Why i love living in Boston

Janiva Toler, Executive Director

Janiva Toler, Executive Director

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…

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Posted on October 16, 2017 .

Many ways to be inspired and enriched

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Activities

 

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...

Off Campus

  • 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

At Home

  • 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.

Posted on September 22, 2017 .

Hopping the pond for the spiritual atmosphere

Sally Cartwright

Sally Cartwright

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.

 
Posted on August 23, 2017 and filed under Podcast Interviews.

"A new adventure with a new family..."

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…

Posted on July 31, 2017 .

3 Gems in Boston

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.

 

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Ross Atkin brings a prayerful approach to Monitor Forum

Ross Atkin with special guest Ruth Walker at a recent Monitor Forum dicsussion

Ross Atkin with special guest Ruth Walker at a recent Monitor Forum dicsussion

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:

Posted on May 18, 2017 .

Active and inspired living in a healing atmosphere

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:

Posted on April 25, 2017 .

A tribute to our magnolia tree

If you’ve visited The Residences at 910 in early spring, then you’ve seen our iconic magnolia tree in its full glory. Beautiful light-pink buds unfurl into nearly white flowers. The magnolia promises that summer is fast approaching.

Keep clicking on the photo to see a slideshow of the beautiful tree! 

If you know any facts about our magnolia that can shed light on its story, or if you have memories from visiting that include the tree, please share in the comment section following the photographs.

Posted on March 27, 2017 .

Nancee Jo Roche wants to give back

Resident Nancee Jo Roche brings a sense of adventure and joy to all of her activities at The Residences at 910. In this audio clip she talks about not sitting back, but giving back! Click the audio play button below to hear Nancee tell her story...

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Posted on January 24, 2017 .

Find out how downsizing expanded this resident’s experience

Nancy Christopher sold her condo and moved into The Residences at 910 only seven months after her free trial stay.

Nancy Christopher sold her condo and moved into The Residences at 910 only seven months after her free trial stay.

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.

Posted on October 13, 2016 and filed under Podcast Interviews.

From theater to activities at the BA

Merrie Mizaras, Activities Coordinator for The Residences at 910, can't help but bubble with excitement when she talks about all the opportunities for Senior Living here. Listen as she shares her journey from theater to real estate and back into theater. Merrie gives us an inside look at how she and residents take on Boston — from local theater to the beach.

 
Posted on June 27, 2016 and filed under Podcast Interviews.

Residents speak out about life at The Residences at 910

Debeth Gooding

Debeth Gooding

“I came here to live my life to the fullest…” That’s what one of our residents told us about their decision to live at The Residences at 910.  In this 3-minute audio recording, hear our Leasing Agent, Debeth Gooding, tell us what residents recently shared with her, and why they decided to live here.

Click the play button below to listen.

Posted on June 14, 2016 .

Monitor Forum

Journalist Ross Atkin hosts Monitor Forum for residents every month, and recently he invited Dave Scott, Online Director for The Christian Science Monitor, to take a deep dive online – and boy were we all impressed!

Posted on June 1, 2016 and filed under Videos.

A Concert by New England Conservatory

New England Conservatory has been generously sharing its outstanding musicians with The Residences at 910 for many years. A jazz duo was here on May 13th and performed a variety of standards that had us all tapping our feet! Keep clicking on the photo to see a slideshow of the concert.

Posted on May 16, 2016 .