Category: On Aging

October 10, 2019

Raising Awareness For Alzheimer’s One Step At A Time at The Watermark at East Hill

Watermark Retirement Communities nationwide are committed to drastically improving the quality of life of the residents we serve by pledging to support the Alzheimer’s Association in their mission to raise awareness for the disease. Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia; although common, unfortunately a cure has yet to […]

September 12, 2019

Survey Suggests The Watermark at East Hill Residents are Happier

A recent study shows that residents of retirement communities are happier than their counterparts living elsewhere.This confirms what we see every day at The Watermark at East Hill. Our residents live rich, full lives brimming with possibilities.They feel more secure, enjoy more freedom and have more active social lives than they would outside our community. […]

August 19, 2019

Helpful Hints When Selecting A Senior Living Community Like The Watermark At East Hill

Below are a few helpful tips to consider when choosing a senior living community, like The Watermark at East Hill, because we know it's important to choose the right place for you or a loved one and we understand the process can be challenging at times. Hoping the following tips can help: Timing: Imagine yourself […]

April 23, 2019

The Watermark at East Hill Provides Many Options For Exercising

Years of statistics and studies have supported the importance of exercise throughout one’s life and an emphasis on maintaining these great habits during the aging process. Exercise among the senior population helps promote, balance, coordination, flexibility, cognitive abilities, mental health, strength, and socialization. According to Silver Sneakers, here are the best forms of exercise: Swimming […]

February 21, 2019

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults, The Watermark at East Hill

The Watermark at East Hill wants you to stay safe and healthy this winter. Recent snowstorms and plunging temperatures have highlighted the importance of cold weather safety for older adults. People become more vulnerable to cold weather as they age. Hypothermia is a dangerous condition that can occur when the body temperature gets too low. […]

February 17, 2019

The Watermark at East Hill Can Help You Declutter and Donate

The new year is a natural time to declutter your home. Moving to a retirement community or downsizing to a smaller home is also a perfect time to get rid of excess stuff. With the popularity of shows like Netflix's Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up,” people are more motivated than ever to streamline their possessions. Decluttering […]

January 15, 2019

The Importance of New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults, Tips from The Watermark at East Hill

Why do we make resolutions in the New Year?  Resolutions give us purpose and goals. They are meant to help us refocus on what is important in life and make improvements for the coming year. For seniors everywhere including The Watermark at East Hill, making obtainable resolutions is key while simultaneously building up to bigger […]

January 10, 2019

How Seniors Can Avoid Falls: Tips from The Watermark at East Hill

Adults age 65 and over suffer the greatest number of falls each year. Many falls are preventable and the skilled rehab professionals at our Skilling Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at The Watermark at East Hill have several simple tips that can help you stay safe and avoid falling. Causes of Falls According to The Centers […]

November 26, 2018

Embracing All Seniors at The Watermark at East Hill

Watermark Retirement Communities is committed to creating welcoming, respectful, inclusive spaces where all people thrive. As part of this commitment, we are partnering with SAGE. SAGE is the country's largest and oldest national organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT or GLBT) older adults. Together, we’re creating opportunities for […]

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 […]

October 28, 2018

Wellness Tips for National Healthy Lung Month, The Watermark at East Hill

Every time you take a breath your lungs are working hard to keep your body going strong. In fact, the lungs never take a break. In just one day, an average person breathes around 25,000 times. The lungs are a vital organ that seniors must protect. One of the biggest health concerns for seniors is […]

October 15, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness for The Watermark at East Hill Seniors

It is a good time to talk about breast health in seniors during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society Surveillance Research 2018, it is estimated that 117,700 women ages 65 and older will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Men will also be diagnosed but at a much lower rate. […]

July 29, 2018

Love Never Dies

Each of us have a different vision of the path we will take in life and of what our senior years will look and feel like. Many of us picture ourselves living out our days side by side with the one we love. For many, growing old together is comforting and warm, but for others, […]

July 3, 2018

The Watermark at East Hill Tips For Seniors: Did You Stretch Today?

Did you know that there are several health benefits to stretching your muscles each day? Light stretching can make a big difference, especially in seniors and in those who have medical concerns such as diabetes. Stretching increases blood flow to the muscles, reduces pain and stiffness, helps improve range of motion, and reduces the risk […]

March 13, 2018

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 22, 2016

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

February 2, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

February 2, 2016

Where You Live Matters

The American Senior Housing Association recently produced a video entitled, "Where You Live Matters." The video focuses on what many senior housing professionals have known for years: the sooner you move to an independent living community, the better your life will be. I know you don't want to leave your home. No one does. But, what is it costing […]

December 18, 2015

The Watermark at East Hill Wins Best Practice Award

The Connecticut Assisted Living Association recently held its annual award ceremony. Five communities in the state received Best Practice Awards.  The Watermark at East Hill received an award for Resident Services. The award was made for an outstanding outing provided by the community when residents were taken on an overnight camping trip at a Boy Scout camp. The Boy […]

July 9, 2015

Virtual Dementia Tour

At The Watermark, we pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of the Villa, our Memory Care neighborhood, to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, their families and our associates. We utilize Expressive Arts, Physical Wellness and Watermark University to help residents thrive, one joyful moment at a time. […]

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 […]

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, […]

November 10, 2014

A Continuing Care Retirement Community Offers Peace of Mind

The below article is featured on, posted in September, 2014. Click here for the original article published. Retire in Style at a Continuing Care Retirement Community Continuing care retirement communities offer a resort-like setting and care when you need it. Pat and Arne Cook thought they had made their last move, but when Arne […]

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 […]

May 14, 2014


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, […]

October 9, 2013

Memory Care at The Villa – One Year Anniversary

The below article is featured in Voices newspaper and published on Saturday, September 28th, 2013. Click here to see the article on the Voices website.(site may require subscription) Watermark Marks Villa’s Anniversary SOUTHBURY — The Watermark at East Hill recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of The Villa, a free-standing, memory care community located […]