The Watermark at East Hill

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care at The Villa
  • Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing

 

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

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Art and Pets

Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Art and Pets is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Here at The Watermark, we believe in stimulating our residents not only through art but with pets. Students enjoyed an instructed art course drawing some of their best friends. Featured: Artist Ursula Frank, […]

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8th Annual Juried Art Show with Mint Juleps

8th Annual Juried Art Show Saturday, May 2nd (AS/A) Time: 2:00pm Featured Artist: Teresa Fortsch, Mixed Media Abstract and Collage Artist Classical Musical Concert: Nutmeg Chamber Players The Watermark at East Hill is proud to announce that both our experienced and “Young at Art” artists will come together to present the 8th Annual Juried Art […]

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April Mystery Resident

Her life began in Darien She didn’t travel far after marrying her man. Watching turner classics, a comedy is best TV, sports and putting are fun things to ingest; Dreams of being a pilot not quite fulfilled But by being a wife and homemaker, she’s thrilled Asked the question, what brightens your day? She smiles […]

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Dining

Chinese Themed Dinner

Directors Dedication to Programming….

Human beings are social by nature. We rely on parents as infants and children to provide love, support and even human touch. As adults we need a shoulder to lean on – someone to laugh with and talk to. Even a pat on the back, hug or touch of the hand can make all the difference. We don’t […]

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Jim Bain, director of dining services for The Watermark at East Hill.

Chef Jim Bain Featured in Voices Newspaper

The below article is featured in Voices newspaper and published on Saturday, October 9th, 2013. Click here for the Voices website to find the original article (subscription may be required). Traveling Chef Jim Bain, director of dining services for The Watermark at East Hill, prepared lunch at the Woodbury Senior Center on September 17 as part […]

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Resident Voices

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April Mystery Resident

Her life began in Darien She didn’t travel far after marrying her man. Watching turner classics, a comedy is best TV, sports and putting are fun things to ingest; Dreams of being a pilot not quite fulfilled But by being a wife and homemaker, she’s thrilled Asked the question, what brightens your day? She smiles […]

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Resident Gini Dreyfus’ Proactive Move to The Watermark

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS Don’t wait until others have to decide for you. “I wanted to come before someone told me that I had to come. I think that’s probably the best advice that I could give.” – Gini Dreyfus, resident of The Watermark at East Hill MEET VIRGINIA “GINI” DREYFUS, FORMERLY A CHAMPION AIREDALE […]

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New Watermark Resident Who Worked at 8055 MASH

Have you ever known anyone who worked on a MASH unit (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) during the Korean War? Alan Alda (Hawkeye Pierce) doesn’t count. Let it be known that we have a new Watermark resident who worked at 8055 MASH: Bob Gaipa. Bob and his wife, Josephine, moved to Watermark in October 2014. After […]

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Out and About

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NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY

Celebrated on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations, nationwide, to encourage acts of kindness. Today is a favorite day to many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness. Not only is it special for the receiver, […]

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“Socialization”

Throughout our lives, we interact with friends, family, and strangers on a daily basis. It is important that persons with dementia continue to have these sort of meaningful encounters, even as their disease progresses…. While it is true that your loved one may have trouble retaining memories or remembering his or her own loved ones, […]

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Fall Outing to Flander’s Nature Center

SPOOKtacular day at Flander’s Nature Center. Residents viewed the amazing historic, 200-acre New England farm while enjoying a festive hay wagon ride followed by choosing their Fall Pumpkin.

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Villa Memory Care

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“Bird Tales” at The Villa

The Watermark at East Hill welcomes the Audubon Center at Bent of the River. With support from the Toyota TogetherGreen program and the TransCon Family of Homes, Randy Griffin, Dementia Care Specialist, and Audubon employee Ken Elkins developed “Bird Tales” a dynamic, unique, and low cost therapeutic program that brings the natural outdoor world of […]

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DIY Winter Wine Bottles Centerpiece…

It is important for individuals with dementia and Alzheimers at The Watermark to enjoy life every day especially when it’s so cold outside here in Connecticut. Today, residents enjoyed using their recycled wine bottles, epson salt and glue to create a winter centerpiece in their warm and cozy dining area.  

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XLIX Super Bowl Party at The Watermark

Even though the east coast is getting pounded with snow The Watermark at East Hill’s social life will still conquer the snow. All residents were able to enjoy pregame festivities and games with family, friends, and associates. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

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On Aging

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“Bird Tales” at The Villa

The Watermark at East Hill welcomes the Audubon Center at Bent of the River. With support from the Toyota TogetherGreen program and the TransCon Family of Homes, Randy Griffin, Dementia Care Specialist, and Audubon employee Ken Elkins developed “Bird Tales” a dynamic, unique, and low cost therapeutic program that brings the natural outdoor world of […]

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March Mystery Resident

All the way from Buffalo, New York, A teacher/wife/mother/tour guide She’s arranging flowers, at the book club or playing bridge by your side Teaching years cut short; there was a family on the way Happy, with no regrets, she has four great kids today. Up early each morning, so many things to do. Breakfast, exercise, […]

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Love is in the Air… February Weekly Couples

Joseph and Sally Whitney, The Inn at Cherrywood Residents It all started in 1951 – Sally was in her 2nd year of nurses training in Johnson City, NY and Fred was attending Niagara University when Sally’s cousin suggested Sally meet Fred. So, Sally planned a party and an invitation was sent to Fred via a […]

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Videos

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More “Lady Claire” Hits YouTube

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

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East Hill Resident “Lady Claire” goes Avant Garde on YouTube

Watermark at East Hill resident Claire “Lady Claire” Bannister and her son posted these amazing and cutting edge videos on YouTube. They are sure to become a viral sensation. Claire Bannister was previously an actress in a soap opera, a singer and then ran a successful gift business here in Connecticut I’m Lady Claire  

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Reviews

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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SeniorAdvisor Review – Unique family-style concept.

Spent the better part of a day here, to tour and experience the environment, see how the current residents respond with different nurses, events, and times of day. I was thoroughly impressed. From the unique family-style concept to the highly individualized care, with lots of personalized attention for each resident…it feels like you’re hanging out […]

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