Why Start Now? The Benefits of Yoga for Older Adul...
As an older adult, you’ve probably heard many people rave about the benefits of yoga. The practice has gone from a New Age experience to a Main Street phenomenon, with practically everyone from age 1 to 100 enjoying its benefits. What makes this practice so attractive, and why are so many people – especially seniors – being drawn to it? “Yoga is a very inclusive practice, which I think is why so many people decide to pick it up,” says Michelle Collins, Life Enrichment Director of Waterstone at
Six Ways Boomers are Making a Difference in the Wo...
Although Millennials have overtaken the Baby Boomers as the largest generation alive, Boomers – the 77 million individuals born between 1945 and 1964 – are the generation that’s making the most difference in the world – at least when it comes to donating their time and efforts. “The Boomer generation is one of the most highly educated, worldly and active generations we’ve ever seen,” says Jake Quigley, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “They’ve lived through and initiated huge
How to Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer in Boston!
Sure, we’re still in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s also the tail end of summer. And it’s hot. And, if you’re like most of us, you’re getting a little tired of staying inside (even though it’s nice and air-conditioned). As we head toward the back end of the year and cooler temperatures, now is the perfect time to enjoy a last bout of summertime fun. “Even though COVID is still very much on peoples’ minds as it should be, local attractions, restaurants and other businesses are now
Know Your City: The Circle Neighborhoods
As the old saying goes in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. And for Boston-area seniors looking for a great retirement community that has everything they want and need in the city they love, there’s no better location than Waterstone at the Circle. Says Jake Quigley, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle: “Waterstone at the Circle in the historic Cleveland Circle neighborhood is at the intersection of everything Boston has to offer. It’s next to the Chestnut
7 Foods to Boost Your Heart and Brain Health
Good nutrition is essential for helping boost heart and brain health as we age. It’s a lot easier to eat well during the summer months, thanks to the preponderance of fresh foods, weather that's perfect for grilling and the fact that fresh fruits and vegetables just sound refreshing during the heat and humidity of the summer. “The summer months are a great time to pay attention to your nutrition and exercise plans because it’s a lot easier to stick to them during this time,” says Jake Quigley,
How Convenience and Gracious Services Allow You to...
The idea of a “worry-free” retirement lifestyle is something that drives many seniors to make a move. It just makes sense: we do a lot of worrying in our life. As we get older, those worries can become realities. What happens if I get sick and I can’t get to a doctor? What happens if I’m unable to get around as much as I want? What happens if I simply don’t want to continue living in a big house and taking care of all those chores? Perhaps most importantly: what am I going to do with myself
The Importance of Making Friends & Creating Ne...
Quick – what’s the most fulfilling and important part of life? If you answered “friends and family... congratulations, you’ve won ... well, life! It’s those interpersonal relationships that make life worth living and what help us stay invigorated, happy and fulfilled ... no matter how old or young we are. “Making friends and creating new relationships are one of the best parts of retirement,” says Greg Lazzaro, Life Enrichment Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “One of the seven dimensions
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