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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!

EXPLORE LUXURY SENIOR LIVING

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.

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Why Socialization Is Important for Seniors

Exercise, healthy eating and adequate sleep are all important to the health of older adults. But is spending time with friends equally important?

Oxford University research suggests that older adults who have social connections to other residents of senior living communities feel healthier and live longer. Other research points to a wider social circle as a major indicator of mental health for seniors.

In this blog, we’ll explore how socialization enhances seniors’ quality of life, helps them stay active, and strengthens their interpersonal connections.

The Risks of Isolation for Seniors

People are inherently social, but older adults tend to suffer from isolation and loneliness more often than others. According to the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, 43% of seniors regularly feel lonely.

The effects of senior isolation are far-reaching. Isolation degrades one’s physical health over time, in addition to its impact on mood and mental health. Health problems are also more likely to affect those with limited social lives. Some of those health problems may include cognitive impairment, anxiety or depression and heart disease.

What Are the Benefits of Socialization for Seniors?

The good news is that being proactive about staying engaged throughout the day will protect seniors from these negative effects of loneliness and isolation. A full social life can benefit senior health in many ways, including:

  • Lower stress and anxiety levels
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Increased longevity

Evidence also shows that those with a healthy social network are more likely to exercise regularly, which in turns lead to enhanced physical and cognitive benefits. Socialization can also help to prevent general cognitive decline through mental stimulation and intellectual engagement.

How To Promote Socialization in Seniors

The power of socialization is undeniable, but for many, socialization doesn’t just happen on its own. It is something that requires both intent and commitment.

  • Make an effort to maintain connections with friends and family through regular phone calls, video chats and gatherings
  • Explore volunteer opportunities that fit your skills to help build connections to the local community
  • Become involved with the local senior center or religious and charitable organizations
  • Find online or in-person special interest groups – think fitness classes, book clubs or knitting groups – to connect with those who have similar interests or hobbies
  • Take a lifelong learning class at a local college or university
  • Move into a senior living community like Waterstone of Lexington that offers a multitude of daily social engagements and opportunities

How Waterstone of Lexington Offers Everything You Need

At Waterstone of Lexington, we will offer a full array of amenities and services to help residents thrive. These include many socially rich settings such as:

  • Indoor heated pool and fitness center staffed by Train Boston® fitness and aquatic instructors
  • Mind-body studio and juice bar
  • Full-service salon
  • Art studio and library
  • Anytime dining at our restaurant featuring seasonal selections
  • Movie theater
  • Putting green and firepit
  • Local transportation services
  • Regularly scheduled cultural, social and recreational programs

Waterstone of Lexington: Your New Forwarding Address.

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

As you search for the perfect senior living community, you may feel overwhelmed by all the choices and services that are available. It can help to identify the retirement lifestyle you are looking for – and then prioritize the types of amenities you would like to access.

In this guide, amenities are grouped based on common goals and interests of today’s seniors. By assessing your needs in relation to community amenities that will help you reach your lifestyle goals, it may help you focus your search on the senior living services that matter to you most.

Amenities for Socialization

Amenities that provide you opportunities for social interaction are proven to decrease the likelihood of depression in older adults and have a positive effect on a myriad of health outcomes. Perhaps as you research your retirement community options, you want to focus on those that help you maintain – or enhance – your connection to community or inspire new friendships.

At an independent living community like Waterstone of Lexington, residents enjoy access to:

  • A putting green and firepit
  • Outdoor walking paths
  • Raised vegetable and herb garden
  • Well-stocked library
  • A calendar of cultural events, clubs and outings
  • Continued education opportunities

Amenities for Health and Fitness

Many seniors place an emphasis on the quality of wellness programs offered at senior living communities because of the many benefits of an active lifestyle. You may put an emphasis on these types of amenities if you have fitness goals you want to reach or an active lifestyle you want to maintain.

You will find that Waterstone of Lexington offers a variety of wellness amenities such as:

  • A fully equipped fitness center and heated indoor pool
  • Training provided by skilled professionals
  • Fitness and aquatic classes
  • Physical therapy services
  • A mind-body studio and juice bar

Amenities for a Carefree Life

One appeal of senior living is the possibility to leave behind some of the responsibilities that hinder your ability to enjoy life and explore new horizons. Perhaps it is most important to you to set aside the worries about homeownership during this next phase of your life.

Waterstone of Lexington eases these sorts of burdens with amenities and services like:

  • On-site, full-service salon and spa
  • Multiple dining venues featuring gourmet, chef-prepared dining
  • Black car transportation
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Regular maintenance services
  • Concierge-style services

Amenities for Comfort

According to some experts, feeling at home is the most important aspect of senior living. Premier senior living communities like Waterstone of Lexington ensure an exceptional experience not only with an engaging lifestyle – but also with its luxury apartments that welcome residents to relax and unwind style, comfort, and sophistication.

Amenities that communities offer to promote comfort and convenience include:

  • Well-appointed apartments with elevated details
  • Appealing floor plans
  • Outdoor living spaces
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Ample communal living space

Premier Senior Living at Waterstone of Lexington

Regardless of how you rank your priorities, Waterstone of Lexington offers elevated amenities, a dynamic lifestyle and exceptional care services that will exceed your expectations. Waterstone of Lexington offers independent living and assisted living with access memory care provided by the experts at Bridges® by EPOCH just across campus.

To learn more about how our top-of-the-line services could facilitate the retirement you long for, contact us today.

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Downsizing and Decluttering for a Move to Senior Living

Downsizing doesn’t have to be about moving to a smaller space. It can also be about decluttering and rightsizing to meet your exact lifestyle needs.

If you’re considering moving into a senior living community during the upcoming year, let us help with ideas for getting your things prepared. There are a handful of easy ways that older adults can save time when preparing for a move to a retirement community.

Keep reading to explore some of the best ways to scale down in the new year and make resolutions for a smooth move to senior living. We’ll also offer insight into how decluttering and downsizing can streamline the moving process.

Start Downsizing Early

Preparing for a move into a senior living community involves decisions, organization, sorting, packing and, finally, the actual move itself. Through all this, it’s important to prioritize your own wellness and have a clear idea of what kind of space you need.

A key idea that’s gaining momentum is smart sizing, which emphasizes moving to the right-sized space for your lifestyle. Waterstone of Lexington’s premier independent living units provide such a space – with spacious floor plans offering just what you need and want – and access to the enriching lifestyle you desire.

Start Small

You should start the process small by organizing, sorting and labeling items.

Begin with the very small, such as heirlooms or accessories, then move on to the very large, such as art or furniture. Box up what needs to be padded and label other items with painter’s tape for their future location. Ideally, if you organize thoroughly, the moving company can start loading their truck within minutes of arriving at your home. You might also want to contact a Senior Move Manager® to get help with what to prioritize.

Donate, Gift or Sell Items

One of the absolute best ways to declutter is to assess what’s in your home and how often you use it. If you don’t use it regularly and it doesn’t serve your immediate needs, consider donating, gifting, or selling such items.

For any possessions that you don’t want, label or place them in a ‘To Be Donated’ box. Gift these items to those in need or to local shelters or centers.

Pass on cherished items to friends, families, or neighbors who can use them. You can also organize a garage, yard or sidewalk sale and price things fairly to quickly find them good homes.

Focus on Just One Room at a Time

A good practice is to focus on one room at a time. You might experience emotional attachment while working through a lifetime of memories. It’s important to give time enough to sort through those memories. You never know what you might find or how it will impact you.

You may want to try moving clockwise through your home, spending the same amount of time on the downsizing in each area, every day. Before you know it, your home will be packed, and you’ll be on your way to a brand-new space – one where you will have an engaging lifestyle right at your fingertips and where your family members can gather to make brand-new memories.

Waterstone of Lexington: Your New Forwarding Address

Waterstone of Lexington offers a modern approach to retirement living in a historical setting with full amenities and services. Come see how we redefine independent living, assisted living and memory care at our Welcome Center in Belmont. The community will open in late summer 2022.

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New Hobbies for Retired Seniors Who Are Ready for Fun

You’ve likely looked forward to retirement most of your life, and now that it’s here, are you ready? Sometimes new retirees experience a sense of loss in terms of engagement with activities that fill their days with purpose. Many find themselves bored – and even lonely.

“Finding a new hobby in your senior years can be the cure,” says Raymond L’Heureux, Senior Advisor at Waterstone of Lexington. “Now is the perfect time to rediscover favorite pastimes, explore new activities and find creative ways to stay physically active and socially engaged. There are plenty of hobbies to try that will help you stay busy, learn new skills, expand your knowledge and help you fully enjoy your newfound leisure time in retirement.”

Studies also show that those who engage in a new hobby experience a host of health benefits as well as mental and emotional health advantages.

“Every hobby offers a way for beginners to start, and many hobbies require little-to-no previous knowledge,” says Raymond. “Starting a new hobby is all about discovering new joy – and often allows you to connect with others with similar interests.”

At Waterstone of Lexington, it will be easy for seniors to nurture their passions and try something new. With a dedicated life enrichment team, there will be opportunities around every corner – for every interest. Best of all, residents will have plenty of friends to explore with. To help you expand your horizons and get creative in the process of trying a hobby at this exciting time of life, here is a list of unique – and fun – ideas. Start exploring!

Learn (or Relearn) an Instrument

Guitar, piano, drums … It’s never too late to pick up a musical instrument and learn how to play your favorite songs. Whether playing solo or with friends, playing music soothes the soul.

Solving Puzzles

Puzzles regained popularity during the pandemic. And that’s a good thing because puzzles can encourage sharper mental acuity. Whether it’s a jigsaw puzzle, sudoku, word searches or crosswords, puzzles can make a leisurely afternoon more fun.

Cooking

Rather than viewing cooking as a daily chore, look at it as a fun way to perfect your favorite dishes or to shake up your eating habits with bold, new recipes.

Show off new skills by starting a gourmet club or inviting friends and family members over for a themed dinner party. Experiment with unusual ingredients, explore new cultures and taste global cuisines. The possibilities are endless.

Walking

Whether you prefer the city or a serene park, getting outside and walking is one of the best ways to exercise and stay fit. As you gain endurance, try longer trails or routes or tackle more rugged terrain.

Gardening

From starting a vegetable patch to curating an indoor terrarium, gardening provides a satisfying experience from start to finish. With so many vegetables, herbs and flowers to choose from, you’ll have every opportunity to create a garden that’s perfectly curated for you.

Yoga

Yoga is not only relaxing, but it is also a great low-impact way to keep your body flexible, toned and limber. Yoga positions and movements span several levels of difficulty that provide invested beginners a hobby that they can grow into as they practice.

Tai Chi

Tai chi is an ancient martial art that consists of slow, flowing movements designed to produce a meditative experience. This form of exercise is perfect for strengthening and toning through relaxing motions.

Swimming

As a low-impact exercise, swimming is a great way for seniors to maintain fitness. Learning new strokes and techniques can bring both challenges and a sense of accomplishment.

Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. It combines the quickness and coordination of tennis – but without high-intensity cardio. It’s a two-on-two game where players try to hit a ball over the net in such a way that their opponents cannot hit it back. It’s a safe and fun way to stay active with a friend or a group of friends.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a popular hobby for seniors and a fulfilling way to spend your golden years. Studies show that seniors who volunteer experience lower rates of depression, higher levels of overall well-being. Volunteering can help reduce stress, offer a sense of accomplishment, and help improve seniors’ confidence and sense of purpose. There are countless ways to give back to your local community. Popular options include tutoring and mentoring, helping out at a hospital or delivering meals for your local Meals on Wheels.

Genealogy

Researching your family history is a fun pastime that not only introduces you to some distant relatives, but it can also help improve cognitive function.

Whatever works for you, finding an enjoyable hobby in your senior years is an important way to meet new people, stay engaged in life and connect with others.

Become One of Our First Residents

We look forward to introducing you to the definitive, distinctive lifestyle at Waterstone of Lexington and welcoming you as one of the first members of our community. For more information, please call ​781.728.3037 and discover how you can help shape the future of our premier rental community for seniors 62 and over.

Welcome Home to Waterstone of Lexington. Opening Late Summer 2022.

For seniors in Middlesex County who desire a luxurious lifestyle, we welcome you to Waterstone of Lexington. The mid-century style of this dynamic community was inspired by the nearby Gropius House and the area’s tradition of innovative, modern architecture. In this classic, beautiful new community, you’ll be inspired by all the amenities and programs to take up a new hobby, exercise in our fitness center and indoor pool, and make new friends while dining and enjoying social events.

Offering independent living and assisted living, Waterstone of Lexington provides myriad ways for seniors 62+ to enjoy their retirement to the fullest. Our rental community draws influence from Lexington, MA’s tradition of innovative, modern architecture and the open, natural environment around it.

Step inside and experience the calming yet engaging atmosphere that our talented architects and designers have so beautifully crafted. Waterstone of Lexington is filled with energizing and convenient amenities such as an indoor pool, fitness center, salon, underground parking and more. Then, enjoy your elegant living space – a large, sunlit apartment complete with a full-size designer kitchen, well-appointed bathroom, walk-in closet and more.

Our rental apartment community means no steep entrance fees, providing greater financial flexibility. Everything at Waterstone of Lexington was all created with you in mind, where our attentive team members, extensive programs and luxury amenities give you the ability to make life your own – how you like it.

Welcome to Waterstone of Lexington. Join the experience of what life is like at this premier senior living community by calling ​781.728.3037.

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Differences Between Independent and Assisted Living

Have you been wondering what the difference is between independent living and assisted living? The differences are subtle but can result in differing care, differing options and additional costs, depending on your situation. Even if you haven’t done much research into senior living options, it’s important to know the similarities and differences in order to understand what will work best for you.

“Independent and assisted living can mean multiple things to different people, which is why it’s so important to do your research,” says Arzu LeBlanc, Executive Director of Waterstone of Lexington, a premier rental senior living community opening late summer 2022 in Lexington, MA. Arzu says that both the independent and assisted living lifestyles at Waterstone of Lexington provide peace of mind for older adults.

As you’re searching for the right option for yourself or a senior loved one, here are the differences to take notice of:

Levels of care.

Assisted living facilities offer higher care levels than independent living communities. This can be very beneficial, particularly because some older adults often require higher levels of medical care than active, independent seniors. It also provides peace of mind for those active adults, giving them the confidence of additional care being available to them should it be needed in the future.

Amenities and services.

In an assisted living community, team members are available to provide support to older adults 24/7, no matter when or where they need it. Individuals can receive help with basic life tasks such as:

  • Home cleaning
  • Medication management
  • Bathing, grooming and other activities of daily living
  • Support to help maintain an independent lifestyle

In independent living, seniors don’t receive care services but instead benefit from concierge-style services that provide an active lifestyle with convenience. At Waterstone of Lexington, residents in both independent living and assisted living enjoy access to the community’s enriching amenities.

Contact with team members.

In assisted living, residents receive the daily caring assistance needed to help them enjoy an active lifestyle. For those in independent living, the amount of contact residents have with team members is truly up to them. Privacy is respected, but team members are always available and ready to assist. Team members also encourage residents – in any level of care – to enjoy the variety of dynamic lifestyle programs and events held at the community, but participation is never required.

Cost.

Independent senior living communities are, by nature, “independent” – providing a lifestyle, not senior care. Assisted living, on the other hand, involves personal care services, which can range from very minimal care to more extensive. This higher level of care and involvement means that assisted living is usually more expensive than independent living. Assisted living costs can sometimes be covered by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, which can help offset the higher costs.

“At Waterstone of Lexington, we will offer both independent and assisted living options, as well as memory care available at our sister community, Bridges® by EPOCH, located across our campus,” says Arzu. “This is very important for an older adult’s quality of life, happiness and well-being. Having all care services available on-site means that our future residents will never need to leave the community they love in order to receive the support they require to live well.”

Become One of Our First Residents Today!

We look forward to introducing you to the definitive, distinctive lifestyle at Waterstone of Lexington and welcoming you as a charter member of our community. For more information, please call ​781.728.3037 and discover how you can help shape the future of our premier rental community for seniors 62 and over.

Welcome Home to Waterstone of Lexington. Opening Late Summer 2022.

For seniors in Middlesex County who desire a luxurious lifestyle, we welcome you to Waterstone of Lexington. The mid-century style of this dynamic community was inspired by the nearby Gropius House and the area’s tradition of innovative, modern architecture. In this classic, beautiful new community, you’ll be inspired by all the amenities and programs to take up a new hobby, exercise in our fitness center and indoor pool, and make new friends while dining and enjoying social events.

Offering independent living and assisted living, Waterstone of Lexington provides myriad ways for seniors 62+ to enjoy their retirement to the fullest. Our rental community draws influence from Lexington, MA’s tradition of innovative, modern architecture and the open, natural environment around it.

Step inside and experience the calming yet engaging atmosphere that our talented architects and designers have so beautifully crafted. Waterstone of Lexington is filled with energizing and convenient amenities such as an indoor pool, fitness center, salon, underground parking and more. Then, enjoy your elegant living space – a large, sunlit apartment complete with a full-size designer kitchen, well-appointed bathroom, walk-in closet and more.

Our rental apartment community means no steep entrance fees, providing greater financial flexibility. Everything at Waterstone of Lexington was all created with you in mind, where our attentive team members, extensive programs and luxury amenities give you the ability to make life your own – how you like it.

Welcome to Waterstone of Lexington. Join the experience of what life is like at this premier senior living community by calling ​781.728.3037.

Some think that moving to senior living is something that should be delayed as long as possible – mostly due to the preconceived notion that senior living is for ‘old’ people. But that’s truly an outdated concept, says Arzu LeBlanc, Executive Director of Waterstone of Lexington, a premier rental retirement community opening late summer 2022 in Lexington, MA.

“If you wait to move into senior living until you need supportive services or another form of assistance, you’ll be missing out on a lot of benefits that this lifestyle offers,” Arzu explains. “Moving while you’re still active, healthy and in your prime opens up a world of opportunity for your retirement years – and beyond.”

Today’s senior living communities are designed with the active, independent and full-of-life Baby Boomers in mind. Here are the top reasons why seniors are considering downsizing and moving to senior living sooner rather than later.

Never having to deal with home maintenance again.

Sure, owning your own home is fantastic, especially if the mortgage has been paid off. But not having a house payment doesn’t mean not having to pay for a bunch of other things such as home repairs, utility bills, real estate taxes, homeowners insurance … and that’s just for starters. House cleaning, yard maintenance, appliance repairs, grocery shopping and cooking all incur costs, even if you’re doing them yourself and not hiring them out. When you think about it, that’s a lot of time and a lot of work that could be better spent doing things like visiting friends, going on adventures, learning a new hobby or anything else that appeals to you. Moving to a senior living community means that you no longer have to deal with all those tedious chores. It’s all taken care of for you, meaning your time is finally yours to do with as you wish.

A thriving social calendar.

The ironic thing about retiring is that you have much more time to spend with family and friends … but it’s often harder than ever to have a social life. Aging often means that friends move away, your routines change (for example, you aren’t seeing your co-workers every day as you did before), and things can get a little boring. Not so at a senior living community. You’ll find a social and entertainment calendar full of things like fitness classes, educational seminars, hobby groups, book clubs, social outings and much more. Plus, it’s easier than ever to make new friends and cultivate meaningful relationships since you’re at a place filled with other active retirees. You certainly won’t be bored – in fact, you may find that you’re busier and more social than ever before.

No worries about safety and security.

Sometimes, having a home (and the responsibilities that go with it) can come with worries about safety and security. For example, if you decide to take a week-long trip, you need to coordinate someone to watch the house, water the plants and grab your mail. You may also wonder about your own security if you, say, start having difficulty going up and down the stairs. None of those things are a worry at a senior living community. For starters, there’s someone on staff 24/7. If you decide to go out of town, the staff will happily watch over your home for you. And since it’s a community designed specifically for older adults, you won’t have to worry about things in your home that would give you difficulty if your mobility changes, such as stairs.

Enjoying your own private chef for every meal.
Having someone else cook a delicious meal for us is one of life’s pleasures, no matter how much you enjoy cooking for yourself. Get ready to be pampered with white-glove service at a senior living community like Waterstone of Lexington. With a highly trained culinary team and a chef de cuisine presiding over them, every day is a literal feast of delights. Food is incredibly important to our health, well-being and enjoyment, and today’s senior living chefs are ensuring that life tastes great. Seasonal menus with locally sourced ingredients. Made-to-order dishes. Everything from fancy to quick and easy. You can always cook something yourself in your own gourmet kitchen, but when you’d rather be served, the restaurant is open.

Staying healthy with programs to meet your needs.

Aging well and staying healthy is easy when you have all the tools at your disposal – and the time to dedicate to your health. Everything at a senior living community is designed with an older adult’s optimal wellness in mind. Not only are there countless fitness opportunities with a state-of-the-art gym, classes and personal trainers, but you also have every other aspect of wellness covered. A health center on-site means that you’re able to stay on top of any medical issues and get the treatments you need to stay healthy. Your mind stays sharp and engaged with enjoyable activities and events. Your body is nourished by delicious food. Your soul is enriched with social and cultural opportunities and the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want. Everything you need to thrive is right there within reach.

Easy, at-your-service living.

Are you tired of having a car and driving everywhere? No worries – your senior living community provides chauffeured transportation and easy access to anywhere you want to go. Want to enjoy cultural opportunities but don’t necessarily want to research and purchase tickets on your own? Your senior living concierge can arrange everything from concert tickets to pet walkers and just about any other assistance you might require.

As you can see, retiring to a senior living community now instead of later may just be the thing you need to enjoy your golden years to the fullest. For seniors in the Middlesex County region, you’ll find a luxury retirement lifestyle at Waterstone of Lexington, opening late summer 2022. Contact us to learn more.

Become One of Our First Residents!

We look forward to introducing you to the definitive, distinctive lifestyle at Waterstone of Lexington and welcoming you as one of the first residents of our community. For more information, please call ​781.728.3037 and discover how you can help shape the future of our premier rental community for seniors 62 and over.

Welcome Home to Waterstone of Lexington. Opening Late Summer 2022.

For seniors in Middlesex County who desire a luxurious lifestyle, we welcome you to Waterstone of Lexington. The mid-century style of this dynamic community was inspired by the nearby Gropius House and the area’s tradition of innovative, modern architecture. In this classic, beautiful new community, you’ll be inspired by all the amenities and programs to take up a new hobby, exercise in our fitness center and indoor pool, and make new friends while dining and enjoying social events.

Offering independent living and assisted living, Waterstone of Lexington provides myriad ways for seniors 62+ to enjoy their retirement to the fullest. Our rental community draws influence from Lexington, MA’s tradition of innovative, modern architecture and the open, natural environment around it.

Step inside and experience the calming yet engaging atmosphere that our talented architects and designers have so beautifully crafted. Waterstone of Lexington is filled with energizing and convenient amenities such as an indoor pool, fitness center, salon, underground parking and more. Then, enjoy your elegant living space – a large, sunlit apartment complete with a full-size designer kitchen, well-appointed bathroom, walk-in closet and more.

Our rental apartment community means no steep entrance fees, providing greater financial flexibility. Everything at Waterstone of Lexington was all created with you in mind, where our attentive team members, extensive programs and luxury amenities give you the ability to make life your own – how you like it.

Welcome to Waterstone of Lexington. Join the experience of what life is like at this premier senior living community by calling ​781.728.3037.

Our brains are amazing organs: available to hold our feelings, emotions, memories and so much more. It’s no surprise, then, that research is continuing to discover how our brains are linked to our overall health – and how keeping our brains “young” can help us age well, too.

“The brain-body connection has long been talked about, but it’s only recently that we’re starting to gain actual, quantifiable information that validates this hypothesis,” says Arzu LeBlanc, Executive Director of Waterstone of Lexington, a luxury rental retirement community opening late summer 2022 in Lexington, MA. “As we learn more about this connection, we’re uncovering ways to help make the aging process as beneficial to older adults as possible.”

This involves finding ways to help reduce the risk of dementia and other cognitive diseases.

“According to guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization, paying particular attention to the brain and body link may help slow or delay the onset of dementias like Alzheimer’s disease,” says Arzu. “The key is to pay attention to the aspects of health you can control, avoiding unhealthy triggers and providing the best possible environment for optimal body and brain health.”

Physical health results in brain health.

We all know what needs to happen in order for us to stay physically healthy (even if we don’t necessarily do it): eat a healthy diet, get enough exercise and find purposeful and meaningful activities.

Let’s start with the healthy diet and lifestyle aspect: Eating right and getting enough exercise results in a healthy cardiovascular system, which means you’re less susceptible to diseases like diabetes, strokes, heart diseases and hypertension. Why is this important with regards to brain health? Because our brains rely on a healthy, consistent flow of blood to nourish them. When health issues arise that cause hiccups in this flow, it can lead to damaged or dead brain cells. It stands to reason, then, that maintaining a heart-healthy routine results in a brain-healthy routine.

Experts generally recommend that adults partake in a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats like avocados and olive oil, and antioxidant-rich foods like berries. The other side of the equation is staying physically active, which helps keep your heart in tip-top shape. Getting regular exercise (the CDC recommends approximately 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week) and maintaining a healthy weight are both excellent ways to help improve your brain health while reducing your risk of diseases like dementia.

Brain exercise is important as well.

Your brain is an organ, but it’s also a muscle in its own way. It’s essential to “flex” your brain cells in order to make sure your cognitive function is operating at its peak. Doing so helps your body generate new brain cells as well as new connections between neurons. It all results in neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to adapt, shift and flex as issues arise. Forget the saying that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Research shows that learning is possible throughout your whole life – eand is even accessible in individuals with dementia.

Exercising your brain doesn’t mean you have to do advanced math or learn a completely new language. Instead, it simply means that older adults should seek opportunities to learn new things, pursue favorite habits and stay socially active (among other things). Anything that gets your brain firing is a good thing, so look for opportunities that are interesting and challenging to you individually.

Get a good night’s sleep.

When it comes to brain and body health, we often forget about the benefits of sleep. As it turns out, getting a good night’s sleep is more essential to overall health than you might have previously thought. Think of it as a “reset” function. Current research shows that a good night’s sleep helps clear brains of toxins, including beta-amyloids. These are proteins that have been shown to connect to dementia development as well as cognitive decline.

Sleeping well can get more challenging as we get older, which is why it’s more essential than ever to focus on maintaining good sleep hygiene. This includes things like:

  • Making sure your bedroom is comfortable: Keep the room at a comfortable temperature and make sure that light and sound are suitably buffered. You may wish to consider investing in blackout curtains and a good white noise machine.
  • Clear the area of distractions: Yes, that means removing television and other screens from the bedroom. Make sure that your sleep area is dedicated to sleep. Having this level of calm will help your body more easily adapt to the idea of “sleep” and “rest.”
  • Create a calming bedtime routine. Start developing a routine in the evening that signals calm and sleep to your body. This can be reading a few chapters of a book, taking a warm bath or meditating. Whatever works to get your mind and body in a good place is worth investing in.

“A healthy brain means a healthy body which means a healthy aging process,” explains Arzu. “The good news is that, no matter how young or old we are, there are things we can start doing now to improve our brain and physical health immediately, setting us up for success for the future.”

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We look forward to introducing you to the definitive, distinctive lifestyle at Waterstone of Lexington and welcoming you as one of the first residents of our new community. For more information, please call ​781.728.3037 and discover how you can help shape the future of our premier rental community for seniors 62 and over.

Welcome Home to Waterstone of Lexington. Opening Late Summer 2022.

For seniors in Middlesex County who desire a carefree lifestyle, we welcome you to Waterstone of Lexington. The mid-century style of this dynamic community was inspired by the nearby Gropius House and the area’s tradition of innovative, modern architecture. In this classic, beautiful new community, you’ll be inspired by all the amenities and programs to take up a new hobby, exercise in our fitness center and indoor pool, and make new friends while dining and enjoying social events.

Offering independent living and assisted living, Waterstone of Lexington provides myriad ways for seniors 62+ to enjoy their retirement to the fullest. Bridges® by EPOCH at Lexington, a dedicated memory care assisted living community, is also conveniently located across the street from us.

Step inside Waterstone of Lexington and experience the calming yet engaging atmosphere that our talented architects and designers have so beautifully crafted. Waterstone of Lexington is filled with energizing and convenient amenities such as an indoor pool, fitness center, salon, underground parking and more. Then, enjoy your elegant living space – a large, sunlit apartment complete with a full-size designer kitchen, well-appointed bathroom, walk-in closet and more.

Our rental apartment community means no steep entrance fees, providing greater financial flexibility. Everything at Waterstone of Lexington was all created with you in mind, where our attentive team members, extensive programs and luxury amenities give you the ability to make life your own – how you like it.

Welcome to Waterstone of Lexington. Join the experience of what life is like at this premier senior living community by calling ​781.728.3037.

Waterstone of Lexington, opening in late summer 2022, will offer a new standard in senior living for those 62 and over. Nestled among the open, natural environment adjacent to the Belmont Country Club, Waterstone of Lexington features a continuum of care – with modern independent living apartments and assisted living residences on site – along with the distinctive lifestyle that Waterstone communities are known for.

“Waterstone of Lexington is a truly unique community that offers a broad array of options – and opportunities – for today’s seniors,” says Arzu LeBlanc, Executive Director. “The variety of amenities, dynamic programs and elegant apartments at Waterstone of Lexington are unmatched by other communities in the area. It’s a reflection of the attention to detail that our parent company, EPOCH Senior Living, delivers and the philosophy of providing exceptional experiences for all residents – every day.”

Waterstone of Lexington will have 116 independent living rental apartments and 40 assisted living residences. Designed by Boston architects Elkus Manfredi and developed by National Development, the 17.5-acre campus features natural walking trails and abundant gardens with outdoor patios and seating areas in a woodland setting that borders conservation areas and the Belmont Country Club golf course. As part of the continuum of care, there will be a separate 48-suite memory care community, Bridges® by EPOCH at Lexington, located across from Waterstone and opening in spring 2022.

“Our mid-century modern aesthetic, tastefully appointed apartments, dedicated team and engaging lifestyle have all been carefully developed to exceed the expectations of all those we will serve when we open in 2022,” says Arzu. “We are very much looking forward to showcasing our premier 62-and-over rental community and providing an unmatched senior living lifestyle in the Lexington area.”

A History of Excellence

Waterstone of Lexington is one of the newest members of the EPOCH Senior Living family. EPOCH began as a group of high-quality skilled healthcare centers in the Boston area and grew to become a regionally focused, comprehensive senior living company that is recognized as the provider of choice for seniors in the markets we serve – helping them to thrive every day.

EPOCH Senior Living is committed to caring for the whole person – physically, emotionally, and mentally – to help seniors lead happy, carefree, and wellness-focused lifestyles. Waterstone of Lexington will continue this mission and philosophy by providing everything needed for residents to maintain the active, on-the-go lifestyles they love within a comfortable, welcoming community.

Welcome Home.

Some call it “living the dream.” We call it “home.” At Waterstone of Lexington, seniors will have every opportunity to live an amazing life. Savor locally sourced, chef-prepared meals in our restaurant. Experience a wide array of cultural and educational programming. Work on your strength and fitness with exercise classes and personal training. Delight in musical entertainment. Socialize with friends during happy hour. Or simply relax and enjoy privacy in your modern, stylized apartment featuring designer finishes. It’s life catered to you – right in your home.

Waterstone of Lexington will feature five-star amenities that have been created to help seniors 62 and over live their best lives – with the support they need to do it. As a resident at our new community, you’ll enjoy a myriad of amenities and services, including:

  • Indoor heated pool and fitness center
  • Mind-body studio and juice bar
  • Full-service salon
  • Media room and theater
  • Private, underground parking
  • Putting green, firepit and raised vegetable garden
  • Outdoor walking paths, dining areas and kitchen with grills
  • Concierge and weekly housekeeping services
  • Regularly scheduled cultural, social, and recreational programs

That’s just the beginning. At Waterstone of Lexington, you’ll also find a myriad of ways to stay healthy – and have fun doing it. Go for a swim. Try tai chi. Explore the walking paths. Experienced personal trainers with Train Boston® will help you find a program that works to achieve your wellness goals. Then, nurture your mind through our full calendar of programs and events, which offers everything you’ll need to live an active, fulfilling life. Continue with the hobbies you love and pick up a few new ones along the way. Our programming is full of stimulating lectures, trips, concerts and more to keep you engaged and enjoying the Waterstone lifestyle.

Elegant Independent Living Apartments.

As a rental community, Waterstone of Lexington comes without lifelong commitments, which means greater flexibility for you. You’ll enjoy private living in deluxe accommodations with the option to access supportive services if the need would arise. Whether you’re completely independent or require some additional help to enjoy the lifestyle you love, Waterstone of Lexington is designed for you.

Our apartments were thoughtfully designed with stylish and contemporary accents and include:

  • Full-size kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Designer bathrooms with walk-in showers
  • Spacious closet
  • Open living area
  • Washer and dryer in independent living
  • Abundant natural lighting
  • Exceptional finishes throughout
  • Premium plank flooring

A carefree lifestyle is waiting for you at Waterstone of Lexington. Ideally located within a serene setting, everything about our community is designed to inspire: a mid-century modern style, enticing programs, exquisite meals, and dedicated hospitality. Waterstone of Lexington will offer everything you need to live life – exactly how you please.

Supportive Assisted Living.

Individuals who require extra assistance to live safely receive comprehensive care from our attentive team at all hours of the day. The assisted living area includes a dedicated concierge, great room, and dining area – everything you need, all in one place, including:

  • Personalized care consultation and daily planning
  • Coordination with ancillary providers as needed
  • Daily living activities and programs
  • Medication management
  • Customized wellness plans
  • Three meals per day
  • Laundry services
  • Daily activities and programming

Expert Memory Care.

Seniors with memory loss can benefit from the comprehensive, expert care provided by Bridges® by EPOCH, located adjacent to our campus and opening in spring 2022. Bridges® by EPOCH at Lexington will offer an enriching lifestyle and unique programs customized for every stage of the memory loss journey.

Learn How to Become a Club W Member!

We look forward to introducing you to the premier lifestyle at Waterstone of Lexington, opening late summer 2022. Call 781.728.3037 to schedule a personal visit and learn about the benefits of joining our wait list. Discover how you can secure your dynamic retirement lifestyle at our distinctive community for seniors 62 and over.