WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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dors of rooms fanning off from a nursing station to settings that look almost like homes. Examples of the latter are NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham and North Hill in Needham, which is scheduled to finish its new skilled nursing center by the end of the year. Going by such names as the Green House and Small House move- ments, this model of care breaks nursing homes into neighborhoods of a dozen or so residents. Their rooms are clustered around a homey central space that includes a kitchen for preparing breakfast and light meals, a family-style dining area, and a living room. The kitchen area doubles as a nursing station, but you wouldn't know it at first glance. In both private and public spaces, medical apparatus and supplies are hidden behind mirrors and paintings or built into walls and furniture. Beyond the cosmetics, these pioneering care approaches emphasize the needs and desires of the residents over institutional convenience. For example, residents eat breakfast when they want to, not when trays arrive from some far off kitchen. * * * If you're independent now, but want the security of knowing you'll be taken care of should you require increasing help as a result of physical 116 Retirement Living W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 P H O T O B Y B R Y C E V I C K M A R K / C O U R T E S Y O F F A L L S A T C O R D I N G L Y D A M

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