There are many things to love about our warm and vibrant community: our gorgeous 450-acre campus, the peace of mind that comes with knowing we’re a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), the unique opportunities to grow and thrive in community of like-minded friends… the list goes on! If you’re exploring your options for fun and active senior living in MA, here are six reasons we think The Overlook is the perfect place for you. 1) Community amenities and social life The Overlook includes a full array of stellar amenities. Residents enjoy a completely maintenance-free lifestyle, with all house upkeep, landscaping, yardwork, and snow shoveling included. So many residents have expressed how much they truly value that they can spend their time and energy on the hobbies, activities and people that bring joy to everyday life. Life at The Overlook is always exciting! Our amenities include our grand, 280-seat Performing Arts Center, our lively game room, our woodworking shop, our indoor heated pool, and our wonderful fitness center. With so many exciting amenities and no chores to fret over, your social life at The Overlook will be full of activities! Whether you’re interested in fitness, art, movies, games, music, gardening, hiking, or even brewing beer, there are clubs and group events for you to join. To learn more about The Overlook’s refreshing and engaging social opportunities, click here. You can also read more about on-site programs by clicking here. 2) Dining The dining in our community is a resident favorite. The Overlook brought in a James Beard award-winning chef to elevate the dining program to include farm-to-table, seasonal, and local offerings. However, if you’re looking for a more casual dining experience, check out Tucker’s Bistro for a tasty, open-kitchen experience. At The Overlook, you can always trust that the dining will be delicious, varied, and nutrition-focused. To learn more about the delicious dining at The Overlook, click here. 3) Flexible living options and spacious floor plans There are a lot of options for residences at The Overlook, so you can be sure that there will be something perfect for you. Between our apartment homes and our cottages, there are 20 different floor plans from which to choose, from one to two bedrooms, balconies to patios, sunset to sunrise views. Whichever home you choose, a few things will remain the same. Each floor plan is spacious and thoughtfully designed and stocked with modern, maintenance-free appliances. Additionally, you will have some freedom in how you want to customize your residence to be sure it meets all your specific needs. To learn more about the different living options at The Overlook, click here. 4) The neighbors, culture and community The people who live and work at The Overlook are some of the most friendly, interesting, and kind people you will ever meet! In addition to the official welcoming committee, residents will make a pointed effort to invite you to dinner as well as events and activities. The staff will soon know you by name, and you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who won’t return a smile! In addition to being friendly and welcoming, our residents are also known for being active and engaged. From the success of the Brew Crew to the various ways residents give back to the community through volunteer work, our residents are always looking for their next adventure! To meet some of the friendly residents at The Overlook, click here. 5) Location These days, many people are seeking to live in areas that are less densely populated for health and relaxation. About 60 miles from Boston and situated on 450 acres, The Overlook perfectly captures the scenic tranquility of the New England countryside. However, this location does not mean you can’t enjoy city life either, should you want to. The Overlook is a short drive from three major New England cities: Boston, Providence, and Hartford. This proximity means you can enjoy the excitement and cultural opportunities of the city without the hassle of being in one. You get the best of both worlds! To learn more about the benefits of our location, click here. 6) Peace of Mind As a CCRC, The Overlook offers you an entire spectrum of care right on campus. Should the need ever arise, you won’t need to move to a new community or search for a care provider. You will have priority access to high-quality service in a neighborhood setting. The value of this option can’t be overstated. Because while you may not end up needing our care, having it available to you lets you have peace of mind for the future. To learn more about the top-notch care at The Overlook, click here. If you want to learn more about what The Overlook has to offer, call today at 508-202-4090, click here to request a free brochure or click here to read a few of our frequently asked questions.