Posts by: Amy Lampert

January 16, 2018

SeniorAdvisor Review – My Sister Loves Living at Harvard Square

My sister really loves it here. She seems to be happy at this facility and they do a good job in taking care of her. The building is immaculately clean and the housekeeping staff is very kind. The food is good and seems well portioned and she raves about the soup all the time. For […]

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January 9, 2018

Harvard Square Awarded Best of Senior Living Award for 2018

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Harvard Square kicked off the New Year with some exciting news. We were awarded a Best of Senior Living Award for 2018 by SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada. According to SeniorAdvisor.com, recipients represent “the best of the best” of in-home care, assisted living, […]

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December 19, 2017

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 12 different classes with everything from Spanish 101 to Golden Girls to Rick Steves’ Travel to Behind the Scenes Tour with Mark and even National Parks Exploration, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

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December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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August 30, 2017

Caring.com Review – Great Value and Top-Notch Care

Harvard Square has a lot of activities and they really keep the residents active. My mother-in-law would just sit in her chair if you let her, but she does planting and puts puzzles together, which is so much healthier for her. The staff members are friendly, nice, and caring people. My mother also lived there […]

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August 22, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 11 different classes with everything from Art 101 to History of Colorado to Wellness Round Table to Chef Demos and even a Wild Animal Sanctuary Visit, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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August 22, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Friendly & Warm Community

Harvard Square is a beautiful and well-maintained community. We chose this community because everyone was super friendly and warm and very welcoming, it had a very good vibe. The staff is very caring and attentive to my mom’s care needs. We are still in the process of working on decorating her room to that she […]

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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May 1, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Tech Help to Wellness Round Table to Art 101 and even History of Colorado, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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January 6, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Mimosas with Marie to Mexican Train Dominoes to Red Hat Club to Chef Demos and even Wii Golf, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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January 5, 2017

Yelp Review – Feels Like Home

It’s very rare now a days to find a company like Harvard Square where their staff truly cares about their residents. I have known a lot of them for over 9 years and they still impress me with how kind, organized and on point they have always been. They make the place really feel like […]

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November 30, 2016

The Gardens, Our New Memory Care Neighborhood – Now Open!

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Short of finding a cure for memory loss, the official opening of The Gardens, our new Memory Care neighborhood, is the best news we can possibly share. We’re proud to offer this brand new program to Denver area families touched by Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. Our approach is distinctly different from others […]

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November 29, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – An Awesome Transition

They are very good at keeping the community clean. All the staff are awesome and keep me up to date. My mom likes the meals especially prime rib night, it is really good. She tends to eat hamburgers and has general favorable comments. We are still figuring the spices in the meals but are glad […]

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November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

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Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

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September 8, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Tech Help to Romeo Club to History of Colorado and even Art 101, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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August 12, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – Mom is well cared for.

My mother is staying at this community and it has been going well. The staff do their best to accommodate her needs and they are nice and respectful. They keep the community very clean and provide weekly cleaning to her room. Meals are brought to my mom if she is unable to get downstairs. She […]

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June 13, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – My parents love living at Harvard Square.

My parents are doing fabulous at this community, they really love the place. They are taking very good care of my parents. We have had a few situations and if they weren’t at this community, I think they might have ended up in the hospital. The community looks outstanding, they keep their room and the […]

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May 3, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Weaving to Mimosas with Marie to Red Hat Club and even Wood Painting with Imelda, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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April 15, 2016

Caring.com Review – The food was excellent!

We found what we wanted and right where we wanted it at Harvard Square, so I’m giving it a try. I think I’m going to love it. They’re very adamant about fulfilling your needs. One of the things I like about it is the way they do their dining area. I’ve been in some of […]

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April 13, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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March 23, 2016

Meet Your Nayas – A New Kind of Caregiver

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As we anxiously await the completion of construction on The Villa Memory Care building, we’d like to take a moment to share with you our commitment to training and hiring the best associates. Each of our Memory Care associates undergo training to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner. We call these universal caregivers Nayas. The word […]

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March 1, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – A Vibrant, Engaged Community

We looked at 8 other facilities in Southeast Denver before choosing Harvard Square. From the moment we walked in, it resonated like home. There is a warm atmosphere, the staff is exceptionally welcoming and helpful. The dining area is bright, airy and not institutional, and open from 7am-7pm, so residents can eat whenever they are […]

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January 13, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 35 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Jewelry Making to Desserts with Sejla and even Chef Demos, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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November 18, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – The perfect place for my parents!

Harvard Square was and is a 5 STAR assisted living home for my Parents. Everyone has been very Friendly, kind, willing to assist with anything and I know 100% we selected the perfect place for my Parents. They are just now starting to participate in their numerous activities they offer.

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November 3, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – The staff is friendly and very helpful.

Every person we meet were great, friendly, kind and knowledgeable with ALL of our questions (Grace Gentry, Linda Timmons, Mekda’s with medical and Mary Beth’s voice answering phones and greeting everyone). A lot of activities for our Parents to do and staff is with them on a lot of them. Maintenance, dining room and assistance […]

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September 1, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – A warm and friendly community.

Harvard Square Senior Living is a warm, friendly facility where each resident is treated with respect and dignity. The entire staff works with those goals in mind. The food is tasty and nutritious and served restaurant style. Transportation is well planned to meet a variety of needs for the residents. I am pleased with my […]

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August 28, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Walking Club to Sports Talk and even Chef Demos, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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August 3, 2015

Caring.com Review – They had a lot of activities.

They were pretty good at responding to me. I looked at their menus, and they seemed to have good quality food. The apartments were not as fancy, but Harvard Square was a smaller facility, which I like. It’s homier and wasn’t as institutional. They had a lot of activities. They had a bus or van […]

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July 21, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – Wonderful Experience

Harvard Square has been a wonderful experience for my family. We live out of town and had to coordinate long distance, and the staff was very helpful and very much on top of things. My sister felt very good about the facility when she toured it – the residents were active and happy, and not […]

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July 15, 2015

Caring.com Review – I am impressed so far.

I put my father in Harvard Square last May. I am very pleased. The staff interacts well with him, answers all the questions he has, and responds if he has an issue. The room is small, but everything is well maintained. I am impressed so far, and I do not have any complaints. It appears […]

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June 11, 2015

Facebook Review – Best move we could have made for Mom.

Best move we could have made for Mom. She’s thriving! She lived in another retirement community before moving here in August 2014 – she didn’t want to leave her room even to eat. The staff is awesome! I pop in at all hours of the day and have NEVER seen any of the staff in […]

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April 30, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 20 different classes with everything from History of Colorado to Mimosas with Marie to Sports Talk and even Desserts with Sejla, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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April 27, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – Has a very clean and friendly atmosphere.

Everybody makes it as easy as possible to get started. They continue to be a high quality facility. Harvard Square is a great community. It has a very clean and friendly atmosphere. The care takers do a very good job at taking care of the residents. The cost is a reasonable price. I rated the […]

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January 12, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – They made it a very easy transition.

Out of all the places that I visited, Harvard Square was absolutely the most friendly and most welcoming. My grandmother was welcomed by everyone there with open arms. They made it a very easy transition. She has since passed away and was not there for very long, but during the time she was it was […]

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January 6, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 20 different classes with everything from Intro to Wii Bowling to Canvas and Cocktails to Intro to Chef Demos and even Sports Talk with Mike. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we […]

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December 2, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – They go out of their way to accommodate everyone.

The staff there at Harvard Square go out of their way to accommodate everyone. They are always very friendly and everything is done with a smile. The food (all means, breakfast lunch and dinner) is exceptional, and I send my compliments to whoever hires the wait staff. They seem to be high school students, and […]

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September 2, 2014

Fall 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 30 different classes with everything from Cake Decorating to Herbal Medicine to Intro to Film Production and even Teas of the World. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always […]

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August 19, 2014

September Special Events & Outings

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We’ve got a full month of exciting events and outings planned. Come join us! September 3rd  | 11:30am – Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants at Coor’s Field September 8th | 6:30pm – Alligator the Crazy Cowboy Performance September 10th | 11:00am – Cheescake Factory Lunch Outing at Park Meadows Mall September 17th | 9:30am – Denver Zoo […]

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August 19, 2014

Fall Fifties Homecoming Dance

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Since September is Back to School Month, we are having a special Fall Fifties Homecoming Dance on Friday, September 26th featuring Elvis (aka Dennis Thorneberry) from 6:30pm – 8:00pm! So, pull out your poodle skirts and chinos and be prepared to rock the night away! As always, family and friends are most welcome to join […]

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August 19, 2014

Living with Diabetes

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In the U.S. 8.3% of the popoulation has diabetes. In people with diabetes, glucose (blood sugar) levels are too high. This is because glucose remains in the blood, instead of entering the cells, as it should. Insulin is the hormone that must be present for glucose to enter the cells and be converted into energy. […]

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May 27, 2014

Exercising with Arthritis

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When your joints hurt, it makes you less likely to exercise. But exercise not only helps keep joints strong and flexible, it also guarantees pain relief for a multitude of conditions, including Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Fibromyalgia. By keeping pain from starting, you are able to lose weight, reduce stress and enjoy a […]

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May 27, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – They do a good job.

They do a good job. We are really happy with them. The food is actually pretty good it’s one of the reasons we chose them. Janet is the manager there, and working with senior is her avocation as well as her vocation, she really likes it, and it shows. They were right on top of […]

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May 27, 2014

Calling All ROMEO’s

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If you are a gentleman, like beer, pizza and sports, this club is for you. The fourth Wednesday of every month, Brian Erickson, Executive Director hosts the “ROMEO” club, which stands for Rowdy Old Men Eating Out. This is just one of the many clubs we offer at Harvard Square. Come take a look, we […]

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May 27, 2014

Caring.com Review – Pleasant place to work, pleasant place to live.

This assisted living facility is in a very small building that doesn’t look like anything fancy from the outside and needs to be updated some, but it’s very clean and well maintained. Everyone seems to love it once they become residents. It’s almost comical. Residents who need to be away on a hospital visit, for […]

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May 27, 2014

Day Trip to Isle of Capri Casino

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Whether you’re feeling lucky or just want to have some fun, spend the day at the casino and leave the driving to us. Tomorrow, May 28th, the community bus is taking residents to the Isle of Capri Casino in Black Hawk, a historic mountain mining town that has had legalized gambling for about 20 years now. With […]

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May 27, 2014

Chef’s Corner

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Witness the magic as our very own Chef Craig Michaels shows you how to prepare an array of delicious food options during his “Chef Demo’s” every month. Chef Michaels creates a mouthwatering dish while explaining step-by-step what he is doing and how you can replicate it. Our residents love his demonstrations and we know you […]

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May 22, 2014

Summer 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 30 different classes with everything from Learning How to Use Your iPad to Chair Yoga to Beginner’s Acrylic Painting and even Intro to Wii Bowling. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always […]

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May 22, 2014

Google+ Review – Lots of activities all day, every day.

My mother is at this facility and I have to echo the previous poster’s comments. It’s a bit older building but it is well kept. The staff is wonderfully friendly, the restaurant food is good and there are lots of activities all day every day. There is a library, exercise room, spa, hair dresser, large […]

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May 22, 2014

Caring.com Review – A feeling of home.

Harvard Square has a feeling of home.The environment, staff and the residents were all what we’re looking for. I’ve been living here with my wife. I definitely would recommend this place to others.

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May 22, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Good value.

My dad used to live here and it was great. It was a real good value. The people were great and the activities were very good too but my father needed a greater level of care than they could provide. I would rate them fives across the board! They had great food and good space. […]

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May 22, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Genuinely friendly community.

Toured several retirement communities in the area for my 85 year old dad.  Chose Harvard Square because they seemed genuinely friendly and seemed to offer good value and nice living/assistance options.  The food is also excellent. We have not been disappointed (much to my surprise).  Dad likes it a lot, as do I.  Staff is […]

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May 22, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Broad range of care.

Overall, Harvard Square was the best value out of all 7 retirement communities I visited.  Their common areas were fairly modern and spacious and the individual room layouts were excellent.  They also had a broad range of care which is important to limit you loved ones moves.  Not only was their staff very friendly, but […]

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