If you or someone you know is considering moving into assisted living, one of the first questions you may have is, “what does a typical day look like?”
“Care communities may once have been boring and uninspiring places, but that’s simply not the case anymore,” says Devon Sicard, Executive Director of Waterstone at Wellesley.“Today, communities that offer personal care or other kinds of long-term care have all sorts of services included that make life enjoyable, fulfilling and enriching.”
Devon says that these types of facilities are focused on providing medical care, personal care and opportunities to present choice and convenience for older adults. “Just because an older adult may require additional assistance in order to live an independent lifestyle doesn’t mean that they should have to give up a lifestyle that they enjoy,” she explains. “Today, assisted living communities offer peace of mind alongside so much else: delicious dining, a carefree lifestyle, activities and events, upscale services, a maintenance-free existence and much more. Seniors really can have it all, whether they’re independent living or assisted living.”
A Typical Day In Assisted Living
As you might imagine, there really is no “typical” day because there is no “typical” assisted living resident. Depending on interests, care levels and goals, two residents at the same community can have vastly different experiences from each other. If you’re more active and social, your day might be filled with classes, activities and gatherings with friends. You may enjoy being out and about, mingling with the team members and other residents, and learning new things that are being offered on the community’s events calendar. If you’re wanting a more leisurely, pensive day, you may want to spend time outside enjoying the fresh air or head to the library to read a good book.
Every day in assisted living can look exactly the way you want it. In general, though, here are some of the things that you can expect and enjoy:
Delicious meals three times a day. Gone are the days of institutionalized, bland food. Today, assisted living residents enjoy chef-prepared meals made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced produce and inspired recipes. You don’t have to deal with grocery shopping, cooking or cleaning up. You also don’t have to deal with managing your nutritional needs yourself. An on-staff nutritionist works in tandem with the dining services team to make sure offerings are nutritionally balanced and tailored to meet each individual’s needs and preferences.
Fun and engaging activities. Since you no longer have to worry about things like cleaning, cooking, home maintenance and other chores, your time is now yours to do with as you wish. And you’ll find plenty of things to do at an assisted living community. Lifelong learning, book clubs, fitness classes, art classes … and that’s just for starters. Communities are designed to make life enjoyable, and offering programs, activities and opportunities helps residents stay engaged, fulfilled and happy.
Health and wellness opportunities. Aging well means staying healthy. Assisted living communities are designed from the ground up to provide overall wellness in mind, body and soul. From exercise classes to healthy eating to stimulating activities and socialization opportunities, many assisted living residents find themselves becoming healthier and more independent than they were before moving to the community.
Carefree enjoyment every day. Ultimately, a typical day in assisted living means doing just what you want when you want. It’s a carefree lifestyle filled with enjoyment, friendships and possibility. What could be better than that?
Beautiful Riverfront Community
Located on the banks of the Charles River, Waterstone is Wellesley’s only senior living community, offering premier independent and assisted living. But that’s only the first of many differences that sets Waterstone above and beyond other communities.
Celebrating Dynamic Living
Here, our residents live independently in their own private, spacious apartments – but without any worries or concerns about homeownership or living alone. All meals are expertly prepared. There aren’t any chores to be concerned with. No home maintenance or repairs to worry about. Just opportunities around every corner and time to spend as they choose – in the company of new friends.
Our vibrant community encourages residents to engage in a variety of recreational, cultural and social programs and activities. Enjoy a fitness class. Swim in the sunny indoor pool. Take a stroll on a walking path. Partake in a favorite hobby or pastime. Discover a new interest. With Waterstone at Wellesley, there’s a world of opportunity waiting right outside our residents’ doors.
Confidence of Care
The hallmark of Waterstone assisted living is the peace of mind we provide both our residents and their families. Knowing that care and support are available right on site instills a sense of confidence and calm one can’t find living alone.
For prospective residents or their families interested in residing at Waterstone at Wellesley, please contact us at 781.591.7113.