7 Ways Spending Time in Nature Can Boost Our Welln...
Sunshine, fresh air, green grass, flowers, trees – isn’t nature a wonderful thing? As we get full-swing into the summer season, nature is at her finest, which means all sorts of fun outdoor activities and opportunities to soak up the sun. It’s the quintessential summer enjoyment, but not only that, it can actually boost a lot more than just your disposition. “Studies have shown that being outside and, more specifically, in a natural setting has incredible healing powers,” says Kevin Defayette
How Exercise Can Revitalize Your Spirit as You Gro...
What is the secret to staying young? It turns out that exercise may be the key – in many different ways. Exercise has a powerful impact on our emotional, mental and physical health and can actually slow down the aging process. “Exercise helps keep us younger and revitalizes our spirit,” says Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “Many research studies have shown the benefits of exercise for older adults and how it can help keep us stay vital and energized even in our
Daily Habits for Building a Happy Life
What does happiness look like for you? For most of us, happiness isn’t a destination – it’s a pursuit. That may mean learning something new or picking up a new skill. For others, it means being at peace with your body and who you are. Other people may see happiness as having a large group of friends and family. Happiness can mean anything you want it to be, and here’s the best news – building a happy life is well within your reach. “Being happy starts with good habits,” says Kevin Defayette,
Why Location Matters When Choosing the Perfect Sen...
Where you live plays an important part in how you live – especially when it comes to retirement. In your earlier years, choosing “where to live” was mostly influenced by career opportunities and family ties. In your retirement years, you have an opportunity to choose a location that meets your specific needs on an individual level. “What do you want your retirement to look like?” asks Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “Do you want to live in a more bucolic, quiet
Your Checklist for a Stress-Free Retirement
For most of us, the idea of retirement is the shiny brass ring that we’re reaching toward and dreaming about. While it’s good to dream, it’s also good to do – which is why putting plans in place for a stress-free retirement should be at the top of your list – whether you’re just getting ready to retire or you’ve been retired for awhile now “No matter where you are in your retirement journey, there are always things you can be doing to set yourself up for carefree living,” says Kevin Defayette,
Living the Waterstone Lifestyle in Boston, MA
“Waterstone at the Circle is unique in the world of retirement living because of our wonderful urban location,” says Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “We wanted to create a space where active, urban seniors could enjoy an energetic, independent lifestyle while also having access to support they may need in the future. Our goal is to be a destination for Bostonians and newcomers alike, building a unique community that blends urban with suburban, history and
Upsize Your Lifestyle – Make a Move This Spring
Spring has sprung, and with it, a renewed sense of purpose and joy for many people. Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle, says that after the events of 2020, this spring is the perfect opportunity for urban seniors to upsize their lifestyle by making a move. “Spring is a great time to ‘spring ahead’ into a new chapter of your retirement lifestyle,” he says. “Moving into a retirement community like Waterstone at the Circle pairs a carefree lifestyle with an upscale,
The Advantages of a Pet-Friendly Senior Living Com...
If you’ve ever had a pet, you know just how much joy they can bring to your life. There are few things more rewarding than the sweet, simple and loyal love of an animal. They make our hearts happy – but did you know they make us healthy, too? “Here at Waterstone at the Circle, we are pet lovers, which is why we created The Circle to be pet-friendly,” says Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “Decades of research has proven how pets can make life better, especially
Enjoy Retirement Life on Your Own Terms
What does “life on your own terms” mean to you? For many seniors, it means freedom and flexibility, along with the confidence that comes from knowing caring support is available if it’s ever needed. It means having choice in all things, and having the time to enjoy the things you love. And today’s seniors can do all that and more at Waterstone at the Circle. “We all want to remain active, independent and healthy, no matter how old or young we are,” says Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of