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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)

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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 within the grounds of the retirement community.

The Watermark hosted a small party at The Villa to mark the anniversary. Those attending included Villa residents and their families, along with The Villa’s caregivers and staff from The Watermark at East Hill.

State Representative Arthur O’Neill also attended the event and presented The Watermark with a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly, which acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the staff at The Villa.

“The Villa is unique in that it is an assisted living home that combines structured health programs and social services with spontaneous activities and high levels of personalized care,” said Executive Director Michelle Bettigole. “Our passionate caregivers, inspiring residents and supportive families have all contributed to making this first year such a success, and we look forward to watching our residents continue to flourish and thrive each day.”

Employing a “small house” concept, The Villa is designed to provide innovative memory care for people living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other forms of memory loss within a positive, supportive and household-like environment. Caregivers at The Villa are trained to provide effective, safe and customized care to meet each resident’s needs.

The $2.1 million, 7,024 square foot community includes 14 private bedrooms with bathrooms, a great room common area with a family-style dining room and kitchen, and an outdoor courtyard with a garden.

Those seeking additional information may call 203-262-6868 or visit www.easthillmemorycare.com.

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