Volunteer for a Better You & a Better Boston
Many seniors, once they’ve reached retirement age, end up finding new vocations as volunteers for charitable causes in their communities. This isn’t just because it’s something enjoyable to do – most seniors find fulfillment in helping others. Plus, it also helps you stay healthy, says Greg Lazzaro, Life Enrichment Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “Studies show that seniors who choose to volunteer their time are happier and healthier than seniors who choose not to volunteer,” he says. “
How Do I Know if The Circle Is the Right Choice fo...
Deciding to move can be challenging at any age, but even more so when you’re moving into a retirement community. Choosing the home where you’ll spend your senior years means balancing your current and future needs in a very unique way. That’s why it’s important to choose a community that is more than just a place to live – it’s a place to live really well. “Waterstone at the Circle offers residents an opportunity for an invigorating lifestyle without the day-to-day concerns of running a house
7 Reasons to Choose the Waterstone Way
There’s a new style of ‘retirement’ in town ... and it’s redefining how today’s senior lives. It’s showing older adults that there’s no reason to slow down – in fact, if anything, this is the time of your life to ramp up the adventure! Waterstone provides luxury living in a downtown setting filled with history, dynamic activities and easy access to all that Boston has to offer. It’s providing what we call the “Waterstone Way” – and more and more seniors are taking notice. “Waterstone at the
Spring Cleaning 101: 7 Tips for Downsizing & M...
“Spring cleaning” doesn’t just have to mean dusting behind the refrigerator and washing your curtains (although those are definitely good things to do). If you’re a senior of a certain age, “spring cleaning” could be more aspirational ... more motivating ... more “let’s make things ready for the next, amazing chapters of our lives.” “Spring is the perfect time to take a look at your lifestyle and determine if now is a good time to downsize and move to senior living,” says Jake Quigley,
Ready. Set. Retire! 10 Steps to Take After Retirem...
It’s finally happening – after many years in a career you loved, you’ve arrived at retirement. Congratulations! Many of us dream of the day we can hand in our badge and say goodbye to the 9-to-5. But after you’ve done that, what happens next? “A fulfilling, happy retirement can mean many different things to different people,” says Greg Lazzaro, Life Enrichment Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “These days, it’s less about kicking back and relaxing and more about volunteering, visiting
How Train Boston® Can Prepare Seniors for the Bost...
Spring is in the air – and for Bostonians (and runners across the world), this means that the Boston Marathon training season is in full swing. On Monday, April 20, thousands of runners (and hundreds of thousands of spectators) will gather to watch the annual journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square. It’s one of the most famous marathon races ever, and participating in it is a dream for many runners. “While the idea of running a marathon in your senior years may seem overly zealous to some, the
A Holistic Approach to Healthy Aging for Seniors
“Holistic” is a buzzword we’re hearing a lot these days. It’s used for everything from business strategies to sustainability to wellness and everything in-between. But what does “holistic” mean for you, and what does it mean when we use it as an approach to healthy aging? “The word “holistic” comes from the Greek word holism, which roughly translated means total,” says Greg Lazzaro, Life Enrichment Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “A holistic wellness philosophy, then, is an approach that
7 Heart-Healthy Habits for Seniors
Heart disease is one of, if not the, most common health issue facing people today. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. And worldwide, 1 in 4 people die of heart disease – and 80 percent of them are over the age of 65. “Since such a huge percentage of those with heart disease are seniors, it’s incredibly important for all older adults to have an understanding of heart-healthy habits and what needs to be done to keep our cardiovascular
Why More Seniors Are Choosing Urban Living in Bost...
Greg Lazzaro, Life Enrichment Director of Waterstone at the Circle, says that urban living in Boston is the perfect choice for seniors who are looking for a vibrant, exciting and enjoyable retirement lifestyle. “We chose to build our luxury retirement community in its location – the historic Circle Cinema building – because it provides a central location to everything downtown Boston has to offer,” he says. “We’re located just six miles away from the historic center, which is