Posts by: Cynthia McGuire

July 13, 2019

The Watermark at 3030 Park Joins the Fight to End Alzheimer’s

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association marks the summer solstice with its annual The Longest Day fundraising event. The goal of The Longest Day is to end the “darkness of Alzheimer’s” on the day with the most light. Watermark communities around the country participated by hosting a variety of fundraisers such as bowling outings, luncheons and […]

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June 29, 2019

July 2019 Community Life Monthly Calendars at The Watermark at 3030 Park

We look forward to the festivities of July at The Watermark at 3030 Park.  With the thought of fireworks and fun, we encourage you to consider looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you at The Watermark at 3030 Park.  We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and […]

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June 1, 2019

June 2019 Community Life Monthly Calendars at The Watermark at 3030 Park

We look forward to the sunny days of June at The Watermark at 3030 Park.  With the thought of warm sunshine, we encourage you to consider looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you at The Watermark at 3030 Park.  We’ve got a month full of exciting festivities and […]

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May 1, 2019

May 2019 Community Life Monthly Calendars at The Watermark at 3030 Park

It’s a merry month of May at The Watermark at 3030 Park. With the thought of spring full of sunshine warmth and flowers, we encourage you to consider looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you at The Watermark at 3030 Park.  We’ve got a month full of exciting […]

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April 1, 2019

April 2019 Community Life Monthly Calendars at The Watermark at 3030 Park

We open this month with the thought of spring, full of sunshine, warmth and flowers, as we encourage you to consider looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you at The Watermark at 3030 Park.  We’ve got a month full of exciting festivities and programs and we are sure […]

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March 5, 2019

Superbowl Sunday was a Blast at The Watermark at 3030 Park

The Independent Living residents at The Watermark at 3030 Park enjoyed the Superbowl Party in the W Lounge with pizza, beer, wine and soda in February.  The game brought together 65 residents to share an absolutely delightful and fun evening. The football pool was a fundraiser for Watermark For Kids.

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March 1, 2019

March 2019 Community Life Monthly Calendars at The Watermark at 3030 Park

We open this month with the thought of happiness, poetry reading and holiday celebration, as we encourage you to consider looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you at The Watermark at 3030 Park.  We’ve got a month full of exciting festivities and programs and we are sure you […]

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January 12, 2019

Path to Well-Being at The Watermark at 3030 Park

One of the path to well-being is Calm. It’s about developing a balance of emotions. To stay steady even when life is wobbly, using our nervous system to assist us. Let go of stress, anxiety, and anger. In our wellness/fitness program we teach A’chromatherapy which is using the power of aroma, color, guided meditation, visualization, […]

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December 27, 2018

Path to Well-Being at The Watermark at 3030 Park

Motivation, the general desire or willingness of someone to do something, is the key to all success. We each need to find a purpose for pursuing good mental and physical health. Then you can choose activities to treat yourself with what is naturally good for you.  Once you have chosen your unique path to well-being, […]

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December 22, 2018

A Season of Blessings and Traditions at The Watermark at 3030 Park

It is time once again to enjoy the winter holidays here at The Watermark 3030 Park.  As a large “family,” we honor each other’s paths to spirituality and inner light all year long. In December, we especially celebrate cherished traditions that include feasts and beautiful, gorgeously lit decorations, candle lightings, singing, and wonderful performances that enhance our lives. We are blessed […]

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December 17, 2018

Festival Holiday Party at The Watermark at 3030 Park

The Watermark Chef’s and Dining Staff at The Watermark at 3030 Park are planning a holiday celebration with a selection of amazing hors d’oeuvres and beverages for our residents in our independent living neighborhood – the Town Center. In addition to the delicious spread, holiday entertainment will be provided by Jim Scianna. All of this […]

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December 8, 2018

The Watermark at 3030 Park Knitting Group Recognized for Donation of Infant Hats

The Watermark at 3030 Park Knitting Group has been given recognition and a blessing by the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Comfort Shawl Ministry for the donation of infant hats. The Watermark at 3030 provides most of the yarn, where residents donate as well, and Bridgeport Hospital Shawl Ministry provides yarn for the shawls. Hats, mittens, and […]

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December 3, 2018

December 2018 Community Life Calendars at The Watermark at 3030 Park

This is the season of blessings and traditions, so if you are looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you at The Watermark at 3030 Park, look no further.  We’ve got a month full of exciting festivities and programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique […]

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November 24, 2018

Resident Harvey Gaberman, Thriving at The Watermark at 3030 Park

How could the The Watermark at 3030 Park manage without Harvey Gaberman? Harvey plays a vital role keeping a sharp eye on the monies acquired and spent through our resident activities. With an MBA from The Wharton School, he is well equipped to deal with such concerns. He is Treasurer of the resident Association and serves […]

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November 20, 2018

Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at The Watermark at 3030 Park

This is our 11th year of offering an Interfaith Celebration at The Watermark at 3030 Park coordinated by our resident Lee Berentsen. This extremely popular program was started in 2007 in an effort to offer a program across all religious faiths and blending it with Thanksgiving. This year’s topic was forgiveness.  Across all religions, forgiveness and […]

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November 17, 2018

Resident Feature, Thriving at The Watermark at 3030 Park

Linda Cohen-Calger is a dynamic, independent, charismatic resident of The Watermark at 3030 Park community. She began her professional career as a teacher and then stepped away to raise her three young children. Once they were in school, she went back to school herself earning her law degree. Her late husband Arthur was also an […]

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November 9, 2018

Chef Presents: Taste of England at The Watermark at 3030 Park

The Chef’s and Dining staff of The Watermark at 3030 Park are proud to present an English cuisine evening on November 15th featuring the following menu: Split Pea and Green Pea Soup Romaine Red Leaf Lettuce Salad Roast Chicken Roast Beef Shepherd’s Pie English Fish and Chips Duchess Potatoes Steamed Peas, Zucchini, Red Pepper and […]

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November 7, 2018

At The Watermark at 3030 Park, We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

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August 17, 2018

Baking Sugar Cookies at The Watermark at 3030 Park – What a Treat!

A group of our residents at The Watermark at 3030 Park in the Memory Care neighborhood had the experience of baking sugar cookies with the assistance from our Community Life Associates.  The residents mixed the ingredients in a bowl, placed the dough on the cookie sheet and created a variety of shapes for the cookie […]

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August 4, 2018

Celebrate 50 Wonderful Years at The Watermark at 3030 Park! 

It’s August at The Watermark at 3030 Park and our 50th anniversary has brought together residents and associates alike as we remember fun details from the past and compare them to today. When we opened in August 1968,  Bridgeport was a very different place. For example, residents remember going to two very pleasant movie theaters on […]

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August 2, 2018

A Joyful Performance of Talented Musicians at The Watermark at 3030 Park

Last week at The Watermark at 3030 Park, two fabulous entertainers played for the residents in the independent living and assisted living neighborhoods.  Chris Coogan, an awesome piano player, played along with Jim Clark, a fantastic saxophone player.  The residents were loving the music and the two musicians totally captured the attention of the audience.  […]

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July 9, 2018

A Visit to The Watermark at 3030 Park From the Barnum Festival!

The Barnum Festival 2018 Road Show came to The Watermark at 3030 Park with a music and dancing spectacular that delighted and engaged all of our residents throughout each community. Fun, smiles and great memories were had by all. Every year we pre-select an honorary Ringmaster. This year’s Ringmaster was Frank Byrnes from Independent Living.  […]

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July 6, 2018

Independent Living Men’s Group Cookout Fun at The Watermark at 3030 Park

The Men’s Gathering group at The Watermark at 3030 Park had a beautiful, sunny day for their lunch cookout!  Men from our Independent Living community rolled up their sleeves and grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and barbecued ribs. Baked beans and all the fixings were added to the mix.  The food was delicious and […]

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July 3, 2018

Happy 50th Fourth of July at The Watermark at 3030 Park

July is here with warm weather and exciting activities to look forward to at The Watermark at 3030 Park.  If you are traveling this month, enjoy, be safe, and come back with memories to share. Here at home in July, we have lots of performers through the month. Chris Coogan, who kicked off our annual Jazz […]

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May 19, 2018

Cinco de Mayo Celebró at The Watermark at 3030 Park

The Watermark at 3030 Park continued celebrating Cinco de Mayo well after May 5th by engaging our independent living residents with cerveza (beer) and salsa.  The history of the beer was also explained which was educational and interesting.  Fun was had by all!

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May 16, 2018

A Delightful Performance from Yale’s Whim’n Rhythm at The Watermark at 3030 Park

Recently we had the Whim’n Rhythm, Yale University’s senior women’s a cappella group,  perform for the entire community which included the independent living (Town Center), assisted living (Inn), memory care (Gardens) and rehab (Springs) residents at The Watermark at 3030 Park. The vocal group, which consists of traditional musical arrangements featuring sopranos and altos, was founded in […]

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March 16, 2018

A Delightful Afternoon Tea At The Watermark at 3030 Park

Happily, a group of Independent Living residents at The Watermark at 3030 Park had a wonderful afternoon sipping tea and eating crumpets during their “High Tea.” The event was a Watermark University Program led by one of our associates, Carol Goncalves.  She brought in a variety of Lenox tea cups and other china which she […]

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March 12, 2018

Fairfield University Sweet Harmony Visits The Watermark at 3030 Park

Residents from all communities at The Watermark at 3030 Park had the pleasure of listening to Sweet Harmony, an all female acapella group from Fairfield University.  They were marvelous!  The four parts blended perfectly and the audience sang along with them.  It was a joyful afternoon for the residents!

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February 17, 2018

Thirty Birthdays Celebrated at The Watermark at 3030 Park!

The Watermark at 3030 Park had another awesome birthday celebration with thirty of our residents in the Town Center (independent living).  The Director of Living Well, Cindy McGuire, greeted everyone and sang happy birthday to the residents who had birthdays in January and February.  Everyone had a piece of cake with ice cream.  Won’t you […]

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February 14, 2018

Did You Know That Laughter Improves Memory And Reduces Stress?

What’s better than a good belly laugh!  Cindy McGuire, Living Well and Fitness Director, is well under way teaching The Watermark at 3030’s independent living residents how to laugh and the amazing benefits it provides such as improving memory and reducing stress.  One of the residents stated, with a big grin on his face, that […]

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January 30, 2018

Find Your Inner Artist

We recently added a collage Art Class to our Art Program here at The Watermark at 3030 Park, and it has been very well received. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, this class is for you!

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January 16, 2018

Cooking Demonstration

We have a fabulous Dining Service and every month they offer a special cooking demonstration. This month was “Samosa,” an Indian spiced potato and vegetable pastry.

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December 27, 2017

A Green Thumb

Recently our community started to gather the plants from outside to bring inside and the result has been a little green house effect. One of our residents really takes ownership in trimming and keeping them vibrant!

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November 29, 2017

Tree Trimming & Decorating!

Our residents had a blast decorating our trees in the Main Lobby and W Lounge. It was a fun, annual activity for all! The trees were decorated very nicely.

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November 27, 2017

Intergenerational Programs

Watermark prides itself on its intergenerational programs. Recently we had students from Greens Farm Academy bring hand made placements from elementary children for the residents. The students at Greens Farm helped the elementary students make the placemats. They were a delightful group of 7th graders.

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November 21, 2017

Cooking Demonstration

Every month at The Watermark at 3030 Park we have a cooking demonstration, so why would this month be any different. This month our chefs baked a pumpkin pie for the residents. It was delicious!

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November 21, 2017

A Special Veterans Day Ceremony

On Friday, November 10th we recognized all of our veterans who live here at The Watermark at 3030 Park. There were 26 veterans who filled the auditorium with family, friends and residents. The ceremony started with singing the Star Spangle Banner and ended singing God Bless America. One of our distinguished resident veterans, John Walsh, spoke about his […]

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October 23, 2017

Jewish Festival of Sukkot

Our Jewish family here at The Watermark appreciates the construction and gathering of the sukkah. A sukkah is a temporary hut constructed with branches and often well decorated with autumnal, harvest or Judaic themes. It is described as a symbolic wilderness shelter, commemorating the time God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness they inhabited after they […]

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October 23, 2017

Wines of the Finger Lakes

If you love wine, this is a fun hour of wine tasting accompanied by complimentary snacks. We received a delightful and enlightening presentation from our Executive Director, Kristin Butler.

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August 21, 2017

How to Make a Power Smoothie

Susan Piti-Kennedy, our Resident Liaison, made delicious smoothies for the residents and explained the benefits of this nutritional drink. Here is the recipe for this Power Drink: Vanilla yogurt Frozen blackberries, raspberries or strawberries Ripe banana Stevia or honey to taste Milk (any kind to your liking) Preparation: Process all ingredients in a blender at high […]

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August 21, 2017

Jazz Festival and Art Walk Make Residents Happy

Music and artists, what a combination. We had 2 groups of fabulous jazz performers and at least 10 artists to display their art work inside. What we thought was going to be an outdoor event, ended up being an indoor event due to the bad weather. Nonetheless, residents enjoyed every minute of the positive energy both groups gave […]

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June 23, 2017

Fabulous Outings at The Watermark at 3030 Park

At The Watermark at 3030 Park we have a minimum of four outings per month. Recently we have gone to the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC and the Botanical Gardens in NY. Many residents enjoy the cultural genre and others also love going out on a mystery dinner.

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May 23, 2017

A Beautiful Day for a Yoga Class Outside!

Last week we had beautiful weather so we decided to bring the yoga class to the outdoors! We were fortunate enough to have a shaded location just outside of the fitness center. All who attended enjoyed it very much!

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May 18, 2017

Another Fun Outing!

This week a group of residents went shopping at Clinton Crossings and stopped to have lunch at Fish Tales Restaurant. It was a gorgeous day!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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March 22, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

“Top of the mornin’ to you” as they say. We had a fun and successful celebration on March 17th in our W Lounge. We had melon balls and green beer to wash it down. We also had a fun trivia questionnaire on St. Paddy’s Day history which stumped many residents. Our finale was a raffle of Irish prizes that […]

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March 22, 2017

Superbowl Fundraiser for Watermark For Kids

What’s a Superbowl Party without a football jersey? The associates at Watermark at 3030 decided to raise money and awareness for our Watermark For Kids program by wearing their football jersey.

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March 16, 2017

Fairfield Jewelers Visits 3030 Park

Just recently, Fairfield Jewelers came to clean jewelry for the residents free of charge. They were even able to help the residents with some minor jewelry repair. What a great offering for those who could not make the trip themselves. Matter of fact, a few of the residents new the owners personally.  It was a nice get together […]

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February 27, 2017

Sweetheart Roses & Candlestick Centerpieces

A beautiful and fun idea was presented to us by an associate from dining services to make sweetheart roses and candlestick centerpieces. We had 10 residents participate in putting together these masterpieces. They look terrific and were used for decoration in their apartments.

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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.    

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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 […]

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November 30, 2016

A Special Day for a Special Resident!

Ed Faulkner was recently inducted to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. When the UConn Football team played Virginia at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Renschler Field, Ed and 9 other coaches where recognized at halftime. Ed had coached at Bassick High School in Bridgeport and Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. He had a […]

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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 […]

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October 18, 2016

A New Career was Born for 95 Year Young Poet – Irene Backalenick

The old adage “you are never too old” holds true – we are not too old to exercise, to paint, to knit, to color or even to write poetry. Irene’s first poems were written after her husband Bill died in June 2015. The art form was “like a release,” she says. Poetry gives her “a chance to […]

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October 18, 2016

A Gorgeous Day to Decorate the Sukkah

A sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is topped with branches and often well decorated with autumnal, harvest or Judaic themes commemorating the time God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness they inhabited after they were freed from slavery in Egypt. It is common […]

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September 26, 2016

Dining Out on the Town and Other Special Outings

Our community offers a Mystery Dinner once per month. They love to dine out with a surprise menu! There are at least 2 outings per month to various museums and other interesting places to see. Many of trips are requested by our residents. We love to accommodate and they have great time!

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September 26, 2016

Alzheimer’s Walk – A Cause Near and Dear To Us

The Watermark Team had a successful walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, September 18th at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT. We walked, we danced to music and we sang in honor and memory of our loved ones here at The Watermark at 3030 Park. We met and exceeded our goal for this event. Our community had a casual for […]

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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 – […]

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July 13, 2016

4th of July Celebration at 3030 Park!

Our residents went to Seaside Park to watch the fireworks and had the pleasure of listening to the Greater Bridgeport Symphony! What a lovely and enjoyable night!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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February 24, 2016

Sculpture Creations

Resident Nina Ravden shared how she got involved with sculpturing and shared many of her pieces with us. When asked about how she comes up with her sculpture ideas, her reply was “I don’t know, they just come to me.”

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