Category: On Aging

February 6, 2019

Fun on the Drums!

Yesterday morning we hosted a drumming circle led by certified instructor, Tim Kane. The program proved to be extremely upbeat... pun intended! Residents gathered in the Wellness Room and each received a large djembe drum. Tim explained the history of the drums to us, sharing that the drums originated in West Africa hundreds of years […]

February 1, 2019

Massachusetts State Representative Brian Ashe Commemorates East Village Place Resident on her 105th Birthday!

We are celebrating a very special birthday today, as one of our beloved residents turns 105 years old! Maria Reiter was born in Slovakia on February 1st, 1914. She is quite the intriguing woman to say the least! Maria speaks three languages - English, Hungarian, and Slovak. She was a teacher in Slovakia during the […]

January 29, 2019

Cold Weather Safety Tips

We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you and your loved ones stay warm […]

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 […]

November 12, 2018

Celebrating Our Veterans!

Today was a special day dedicated to all of our beloved Veterans who reside here at East Village Place. In recognition of Veteran's Day, our morning program showcased video interviews of several of our residents who have served in various branches of the military, followed by staff reading poems honoring their courage and bravery. Each […]

January 9, 2018

East Village Place Awarded Best of Senior Living Award for 2018 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 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 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” […]

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 […]

August 16, 2016

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 […]

May 31, 2016

East Village Place Recognizes Three Residents Who Are 99 Years Young

Community Life Director Dee Foster sat down with three wonderful women to ask them what their secret to staying young is. All three ladies turned 99 this year and gave her this advice: Mary Link-Finn said, "A good diet, going to church, having a good sense of humor, and staying busy" keeps her young. And with her […]

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 […]

September 23, 2015

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 […]

April 14, 2015

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 […]