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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Annual Inn & Villa Resident Picnic

Residents and families of The Inn and Villa at The Watermark at East Hill enjoyed a picnic on the perfect day. We know how to order great weather! Residents, families and associates enjoyed a wonderful meal, grilled up on site by Dining Services Director, Jim Bain.  Hot dogs, baked beans, salad, potatoes, coleslaw and all the fixings […]

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

One of the Operating Principles of Watermark is “Do the Right Thing.” When the management team at The Watermark at East Hill heard about a serious fire in our neighborhood, they quickly took action. Connie Haworth, Executive Director, reached out to Heritage Village to offer temporary housing to the residents who were displaced by a fire […]

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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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Dining

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Annual Inn & Villa Resident Picnic

Residents and families of The Inn and Villa at The Watermark at East Hill enjoyed a picnic on the perfect day. We know how to order great weather! Residents, families and associates enjoyed a wonderful meal, grilled up on site by Dining Services Director, Jim Bain.  Hot dogs, baked beans, salad, potatoes, coleslaw and all the fixings […]

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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

Read about Executive Chef Jim Bain's Traveling Chef program as featured in Voices newspaper. Twice a week The Watermark at East Hill's Jim Bain travels to area senior centers and help volunteers prepare his amazing cuisine for area seniors.

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Resident Voices

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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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Residents Norm and Carole Laird’s Dream of a Stress-Free Lifestyle Moved Them to The Watermark

FIND YOUR SOMEWHERE You don’t wake up to find all your retirement dreams come true. You have to spend time looking for your forever home. “Hey, you’ve got to live your life, and you have to live it somewhere so you might as well live it somewhere where you’re happy.” – Norm and Carole Laird, […]

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Out and About

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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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“Blankets of Love” – Creative Crafters

Residents and associates at The Watermark at East Hill each year decide various areas in need within the community that we can provide assistance. Shelter animals lie on hard, cold cement floors 24/7. Scientific studies and experts that have told us that when an animal is dumped in a shelter, they’re miserable, they’re lonely, and when […]

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Villa Memory Care

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Annual Inn & Villa Resident Picnic

Residents and families of The Inn and Villa at The Watermark at East Hill enjoyed a picnic on the perfect day. We know how to order great weather! Residents, families and associates enjoyed a wonderful meal, grilled up on site by Dining Services Director, Jim Bain.  Hot dogs, baked beans, salad, potatoes, coleslaw and all the fixings […]

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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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Virtual Dementia Tour

At The Watermark, we pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of the Villa, our Memory Care neighborhood, to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, their families and our associates. We utilize Expressive Arts, Physical Wellness and Watermark University to help residents thrive, one joyful moment at a time. […]

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On Aging

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Virtual Dementia Tour

At The Watermark, we pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of the Villa, our Memory Care neighborhood, to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, their families and our associates. We utilize Expressive Arts, Physical Wellness and Watermark University to help residents thrive, one joyful moment at a time. […]

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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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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

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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