Category: Life at East Village Place

May 15, 2018

Please Volunteer to Help with Veteran Grave Flagging

The Holyoke Veterans Services has asked for our help to re-flag graves that need new flags that are worn from the weather. We have been asked to help on Sunday May 20th at 12:30pm at Elmwood Cemetery 2190 Northampton Street, Holyoke MA. We are asking residents, associates, families and friends to donate some of your time to give a veteran […]

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, […]

April 25, 2018

Zoo On The Go!

The young man from Forest Park Zoo brought in a assortment of wonderful wild animals. He had one baby bunny, 2 ferrets, parrot, bearded dragon, 2 cockroaches and a chinchilla. He was full of information and had stories to tell about every animal. The residents loved it they loved the opportunity to hold some of […]

March 19, 2018

Irish Celebration with Entertainment by Willie & Jan Nininger

The month of March wouldn't be the same without good old-fashioned Irish music, corned-beef hash appetizers and green sugar cookies! And let us not forget Willie & Jan Nininger playing Irish tunes, Willie telling Irish jokes and funny stories as well as reading an Irish blessing. Jan imitating Edith from All in the Family was also […]

March 7, 2018

Watermark Kid, Jenna Ross, Selected to Participate in the Gifted High School Artists Program

Our Watermark Kid, Jenna Ross, is up to many more fantastic things! She was recently selected to participate in the Gifted High School Artists Program at Amherst College, a program taught by professor Gloman of Amherst College. The Saturday class for gifted High School students met for the last time this year on February 24th […]

February 21, 2018

Valentine’s Love is in the Air

On February 14th we had our annual Valentine's Day "Love is in the Air" event with a performance by James Michael. James is phenomenal baritone singer that mesmerizes audiences with his singing, personal stories and wonderful spirit. He sang beloved Broadway classics that melted our hearts. We love when James Michael comes to visit because he brings […]

January 26, 2018

The Power of Music

It was a fun-filled time when Willie Nininger came to perform for us. The residents and associates danced in the aisles together. That's what it is like when Willie comes to East Village Place, he brings his music and we all come alive. His wide variety of music includes Country, Folk and Rock 'n Roll, that brings back fond memories. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

November 27, 2017

Veterans Day Recognition

On November 11th, we started our Veterans Program off with our National Anthem followed by Annetta singing God Bless America. The men and women who served our great country were given dog tags with the United States Flag on it to commemorate their service. We enjoyed the music program by Lisa & Dave Gomez delighting […]

November 7, 2017

Longmeadow Girl Scout Takes “A Walk Down Memory Lane” for Gold Award

By Cori Urban - Special to The Republican For her Girl Scout Gold Award, 17-year-old Isabel A. Cummings, of Longmeadow, took a walk down Memory Lane. She organized a series of scrapbooking events for the residents of the memory care unit at East Village Place in East Longmeadow. Her project, "A Walk Down Memory Lane," involved creating […]

September 27, 2017

Hip Hop Around the World with Rondae Drafts

The entertaining video and power point presentation was a magical, musical, imaginary journey around the world. Rondae came dressed as a flight attendant and took us on an imaginary journey to Ireland, Italy, Japan, Africa, India and Hawaii. At each destination, we explored the traditional food, clothing, music, culture and hip hop! Rondae walked through the […]

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 […]

August 29, 2017

Having Fun with Eco Printing

When Elleen Russell came to us and said she wanted to do eco-friendly scarves with our residents, Dee Foster, Community Life Director was amazed at how the residents embraced the concept. They had so much fun picking out their flowers and placing them on their scarves. There was a lot of chatter and excitement in […]

August 24, 2017

Music, Dancing and Smiles

One thing East Village Place residents and associates love to do is dance. When John or anyone for that matter gets that music going everyone seems to get their feet going too. It's always a pleasure when John comes because he livens up the room with his personality and always gets one or two residents up […]

July 25, 2017

Baking with Love

Baking with Love is one of the residents favorite classes this semester. Chef Steve looks forward to working with the small group who really hone in their decorating skills. Their hydrangea cupcakes came out marvelous. Next month, the class will be decorating a flower pot filled with cake and decorated cupcakes will line the pot. […]

June 16, 2017

Humble Bee’s Provide Delightful Musical Entertainment

The Humble Bees have provided unique musical entertainment throughout Connecticut for the past 14 years. We had the pleasure of have having them perform for all of us recently. They were both funny and very talented. Instruments played included a flea ukulele, fluke ukulele, firefly banjo, tenor guitar and a mini bass instrument. They were phenomenal […]

June 16, 2017

Spoil Me Day at East Village Place

We all love to be spoiled, especially when we are the ones getting the special treatment. A group of cosmetology students from Franklin County Technical School treated our residents to manicures. The school prepares its students for success through technical and academic education. These 12 students were excited about making our residents feel and look good. And […]

May 31, 2017

Dell & Donald’s Fascinating Visit to Antarctica

We were in for a treat when Donald and Dell Bird came to give a presentation about their journey to Antarctica. A land of extremes, Antarctica it is the coldest and driest continent on Earth and has the highest average elevation. Scarcely touched by humans, the frozen land boasts breathtaking scenery, visitors to Antarctica generally must brave rough […]

May 11, 2017

Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

We had a blast during our Cinco De Mayo luncheon. Residents enjoyed nachos topped with guacamole, Spanish rice and salsa as well as frozen margaritas while Mexican music filled the air. Everyone came prepared to join the festivities and really enjoyed themselves. Throughout this month will be exploring Mexico during our Famous People Watermark University class. Attendees will travel back […]

May 4, 2017

Getting To Know Seth – Watermark University Class

One of our Community Life Associates, Seth, had the pleasure of conducting this months "Getting to Know You" class. We looked at Seth's life in a nutshell, from his perspective, and he broke his presentation up into 5 sections starting with Early Life, Education, Family, Adventures, and ending the program with Previous Work Experience. Seth grew […]

May 2, 2017

Thursdays are a total workout!

When it comes to Thursdays, it's a total workout with Tyrone Buckner. The residents really get into the fitness program he leads with one of our Nayas, and they have fun while doing it. Workouts include stretching, parachuting, gertie balls, ribbons, beach balls, weights... you name it, they are doing it. Every week Tyrone has a structured class […]

March 30, 2017

Getting to Know Dee – New Watermark University Class a big hit with residents!

Diane Doris Charbonneau was born on April 11, 1958 at Holyoke Hospital in Holyoke Mass and is one of 6 children in her family. Her family still calls her Dee Dee, so she shortened it to Dee. Dee had so much fun telling and showing the residents another side of herself. They were able hear about the most special people in her […]

March 15, 2017

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 […]