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 […]
Category: Life at The Watermark
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!
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 […]
It’s a new year and you have decided to downsize or as we say in senior living, to right size! The thought of moving may seem overwhelming and may often cause tremendous stress so here are a few tips to help reduce your stress: First is to breathe and take your time. Although you may […]
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, […]
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 […]
Before we know it, winter will arrive! Being prepared for all that the season brings is key to ensuring a safe and enjoyable time of year. For seniors, winter can present additional challenges and it is important to plan ahead. What are some ways you can get ready? Be sure to have your oil or propane […]
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 […]
Residents and associates at The Watermark at East Hill really enjoy having fun together! October was a terrific month at the community with several events and programs including the Trick or Treating Spooktacular and the annual Halloween party. Many residents passed out candy to dozens of trick or treaters, decorated their apartment doors, and wore […]
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 […]
When residents move into The Watermark at East Hill, the community often receives the gift of a new furry or feathered friend. Being a pet-friendly community brings tremendous joy and pleasure. On such an active and engaged campus, pets offer so much to residents. Living in a pet-friendly community can be very enriching. While some […]
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, […]
The Watermark at East Hill takes great pride in making a difference in the greater community and in keeping residents thriving who reside on our campus. It's the perfect time to host our neighbors for some Halloween fun! All families from Southbury are invited to come to East Hill for a safe trick or treating […]
Now that fall has arrived, Mother Nature is sure to leave us with some more rainy days. The weather in New England is often unpredictable but those living and working at The Watermark at East Hill are always prepared. On a typical rainy day at the community, residents keep busy by participating in diverse and engaging […]
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 programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.
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 […]
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 […]
The Fall season is almost upon us and as we get ready to enjoy the leaves turning, pumpkins, scarecrows, and delicious treats, cozy sweaters, and so much more that the season has to offer us, it is important for seniors to be prepared. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you and your loved one […]
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 programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.
Each month residents and associates come together for an ice cream social to welcome new residents to The Watermark at East Hill. It is a goal of the community to engage residents from the moment they arrive to ensure they feel a sense of comfort and are able to begin to develop friendships. Moving into […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kindness rocks at The Watermark at East Hill as residents, associates, and visitors have been painting rocks to share all across our campus. The program, designed to bring joy to residents and guests as well as encouragement and inspiration, is really becoming a big hit. Some of the rocks are very creative and artistic while […]
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. […]
Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.
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 […]
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, […]
Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.
Our Assisted Living, The Inn at Cherrywood and The Villa, are surveyed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health every two years. The survey process is rigorous and comprehensive. It is important to be mindful of a community's performance during state surveys when exploring living options. Surveys are a good indicator for families […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It has been said that the difference between success and failure is a great team. The storm from a couple of weeks ago certainly gave the team at The Watermark at East Hill quite the opportunity to demonstrate how true this statement can be. The weather forecast called for severe thunder storms and the team […]
It is often difficult to choose a skilled nursing facility for a loved one. Timing is almost always of the essence and families commonly do not know where to start. Some families need to find a short term placement for their loved one who may need therapy after an injury or surgery while others may […]
While Spring has just barely sprung here at The Watermark at East Hill, residents in The Villa, our exclusive memory care community, have been busy planting herbs. Some of the herbs that residents planted this time around are lavender, basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, and chives. Once grown, the herbs will be used by our residents […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 60 different classes with everything from 52 Magic Mondays to Back to Natural Workshops to Classical Musicians with Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Eco Jewelry and even Mindfulness Workshop, we are sure you will […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Watermark at East Hill takes great pride in delivering an outstanding first impression and we are very proud of our receptionists who often serve as the first point of contact for our residents, families, and visitors. Our reception desk serves as the hub on campus and our receptionists work hard to answer calls, assist […]
The Watermark at East Hill is proud to be the employer of choice for caring professionals who go above and beyond to serve our residents. Each month, one associate receives the distinction of being named the Associate of the Month. Residents and associates look forward to this recognition and take great pride in selecting a […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With over 50 different classes with everything from Antiques Roadshow to As Seen on TV to Gardening with Native Plants to History of UFO's in Connecticut and even Women's History Month: Margaret Sanger, we are sure you will find […]
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 […]
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. […]
Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]
The Watermark at East Hill is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Mazza as Executive Director for the continuing care retirement community. Mazza comes to The Watermark with 15 years of experience holding executive-level management positions in the senior living profession. In her new role, Mazza will be responsible for the day-to-day management of […]
Times Square was lit up with an image of Lisa Ford being awarded as NCCDP 2017 CNA of the Year! Congratulations Lisa!!
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 […]
Resident Leah Linton, 91, says we cannot forget what happened to 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. She is the last generation of witnesses and lost her father in Auschwitz as well as many other relatives. A video of Leah was published on RepublicanAmerican on July, 11th, 2017. To view that video, please click here.
Samantha Nook, Director of Sales at The Watermark at East Hill, was a guest author last month for Southbury Patch. She shared many very important tips and tricks to make moving less stressful. To view the original article posted on June 20th, 2017, please click here. Each year, nearly 35 million U.S. residents pack up […]
Resident Lila Howard was honored at a banquet on May 20th after receiving a "60 over 60" award sponsored by Duncaster. Mrs. Howard was nominated for the award by Regional Dining Services Director, Jim Bain. Mrs. Howard has led an inspiring life. She was the first female director of Flightways flight school on Long Island and […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 100 different classes with everything from Zumba to Salt Water Fishing to Pet Care and You to Gardening for Produce and even Cake Decorating 101, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]
Members of the Book Club at The Watermark at East Hill recently made book marks to help them keep their place as they read the newest selection. There is nothing worse than losing your place when you are reading a really good book!
Resident Ginny Middleton took time out of her busy life at The Watermark at East Hill to share with her friends about the time she spent in Cuba. Her slide show was fascinating and the group was filled with questions.
Ashurst Irish Dancers delighted residents at The Watermark at East Hill during a recent performance at the community. The dancers got everyone in the mood to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 60 different classes with everything from Color Me Calm to Seated Aerobics to The Art of Food to Tea Explorer and even Armchair Travel, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
In honor of Valentine's Day, Residents and Associates at The Watermark at East Hill were invited to take part in a Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony. The ceremony was officiated by Connie Haworth, Executive Director. Couples walked down the aisle, each bride with a beautiful bouquet. After the vows, each couple cut their own wedding cake and […]
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 […]
Pet lovers rejoice. The Watermark at East Hills is an extraordinary community where people – and their pets – thrive. Pets and people both deserve comfortable surroundings where they can count on delicious meals, plenty of play time and fun people to hang out with day and night. To learn more about our pet friendly […]
Residents in The Inn had a wonderful time making Valentine's crafts over the weekend. Looks like things might have been a little wild over there when door wreaths end up as hats, but that's the kind of whacky fun we have here at The Watermark!
Resident Audrey Namowitz might be called "Miss January 2017." Her artwork is the first one featured in the 2017 annual Watermark Expressions calendar. Namowitz was thrilled with the news that she had won, although this is not the first time her work has been featured in a Watermark calendar. News of the feature was also […]
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 […]
Springs' resident H.A. stated "Everyone has been so warm and kind to me here, even from the moment I walked in I felt very comfortable here. Thank you to all of you." The Springs at The Watermark at East Hill provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.
Springs' resident S.M. left us a note recently. She said, "I've been here twice and it gets better every time. They do not disappoint." The Springs at The Watermark at East Hill provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.
Recent Springs' resident E.R. stated, "I want to compliment the care I received. I appreciate it." The Springs at The Watermark at East Hill provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.
Residents from The Watermark at East Hill enjoyed visiting the Festival of Trees in Danbury. This is the 14th year for the event, which benefits Ann's Place, providing services for those who have cancer and their loved ones. You can learn more about the Festival of Trees and Ann's Place here.
"Watermark is to be commended as you have an extremely well-run facility. You have warm, friendly, and efficient staff from the top to the bottom. [My husband] has been served with kindness and professionalism and we just wanted you to know we are most grateful and impressed." -ESM
The Tribury Rotary Club welcomed Southbury Fire Marhal Barry Rickert as our esteemed guest this week. Rickert spoke about fire safety and the inspection process for commercial buildings. Tribury Rotary meets at The Watermark at East Hill every Thursday. The next meeting is Thursday, November 17th at 4:30pm
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Independent Living resident Ruth Littman celebrated her 105th birthday today in style. Mrs. Littman was joined by 75 members of her family. Her handsome grandsons helped her blow out the candles as we all sang "Happy Birthday." Mrs. Littman honored her guests by going table-to-table and telling stories about everyone in attendance!
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 […]
Residents at The Watermark at East Hill enjoyed meeting with Rabbi Polokoff and discussing the Sukkot Festival. Residents and staff worked together to assemble a Sukkoh for the community observance.
Jeff is one of our main staff in the Gallery Café. This year, he accepted the challenge to become a Watermark University instructor. Jeff is quite a guitar player and he took on teaching Acoustic Guitar 101 to residents. You can see the delightful expressions on their faces as a testament to both Jeff's talent as a […]
The September theme dinner was our annual Clam Bake and residents raved about the food and fun! Join us on October 19th for Octoberfest!
Dear David, I requested your name and contact information from Connie the director so that you could hear straight from the daughter of a resident who recently passed. After much research 8 years ago, I made the decision, with my parents, that they would relocate to the Watermark at East Hill to be closer to […]
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 […]
The weather is getting cooler and it is a great time to celebrate with fall crafts. Anna DiFiore, our Business Office Manager, led a Watermark University class on crafting with buttons. Residents were delighted with their results!
East Hill has been invaded by lots of heavy machinery the last couple of weeks. As part of our big fall renovation plans, our entire parking lot is being replaced. Come see our beautiful new look! The project should be completed around October 17th!
Residents enjoyed learning more about mixing cocktails in Mixology Class with Amanda!
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.
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 […]
Residents enjoyed a visit from staff of the Audubon Society on August 16th. The subject was the beautiful butterflies of the Bent River.
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 […]
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 […]
This week, the Litchfield Times wrote a wonderful article about all our associates who received awards at our Thrive Awards Banquet. You can read the article here. Just another reason to brag on how proud we are of the associates who serve our residents every day!
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 […]
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. […]
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 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!
Again this year, residents in The Villa and The Inn have planted a vegetable garden. Later this summer, residents and staff will enjoy the fruit of their labor, including yellow squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers. It was a beautiful day for gardening and residents will continue to water and care for the plants until harvest! Our waist-high planter […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Residents of the The Inn, Villa and Springs enjoyed a special celebration of the 1950's. Costumes, music, dancing, and a special meal were featured to the delight all who attended!