Category: Life at The Watermark

February 6, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Independent Living And Assisted Living At The Watermark At East Hill?

Retirement is an exciting time of life, filled with possibilities. Choosing a housing option that meets your needs and fits your lifestyle is an important decision. From level of care to location and amenities, there are many things to consider. Understanding the differences between accommodations such as independent living and assisted living can help you […]

February 1, 2019

The Watermark at East Hill Invites You To Our Forever Together Luncheon

We are so excited to host, once again, our very popular Forever Together Luncheon! Join us for a complimentary celebration lunch for two on Wednesday February 20th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, where one lucky couple will win wine and dinner for four. Please RSVP by February 14th at 203.490.4651. Don't wait because seating is limited!

January 19, 2019

The Watermark at East Hill Residents Share the Love of Knitting with Those in Need

Stitch This! has become one of our most successful programs here at The Watermark at East Hill.  On any given Tuesday afternoon, you can hear the clicking of needles and the hum of soft voices, as participants work diligently on their latest project. Lead by instructors, Karen Liotta and Marcia Bartow, participants learn new stitches […]

January 8, 2019

Spring 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At The Watermark at East Hill, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose, […]

December 4, 2018

December 2018 Community Life Calendars for The Watermark at East Hill

This is the season of blessings and traditions, so if you are looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you at The Watermark at East Hill, look no further.  We’ve got a month full of exciting festivities and programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019 Calendar: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts at The Watermark at East Hill

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

November 7, 2018

At The Watermark at East Hill, We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

October 20, 2018

Making Connections That Matter at The Watermark at East Hill

Each day, prospective residents and families come to The Watermark at East Hill to explore their options, learn more about opportunities, and decide whether the community is the right fit for them and their family. The sales and marketing team works hard to provide a personalized experience for every guest while answering questions, providing support, […]

September 28, 2018

It’s Official – The Watermark at East Hill is a Great Place to Work

Watermark Retirement Communities was ranked among Fortune Magazine’s top places to work in Aging Services. We are proud to be part of Watermark and we thank our associates for bestowing this accolade on The Watermark at East Hill. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over […]

September 25, 2018

Home Safety Tips for Seniors, The Watermark at East Hill

Jennifer Cangialosi, our Rehabilitation Director at The Watermark at East Hill, shared home safety tips for seniors in the video and below: Remove throw rugs Secure carpet edges Remove objects on the floor Reduce clutter Make sure you have adequate lighting Install handrails on staircases Avoid floor wax For more home safety tips, please do […]

September 4, 2018

Rolling Out the Red Carpet at The Watermark at East Hill

The Watermark at East Hill is rolling out the red carpet for residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Villa Memory Care, Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing, associates, and guests! As part of our goal of providing an outstanding customer experience, our community has recently added a red carpet to its main entrance. This is just one […]

August 21, 2018

Fall 2018 Watermark University Catalog Has Arrived at The Watermark at East Hill

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date for the residents of The Watermark at East Hill. With more than 70 different classes with everything from History of Jazz to Qi Breathing to Travel the World Through the Tastes of Tea to Creative Watercolors and even Tai […]

August 9, 2018

Making the Right Choice for Senior Living, Tips From The Watermark At East Hill

Choosing the right senior living community for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. It is also a very personal decision. Making the right choice isn't easy and it is natural for people to have a lot of questions. Our team at The Watermark at East Hill helps to answer a variety of questions. […]

July 12, 2018

11 Benefits of Walking For Seniors at The Watermark at East Hill

According to the American Heart Association, walking is "the simplest positive change you can make to improve your heart health." Seniors who walk just 30 minutes a day can: Reduce their risk of coronary heart disease and stroke Improve their blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipid profile Maintain their body weight and lower the […]

July 6, 2018

The Watermark at East Hill: Working Together To Support Residents With Dementia

Residents and associates at The Watermark at East Hill are always coming up with ways to lend a helping hand and spread some joy to others in and around the community. It's a pleasure to see talented and creative individuals coming together to brainstorm ideas, work on projects, and make a difference. Recently, residents, associates, […]

April 19, 2018

Welcoming Back to The Watermark at East Hill, Clinical Liaison Cindy Jones

The Springs, the nursing and rehabilitation center, on the campus of The Watermark at East Hill is thrilled to welcome back Cindy Jones to the role of Clinical Liaison. "We are delighted to have Cindy back on our team because of her professionalism, strong nursing skills, expertise, and professional history with us", said Kelly Mazza, […]

April 14, 2018

Mrs. Wolcott America 2018 Visits The Watermark at East Hill

Mrs. Wolcott America 2018, Stacy Perrone-Petta, visited The Watermark at East Hill to talk about Patriots' Day, which has recently been made an official state holiday. Patriots' Day will be taking place in Connecticut on April 16th. Mrs. Perrone-Petta talked to residents about her efforts with state elected officials to designate the day a state holiday, […]

April 10, 2018

The Watermark at East Hill Presents “Home of the Brave-When Southbury Said No! to the Nazis” Viewing

On Thursday, April 26 The Watermark at East Hill will welcome Ed Edelson, former First Selectman of Southbury.  He will host a viewing and follow up discussion about the making of the documentary "Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No! To the Nazis." The film tells the little known story of how in 1937 Southbury town patriots […]

March 27, 2018

Discovering Watercolors at The Watermark at East Hill

A medium that bleeds, moves, separates and runs gives our experienced and budding resident artists at The Watermark at East Hill the opportunity to push their creative boundaries through the use of watercolors.  Professional, local artist Ival Stratford Kovner leads our ever- popular, Watermark University Creative Watercolor course, which captures the pure beauty and fluidity of watercolors.

March 16, 2018

Yale Peabody Museum Visits The Watermark at East Hill

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is among the oldest, largest, and most prolific university natural history museums in the world. The Watermark at East Hill was excited to welcome Yale Peabody Museum volunteer, Tom,  as he presented an array of artifacts, along with a fascinating multimedia presentation that explored the Peabody's several world-important collections.  Perhaps […]

March 5, 2018

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 […]

February 17, 2018

An Afternoon Wine Tasting at The Watermark at East Hill

Some of our independent living residents at The Watermark at East Hill attended a wine tasting hosted by our Community Life Department where everyone sampled three types of wine and fruit and cheese while enjoying each other's company. It made for such a lovely afternoon before residents went to dinner in one of our dining rooms. Afternoons at […]

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 […]

September 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 80 different classes with everything from The Language of Flowers to Technology Troubleshooting to Strength and Motion to Garden of Beats Drumming Class and even Creative Watercolors, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. […]

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to NCCDP’s 2017 CNA of the Year Lisa Ford!

Lisa Ford, Nursing Assistant from The Watermark at East Hill, has been awarded the 2017 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) of the Year by The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). Lisa, a lead Naya in the Memory Care neighborhood, earned nominations from many of her colleagues and families of residents she cares for. An […]

February 15, 2017

Tribury Rotary Honors Watermark Residents on Valentine’s Day

Tribury Rotary chose The Watermark at East Hill as the location for this month's "Random Act of Kindness."  Each month, the group chooses a different recipient. On Valentine's Day, President Andrew Chapin and President-Elect Connie Haworth passed out chocolate roses to residents of The Springs and Independent Living. In January, Tribury Rotary presented a check […]

November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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 […]

November 1, 2016

The Watermark at East Hill Executive Director Named Tribury Rotary President-Elect

Executive Director Connie Haworth has been named President-Elect for the Tribury Rotary. Haworth will serve as President of the club in 2017-2018. Rotary International is an international service organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill […]

October 28, 2016

Dining Services Director Jim Bain Featured in Foodservice East Magazine

The Watermark at East Hill was recently featured in the latest issue of Foodservice East. Based out of Massachusetts, this publication caters to food service businesses and professionals in the Northeast. This was a wonderful opportunity to show the many ways The Watermark is an active, engaging and fun place to live! Please click here to […]

October 11, 2016

Thank you to The Springs for providing compassion and excellent care that aided in my recovery.

My name is Beverly Zarin and because I fell and broke my ankle, I spent 3 months in the Springs, the nursing unit at Watermark at East Hill. I have to tell about the excellent care I had. First, I must commend Diane, the Director of the Springs, for providing compassion and a spacious room […]

September 27, 2016

Tribury Rotary Hosts Pomperaug High School “Interact” Club

At its weekly meeting, held at The Watermark at East Hill, the Tribury Rotary welcomed students from the "Interact" Club of Pomperaug High School.  Interact is the high school chapter of Rotary. Students made a presentation about service projects they completed in the last year and upcoming plans for new service projects.

September 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 70 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Spanish 101 to Mixology: Flavor Infusions to Drumming: "Garden of Beats" and even Candle Making, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

July 27, 2016

40 Books Donated to Local Libraries

Connie Haworth, Executive Director of The Watermark at East Hill and President-Elect of Tribury Rotary, delivered over 40 donated books to the Middlebury, Woodbury, and Southbury libraries today. This is a long-standing tradition with the Tribury Rotary. The libraries submit a list of books they would like donated. Each time a guest speaker attends Tribury Rotary, a book […]

July 27, 2016

In the News – Food Service Director Jim Bain Receives Illuminating Excellence Award

On July 20th, 2016, the Voices wrote a wonderful article about our Food Service Director Jim Bain, the recipient of the Illuminating Excellence Award in the Continuum of Care category from Premier Food Services. To read the article, please click here. Mr. Bain has been with The Watermark for 24 years and has taken on many community […]

June 30, 2016

East Hill Associates Honored at 2nd Annual Thrive Awards Banquet

The Watermark at East Hill is pleased to announce that more than three dozen of its employees in Southbury were recently recognized for their outstanding work through the retirement community’s annual “Thrive Awards.” The awards are given to associates from Watermark’s 38 communities nationwide who exemplify the company’s vision of creating extraordinary communities where residents […]

June 29, 2016

The Watermark at East Hill Becomes Home to Tribury Rotary

The Watermark at East Hill is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Tribury Rotary Club to host its weekly meetings.  Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 4:30pm and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 12:15pm.  Interested individuals are always welcome and reservations are encouraged by calling 1-203-490-4763. […]

June 29, 2016

Jim Bain Receives National Award

Dining Services Director Jim Bain was honored in Washington, DC last week. He is the winner of the 2015 Illuminating Excellence Award from Premier Foods. Jim was selected as the winner for the CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) division. The award is presented to the Premier Food and Nutrition Operator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the food […]

June 28, 2016

1970s Theme Dinner

June rolled around to the 1970s as our theme for the month. Disco was the rage and dancing was the favorite activity. Residents spent the evening listening to relaxing music from a live band and enjoying a 70's-style dinner. Even the servers got into the groove!

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 […]

May 23, 2016

Rockin’ the Night Away – 1960s Themed Event

Residents and associates dressed in their groovy garb to celebrate the 1960s. Décor, appetizers, cocktails and entrees all reflected the most popular choices of the 1960s. Residents were treated to a management team musical performance, led by Community Life Director Christine Daniel, as well as a performance by resident Joan Sprung. The night ended with some crazy dance […]

May 3, 2016

Author Who Inspired “Downton Abbey” Speaks to Residents

Carol Wallace, author of "To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery," which inspired the show "Downton Abbey," was the guest speaker for the 24th annual Book & Author Luncheon. The luncheon benefits the East Hill Library Fund. Irin Caron, author of "Notorious RBD: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg," will […]