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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Alternative Types of Living for Seniors
Active Adult Communities
These communities offer resort-style living for younger seniors. Their booklet, Mature Living Choices, is available at the Senior Center.
Active Adult Communities

Independent Living Communities
These communities are designed for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live without assistance. Basically, they are no different from other residential enclaves except that there is an age restriction (over 55).

Local Facilities:

The Apartments at Coolidge School
319 Arlington Street

Watertown, MA 02472
617-924-0370

Marshall Place Apartments
120 Mt. Auburn Street

Watertown, MA 02472
call Watertown Community Housing for info: (617) 923-3505 







Assisted Living
This is a residential setting that offers choices in personal care and health-related services designed for seniors who need regular help with daily activities, (bathing, dressing, toileting, walking, medication reminders) and who do not need a nursing care facility. Such facilities offer a custodial level of care for seniors with some functional impairments either physical or cognitive. Each residential unit has an emergency call system supported by, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, security and staff. 
Services Provided:
These facilities may also offer three meals a day served in a common dining room, housekeeping services, transportation, health promotion and exercise programs, medication management, personal laundry services, and social and recreational activities. In some facilities, the basic fee covers all services. In others, the basic fee covers only limited services with additional charges for services on an as-needed basis.

Local Facilities:

Brigham House
341 Mount Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472
617-923-7779
Waltham Crossings
126 Smith St.
Waltham, MA 02451
781-466-9912