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The Best Value in Connecticut Senior Living

The Watermark at East Hill in Southbury, CT is a Life Care retirement community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing on a 55-acre campus overlooking the stunning Pomperaug River Valley and just a short drive from historic Southbury.

Choose from spacious one-bedroom models to our two-bedroom suites, all recently renovated from top to bottom. Meals are enjoyed restaurant-style at The Mark, our formal dining room, or in the W Room. The Club covers many aspects of wellness: Indulge, a full-service beauty salon and spa, Renew Wellness Center, which offers nutritional and preventive care, Vitality Fitness Center, complete with an indoor pool, and the eco-friendly Gallery Café. We know that challenging our minds and getting in better physical shape has enormous benefits at every age, and The Watermark at East Hill offers an ongoing course schedule of mind-expanding and body-toning classes through Watermark University.

Life at The Watermark

1950’s Theme Lunch for The Inn, Villa and Springs Residents

Residents of the The Inn, Villa and Springs enjoyed a special celebration of the 1950’s. Costumes, music, dancing, and a special meal were featured to the delight all who attended!

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Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 100 different classes with everything from Serenity Gardening to Line Dancing to Wine Tasting to iPad & iPhone Workshop and even Sushi Making, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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Cambodian Dancers Thrill Residents

Residents enjoyed a visit from Cambodian Dancers on Sunday, March 20th. Residents described the dancers at “breathtaking” and “beautiful.” Just another wonderful day here at The Watermark at East Hill!

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Dining

1940’s Theme Dinner A Huge Success!

Each month we are celebrating a different decade and March was a 1940’s celebration. With a theme of “The War is Over,” residents were greeted with their separation papers as they entered. Rosie the Riveter was a popular costume among the ladies. Staff wore “army” uniforms and served residents a delicious choice of 1940’s favorites including Shrimp […]

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The Watermark at East Hill Celebrates 1930s in Style

East Hill is celebrating a different decade each month. In February, we celebrated the 1930s. Lots of great things happened in the 1930s, but one of the biggest was great movies. Charlie Chaplin, The Marx Brothers, and Edward G. Robinson were big names, just to state a few. The Wizard of Oz, Walt Disney’s Snow White and Gone with […]

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Congratulations to our Culinary Team!

Congratulations to the Culinary Team at The Watermark at East Hill. The team took First Place in Most Creative at the Soup and Sandwich Challenge last evening. The event was a benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Fund and featured culinary teams from all the major retirement communities in the surrounding area! It was no surprise to […]

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Resident Voices

Residents Bob and Paula Crean are Enjoying New Friends and Wonderful Activities at The Watermark

FORETHOUGHT PAYS When it comes to future housing decisions, retirees who think early come out ahead. “We were very interested in a unit at Heritage Village and we nearly purchased it but our daughters talked us out of it because they said, ‘Why move twice?’” – Bob Crean, resident of The Watermark at East Hill […]

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Resident Leah Linton Featured in Newsweek Story

Resident of The Watermark at East Hill, Leah Linton, was a nursery school teacher in the late 1960’s. She knew she had a special student in Jonathan Leibowitz. Leibowitz would go on to become one of the most famous comedians of our day, Jon Stewart. Read all about Linton’s adventures as Jon Stewart’s nursery school teacher […]

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June Mystery Resident

A December baby, he was born in a land he still holds dear. His jealous older sister had trouble with his arrival we hear. Taking skiing & horseback lessons and traveling the land, his privileged childhood was happy, busy and grand. At eight his world began to crumble, at deep cost. Due to the political […]

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Out and About

Walkway Over the Hudson

Residents of East Hill joined Dining Service Director, Jim Bain, for a walk over the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY. Perfect weather added to the joy of the day. Resident Ray Asselin stated, “It had been years since I had visited the area and it was just as beautiful as I remembered.”

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Villa Residents Enjoy a Trip to Rich’s Ice Cream

On Thursday, residents of The Villa took a trip to Rich’s Ice Cream in Oxford, CT.  Not unusual for this group of active residents. “This is an example of how we live in the moment every day at the Villa,” said Denise Julian, Director of Health Services, “It was the perfect warm summer day to […]

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Outdoor Adventures For All

Residents enjoyed a day of hiking with our Dining Services Director, Jim Bain and our driver Chris Langrock at the Mattabesett Trail and Mount Higby. This is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Middlefield, Connecticut and it was good for all skill levels. They also enjoyed lunch at Lyman Orchards before heading […]

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Villa Memory Care

1950’s Theme Lunch for The Inn, Villa and Springs Residents

Residents of the The Inn, Villa and Springs enjoyed a special celebration of the 1950’s. Costumes, music, dancing, and a special meal were featured to the delight all who attended!

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Joyous Swimming in our Indoor Salt Water Pool

At East Hill, we don’t care what the weather is like outside because we have everything we need right inside our community!  Residents from The Villa took a trip to our indoor salt water pool today without a care in the world about the dreary winter weather!

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The Watermark at East Hill Wins Best Practice Award

The Connecticut Assisted Living Association recently held its annual award ceremony. Five communities in the state received Best Practice Awards.  The Watermark at East Hill received an award for Resident Services. The award was made for an outstanding outing provided by the community when residents were taken on an overnight camping trip at a Boy Scout camp. The Boy […]

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On Aging

Residents Get into the Cumbia Spirit Dance Class

No one knew what to expect when the Watermark University Catalog listed the “Cumbia Spirit Dance Class,” but they found out quickly that Carlos Osorio is a lot of fun! Carlos trained in Latin dance moves and residents easily picked up the style and joined in!

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We Do Memory Care Differently

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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Where You Live Matters

The American Senior Housing Association recently produced a video entitled, “Where You Live Matters.” The video focuses on what many senior housing professionals have known for years: the sooner you move to an independent living community, the better your life will be. I know you don’t want to leave your home. No one does. But, what is it costing […]

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Videos

Residents Get into the Cumbia Spirit Dance Class

No one knew what to expect when the Watermark University Catalog listed the “Cumbia Spirit Dance Class,” but they found out quickly that Carlos Osorio is a lot of fun! Carlos trained in Latin dance moves and residents easily picked up the style and joined in!

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We Do Memory Care Differently

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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More “Lady Claire” Hits YouTube

Lady Claire… Savior Faire. She’s back! And in high style.  

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Reviews

Facebook Review – Excellent quality and care.

Worked at this residence for approximately two years before I was presented with another opportunity. Excellent quality and care. I highly recommend it.

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Caring.com Review – Variety of apartments and several dining options.

During our visit at The Watermark, we thought that it was very pleasant. We enjoyed talking with the marketing person. The people living there seemed to be very friendly. The apartments had variety of sizes, small and large. The ones we saw were pleasant. Some of them looked out on lovely wooded areas and others […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Residents are treated like family.

Brand new, super clean, bright, well laid-out, feels comfortable…like a family home. Residents are not treated like patients, more like family (eats meals family-style at two large tables, even meds are only given in private room, so there’s no feeling of a nursing home). Nurses (‘nayas’) do everything involved in the care of residents: cook, […]

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Lunch Club

Weekly Lunch Club Menu (5/2 – 5/7)

The Watermark at East Hill is known for its amazing food, but did you know our restaurant is open to the public? Come give us a try! Make your reservations by calling 1-888-570-6659. Heritage Village Lunch Club members get $5 off lunch Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays! » Click to download the lunch menu.

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Weekly Lunch Club Menu (4/25 – 4/30)

The Watermark at East Hill is known for its amazing food, but did you know our restaurant is open to the public? Come give us a try! Make your reservations by calling 1-888-570-6659. » Click to download the lunch menu.

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Weekly Lunch Club Menu (4/18 – 4/23)

The Watermark at East Hill is known for its amazing food, but did you know our restaurant is open to the public? Come give us a try! Make your reservations by calling 1-888-570-6659. » Click to download the lunch menu.

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