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
New Year’s Resolution: Downsize Today for a Better...
Many seniors today understand the importance of downsizing, especially younger seniors – who may have had the experience of going through their parents’ estates and have sworn “never to do it to my kids.” Getting started is easier said than done, though. “Generally, people don’t view downsizing as a particularly enjoyable task,” says Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “If you have a lifetime of stuff to sort through, it can seem like a daunting challenge. The good
Managing Your First New Year in Senior Living with...
You’ve made the decision to move into a luxury senior living community that provides the lifestyle you want now with the support you may need down the road. It’s a smart plan for the future. You’re ready to downsize, have gotten your affairs in order and are ready to move in. Now what? “There are a lot of articles about how to move into senior living, but not a lot out there about how to go about living in a senior living community,” says Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the
Experience the Seasonal Sparkle of Boston
Grab your mittens, your coat and your scarf (and don’t forget your mask) and get ready to enjoy the holidays, Boston 2020 style. Even though things will look and feel a bit different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are still plenty of delightful winter escapades that kids of all ages can enjoy, says Kevin Defayette, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “Bostonians are all about ingenuity, and it will take more than COVID-19 to quash our holiday happiness,” he says. “