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When the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston purchased land in Weston, Massachusetts in 1926, they imagined a community that offered the ideal balance of independent living, an endless choice of intellectual stimulation, an array of cultural activity and the security of a warm, safe environment. Now in the twenty-first century, Regis is contemplating a new expression of the college community originally conceived by the Sisters of St. Joseph. We are developing a community for seniors that will provide for independent living, the security of health care as needed, and a customized academic program for each resident that provides for meaningful lifelong learning. Regis East will be fully integrated academically with the west campus. Students and seniors will use the entire campus to further their educational growth.
The essence of our senior community will be the same as that of early Weston, where neighbors knew each other as well as their grocer, pharmacists and family doctor. Regis hopes to realize Emerson’s wish for an ideal physical setting, and a frame of mind, blending town and country, where virtues of both will be enjoyed. We imagine the closest approximation to a New England town center, with a variety of activities, the sight of familiar faces, and a sense of ownership and belonging to a community.
We look forward to combining the educational mission of Regis College with the heritage of service of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Regis will provide an environment which embraces the intellectual, social and spiritual dimension of each individual. An early aim of the Sisters of St. Joseph was to care for “the dear neighbor.” We imagine this as manifest in the security of a continuum of on-site health care services.
We envision residents as full partners in the campus community -- students, teachers and mentors sharing in the life and fellowship of an ecumenical setting and participating in health and fitness programs.
Weston’s history is written in its landscape. Its large, gracious trees create canopies filled with light and shadow and the movement of branches and leaves. Regis imagines this New England environment as an essential part of the design, with trees, plantings and gardens creating their own microclimate: cool, moist and oxygen-rich. We further picture intimate interconnecting pathways making travel easier for those in wheelchairs, as well as for those with baby strollers, two-wheel grocery carts or canes or walkers.
Imagine the design of a community that satisfies not only the needs of the moment but will remain useful and thriving across generations. Regis imagines a community which will grow more beautiful under the proud ownership of our residents.
Regis College invites you to imagine a future together.
Vice President, Finance & Business