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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

Snowy Mornings are Great Mornings at The Watermark at East Hill

As the sun is coming up this morning, residents are sitting in their living rooms, drinking coffee, and enjoying the first glimpse of the morning snow flakes falling gently from the sky. They don’t have to worry about how much snow will fall because our snow removal crew is already hard at work, clearing sidewalks and […]

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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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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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Dining

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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1920’s Themed Dinner

In 2016, East Hill is celebrating the decades with a monthly themed dinner. January was the 1920’s and our themed dinner was a huge success! From 1920’s music to 1920’s candy, the night was exciting and fun-filled!

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The Inn and Springs Holiday Party

The Main Dining Room was filled to the brim on Wednesday, December 16th, as residents from The Springs and The Inn gathered with their families to celebrate the holidays. An enormous spread of holiday favorites was served to guests. Live holiday music entertained everyone. Associates enjoyed spending a little extra time with residents as they […]

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Resident Voices

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

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

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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Villa Holiday Party

Residents of the Villa and their families enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the season on Sunday, December 13th. Attendees dined on a selection of appetizers provided by our talented chefs while listening to live music. There was even a little dancing going on to the old favorite Christmas tunes!

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On Aging

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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The Three P’s: When it is Time to Move to Assisted Living

A frequent question from adult children is: When is the right time to move to Assisted Living? Although the services offered in Assisted Living can vary greatly from provider to provider, after more than 25 years in the industry, I still see three major reasons why seniors move. I call them the three P’s: pills, […]

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Drumming Circle in The Springs

Residents of The Springs enjoyed singing some of their old favorite songs while playing in a drum circle. Smiles abounded as we sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” as seen in these pictures.

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Videos

More “Lady Claire” Hits YouTube

Lady Claire… Savior Faire. She’s back! And in high style.   [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”C9mCO93PMhY” width=”560″ height=”315″ auto_thumb=”1″]

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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 [video_lightbox_youtube […]

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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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