Two Levels of Memory Care

When it comes to Memory Care, the community you choose should not only be safe and secure but also comfortable, like home. Here, you’ll find just that. A residential environment that includes a living room with cozy seating for visiting with family and friends, a beautiful, sunny memory courtyard, and the best in Memory Care services. Just let us know your preferences for what, where, when and how and we’ll take care of the details.

Beyond our vast experience, our associates receive specialized training and certifications, including the Certified Dementia Practitioner program to back up our award-winning service. We always focus on what you can do, never on what you cannot. Also, we recognize that memory loss is never black and white, but rather a gradual process with many shades of grey. That’s why we provide two levels of memory care, Our Place and Pathways, so our residents always get the attention they need even as their needs change.


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Nurturing Environment – Days filled with the things you look forward to and enjoy.

We create “like home” memory care neighborhoods that are comfortable and familiar. Our residents are surrounded by wonderful aromas from delicious meals, music, laughter, family members, fresh flowers, natural light, children, pets, the changing of the seasons and reminders of things to look forward to today, tomorrow and beyond. We fill the days with favorite pastimes and make sure to create plenty of meaningful moments.

Our Place – Memory loss is a gradual process, we offer two neighborhoods so everyone feels right at home.

This exciting alternative is ideal for seniors who are just beginning to experience issues related to memory loss. Our Place is a friendly, residential neighborhood offering greater independence and access to all areas of East Village Place in a small neighborhood setting.  Best of all, tiered pricing ensures that you pay only for the level of care you need, based on a care plan individually tailored to you.

Pathways – Our traditional memory care neighborhood offers unsurpassed peace of mind.

Pathways offers a safe, secure environment with a higher level of memory care services. Choice and customized care are the order of the day. We have a long track record of delivering on our promises and a solid management team that has worked together for many, many years. You can count on us because we can count on each other. Beyond our experience, we have specialized training, including Certified Dementia Practitioners, to back up our award-winning service.

Dining for the Soul – Favorite Foods with Good Friends

Beyond nutritious and delicious, meals are times to gather, connect and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Old favorites and interesting new delights are always on the menu and with Thrive Dining™, those same choices come in attractively served, bite-size portions to make meal times even more enjoyable. Our Pantry Program even provides residents personal space to store favorite items like mint Milano cookies or tomato bisque, so comfort foods are always close at hand.

Thrive Programming – Grow and Connect in Meaningful Ways

We pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of Our Place and Pathways to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, their families and our associates. We use a wide variety of approaches, depending on the individual, the hour and the day. Expressive Arts uses music, art and movement to tap into all forms of creativity for an alternative form of communication beyond words. We skillfully address Physical Wellness with traditional fitness classes, to innovative offerings such as Stretch and Balance, Yoga, Zumba, Belly Dancing and Happy Healthy You. Our physical fitness programs are tailored to residents’ abilities, preferences and needs. We utilize Life Histories to celebrate past occupations, preferred hobbies and treasured talents. Through Watermark University we encourage residents, associates, family members and local experts to share their interests in classes like Plant Connections, Craft Creations, Memory Magic, Hollywood’s Golden Years, Memories in the Making Art Class, and Sweet Memories Chorus to name a few. These are but a few of the approaches we use to help residents thrive, one joyful moment at a time.

Meet the Nayas – Guidance, Care and Connections

Here, the art of caregiving goes beyond the traditional title, so we call our caregivers “Nayas,” a word originating from the ancient language of Sanskrit. A Naya is a guide, person of wisdom and a leader who is engaged in the present moment. Specially trained and certified Nayas communicate through validation rather than correction to show understanding and support. We know that behaviors are a response to an unmet need. From this thoughtful foundation, we cultivate a sense of well-being and connection.

We partnered with the National Council of Dementia Practitioners to train our Nayas how to incorporate residents in the rhythms of daily living. Together, they work side-by-side cooking, cleaning, preparing and serving home style meals, and anything else that evokes a sense of purpose.

Extraordinary Outings – Experiences that Make a Difference

Our group trips shatter the expectations of what’s possible. Our residents, associates, families and volunteers work together to plan safe, adapted outings to ensure our residents thrive. Recent examples from Watermark communities coast to coast include fishing trips, equine therapy, a trip to Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall for Christmas Spectacular, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride along the Connecticut River, overnight beach trip to Rockport, MA and bus trip to see Cirque du Soleil at Hartford Theatre.

  • Beautiful, sunny memory courtyard
  • Small, friendly, neighborhood setting
  • Three nutritious, well-balanced meals each day
  • Healthy and delicious snacks available at all times
  • Transportation services available
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Dynamic calendar of classes, activities and outings including Watermark University classes designed for residents with memory care needs
  • Customized wellness plans
  • Couples Care
  • Caring, trained staff available 24-hours per day
  • All utilities except cable TV and phone service
  • Complete apartment maintenance
  • Best Move move-in coordination service
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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 […]

Three generational family baking together
East Village Place Secure Memory Care Garden
East Village Place Lobby
Senior Men and Women in Drumming Circle
Elderly Man Listening to Music with Grandson
Blueberry Pancakes
Personal Memory Care Pantry Baskets