Posts by: Amy Lampert

April 29, 2019

Summer 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

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January 31, 2019

Resident Julian Zawacki is Loving Delicious Dining and Worry-Free Living at East Village Place

UNEXPECTED PLEASURES You’d be surprised how wonderful life can be in the right retirement community. Why wait another day to discover what you’re missing? “What’d most surprise [potential residents] is, in two hours they’d probably have made some kind of friendships.” – Julian Zawacki, resident of East Village Place MEET JULIAN ZAWACKI, A SWEET-TOOTHED PAINTER […]

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January 17, 2019

We Had Sew Much Fun During “Sewing With Sterling!”

One of our new Watermark University classes, “Sewing with Sterling” proved to be a big hit! Community Life Assistant, Sterling, was excited to share her passion for sewing with the residents as they gathered to create aromatherapy neck wraps, which are wonderful for relieving stress and tension in the shoulders and neck. The wraps are also great […]

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December 18, 2018

Spring 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

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November 15, 2018

Residents Art and Marilyn Barstow are Thriving at East Village Place

STRESS RELIEF AND MORE Caring for a loved one can take its toll on any caregiver’s health and well-being. The right retirement community spells relief. “I don’t have to go out and shop anymore. I used to do all kind of things if she wasn’t feeling well, like run to the doctor or elsewhere. It’s […]

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November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

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September 28, 2018

It’s Official – We are a Great Place to Work

Watermark Retirement Communities was ranked among Fortune Magazine’s top places to work in Aging Services. We are proud to be part of Watermark and we thank our associates for bestowing this accolade on East Village Place. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over 5,800 thriving […]

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September 7, 2018

Fall 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With nearly 30 different classes with everything from Art Appreciation to Horticulture to Scents of the Seasons to Flower Arranging and even Do it Yourself Gifts, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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May 4, 2018

Summer 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Current Events to Arthritis Exercise Class to Eco Friendly Scarves to Loom Knitting and even Science for Seniors, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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January 12, 2018

Music is the Pathway to Our Soul

Pathways resident, Frank Pelligrino, decided to tickle the ivories yesterday, impressing everyone in the room. Through Expressive Arts, our community uses music, art and movement to tap into all forms of creativity for an alternative form of communication beyond words.

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January 9, 2018

East Village Place Awarded Best of Senior Living Award for 2018

SeniorAdvisor.com has awarded East Village Place a Best of Senior Living Award for 2018. This exclusive designation honors the top 1% of senior-care providers across the U.S. and Canada. “We are honored to be the only community in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts to receive this prestigious award three years running. Our commitment to creating an extraordinary […]

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December 28, 2017

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Current Events to National Parks to Plant Man to Remember When and even Art Therapy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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December 11, 2017

Family Member Testimonial – A Successful Family Gathering

Sending along my appreciation to your staff for helping us have a successful family gathering in the activities room yesterday. Dee allowed us to tie up the room for the entire day which was extremely helpful for set-up and the opportunity to relax and not feel pressure to vacate the room before we were ready. […]

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December 6, 2017

Caring.com Review – Well Maintained Community

East Village Place was good, clean, and well maintained. It was small, but they did have a nice outdoor area. If my mother-in-law were still in MA, East Village Place would be the place I would highly consider. The dining area was very nice and very well decorated. It would be an appealing place to […]

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December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

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November 30, 2017

Google+ Review – Caring, Attentive and Loving Staff

My mother was here for the last year of her life. The staff is very caring, attentive and loving. They did their best to care for my mom as she declined and adjusted to her growing needs. Facility is well maintained and the food is good. The facility has a homey atmosphere.

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November 21, 2017

Caring.com Review – A Personal, Warm and Inviting Community

We placed my mom at East Village Place. It’s a very good place and they understand the whole concept for care of elderly people. They have two levels so we wouldn’t have to move my mom if she needed more care. They have exercise programs and memory care activities. They have a courtyard with a […]

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September 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Watercolor Painting to Music and Wellness to Current Events to Creative Crafts and even Bird Talk, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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July 25, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – My Mother-in-Law is Thriving Again

We brought my my mother-in-law to East Village Place after visits to three area memory care centers and 6 months of trying to convince her husband that this was a better option for her than he could give her himself in their home. Her behavior had become erratic and his frustrations very real. She would […]

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May 5, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Dough Art to Cupcake & Cake Decorating to Art Therapy to Arthritis Exercise Classes and even Putting on the Green, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]

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April 13, 2017

Thrive Dining™ Featured in Local Reminder Newspaper

An article was recently published online at The Reminder, posted on April 6th, 2017. To read the entire article, please click here. Chef brings ‘Thrive Dining’ to East Village Place Jeff Ross, Food Service Director and Executive Chef, recently unveiled an innovative program called Thrive Dining™. Thrive Dining™ aims to restore the joy of dining for individuals […]

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February 22, 2017

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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January 20, 2017

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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January 6, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Plant Connection to Music Therapy to Color Me Calm to Abstract Painting and even a Wellness Talks, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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November 23, 2016

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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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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November 11, 2016

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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August 24, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Sand Sculpting to Scrapbooking to Shuffleboard to Crafty Creations and even a Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Good Health, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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June 10, 2016

Couples Care – Keeping Families Together

East Village Place was recently recognized for its Couples Care program in an article published on May 27th, 2016 in The Reminder. To view the original article, please click here. East Village Place prides itself on catering to both individuals and couples. “Couples Care is yet another way to help couples stay together and relieve more of […]

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May 9, 2016

Google+ Review – The care and compassion is outstanding.

Excellent place to place a family member; the care and compassion is outstanding. I have been to other places, even had my mother at another place and there is no comparison. East Villages Place takes the time to care and gives the time to the resident. My mothers aide is just outstanding and goes above and beyond […]

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May 6, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Abstract Painting to Plant Connection to Music Therapy and even a Virtual Tour of Italy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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April 21, 2016

Pet Ambassador Fills Residents’ Hearts with Joy

Pet Partners has named April 30th National Pet Therapy Day to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to bring comfort and healing to those in need. However, Bentley thinks it’s just another great day of affectionate cuddles at East Village Place assisted living and memory care community in […]

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March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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 […]

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January 11, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Zumba to Healthy Smoothies to Crafty Creations and even Art Therapy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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August 31, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 35 different classes with everything from Zumba to Music Therapy to Cupcake Decorating and even Abstract Painting, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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April 16, 2015

Music Therapy Program Makes Headlines

The below article was featured in the Reminder Newspaper, published on Tuesday, April, 9th, 2015. Click here for the original article published. East Village Offers Music Therapy “Music can be a powerful key to unlock creative minds that are otherwise trapped by stifling mental confusion. The successful feeling of communicating through music can bring a […]

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April 16, 2015

It’s the People that Make East Village Place Outstanding

WELCOME TO AN EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE THRIVE. Thriving begins with choices and East Village Place is full of them. It’s part of what makes choosing to live here so easy. With spacious one-bedroom and gorgeous two-bedroom suites, we have options to fit every lifestyle. Residents are free to design their own lives and we […]

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