Category: Life at The Watermark

August 1, 2017

The Watermark at 3030 Park Recognizes Outstanding Employees with Thrive Awards

The Watermark at 3030 Park is pleased to announce that several of its associates were recently recognized for their outstanding work through the retirement community’s annual “Thrive Awards.” The community also received the coveted Excellence in Standards Review award. The awards are presented to Watermark Retirement Communities employees nationwide who exemplify the company’s vision of […]

June 15, 2017

Creating Paint from Vegetables

Today, residents of The Inn created watercolor paint using spinach, blueberries, purple carrots and turmeric. Not only did they smell amazing, they brought vibrant colors! Cat from Community Life has a passion for making items using natural products and for a Watermark University class, taught our residents how our ancestors used to make beautiful colors. […]

June 8, 2017

A Beautiful Day for Music

The Award Winning Silver Steel Band is a steel drum band based in Bridgeport, CT, directed by Jim Royle of Jim Royle Drum Studios came to The Watermark 3030 Park on Saturday for a beautiful outdoor concert! You can find Silver Steel playing many of your favorite Caribbean favorites as well as Soca and Calypso […]

May 16, 2017

Fabulous Entertainment by the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus A Cappella Group

Recently, we had the pleasure of having the SOBs – Society of Orpheus and Bacchus – from Yale University perform for us. This all male a cappella group performed songs that included jazz standards, folk tunes, barbershop quartets, spirituals, blues, pop, rock and roll, traditional Yale songs, and original compositions. They also pride themselves on injecting a healthy […]

April 28, 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 almost 80 different classes with everything from Pocket Billiards to Conversational French to Cooking Demonstrations to Investing 101 and even Laughter Club, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our […]

April 24, 2017

Another Successful Fitness and Wellness Health Fair!

On Friday, April 21st we had a Health Fair with the assistance of the Sacred Heart University students that take the Exercise and Aging class for credit.  This is the third year that we have had the students conduct fitness testing and wellness assessments for our residents. They did an excellent job. The residents were really engaged […]

March 20, 2017

Painting Instruction

Residents of The Inn and Gardens enjoyed a step-by-step instruction based painting class hosted by the Giggling Pig. This lesson was painting a dandelion blowing in the breeze and residents got to take these paintings back home with them. Giggling Pig will be back on May 17th at 3:00pm in the Health Center.

March 20, 2017

A Visit with Garrett

Our tiny human Garrett stopped by for some love and cuddles! Cat from Community Life is the mother of Garrett. He was born on December 26th of last year. Garrett has been the topic of many discussions as of late and residents have been waiting anxiously to see him in person! Many of our residents love […]

January 19, 2017

A Caribbean Jazz Concert

The Watermark at 3030 Park in Bridgeport recently hosted a Caribbean jazz concert led by former member of the contemporary jazz group, Spyro Gyra, and Watermark resident, Dave Samuels. Samuels was joined by local musicians including Vince Cherico, who played alongside Samuels in the Dave Samuels & The Caribbean Jazz Project.    

December 19, 2016

Winter Wonderland with BuildOn

On Friday our Auditorium was filled with singing, dancing and joy from over 20 students from buildOn, all here to entertain our residents! Pictured is Moses playing the piano, Moses comes to the Inn every Friday to participate in our buildOn volunteer program with our Health Center residents. After all the fun, the residents and […]

December 15, 2016

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 almost 100 different classes with everything from Wine Tasting to Splash Fitness to Percussion Circle to Mandala Coloring and even Horse Therapy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught […]

December 1, 2016

Tree Trimming Get Together

The residents at The Watermark at 3030 Park really stepped up to the plate when we started to decorate the trees in the main lobby for the holiday season. They were really interested in putting the bulbs on the tree and some were very meticulous! While the music was playing, the residents were singing. It was such […]

November 28, 2016

Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

This year was our 9th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at The Watermark. This very popular program has been met with great enthusiasm in prior years, and this year was very special as well. It was a time to gather with Watermark family and friends, to celebrate our faiths and enjoy the fellowship of good conversation, presentations and lovely refreshments. The topic […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 11, 2016

Thanking Our Veterans

At 2:00pm today on the 2nd floor Rotunda we will be honoring our residents who served our country. Around the rotunda you will see pictures of residents as they are today or during their time of service. It’s an honor to be able to thank these residents for the sacrifices they have made. Pictured: Just […]

November 1, 2016

Mad Libs with buildOn

During our bi-weekly visits from student volunteers of buildOn, residents enjoyed making a mad lib and playing would you rather Halloween edition. The mad lib stories were shared with the group and a turkey dinner mad lib became a popular demand for next month! Every Wednesday and Friday, buildOn students volunteer and help run intergenerational […]

November 1, 2016

Halloween at The Watermark

The Watermark celebrated a safe and warm Halloween hosted by the residents and students of buildOn. Residents packed their bags of candy to hand out on Friday afternoon and distributed it on Saturday to all of the children that stopped by their apartments. A big thank-you to the buildOn students for helping and hosting Halloween Bingo in the Auditorium, and […]

October 24, 2016

Halloween Prepping and Special Guest Entertainer Moses!

This Friday, buildOn students visited our residents in the Health Center and helped out with a variety of programs. Some students helped with an exercise program in The Gardens. The rest helped the residents of The Springs make hidden message pumpkins to hand out for our Trick-or-Treating event on October 29th. For happy hour everyone […]

October 17, 2016

Autumn Wine Tasting

Residents of the Inn enjoyed their monthly wine tasting on this beautiful autumn day! Samples of red, white, and blush wine were paired with fresh fruit and delectable cheeses. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy this beautiful Monday afternoon!

October 11, 2016

Beats to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association – A Huge Success!!!

We had a very successful concert last week with our resident and Grammy award winner, David Samuels and David Friedman from Double Image. They have been electrifying audiences since 1973 alongside artists like Bobby McFerrin, George Benson and Spyrogyra and did not disappoint us! The marimba masters and vibraphone virtuosos brought their mallet magic to […]

October 7, 2016

Mini Golf Tournament sponsored by the Men’s Club raises money for Watermark for Kids!

On Friday, September 30th, 72 golfers played an 18-hole mini golf course in the auditorium at The Watermark at 3030 Park. The Men’s Club made all of the golf holes with great pride and passion. This thought was created when we were told about the golf tournament in Arizona which was a fundraiser for Watermark for Kids and we thought […]

September 26, 2016

Mandalas & Coffee

Adult Coloring is a great way to relax and move into a meditative state. Benefits of coloring include: * Improved Moods * Promoting Socialization and Reminiscing * Stress Relief * Improvement of Hand-Eye Coordination * Promotes Mindfulness * Providing a Sense of Accomplishment Mandala Coloring is available throughout The Watermark on various days in the […]

September 12, 2016

Fired Up on the Go!

Residents enjoyed their first lesson on ceramic painting from Fired Up on the Go!, a traveling instruction from Fired Up in Branford, CT. Fired Up on the Go! brings the ceramic class to our residents that may not want to travel for art instruction. All the supplies are brought in and Fired Up delivers their […]

September 12, 2016

Animal Embassy

Residents from The Inn, Springs and Gardens were able to experience feeding and interacting with some “Alien Invaders” from Animal Embassy. Animals from this included a Monk Parakeet, who should have been in Brazil, and came to live wild in Connecticut, as well as Cane Toads, a Green Iguana, a Red-eared Slider and a couple more furry […]

September 7, 2016

And the Beat Goes ON…

Once a month a group of residents have the experience of playing percussion instruments in our “Percussion Circle”. With smiling faces, the residents keep the beat to music that is played in the background. One of our residents has been wanting to learn how to play the drums and she had the opportunity to do so – […]

August 18, 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 75 different classes with everything from Zumba Gold to Stretch and Balance to Music Appreciation to Conversational French and even Computers 101, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught […]

August 2, 2016

Mandala Coloring

Residents enjoy a peaceful time of filling in Mandala pages and listening to one of the great composers, Verdi. Joining us is one of our volunteers from BuildOn, Hala, a student at Central High School who enjoys working with any art medium. We are so happy to have several BuildOn volunteers for the summer at […]

July 13, 2016

Light Touch Hand Massage

Every now and then our rough hands need some pampering. BuildOn Intern Simone helped give our residents hand massages with lotions filled with aloe for the men and lovely scents for our ladies. Pictured: Resident Walter enjoys a much needed hand massage. The smile says it all! Our residents enjoying every moment of it.

July 13, 2016

A Day at the Races

In the spirit of horse racing, residents enjoyed a fun game inspired by a day at the horse track. Each person rolls a dice to move their horse around the track with obstacles and tunnels. It is a fun game of chance! Thank you to our BuildOn interns Simone, Elizabeth and Jamie for helping out!

July 12, 2016

Thrive Awards in the News

More than 40 employees were recognized for their outstanding work this week. The Stamford Advocate as well as many other news outlets, wrote wonderful articles about all our associates who received Thrive Awards. “At The Watermark, we pride ourselves on creating an environment where our residents continue to grow, develop and thrive. This dedication to our […]

June 28, 2016

Adult Coloring – The Latest Trend for Relaxation and Creativity

Coloring books for grownups have suddenly launched to the top of bestseller lists. Add in the feeling of nostalgia, and many find coloring to be a relaxing, stress-free experience. Crayons, colored pencils or markers, whatever medium you choose, you soon will be experiencing the relaxation that color therapy brings once you dive into your next […]

June 28, 2016

Summer School at The Watermark

Professors from the Biology Department at Sacred Heart University presented specific subjects to the residents that they have been studying. The first subject was on horseshoe crabs and the second was on birds. The residents were delighted to be able to hold the baby horseshoe crabs. Did you know that horseshoe crabs do not bite or pinch? The residents […]

May 11, 2016

Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Resident Marian Adolphson, a retired teacher from Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton got a surprise last Tuesday when she received a boquet of roses at the second annual “Teacher Appreciation Tea” to recognize retired teachers residing at The Watermark at 3030 Park. Over 17 residents were honored as part of National Teacher Appreciation Day, […]

May 10, 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 more than 60 different classes with everything from Mindful Meditation to Wine Tasting to Watercolor Painting to Tai Chi and even Pocket Billiards, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

April 20, 2016

“Not Yet Dead Poets Society” Members Read Original Works at Stratford Library

Join the “Not Yet Dead Poets Society” for a special Library program where original poetry, essays and short stories will be read on Sunday, May 1st from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Lovell Room of the Stratford Library. No reservations are required. Doors will open at 2:30pm for general seating. The “Not Yet Dead Poets […]

January 29, 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 almost 65 different classes with everything from Aqua Zumba to Chef Cooking Demonstrations to Stretch and Balance Class to Drum Circle and even Handmade Greeting Cards, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

December 14, 2015

Debbie Laguerre – Named Newest “Watermark Kid” at 3030 Park

Fourth-grade student Debbie Laguerre has been named the newest “Watermark Kid” at The Watermark at 3030 Park. McKnight’s Senior Living graciously wrote an article titled An Outstanding Young Lady published on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015. To read the full article, please click here. Debbie Laguerre, age 9, was nominated by Barbara Sterne, a resident of the […]

December 9, 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 […]

September 9, 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. More than 75 different classes with everything from Wine Tasting to Tai Chi to Splash Fitness to Painting with a Twist and even Conversational French, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

May 1, 2015

Students Host A Successful Bridgeport Health Fair

Staying healthy is important at any age. Eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and getting regular medical check-ups is important. For seniors, both prevention and early detection are the best defense against illness and disease because ones health can change in an instant if you are not proactivly caring for yourself. The students from Sacred Heart University […]

March 19, 2015

Remembering King on the Selma March – Paul Janensch, Special to The Courier-Journal

The Watermark is fortunate to have Paul Janensch as a resident at our community. To read the full article about Mr. Janensch’s memory of the Selma March published on www.courier-journal.com on Friday, March 6th, 2015, please click here. Fifty years ago, I was standing about 10 feet from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a lawman wearing […]

December 29, 2014

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 90 different classes with everything from Aqua Zumba to Beer Making 101 to Conversational French and even Equine Therapy. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few […]

December 16, 2014

Meet Syncere Klock – Our Newest “Watermark Kid”

Here at The Watermark, we are constantly looking for ways to bridge the intergenerational gap between the youth in Greater Bridgeport and our community. That’s why we are so proud to participate in “Watermark for Kids” – an organization that empowers young people to build character, strengthen their leadership skills and express their creativity, compassion […]

December 15, 2014

Author Mary-Lou Weissman

Author, Mary-Lou Weissman, shares the inspiration for her best seller, “My Middle-Aged Baby Book” at today’s Book and Author presentation. Mary-Lou Weisman is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. Her published books include My Baby Boomer Baby Book; Traveling While Married; My Middle-Aged Baby Book: A Record of Milestones, Millstones & Gallstones; and Intensive Care: […]

December 8, 2014

12/11/14 – Parkinson’s Support Group & Fitness Class

The Watermark at 3030 Park is getting ready for our monthly Parkinson’s Support Group – this Thursday (12/11) at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of a guest speaker this month, the group will be gathering to have an informal chat about living with or caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease. The holidays can be especially difficult […]

October 30, 2014

The Watermark Hosts Political “Meet & Greet”

Here at The Watermark, we have many residents who share a passion for politics. Over the past two weeks, we were fortunate to welcome two candidates for office. Last week, The Watermark welcomed Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, who, along with running mate Governor Dannel Malloy, is seeking re-election. On Sunday, The Watermark hosted Republican gubernatorial […]

August 21, 2014

Fall 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 80 different classes with everything from Zumba Fitness to Wine Tasting to Splash Fitness and even Equine Therapy. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few guests. Give us a call at 1-203-502-7593 […]