We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]
Category: On Aging
Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]
Resident Lila Howard was honored at a banquet on May 20th after receiving a “60 over 60″ award sponsored by Duncaster. Mrs. Howard was nominated for the award by Regional Dining Services Director, Jim Bain. Mrs. Howard has led an inspiring life. She was the first female director of Flightways flight school on Long Island and […]
Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]
Watermark at East Hill resident Ruth Littman just voted in her 27th Presidential election. Littman, who recently turned 105, was featured in an article in the Republican-American on November 8th, 2016. To read the original article published, please click here.
Watermark Retirement Communities was featured in McKnight’s Senior Living on November 11th, 2016 for a program where residents can share their life lessons with others. This article focused specifically on wisdom shared by veterans who reside in the 39 communities across the United States. McKnight’s Senior Living is a national publication focused on the senior housing industry. […]
We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]
When residents from The Watermark at East Hill traveled with Boy Scouts to Washington, D.C. in May, the Scouts knew this was going to be a special trip. So special, in fact, that they sent a news crew along to film the adventure. Six months later, the crew has edited the hours of footage into […]
Independent Living resident Ruth Littman celebrated her 105th birthday today in style. Mrs. Littman was joined by 75 members of her family. Her handsome grandsons helped her blow out the candles as we all sang “Happy Birthday.” Mrs. Littman honored her guests by going table-to-table and telling stories about everyone in attendance!
Jeff is one of our main staff in the Gallery Café. This year, he accepted the challenge to become a Watermark University instructor. Jeff is quite a guitar player and he took on teaching Acoustic Guitar 101 to residents. You can see the delightful expressions on their faces as a testament to both Jeff’s talent as a […]
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. The team from The Watermark at East Hill will be walking around the campus […]
Many residents don’t expect to get the opportunity to make a major trip once they enter Assisted Living and Memory Care. At The Watermark at East Hill, we are putting those assumptions away and doing the unthinkable! Residents and associates recently took a trip to Washington, DC, along with 13 Boy Scouts, as part of the […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
The Audubon Society at Bent of the River in Southbury, CT has brought a new and exciting program to The Inn and The Villa at The Watermark at East Hill. Ken Elkins, Education Program Manager, approached East Hill about implementing the program in the garden area outside of both buildings. The program includes bird-friendly plants […]
The Watermark at East Hill spent a fun afternoon on Halloween opening its doors to the community for safe trick-or-treating. Children from all over town, as well as associates’ children and residents’ grandchildren, were treated to games and prizes, as well as the best candy selection in town. When the trick-or-treating died off, that didn’t […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Many of us have forgetful moments and ask ourselves, “Is it Alzheimer’s or normal signs of aging?” If you or someone you love is concerned they may be exhibiting signs of dementia or memory loss, a simple memory-screening test may be just the thing to help quell those fears. Every year on November 18th, the […]
The below article is featured on kiplinger.com, posted in September, 2014. Click here for the original article published. Retire in Style at a Continuing Care Retirement Community Continuing care retirement communities offer a resort-like setting and care when you need it. Pat and Arne Cook thought they had made their last move, but when Arne […]
Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you becoming tired earlier in the day? Waking up more often during the night? Enjoying a less-deep sleep? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you could be one of the 70 million people in the United States living with a sleep disorder. Here at The […]
Living with Neuropathy Pain? Monday, September 22 (A) Time: 11:30 am (Lunch) Instructor: Dr. Adrian Marcus Time: 12:00 pm (Lecture) Do you suffer from any of the following… Numbness of your feet or Painful tingling feet Dr. Marcus will explain to you why you are having this problem in the first place and what you […]
September Featured Artist, “Audrey Namowitz, Dogwood Resident”. Please visit our art gallery to view the amazing artwork of Audrey Namowitz.
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If we’re lucky we will turn 100, but most people don’t make it to that respected age. Our life expectancy varies on several conditions, like the country live in, lifestyle, family genes etc. That’s why the benefits for daily stimulation is all the more important. And off-course not everything is the way it used to […]
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, […]
Not even sure what questions to ask? Take a look at this article from the Alzheimer’s Association on the Ten Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Alzheimer’s Association and their website www.alz.org is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease. In addition, The Watermark at East Hill hosts a […]
The below article is featured in Voices newspaper and published on Saturday, September 28th, 2013. Click here to see the article on the Voices website.(site may require subscription) Watermark Marks Villa’s Anniversary SOUTHBURY — The Watermark at East Hill recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of The Villa, a free-standing, memory care community located […]