There are many things in our life that can be defined as “luxuries” versus “necessities.” Food and dining are unique, since they fall into both camps.
“It’s well known and documented that eating good food – food that’s full of nutrients, locally produced and fresh – has tremendous health benefits,” says Jake Quigley, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “It’s definitely a necessity to consume high-quality foods and ingredients in order to maintain optimal health.”
But there are many other benefits to eating healthy, delicious and appealing meals. In fact, we’re starting to see that when eating is treated as an event, the participants are happier, more fulfilled and have a higher quality of life than anyone would have expected.
“Food and dining isn’t just something you do any longer – it’s something you experience,” says Jake. “Enjoying a meal with friends, family and loved ones helps us make better food choices, builds and strengthens relationships, improves our mental health and provides a source of entertainment. Knowing how important food is to our lives is why we’ve created an upscale, gourmet experience at Waterstone at the Circle. Our culinary team delivers exceptional ambiance and service along with an ever-changing menu filled with local ingredients, delicious and nutritious choices and an experience that rivals what you’d find at one of Boston’s top-rated restaurants.”
The Benefits of Eating Locally
Eating “locally” has gone from a fringe trend to a mainstream staple, with people of all ages and income levels demanding fresh, locally sourced options for produce, meats and other foods. More and more restaurants are responding to demands, sourcing locally grown ingredients and boasting a “farm to table” approach. But eating locally is more than just a cool thing to do. It actually provides many health benefits to both you and the environment.
- Local foods are fresher since they don’t have to travel very far in order to be sold.
- Local foods are sold in-season (asparagus in spring, tomatoes in summer), which, according to various studies, results in a more nutrient-dense product.
- Buying locally reduces CO2emissions because the food only has to travel locally, not nationwide or internationally like traditionally sourced items.
- Having more local farms to produce these items means more green space in and around the areas where we live, which improves air quality.
Perhaps most importantly, eating locally sourced food just tastes better. Think of biting into a home-grown heirloom tomato in the heat of summer versus a hothouse one in the middle of winter. There’s no denying which one we’d rather eat.
The Benefits of Dining Together
Sharing a meal together has long been a symbol of community. However, many adults (particularly seniors) end up eating alone or skipping meals due to a variety of factors. They may not like cooking, they don’t want to go grocery shopping or they simply just don’t want to go to the hassle of coordinating what to eat.
Studies have shown that, when we’re eating with others, we tend to make better food choices, which results in a healthier lifestyle overall. Engaging in conversation while eating can also help us pace our eating, reducing our risk of overeating. On an emotional level, spending time with others during a meal increases our happiness, helps reduce the risk of depression and is more satisfying overall than eating alone. That satisfaction increases when the meal you’re enjoying has been prepared for you.
Enjoy the Dining Experience You Deserve at Waterstone at the Circle
Retirement is your time to reap the benefits of your hard work. This includes no longer having to think about or prepare meals for yourself. We do it all for you – our experienced chef and staff creates meal masterpieces that will delight your palate. Our meals are served in our upscale dining room, where you can mix and mingle with other residents or visitors.
With refreshing flair and energy, our culinary staff creates exceptional dining experiences each and every day. Our menus change with the seasons and include locally sourced and locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Whatever your preference, dietary restrictions or allergies, we’re ready and willing to accommodate you.
“We’re reinventing what retirement dining can look like here at Waterstone at the Circle,” says Jake.
If you’d like to learn more about dining at Waterstone at the Circle or if you’re wondering how a luxury retirement community like Waterstone at the Circle can help you live a vibrant, active and fulfilled life, contact us today at 617.431.1880.
Luxury Senior Living in Boston
Waterstone at the Circle, located in Boston’s historic Cleveland Circle neighborhood, is more than just independent living in Boston … it’s a sophisticated urban setting for today’s active seniors. Enjoy best-in-class service and a vibrant lifestyle with arts and cultural, and historical attractions right outside your front door. From high-end amenities to gourmet dining and more, experience the best of city and suburban life at our upscale senior living community located on the crossroads of Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill.
Elegant Independent Living Apartments
Each of our 92 independent living apartments is the height of luxury and modernity, with sophisticated design, upscale features and stunning views of the city. Create the urban senior living experience you want with one- or two-bedroom apartments, a variety of floor plans and monthly rentals.
Senior Living Supportive Services
As an over-62 community, residents may require support from time to time. That’s why we’ve developed an on-site coordinated care program, in cooperation with our premier community partners, that allows our independent living residents to receive the assistance they need.
The best part? Residents don’t have to leave our senior living community – or even their apartment – to receive high-quality support. They can receive the services they need, when they need it, in the comfort of their own homes or in our on-site therapy gym.
Waterstone at the Circle is the opposite of retiring. . . it’s a place to enhance your active, on-the-go lifestyle. Call617.431.1880 for more information or to schedule a visit to our vibrant Boston independent living community and discover The Circle lifestyle today!