Category: Life at The Watermark

December 18, 2019

Spring 2020 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 Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

October 9, 2019

IT’S OFFICIAL AGAIN: WATERMARK IS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Watermark Retirement Communities, which of course includes The Watermark at East Hill, is once again recognized by Fortune Magazine as an official Great Place To Work-Certified™. This honor is a direct result of Watermark associates taking time out of their day to complete the satisfaction survey to share their expert insights on our company and our […]

October 6, 2019

Emergency Preparedness Ensures Success at The Watermark at East Hill

Hurricane Dorian came and went, and thankfully Watermark Retirement Communities in its path were prepared. Our team of leaders from our communities attended to every detail before, during and after the storm. We pride ourselves on being prepared for whatever Mother Nature sends our way and are honored to have earned the trust of both […]

October 1, 2019

Celebrate Active Aging Week With The Watermark at East Hill

A healthy retirement includes being active and October 1-7 is Active Aging Week at The Watermark at East Hill. This celebration encourages older adults to keep moving, engage in their community and nurture their own well-being and we have all sorts of activities events planned for the week that help our residents to keep moving […]

September 15, 2019

Watermark Resident Writer Shares Insider’s View

We’ve all been enjoying the writing of Watermark resident, Paul Wilson, as he shares his thoughts and reflections to mark special occasions while providing his unique insight and perspective. Paul has an insider’s view of retirement community living that runs deeper than most. Here, he shares the “three hats” he wears as a senior living […]

September 7, 2019

Watermark University at East Hill in Southbury, CT Quenches Thirst for Knowledge

Stimulating the mind and strengthening the body have enormous benefits at any age. At The Watermark at East Hill, individuals discover profound opportunities for engagement and growth through Watermark University. Residents, associates, family members and local experts share their interests and teach classes each semester. Watermark resident Paul H. Wilson describes how the quest for […]

August 22, 2019

Check Out The Watermark at East Hill’s Fall 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) at The Watermark at East Hill strives to provide residents with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping the 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 […]

July 25, 2019

Aquatic Therapy and Exercise at The Watermark at East Hill

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity. Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses. At The Watermark […]

June 5, 2019

Tips from the Watermark at East Hill in Southbury: How to Stay Safe and Healthy This Summer

Summer is almost here and for many seniors, it’s a time to relax, recharge and spend some quality time outdoors. It’s important to make sure you take proper precautions to keep yourself healthy when the heat hits. The Watermark at East Hill has some great tips to help everyone have a fun, safe summer. Stay […]

April 30, 2019

The Watermark at East Hill’s Summer 2019 Watermark University Catalog Has Arrived!

Watermark University (WU) at The Watermark at East Hill strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping the 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 […]

April 4, 2019

The Watermark at East Hill: A CCRC With So Much To Offer

Many retirement communities only offer one or two levels of care, but The Watermark at East Hill offers much more. As a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), our community offers multiple levels of care, all on one campus, so that you can spend the rest of your retirement worry free. Benefits of a Continuing Care Retirement Community At […]

March 12, 2019

We Celebrated Read Across America Day At The Watermark at East Hill

From Green Eggs and Ham to The Cat in the Hat, the whimsical books of Dr. Seuss make reading fun. In honor of Dr. Seuss and the love of reading that his books inspire, the National Education Association (NEA) designated the author’s birthday, March 2, as Read Across America Day which we celebrated! Reading helps […]

March 7, 2019

The Watermark at East Hill Residents Share Why Moving In Makes Sense

Here at The Watermark at East Hill we believe we have found the best solution to our retirement needs. The facility is attractive, well managed and situated to fit our needs. The apartments are amply sized with attractive fixtures and basic décor. Dining presents a diverse menu and is well prepared. Planned activities are plentiful […]

March 6, 2019

Tips From The Watermark at East Hill: Why Your Parents’ Best Move Is To A Retirement Community

Many elderly people want to stay in their homes as long as they can. Convincing your parents that a move to a retirement community is in their best interest can be tough, especially when they have lived in their home for decades. Your loved one may see moving to a retirement community as giving up […]

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 […]