The Watermark at East Hill

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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.

Shared spaces are reminiscent of a resort or country inn featuring a lounge with fireplace, library, billiards rooms, theater, computer center and even a local bank branch. Your own backyard includes acres of walking trails, a gazebo overlook, putting green, bocce ball, shuffleboard and croquet. The Watermark at East Hill is an extraordinary community where people – and their pets – thrive. We are a pet-friendly community, which means even your closest companion will feel right at home.

The Watermark at East Hill’s Annual Associate Awards Ceremony

Recognizing and celebrating the success of our associates at The Watermark at East Hill is an important part of who we are as a community and what we do. Each year, the team comes together to honor associates who have gone above and beyond caring for and serving our residents. Associates are nominated for a […]

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7 Summer Tips For Seniors from The Watermark at East Hill

Summer is just around the corner and with the warm weather approaching, it is important for older adults to take appropriate steps to stay well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of Americans die of problems caused by heat every year and nearly all deaths occur between the months of May […]

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Staying Well at The Watermark at East Hill

John F. Kennedy once said "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." At The Watermark at East Hill, there are a variety of ways for residents to take care of their body, mind, and spirit. Some residents […]

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Sensory Dining Comes to The Watermark at East Hill

The talented chefs at The Watermark at East Hill love the opportunity to prepare culinary specialties directly in our dining rooms. The aromas that permeate as well as the engagement from the chefs make for such an enjoyable dining experience. Residents residing in The Lodge at Cherrywood (our assisted living community) recently enjoyed some delicious […]

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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. […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The Watermark at East Hill Celebrates Resident Accomplishment Award from the Connecticut Assisted Living Association

The Watermark at East Hill recently nominated resident, Dr. Parker Moreland, for a Connecticut Assisted Living Association's (CALA) Resident Accomplishment Award for his outstanding contributions to our community and he won which was no surprise to us! Dr. Moreland plays a very active role at The Watermark in our assisted living community. A member of […]

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Read Across America Day – Resident Ginny Middleton Visits Long Meadow Elementary

In celebration of Read Across America Day, Ginny Middleton, resident of Watermark at East Hill, sat and read a selection of Dr. Seuss books with kindergarten students of Long Meadow Elementary. Voices News has featured resident Ginny Middleton in a recent article on primepublishers.com, published on March 18th, 2017. To view that article, please click here. Photo Credit: […]

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Community Life Director Amanda Aaron, Featured Speaker at Event

Community Life Director Amanda Aaron was a featured speaker at an event sponsored by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association and the Institute for Senior Living Education. The conference was an educational opportunity for senior care providers to learn more about the challenges and triumphs of creating a culture of acceptance. Topics included: • Enhanced awareness […]

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The Watermark at East Hill: Thanking Those Who Serve

At The Watermark at East Hill, residents and staff are always coming up with ways to lend a helping hand in the broader community. The team is honored to care for, as well as work with, many Veterans from all branches of the military. It is important to demonstrate support of these heroes. Together residents […]

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Memory Care Guidance and Support at The Watermark at East Hill

The Watermark at East Hill is proud to provide support to our greater community by hosting presentations and events for the public. Sharing experiences and resources is just one of the ways we try to make a difference and give back. Recently, we hosted a luncheon where visitors learned about our unique approaches to caring […]

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Life in The Villa, The Watermark at East Hill Memory Care Community

The Villa, a free-standing home for seniors living with various forms of cognitive challenges at The Watermark at East Hill, is quite a special place. Our unique approach to memory care offers residents the opportunity to maintain independence, to continue to grow and develop, and to connect with friends through a variety of engaging and […]

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Staying Well at The Watermark at East Hill

John F. Kennedy once said "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." At The Watermark at East Hill, there are a variety of ways for residents to take care of their body, mind, and spirit. Some residents […]

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Treasured Moments and Birthday Celebrations at The Watermark

The Watermark at East Hill hosts a special birthday event exclusively for those residents celebrating their special day during the month. During a get-together recently, residents enjoyed delicious cupcakes prepared by our Chef. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and to learn more about some of our amazing residents who are so full of […]

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Mingling Over 65, Lessons At The Watermark At East Hill Event March 7

Dating during your golden years may differ greatly from dating in your youth, but that is not necessarily a bad thing! Single seniors often know what they want and have a more mature approach to getting what they need with the toughest part being how to get back out there again. Don't worry, The Watermark […]

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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” […]

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Bridging The Generations – Boy Scouts Feature Residents in New Video

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 […]

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Residents Get into the Cumbia Spirit Dance Class

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!

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Unlimited Activities and Unmatched Care

From the beginning and throughout our search everyone was extremely helpful here. We felt that we were very cared for and important to them. All our questions were answered sometimes multiple times. I feel my mother in law will be very happy and very well taken care of here. There is so much she enjoys […]

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Facebook Review – I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I have been a resident at Watermark at East Hill for 12 years, and it is my home, can not imagine living anywhere else! I love the very devoted staff, and my fellow residents. They are my friends, and my support system. I have not had to cook in 12 years, or clean my apartment, […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Comfortable Living!

I would have to say that I am very pleased with the quality of care that has been provided to my mother at this community. The staff have all been wonderful to her and have really gave me security that she is being well taken care of and is safe in her new living environment. […]

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Weekly Lunch Club Menu (2/13 – 2/19)

Life at The Watermark is thriving! Especially when we have menus like this every day! The Watermark at East Hill is known for its amazing food, but did you know our restaurant is open to the public? Come give us a try! Make your reservations by calling 1-888-570-6659. Heritage Village Lunch Club members get $5 off lunch Monday […]

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Weekly Lunch Club Menu (2/7 – 2/12)

Life at The Watermark is thriving! Especially when we have menus like this every day! The Watermark at East Hill is known for its amazing food, but did you know our restaurant is open to the public? Come give us a try! Make your reservations by calling 1-888-570-6659. Heritage Village Lunch Club members get $5 off lunch Monday […]

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Weekly Lunch Club Menu (1/29 – 2/4)

Life at The Watermark is thriving! Especially when we have menus like this every day! The Watermark at East Hill is known for its amazing food, but did you know our restaurant is open to the public? Come give us a try! Make your reservations by calling 1-888-570-6659. Heritage Village Lunch Club members get $5 off lunch Monday […]

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