Families often struggle with deciding when it may be the right time to explore options for a loved one living with memory concerns. Quite often it feels easier to ignore the signs and keep moving forward because it can feel very overwhelming to think about what to do next. There is no textbook answer or […]
Category: Villa Memory Care
Families often wonder when it is the right time to move their loved one in need of memory care into a senior living community. Unfortunately, there are no textbook answers to this difficult question. Making the choice to place a family member into a community is a very personal experience and one that can never […]
The Watermark Warriors, our team from The Watermark at East Hill, will be participating again in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 30th at Western Connecticut State University. The team has been busy hosting fundraisers and gathering donations to make a difference for the Alzheimer's Association and for the millions of Americans living with the […]
At The Watermark at East Hill, residents and staff are always coming up with ways to lend a helping hand in the broader community. The team is honored to care for, as well as work with, many Veterans from all branches of the military. It is important to demonstrate support of these heroes. Together residents […]
The Watermark at East Hill is proud to provide support to our greater community by hosting presentations and events for the public. Sharing experiences and resources is just one of the ways we try to make a difference and give back. Recently, we hosted a luncheon where visitors learned about our unique approaches to caring […]
The Villa, a free-standing home for seniors living with various forms of cognitive challenges at The Watermark at East Hill, is quite a special place. Our unique approach to memory care offers residents the opportunity to maintain independence, to continue to grow and develop, and to connect with friends through a variety of engaging and […]
It is a beautiful day in The Villa, a uniquely designed and free standing memory care community on the campus at The Watermark at East Hill, where residents are thriving under the support and direction of our Nayas. What is a Naya? A Naya is an ancient term for a guide, person of wisdom, and a […]
Villa residents spent a spirit-filled afternoon writing out holiday cards this week. The event sparked some nostalgia on the part of residents as they shared about holidays of the past!
Villa Residents said "goodbye" to summer when they attended a concert on The Green in Southbury in September. Residents enjoyed music, dancing, and visiting with other concert-goers. We are always up to something fun at East Hill!
Villa residents celebrated Halloween by visiting March Farm in Bethlehem. Residents chose pumpkins from the pumpkin patch on a beautiful afternoon. Their smiles tell the story!
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 […]
Many residents don't expect to get the opportunity to make a major trip once they enter Assisted Living and Memory Care. At The Watermark at East Hill, we are putting those assumptions away and doing the unthinkable! Residents and associates recently took a trip to Washington, DC, along with 13 Boy Scouts, as part of the […]
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!
At East Hill, we don't care what the weather is like outside because we have everything we need right inside our community! Residents from The Villa took a trip to our indoor salt water pool today without a care in the world about the dreary winter weather!
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 […]
Residents of the Villa and their families enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the season on Sunday, December 13th. Attendees dined on a selection of appetizers provided by our talented chefs while listening to live music. There was even a little dancing going on to the old favorite Christmas tunes!
The Audubon Society at Bent of the River in Southbury, CT has brought a new and exciting program to The Inn and The Villa at The Watermark at East Hill. Ken Elkins, Education Program Manager, approached East Hill about implementing the program in the garden area outside of both buildings. The program includes bird-friendly plants […]
Residents and families of The Inn and Villa at The Watermark at East Hill enjoyed a picnic on the perfect day. We know how to order great weather! Residents, families and associates enjoyed a wonderful meal, grilled up on site by Dining Services Director, Jim Bain. Hot dogs, baked beans, salad, potatoes, coleslaw and all the fixings […]
On Thursday, residents of The Villa took a trip to Rich's Ice Cream in Oxford, CT. Not unusual for this group of active residents. "This is an example of how we live in the moment every day at the Villa," said Denise Julian, Director of Health Services, "It was the perfect warm summer day to […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]
Not even sure what questions to ask? Take a look at this article from the Alzheimer's Association on the Ten Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. The Alzheimer's Association and their website www.alz.org is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease. In addition, The Watermark at East Hill hosts a […]
Welcome "Sadie" the newest member of The Villa family! Sadie is a yellow lab and is being greeted by Lynn and Diane as she checks out her new home.
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 […]