You’ve always been independent
and lived life on your own terms. If you didn’t like something, you changed it. Work hard, play hard—you’re not going to stop now. This is your time to engage in the life you so richly deserve! At Southgate, you’ll enjoy a host of extraordinary services, meet new people, make new friends, and pursue your passions.
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Southgate is a retirement community
designed to nurture your body, mind, and soul, rekindle your interest in what excites you, and so much more. We offer the best senior living facilities of any retirement community in Massachusetts, including a health club, swimming pool, bowling alley, movie theatre, library, dining room, cafe, and cocktail lounge. The activities are endless!
Wherever your inspiration guides you
either within the security and privacy of your own senior living apartment or just outside your door, Southgate is a place of vibrant possibilities. Bring them to life, all while living in premium surroundings with unsurpassed amenities and the security of knowing that the services you desire are available to you.
Best of all
Southgate is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offering independent living and assisted living accommodations, along with nursing and rehabilitation care on site, if ever needed.
At Southgate, you will live as richly on the outside as you feel on the inside!
Henri Matisse Enter the world of Matisse. A world of color, enjoyment and peace. A place that celebrates flowers, sunshine, beautiful women, complex patterns, rich textures, fine foods, tempting aromas, books, dance, music and art. Matisse’s world has a “calming influence on the mind, like a good armchair.” Indulge yourself and join us for a vacation from stress, into the sanctuary of Matisse’s World.
Jewish Studies Group
Starting Friday January 4, at 3 P.M., the Jewish Studies Group will be meeting in the chapel. Rabbi Rachmiel Langer will continue to lead the group, as he has since 2008. Each week, as a d’var Torah – a “word of Torah” – Reb Rachmiel leads a teaching and discussion of Jewish perspective Bible study, history, Jewish thought, holiday traditions, or life-cycle practices. Each week, we welcome the beginning of the Sabbath with blessings over lighting the candles, wine, and challah bread. Reb Rachmiel received rabbinic ordination from a Beit Din (rabbinic court) led by Rabbi Alan Ullman on Tu BiShvat 5776 (2016), culminating fifteen years of Jewish sacred studies and ministry service. He received training as a “mashpia ruchani,” (spiritual guide) at Lev Shomea, Institute for the Training of Spiritual Directors in the Jewish Tradition. Previously, he earned a BA in philosophy at Hampshire College, studying eastern and western spiritual traditions. He has been a member of Kerem Shalom, a synagogue in Concord, MA for thirty years, at times serving on the board as VP of Spiritual Life, assisting with services, and teaching. He is also a member of Spiritual Directors International; Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal; Network of Spiritual Progressives; and T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. He regularly teaches Torah study, biblical Hebrew language, Jewish meditation and prayer, and Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). He is currently engaged in a project translating Torah, making the original Hebrew available to English readers. ALL are welcome to join us in the chapel at 3:00 on Friday afternoons.
Jumpin' Juba Band
Hand-made music, presented live and in real time. In the words of Steve Hurl, the band’s leader, Jumpin’ Juba is New Orleans swamp-rock, classic boogie-woogie, folk, Memphis rock & roll, and a playful use of everything from calypso to country stirred into the one blue stew. If you haven’t heard them yet at Southgate, what are you waiting for?
Women's Circle Breakfast
As we know, the science of evolution has been controversial ever since Charles Darwin first published “The Origin of Species” in 1859. At our Women’s Circle Breakfast on January 9, Professor Owen Sholes will talk to us about exactly that in his presentation titled “Evolution All Around Us.” We see evidence of the long history of evolution in fossils, but living things continue to evolve today, often in ways that matter to us. Influenza viruses, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and even African elephants are changing in surprising and important ways. How do living things evolve and what, if anything, should we do in response? Professor Sholes recently retired from Assumption College. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from Cornell University. He came to Assumption College in 1978 and taught courses in ecology, evolution, invertebrate zoology, environmental science, and botany for 40 years. His book, “Stopping By Woods: Robert Frost as New England Naturalist,” was published this year.
Trip to BSO Open Rehearsal
The second of our 4-session subscription series to the BSO Open Rehearsals for 2018-2019. Today’s concert features conductor Sir Andrew Davis with Alessio Bax on piano. The repertoire includes John Harbison’s Symphony No 2, Mozart’s Piano Concert No. 24 in C Minor and Vaughn Williams Symphony No. 5. Previous registration was required.
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