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    Choose The Overlook Visiting Nurse Association

    According to a 2018 AARP survey, a majority of Americans over age 50 want to stay in their own homes as they get older. “Many aging adults prefer to receive home health care as it allows them to age in place while still receiving the care they need,” says Danyel Darger, director of sales and …

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    10 Ways Worcester County Seniors Can Enjoy the Spring

    Whether it’s arts and culture or fun in the sun, Worcester County has seasonal activities for everyone. Why Activity Is So Important As people age, isolation becomes a risk. Without physical, intellectual and social engagement, boredom can lead to health problems like depression. So get out there, pursue your interests, or try something new. Include …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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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  • FAQs: Everything You Want to Know About the Culinary Program at The Overlook

    The Overlook in Charlton is known for many things. For example, we’re known as the premier retirement location and the top Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in central Massachusetts, and we’re also known for our incredible residents with their rich stories. So, when we ask members of our community what they like most about living …

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  • The Overlook in Charlton, MA Earns Five Stars from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    In 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a program to rate the quality of care and services provided by nursing homes throughout the country. Because it is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), The Overlook’s on-site healthcare wing received an evaluation from CMS during its most recent assessment period.

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  • Community Amenities and Social Life at The Overlook

    With so many active senior living options available, it may be hard to distinguish them from each other at first glance. However, The Overlook easily sets itself apart from the pack with its stellar amenities and vibrant social life. Not only do we offer our residents more than most, but also our residents are some …

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  • No Matter Your Hobbies and Interests, The Overlook in Charlton Has a Club for You

    The spirit and passion behind the resident-driven clubs here at The Overlook offer a glimpse into the heart of our close-knit community. And whether you’re interested in long-love hobbies, such as home brewing, or discovering new passions—as Barbara Delano did when she joined the Young at Heart Quilters—or meeting new people through activities and hobbies …

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    Entrance Fees 101: How Does The Overlook’s Entry Fee Work?

    These are the questions we are here to answer.

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    What’s Included in My Monthly Service Package?

    The Overlook is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in Charlton, MA, that offers fantastic services and amenities to its vibrant and active community. The Overlook’s offerings, like most retirement communities, are paid for in two parts. The first part, known as an entrance fee, is a one-time, upfront and typically refundable payment. The …

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