefree Lifestyle.

Many independent living communities provide enriching services and amenities to make life worry-free – like housekeeping, maintenance and dining. This allows seniors to let go of these hassles and instead focus on what is most important to them.

At Waterstone of Lexington, we will offer a range of convenient services and premier amenities to enhance life and provide even more freedom:

  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Five-star gourmet dining
  • Concierge services
  • Private underground parking
  • Local transportation services

By waiting to enjoy a lifestyle where everything is taken care of for you, you’re missing out on the opportunity to savor more free time. Imagine summers without mowing and yard work, winters without shoveling, endless lists of household chores and the ability to enjoy a delicious dinner without prepping, cooking or cleaning up. For many older adults, independent living is a breath of fresh air!

You’ll Enjoy All the Community Has to Offer.

Senior living communities improve quality of life, decrease isolation and enhance fulfillment through a variety of enriching programs, social opportunities and events. Below are a few things you’ll be able to enjoy at Waterstone of Lexington:

  • Creative art classes and workshops
  • Concerts and lectures
  • Outdoor activities like gardening and putting on the green
  • Gathering with friends around the fire pit
  • Movies in the theater
  • Indulging in our full-service salon

By making a move as soon as possible, you’re securing the chance to enjoy all of these programs and events while you’re healthy and able to fully make the most of every opportunity that comes your way.

You Can Maintain Your Health and Wellness.

Enhancing quality of life doesn’t stop at services and amenities or programs and events! At Waterstone of Lexington, our comprehensive wellness services provide a range of ways seniors can stay active and fit through our:

  • Fitness center and heated indoor pool staffed by Train Boston®
  • Mind-body studio and juice bar
  • Outdoor walking paths
  • Personalized training plans and group classes
  • Physical therapy services

It’s never too soon to begin your journey to better health. However, starting as soon as possible can help you to maintain independence by enhancing balance, strength and flexibility. Senior living communities like Waterstone of Lexington provide all of this and more right in the cost of your rental agreement.

You’ll Have Peace of Mind for the Future.

Making a move and having a plan in case health needs change is part of what makes moving early so beneficial. With different living options available, Waterstone of Lexington makes it possible for you experience a lifestyle you love – but with the added peace of mind with a plan in place in the event health needs change. Waterstone of Lexington offers luxury independent living, supportive care services in assisted living and Bridges® by EPOCH memory care on campus.

Find Health, Happiness and Home

Once older adults discover all that independent living has to offer, they often wonder why they haven’t moved sooner. If you’re considering making a move, the team at Waterstone of Lexington would love to talk to you. Schedule a visit to learn more about our brand-new community and how we’re preparing to provide the retirement you have been waiting for!


Waterstone of Lexington – opening fall 2022 – will offer a modern approach to retirement living in a historical setting with concierge-style services and impressive amenities. Come see how we redefine independent living and assisted living with a visit to our Welcome Center in Belmont.