’Tis the Season: How to Celebrate the Holidays in...
The weather outside may be frightful at times, but Boston during the holiday season is always delightful. According to Greg Lazzaro, Life Enrichment Director of Waterstone at the Circle, there’s no better time to visit this historic city and experience the joys it has to offer. “Don’t let the cold fool you – Boston is hot, hot, hot during the months of November and December,” he says. “There are so many wonderful events, celebrations, festivals and more going on in our historic city throughout
The Benefits of Music for Aging Adults
There’s no denying that music has amazing power. Whether it’s to make us laugh, cry, bring us together or move us in other ways, music across the world and throughout history has had a way of stirring our souls. Recently, it’s been discovered that music can do more than just move us emotionally. “Music stimulates the brain in a unique way,” says Greg Lazzaro, Life Enrichment Director of Waterstone at the Circle and Board-Certified Music Therapist. “Music therapy research indicates that
Procrastinator or Planner? At the Crossroads
What’s your decision-making style? Are you by nature a planner or a procrastinator? As a clinical social worker in a PD Center of Excellence, Lissa Kapust, LICSW, has helped many individuals living with neurological issues answer this question. Lissa recently hosted an engaging discussion at Waterstone at the Circle, Boston’s premier senior living community, about decision-making strategies. Residents and guests learned more about the advantages and challenges of being a planner vs. a
Keeping An Eye on Low Vision Issues
One of the health issues facing older adults that isn’t often talked about is vision loss. The National Eye Institute (NEI), reports the majority of people with serious vision issues are age 65 and older. While vision loss is fairly common as we age, it is also something that becomes difficult for seniors to adapt to. That’s because their other senses – hearing, taste, smell and even touch – become weaker as we age, too. “Vision loss is very often a gradual process, so seniors may
3 Ways Our Personal Care Services Meet Your Every...
Waterstone at the Circle prides itself on being a luxury senior living community for active and independent adults. We hope that you will be a long-term member of our community, which is why we also offer services that allow you to continue living an active, independent lifestyle. “As a community for adults age 62 and over, we understand that support can be needed every once in a while,” says Jake Quigley, Executive Director of Waterstone at the Circle. “That’s why we have developed
Discover the Delicious Dining You Deserve in Our U...
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