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  • Meet Dick Ziegler and Learn Why The Overlook in Charlton Was the Right Choice

    One day, while Dick Ziegler mowed the grass of his 1.5-acre yard in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, it dawned on him. As he sat atop his riding mower, he thought to himself, “I don’t enjoy this anymore.” That revelation was just one of the reasons he and his wife, Gail, began to explore retirement living, and ultimately …

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  • Hear From Residents of The Overlook: Why Move Early? 3 Reasons to Consider a Fresh Perspective

    When is it “too early” to move to a retirement community? Is it too early when you’re healthy, active and can enjoy all of the lifestyle perks and amenities that come with living at a CCRC like The Overlook in scenic Charlton, Massachusetts? Of course not! We think it’s never really too early, especially because …

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  • These New Residents at The Overlook in Charlton, MA Are Proactive and Prepared for a Bright Future. Get to Know Audrey and Peter Johnson!

    “We had absolutely no intention of moving anywhere during a pandemic,” Audrey Johnson said over the phone as we got to know her and her husband, Peter, two of the newest residents at The Overlook in Charlton, Massachusetts. However, the more we spoke with the Johnsons, the more it became clear that they are glad …

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  • What Keeps Noni Linton Busy at The Overlook? In Her Own Words, ‘You Name It!’

    A native of the Boston suburbs, Noni Linton moved to The Overlook in Charlton just a few weeks after retiring from her career in educational fundraising. Ready for her next adventure, she dove right into the welcoming and energetic culture at this hilltop community. If you ask her, Noni wouldn’t have it any other way. …

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  • Why Kathy Berg Loves Life at The Overlook

    The Overlook is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Charlton, MA, that provides stellar amenities and services to its vibrant and active community. You’ll find a lot of reasons to love The Overlook including the gorgeous, 450-acre campus, the award-winning, chef-prepared dining and the wealth of programs and activities. But ultimately, what really makes …

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  • Meet Resident Bob Fulmer: “I Enjoy Everything Here!”

    For Bob Fulmer, The Overlook offered a chance to be close to family. After working for General Electric for 38 years in Schenectady, New York, Bob retired to Michigan with his wife, Marilyn. While they thoroughly enjoyed their time in Michigan, they wanted to be closer to their son and grandchildren. “We toured the area …

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  • Jeanne Charpentier Shares About Life at The Overlook

    “I didn’t think I was missing anything in life until I came here.” There is something special about visiting a senior living community. Doing online research is essential, but an elusive x-factor to every community can only be experienced in person. The feel of a community – the culture, the campus and the people – …

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  • Why Bob and Tina Chose The Overlook

    The Overlook is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Charlton, MA, known for its spacious 450-acre campus and top-tier active lifestyle. People choose The Overlook for a wide variety of reasons, from its masonic roots to its delicious, farm-to-table dining. To get more insight, we spoke with Bob and Tina Burnham about what led …

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  • Sue Siopes: Ready for a New Adventure

    Sue Siopes has been living at The Overlook in Charlton, MA for three years, and, in her own words, she’s “loved every minute of it.” Sue, a mother and grandmother, was a police officer in Lowell, MA, before retiring in 2003. In fact, she was the first female police officer in the department. “I eventually …

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  • Meet Jennie Frisella: New England Native and Avid Gardener

    Jennie Frisella moved from her home in New Hampshire to The Overlook in Charlton, MA. She wanted to be closer to her daughter and young grandchildren and enjoy the benefits of a maintenance-free retirement lifestyle. However, the life she found at her new home held much more than she originally anticipated. “My daughter who lives …

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