The Best All-Inclusive 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 minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

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.

Life at East Village Place

Dave Andrews always leaves us smiling.

When Dave Andrews comes in with his great big cowboy hat on and sits down with his guitar the room comes alive. He sings songs that I don’t even know but the residents start singing with him. He picks songs that light up the room, some that bring back lots of fond memories for all […]

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Crafty Craft Baskets Fall

As fall approaches, we couldn’t think of a better craft project than fall baskets. The residents decorated their own baskets to put in their apartments to show off the fall season. There is nothing like the orange, red and gold colors of the foliage to make a neat basket come alive. Here you see residents from […]

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Local Young Artist Showcases Work at East Village Place

Jenna Ross, a 14 year old from the East Forest Park section of Springfield, is already a very talented and passionate artist at her young age. Jenna graduated from 8th grade at St. Michael’s Academy this past June and was awarded with the “Presidential and Art Award” along with being a member of the National […]

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Resident Spotlight

William “Bill” Kelleher – Always Keeping Us Entertained

William “Bill” Kelleher is one of our many residents that are thriving at East Village Place.  He and his wife Marie moved here in June of 2014 and he has been thriving ever since. Bill had a play that he and a few friends worked on for years, and he wanted to put it on […]

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2015 Ms Massachusetts Senior America Pageant

An enthusiastic group of residents traveled to Holyoke to cheer on JoAnn McNaughton as she competed in the 2015 Ms Massachusetts Senior America Pageant. JoAnn is pictured with three residents at East Village Place—Dick Samolis, Bill Kelleher, and Bob McMahon—who visited the pageant to support JoAnn. Each contestant showcased their “signature walk” during the show […]

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Iron Chef Competition

Each Watermark University semester associates and residents rack their brains to come up with new fun and enriching classes to add to the daily schedule. Jeff Ross, Dining Service Director and Executive Chef, has taken The Watermark principle “Come from Abundance” and has gone above and beyond in creating an exciting and interactive program for the […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

1. Melt 1 bag chocolate chips in the microwave (15 seconds, stir, repeat until melted smooth). 2. Spread chocolate in bottom of a 9×9 pan. Let harden. 3. Mix together 1 1/2 cups peanut butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Spread over hardened chocolate. 4. Melt 1 more bag of chocolate chips. 5. Spread on […]

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April 20th is National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day!

Topping: 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup brown sugar (packed) 20 ounce can pineapple slices Marachino cherries Cake: 1 yellow cake mix 3 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 20 ounce can crushed pineapple (un-drained) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 6 tablespoons butter in 9 x 13 pan in oven. Remove pan from oven and […]

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Out and About

Crazy Jakes Lunch Outing

It was a beautiful sunny day on our Wednesday lunch outing to Crazy Jakes. Everyone looked forward to the old diner atmosphere and the good ole burgers they serve. The root beer floats were a big hit – a drink and dessert all in one! Everyone had a great time and hope to go again really […]

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Lunch Outing to Friendly’s

Were off to our monthly lunch outing with residents from Pathways and Our Place to their favorite place to go, Friendly’s Ice Cream. They look forward to this trip every month because when they know they are done eating, they always have room for dessert. As you can see, they have just as much fun to […]

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The Last Concert of the Summer

We were sad to see the end of the summer concerts come to an end. We enjoyed our Wednesday nights getting into the van and off to the East Longmeadow High School Athletic Field. At least 13 residents and a Community Life Assistant or Community Life Director accompanied them to these concerts. The last one […]

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On Aging

The Gift of Music

Lisa and Judy from Home Watch entertained us with music through their wellness program. They gave the residents from all levels of care some great tips on how important music is for the soul, heart, breathing, form of exercise and that it is down right fun. They try to come in a couple times a year to remind the residents […]

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The Power of Music – Alive Inside

Residents, visitors, and many more discovered the power of music through the powerful documentary, Alive Inside. The movie was a resounding success at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival—where the film won the Audience Award—and it proved to have a similar reception at East Village Place. Alive Inside follows Dan Cohen, a social worker and founder […]

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Occupational Therapy Month!

Since April is Occupational Therapy Month, people of all ages are encouraged to share positive stories about how occupational therapy has enabled them—or a person they know and love—to thrive. There are many methods you can use to spread the word about occupational therapy, such as using social media, holding contests, informing your co-workers, and […]

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Facebook Review – Staff goes above and beyond to make the residents feel special.

My Mom has been here for almost 2 years. I love the small size. Everyone knows each other! Very low turn-over of staff. Many go far above and beyond their jobs to make the residents feel special.

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SeniorAdvisor Review – A lovely and intimate community offering various activities.

I think the East Village Place is lovely and intimate. The apartments are very nice. The grounds are beautiful. The communication with the staff is pretty good. They offer various activities. They have live entertainment, singing groups, crafts, bingo, church service, and more. They also have a van that is able to take the residents […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Very welcoming community, everyone knows mom by name.

We are very happy our mother landed at EVP. Mom needs a little more care to help her along in her recovery phase. They have been doing a great job providing what she needs and bringing in the extra such as PT and OT. She is happy there, which says volumes. We feel she is […]

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