• What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice?

    Both palliative care and hospice focus on managing pain and improving quality of life, but they have some distinct differences that set them apart. While someone can receive palliative care while undergoing treatment for an illness, hospice care is for those who cannot get a curative treatment or when they decide to no longer receive …

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    Staying Physically Fit as You Age with Sports

    Staying physically fit as you age gives you the health benefits of feeling energized, maintaining strength and mobility, and reducing the risk of injury, like preventing falls. There are so many sporting activities that will help you stay active – and some may speak to what you like to do more than others. When looking …

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    Your Guide to Health Services at The Overlook

    The Overlook is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that offers a LifeCare contract to residents so they have peace of mind from the minute they move in. With a LifeCare contract, residents can expect access to the full range of health care services offered at The Overlook when they need it.  When you move into …

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    Stay Active at The Overlook With Senior Living Amenities

    Keeping active is essential to healthy aging, and if you’re touring senior living communities, it’s important to look for activities, amenities and social opportunities that make it easy. At The Overlook, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, we provide numerous opportunities to have fun by staying fit, socializing, and nourishing yourself with delicious dining options.  Read …

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    The Top Five Books on Healthy Aging

    Aging gracefully is something that most of us strive for. A big part of enjoying and accepting the aging process is doing it in a healthy, beneficial manner.  There are lots of tips and tricks out there by experts (and non-experts) about what it takes to age well. What sources can you trust? What basic …

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    Rehab and Home Health: Overlook Visiting Nurse Association

    Whether you or a loved one needs prescribed rehabilitation or aid in their own home,  Overlook Visiting Nurse Association (OVNA) is here to help. Overlook Visiting Nurse Association services extend into hundreds of Massachusetts towns and serve more than 800 patients a day.  You can request Overlook Visiting Nurse Association as your preferred provider for …

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    4 Fun Indoor Winter Activities for Seniors

    The following four tips will help older adults maintain an active and motivated lifestyle in the winter at a senior living community like The Overlook. Older adults should stay as active as possible to avoid falling prey to the consequences of prolonged inactivity. Besides increasing the risk of heart disease, lack of exercise can result …

  • Why Charlton, Mass., Hometown of The Overlook, Is the Perfect Place for Any New Englander to Retire

    New England has long been a popular retirement destination, and for plenty of good reasons. The region offers easy access to historically and culturally abundant large cities, with a great mix of charming small towns to discover (one of which we’ll highlight in a moment). From the ocean to the Berkshires, a variety of lush …

  • What’s Happening Lately at The Overlook? Find out on Our Facebook Page!

    Up on our hilltop in Charlton, Massachusetts, members of this community enjoy sharing a place that is filled with opportunities to learn, teach, grow and contribute. From the myriad social activities and amenities to your go-getter future neighbors, you can feel The Overlook buzzing with energy upon setting foot on our campus.

  • Hey Siri, What’s the Best Senior Living Community in Central Massachusetts?

    What you’re seeking: a community that engages and uplifts As you peruse the retirement communities in Massachusetts, it’s clear that you are looking for more than just a home that better fits your current lifestyle. You want to live in a true community where you can learn, teach, grow and thrive alongside people who have …

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