Listen to our residents talk about the countless cultural opportunities they have access to in the Boston area. And find out how adventurous they really are!
When two of our residents first started developing the idea of a special Christmas play a couple years ago, they had no idea how many others it would bless. The accompanying slideshow provides a look into the inspiring show presented by The BA Players here at The Residences at 910 this Christmas season.
Below are excerpts from the introduction to “The Christmas Story: In Song & Verse” given by Schuyleer Sackett, on December 6, 2018.
“Two years ago one of the residents awoke in the middle of the night. In her dream she heard one of our residents reciting the lines from Hymn 368, “Watchman Tell Us of the Night” from the Christian Science Hymnal. As she lay there thinking about it, the idea of including the audience singing additional Christmas hymns followed.
“The next day she mentioned it to another resident who thought it was a great idea. Together they decided to create a Christmas program. The idea incubated for several weeks. Soon after that, the Christian Science Bible Lesson included the stories of the Nativity with correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. It was almost as if the Holy Spirit were saying, “Here is your script.” With the outline of the script in place, the placement of the Christmas hymns came next.
“The two residents approached the Activities Coordinator, and with the support of her enthusiasm, the idea grew into a reality.
“When the BA’s Chief Executive Officer heard about the idea, she suggested the residents hold the event in the Chapel. Soon additional staff members volunteered their technical skills and equipment to bring to life the multimedia production you will see and hear this evening.
“Every aspect of the BA has become involved in some way in this production: residents from The Residences at 910, Christian Science nurses, staff members, Facilities, Dining Services, and you, the audience.”
Our residents are always active and learning. Recently they tried a few rounds of Cornhole in the Living Room – and decided they loved it!
Whether residents are giving a bell concert, taking walks, preparing for hymn sings, or showing their dancing talents in the latest movement class, there is always lots of laughter and spontaneity.
Check out our complimentary three-night stay and see what fun it is for yourself.
Since 1919, thousands of Christian Scientists from around the world have experienced the healing atmosphere offered by the Benevolent Association. Below we present just a handful of comments from residents — heartfelt and inspiring accounts of blessings received.
Take a visual tour of the Residences at 910 on the campus of the Benevolent Association. Click the arrows on either side of the image. You can also enlarge an image by clicking the photo. Enjoy!
This podcast from 2016 still rings true for The Residences at 910. Leasing Agent Debeth Gooding reveals some unexpected comments by our residents.
Click the play button below to listen.
Barbara Fay Wiese talked with us recently about her amazing experiences, and why she decided to join The Residences at 910 last year. Asked about the focus of the Benevolent Association as a refuge for healing, she explained: "What brings people to the BA is love! It’s God’s love as expressed through all of the people who work here, all of the amenities available, the beautiful grounds--that’s all an expression of Love. And what I like about living here is it is very possible to then take that love back out to the community."
Listen to Barbara's full interview and watch the slide show below to get to know her creative side:
Enjoy a few peaceful moments by our beautiful pink magnolia tree, and find inspiration from a quote by Mary Baker Eddy.
The Residences at 910 has helped Nancy simplify her life. “I wanted to really get down to the basics and just find a place that had a spiritual atmosphere,” she says. Nancy has felt more connected to the world since downsizing and moving to The Residences at 910.
While some people have asked her if she feels cut off from the world, she states, “Actually quite the contrary. I feel immersed in the best of the world.”
Find out what living at The Residences at 910 is like from a current resident’s perspective.
Listen to this podcast to hear Nancy’s journey.
Activities Coordinator Merrie Mizaras is amazed at the variety of activities the residents have participated in the last year or so. Hear her talk about rides on the Boston Harbor ferry, Free Fridays at Boston's museums and Plimoth Plantation, Wellesely College events, and their own theater group on the BA campus. Click the play button to hear her conversation with Monty Haas:
Watch this video and see our residents in action!
Enjoy the beauty of The Residences at 910 in this video that highlights the inspiration found in every season. Tour the 24-acre campus and and visit with our active residents.
Click the play button below to hear Executive Director Janiva Toler talk with Monty Haas about the countless benefits and joys of living in Boston and the surrounding New England area…
for every taste
A snapshot of the many activities our residents enjoyed this past year
Every day at The Residences offers new ways to be inspired and enriched. Our residents have a joyous expectancy of good, and can choose from a variety of activities to support their individual journey. The list below is a sampling of activities that were offered on the daily calendar this past year...
Weekly Brookline Pool visits, local shopping, church services
Weekly volunteering to read at local elementary school
Bi-monthly walks at Fisher Hill Reservoir Park, Jamaica Pond, Emerald Necklace, Brookline Reservoir, and more
Monthly local historical sites: Mt Auburn Cemetery, Frederick Law Olmstead Home, Eleanor Bradley Cabot Estate, Waterworks Museum, and others
Monthly: Free Concerts at Jordan Hall or Brookline Sunday Afternoon Concerts
Monthly: Newton Public Library
Quarterly: Local activities at the Mary Baker Eddy Library, The Christian Science Monitor, Christian Science Lectures, Longyear Museum
Quarterly: Harvard museums, Boston’s Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Seasonal: First Night celebrations, Arnold Arboretum, Boston Harbor Ferry, summer street festivals, Shakespeare on the Common, Boston Pops concerts at the Esplanade, live theatre, fall harvest fests, The Metropolitan Opera in theaters, Wellesley College talks, and more
Seasonal: Shopping & Lunch Days, Beach Day, Harbor Walk, North End, Plimoth Plantation, tea rooms
Weekly: Sunday Art Course, Monday Morning Music Program, Sentinel Radio, Rummy Cube, Chats with Executive Director, Monday Medley, Reading Aloud: Sermon on the Mount
Weekly Read & Discuss: Monitor, Friday Night News Review
Weekly: Tuesday BBC/Netflix Series, Thursday Night Series: Educational, Religious, Scientific, Saturday night at the Movies
Bi-monthly: Hymn Sing & Bell Ringing, Movement Class
Monthly: Monitor Forum with Ross Atkin
Quarterly: New England Conservatory Chapel Concerts
Seasonal: Valentine’s Day card making, art classes, Brazier Fires, croquet games, Movie Al Fresco, Christmas Ornament Making, Christmas Pageant.
Sally Cartwright splits her time between Scotland and the United States.
Although she lives in a beautiful small town in Scotland named Alness, which she thinks of as “God’s All-ness,” Sally comes back to The Residences at 910 every year.
Click the play button below and listen to her interview with the BA's Monty Haas to find out what it is about Boston and this active Christian Science community that brings her back.
When Kay Colvin moved into her apartment at The Residences at 910, she immediately felt a deep connection with the widening sense of family. In this audio interview, Kay tells Monty Haas about her “new adventure,” why she feels less burdened, and why she loves the diversity and spiritual focus of the larger community…
In case you didn't see our latest oversized postcard, here's what it looks like:
You may be surprised how close these top Boston attractions are to The Residences at 910. Monty Haas takes us on a tour of these gems — just 4 miles down the road.
A former writer for The Christian Science Monitor, Ross Atkin, brings a fresh perspective to current issues during his monthly Monitor Forum discussions with our residents. Hear Ross talk about his appreciation for Monitor journalism -- and how it helps give prayerful thought and attention to world issues. Click the play button below:
The Boston area offers a multitude of cultural and outdoor activities for our residents. Merrie Mizaras, Activities Coordinator, loves selecting just the right options. Listen as Merrie shares her journey from theater to real estate and back into theater -- and what she loves about the atmosphere at The Residences at 910. Click the button below to hear the interview: