Category: Resident Voices

July 7, 2016

Residents Berni Walter and Ed Atwood are Enjoying Abundant Choices and Worry Free Living at The Watermark

DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE The only difference between living independently where you are now and living independently here is more choices. “I think we’re both as independent as we want to be. I can hop in my car and run out and shop or go to my daughter’s or run around and do whatever I […]

March 24, 2016

Residents Bob and Paula Crean are Enjoying New Friends and Wonderful Activities at The Watermark

FORETHOUGHT PAYS When it comes to future housing decisions, retirees who think early come out ahead. “We were very interested in a unit at Heritage Village and we nearly purchased it but our daughters talked us out of it because they said, ‘Why move twice?’” – Bob Crean, resident of The Watermark at East Hill […]

June 4, 2015

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 […]

April 27, 2015

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, […]

April 6, 2015

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 […]

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, […]

September 30, 2014

Welcome October

From Berni Walter, Applewood Resident Autumn has arrived! Brilliant leaves, crisp air! In the fall, reluctant to abandon our beautiful outdoor Sports Center, we putters try to extend the season until wool caps and mittens are necessary, and John appears from the kitchen with hot chocolate to warm our chilly selves. Once a nine-hole golfer, […]

March 3, 2014

Erwin and Ursula Frank talk about their decision to move to a retirement community.

After being Long Island homeowners for 30 years, Erwin and Ursula had already downsized once, to a Heritage Hills condominium in Somers, New York. But after 23 years of enjoying life there, they knew it was time to make a change. Many of their friends had already moved to retirement communities and they were beginning to feel more and more alone. For years, they had enjoyed visiting a friend who lived at The Watermark at East Hill. As the years went by, Ursula and Erwin decided they liked it so much, they’d like to live there, too. So, after selling their condo (in just one day) last April, they easily settled in to their two-bedroom deluxe apartment.

October 10, 2013

Herb Isaac talks about his decision to move to a retirement community.

People should make this change while they can think clearly about what they’re doing and make these decisions while they’re are well enough to live independently and go ahead with their life. I’m the worrier in the family. For example, my wife wasn’t feeling well one morning and I was concerned. I could call downstairs and say I need someone to come upstairs and take a look. That was very comforting to me that I was able to have a nurse to come up and take a look. It was such a comfort to know that if I get into an emergency situation where something concerns me, somebody here can help me make a decision.

October 10, 2013

Ellie Crystal talks about her decision to move to a retirement community.

It’s a hundred times better than staying home. You can get out of your apartment and do things! You don’t have to drive! It’s all right here. There’s a built in support group here and you don’t have dinner alone, there’s always conversation, and I would rather be here than alone in an apartment anytime.

October 9, 2013

Resident Barbara Hamlin – Her Decision to Move to a Retirement Community

The place is important, but the most important thing was to make a decision. I didn’t want any part of this kind of living. I didn’t want to give up my house, but I knew I had to do something. And what I see, now that I’ve been here 11 very happy years, what I see is people waiting too long to make a decision.

October 9, 2013

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…   […]