Category: On Aging

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

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 […]

November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

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” […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans Share Wisdom

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. […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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 […]

June 13, 2016

The Watermark at East Hill to Participate in The Longest Day

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 […]

February 2, 2016

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 […]

February 2, 2016

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 […]

December 18, 2015

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 […]

November 2, 2015

Trick or Treating for Young and Young-at-Heart

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 […]

July 9, 2015

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. […]

March 26, 2015

“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 […]

March 2, 2015

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, […]

November 10, 2014

A Continuing Care Retirement Community Offers Peace of Mind

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 […]

May 27, 2014

Happy at Hundred

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 […]

May 14, 2014

“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, […]

October 10, 2013

Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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 […]

October 9, 2013

Memory Care at The Villa – One Year Anniversary

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 […]