Posts by: Melody Floyd

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 […]

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May 21, 2015

23rd Book and Author Luncheon – Ann Leary, Guest Author

On May 20th, 2015 we celebrated the 23rd annual East Hill Book and Author luncheon with author and scholar Ann Leary. Her latest book, “The Good House,” is on the “New York Times Bestseller List” and is a national best-selling novel. She is also the author of the memoir, “An Innocent, A Broad” and the […]

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May 8, 2015

“Blankets of Love” – Creative Crafters

Residents and associates at The Watermark at East Hill each year decide various areas in need within the community that we can provide assistance. Shelter animals lie on hard, cold cement floors 24/7. Scientific studies and experts that have told us that when an animal is dumped in a shelter, they’re miserable, they’re lonely, and when […]

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April 24, 2015

Art and Pets

Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Art and Pets is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Here at The Watermark, we believe in stimulating our residents not only through art but with pets. Students enjoyed an instructed art course drawing some of their best friends. Featured: Artist Ursula Frank, […]

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April 24, 2015

8th Annual Juried Art Show with Mint Juleps

8th Annual Juried Art Show Saturday, May 2nd (AS/A) Time: 2:00pm Featured Artist: Teresa Fortsch, Mixed Media Abstract and Collage Artist Classical Musical Concert: Nutmeg Chamber Players The Watermark at East Hill is proud to announce that both our experienced and “Young at Art” artists will come together to present the 8th Annual Juried Art […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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March 2, 2015

New Watermark Resident Who Worked at 8055 MASH

Have you ever known anyone who worked on a MASH unit (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) during the Korean War? Alan Alda (Hawkeye Pierce) doesn’t count. Let it be known that we have a new Watermark resident who worked at 8055 MASH: Bob Gaipa. Bob and his wife, Josephine, moved to Watermark in October 2014. After […]

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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, […]

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February 20, 2015

DIY Winter Wine Bottles Centerpiece…

It is important for individuals with dementia and Alzheimers at The Watermark to enjoy life every day especially when it’s so cold outside here in Connecticut. Today, residents enjoyed using their recycled wine bottles, epson salt and glue to create a winter centerpiece in their warm and cozy dining area.  

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February 19, 2015

Love is in the Air… February Weekly Couples

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 […]

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February 17, 2015

NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY

Celebrated on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations, nationwide, to encourage acts of kindness. Today is a favorite day to many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness. Not only is it special for the receiver, […]

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February 6, 2015

Love is in the Air… February Weekly Couples

Phyllis and Sam Klausner moved from Heritage Village to The Watermark in May of 2014. Phyllis was born in New York City and Sam in Brooklyn, but their paths crossed in Mahopac, NY where their families’ summer houses were about five miles apart. Sam graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941 with a degree in organic […]

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February 5, 2015

XLIX Super Bowl Party at The Watermark

Even though the east coast is getting pounded with snow The Watermark at East Hill’s social life will still conquer the snow. All residents were able to enjoy pregame festivities and games with family, friends, and associates. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

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February 5, 2015

February Mystery Resident

She is friendly and outgoing but not very tall Her maiden name rhymes with call. From a Long Island beginning and via worldly places Came to live at the Watermark in one of our spaces. With a BA in English, a job at the library that was cool she resumed a high school romance. She’s […]

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January 26, 2015

“8 Diet Resolutions Anyone Can Keep”

Forget starving, cravings, and all-or-nothing eating plans! Residents picked and chose from these “if it feels good, do it” tips that make weight loss painless. Additionally our Community Life Director made a variety of tasty quick healthy snacks to sample. 1.Make Mini Resolutions That Last 2. Don’t Skip Your Must-Have Food                                                                  3.Stay Off The Scale […]

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January 16, 2015

National Hot Tea Month – Making Tea

Nothing is quite as relaxing, reassuring or satisfying as a cup of hot tea. For Hot Tea Month residents learned the benefits of loose teas with Melody, Community Life Director. Each student put together their own combination and named their unique blend.

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January 16, 2015

January “Mystery Resident”

This pretty little girl * Joined the community in 2012 A lifetime of nurturing * Worthy of recognition Mind/body connection * Spiritual and literary pleasures A sports and knitting enthusiast * Healthy nutrition for good measure A fish out of water * But with her loving family here You find her poolside * Filled with […]

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January 16, 2015

“Hot Topics” at East Hill

Our weekly discussion group of “Hot Topics” which is a growing group of residents that enjoy stirring, intelligent conversation and the exchange of views with others. We discuss what’s going on in the news around the world… no topic is off limits to this group. This week we dicussed the Connecticut Teen Refusing Chemotherapy. East Hill would […]

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January 15, 2015

Directors Dedication to Programming….

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 […]

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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, […]

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September 20, 2014

National Active Aging Senior Week at The Watermark…

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 […]

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September 9, 2014

Scouts Camp Out with WEH Seniors…

Troop 158, WEH Directors, Residents,Community Life, Villa Nayas and Inn at Cherrywood Aids built lasting relationships at their overnight camping trip.  

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August 6, 2014

Art With Children’s Community School

Art with Children’s Community School was a 6 week art program program aimed at engaging children, WEH residents and community life.  Everyone came together around the learning facilitated by our Community Life Department, and we were be abl…e to create an environment where adults and children could learn new skills and build relationships.  When people […]

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August 6, 2014

August Featured Artist, Harriet Starr

At the Watermark at East Hill, we invite all to visit and view our August Featured Artist, Harriet Starr (resident), Oil Painter. Many of Harriet’s paintings are from photos of her hometown of Greenwich, including Tod’s Point, Binney Park and The North Mianus River. She has also painted the Sugar Hill area of New Hampshire […]

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June 3, 2014

From Ginny Middleton, Birchwood Resident

“June is bustin’ out all over” (from “Carousel”) and we are witnessing it here at Watermark with all the beautiful flowers. My earliest awareness that flowers were important to me was when I was 6 or 7 and went into our backyard with a friend and pulled lots of violets and lilies of the valley […]

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May 29, 2014

2014 Thrive Awards

These awards are given to associates who exemplify the Watermark commitment to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive. The Watermark at East Hill appreciates all for their amazing service. Pictured: (Bac…k Row L-R) Thrive Awards: Jessica Brown, Kathy Pear, Sande Pond, Allison Turner; Rookie of the Year: Wendy Leftwich; Thrive Award: Cindy Jones, Kacie Baldwin, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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