East Village Place

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The Best Value in West Massachusetts Senior Living

East Village Place, located in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts is a retirement community offering Assisted Living and Two Levels of Memory Care on an intimately scaled senior campus, just outside Springfield and minutes from I-90 and I-91 with easy access to Boston and the rest of New England.

In this friendly atmosphere we offer extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and unsurpassed customized care. Choose from studio apartments to spacious two-bedroom suites, wonderfully appointed with a kitchenette, large living room and bathrooms.

Residents of East Village Place enjoy services and amenities that support a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle. Our on-site amenities include two beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyards, complimentary van transportation, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, well-stocked library, an elegant dining room, as well as The Newport Pub for Happy Hours and The Coop coffee shop.

march, 2017

2marDave Andrew Performance1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Est 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
6marIntroduction to Aromatherapy10:30 am - 11:30 am 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
9marIrish Variety Show1:30 pm 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
10marEthan Stone on Piano1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Est 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
15marColor Me Calm10:30 am - 11:30 am 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
16marEntertainer John Paolillo1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Est 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
17marSt. Patrick's Day Corn Beef & Cabbage Luncheon12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
21marTony Rarus on Guitar10:30 am - 11:30 am EST 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
22marMardi Gras Themed Casino Night6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
28marDonald F. McCall - New Entertainer3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028
30marThrive Dining™12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 50 Benton Drive East Longmeadow, Mass 01028

Louise Noel’s Dance & Gymnastics a Huge Hit at East Village Place

Louise Noel’s Dance & Gymnastics has been providing dance and gymnastic programs for over 40 years. When Louise called Dee Foster, Community Life Director, and asked if she and her students could come and put on a recital on a Sunday afternoon, she was totally ecstatic. Remembering the days when her own daughter did Jazz, ballet and had 11 years of recitals they […]

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Getting To Know Us with Fatimah Abdul-Hakim

Getting To Know Us is a wonderful new Watermark University class and so far it has been a great hit. This gives the associates of East Village Place a chance to let residents, families and other associates get a chance to know you outside of the community. We share pictures of younger days, siblings, hobbies, and things […]

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Baking for Valentine’s Day!

Residents from our Memory Care neighborhood had fun with Fatimah our Community Life Assistant baking their Valentine’s cake. All participated in putting in the ingredients, stirring and even adding food coloring. Some had big smiles on their faces as they enjoyed making the cake. They had fun eating it just as much.

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Resident Bob Harrington is Loving His Friend-Filled, Carefree Lifestyle at East Village Place

GREAT COUPLES CARE If your spouse needs care, you need not tough it out yourself. At the right retirement community, you can both thrive. “I used to drive over every day and spent a good part of the day with my wife here and then at night I’d go back home and I’d go back […]

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Dining Services hits the road!

East Village Place Chef, Jeff Ross, hit the road and traveled to the Enfield Senior Center to showcase the delicious dining experience our residents enjoy daily living at the community. Jeff prepared, and with the help of some of the centers volunteers, served a complimentary Italian themed luncheon to 61 Enfield Senior Center members. The menu consisted of a tossed salad, handmade chicken parmesan, […]

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Thrive Dining™ Makes Morning News!

Jeff Ross, Dining Services Director and Jessica Szczepanek, Sales Director joined Mass Appeal on February 20th to discuss a new program offered at East Village Place called Thrive Dining™. This revolutionary dining program engages the senses and promotes a healthy appetite, guarding against unintentional weight loss and significantly enhancing the dining experience for those individuals living […]

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Thrive Dining™ Demonstration A Success

Jessica Szczepanek, Sales Director, spoke with attendees about East Village Place’s all new Thrive Dining™ program. She discussed this innovative dining experience and how East Village Place is using this to enhance the lives of our residents. At the beginning of the event, we removed all of the utensils from the tables, and told the […]

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Dining Services hits the road!

East Village Place Chef, Jeff Ross, hit the road and traveled to the Enfield Senior Center to showcase the delicious dining experience our residents enjoy daily living at the community. Jeff prepared, and with the help of some of the centers volunteers, served a complimentary Italian themed luncheon to 61 Enfield Senior Center members. The menu consisted of a tossed salad, handmade chicken parmesan, […]

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Fun at Friendly’s – Lunch Outing

A group of residents had a fun lunch outing at Friendly’s Ice Cream Shop in West Springfield. This is their favorite place to go for lunch and of course dessert! The staff knows us by name and they are so accommodating to all of us. We look forward to another lunch outing next month!

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Beatles Tribute Luncheon at the East Longmeadow Council on Aging

The Beatles Tribute Luncheon was held at the East Longmeadow Council on Aging Thursday, September 8th. Here is Paul, Ringo, John and George with their great smiles and witty charm. Trish Gendron, Marketing Director from CareOne Redstone, Dee Foster from Community Life East Village Place and Alicia Smith, Program Coordinator from Council on Aging came together and put this event on!

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Another Successful Irish Variety Show by Bill Kelleher!

Way to go Bill! You did an outstanding job with this years show. It was amazing how you put this together and the outcome was spectacular. Your jokes were superb as usual and the laughs you received from the audience was priceless. The two young 15 year old girls who came to perform their Irish dances […]

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“Growing Up in the 1930’s,” with Frank Quitadamo

If you missed Frank Quitadamo class today you missed an opportunity to learn so much valuable information about,”Growing Up in The 1930’s”. He started his class by going over his early childhood. Frank was raised in Worchester and attended the Roosevelt School where he played a lot of pranks on his first grade teacher. Frank […]

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Easter Bunny Surprise!

No one would have ever imagined that an Easter Bunny would show up during a sing along on Easter afternoon. Residents Victor and Claire got a grand surprise when the Easter Bunny got right in the middle of them. What a delightful way to make someone’s day. Thank you Diana Demers for coming in and making Easter amazing. […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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Isabel Cummings – Going for the Girl Scout “Gold Award”

Isabel Cummings, a junior at Longmeadow High School, approached me to a do a project creating scrapbooks for our residents in our memory care neighborhood called Pathways. She hopes her project will help create stronger bonds between caregivers, residents and their families as well as give residents a fun and meaningful activity. This picture is her and […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Mom is Happy and Secure and it Gives us Peace of Mind

My Mom is happy with her new lifestyle and experiences. East Village Place (EVP) is doing and excellent job and is a good fit for Mom. EVP feels more like home than any place I have seen. EVP has a wide variety of activities so that all residents are kept active. Mom has made a […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Great Care and Value

I really like this community for good care for my mother in law. We were able to have a meal there and the food appeared to be good and we did it enjoy it. The staff is active with her, This is a great value and they offer a special floor for her needs. We […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – The staff are very caring, kind and treat all the residents with respect.

The food at East Village Place looked good and I did not hear any complaints. The staff were wonderful with my mom and the other residents. They are very caring, kind and treat all the residents with respect. The community is clean and well taken care of. While mom did not participate in any activities […]

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Thrive Dining™ Makes Morning News!

Jeff Ross, Dining Services Director and Jessica Szczepanek, Sales Director joined Mass Appeal on February 20th to discuss a new program offered at East Village Place called Thrive Dining™. This revolutionary dining program engages the senses and promotes a healthy appetite, guarding against unintentional weight loss and significantly enhancing the dining experience for those individuals living […]

Read more about Thrive Dining™ Makes Morning News!

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” […]

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