Category: Life at The Watermark

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 […]

May 9, 2018

Summer 2018 Watermark University Catalog Has Arrived at The Watermark at 3030 Park

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date for the residents of The Watermark at 3030 Park. With nearly 50 different classes with everything from Therapeutic Drum Circle to Students for Life: Foundation of the American Republic to Collage Crafting to Laughter Club and even Culinary Food Demonstrations, we are sure you […]

April 28, 2018

Fun at the Wine and Cheese Social with Watermark at 3030 Park Executive Director, Kristin Butler

Who doesn't love a good Wine and Cheese Social? The Watermark at 3030 Park independent living residents love to socialize, drink good wine and enjoy assorted cheeses....especially when Executive Director, Kristin Butler hosts! Wine and Cheese Socials are a popular, new event that Kristin introduced last month.  Kristin enjoys time with the residents and says "spending time connecting with […]

April 7, 2018

Seder Celebrated at The Watermark at 3030 Park

Wednesday, March 28th in Watermark at 3030 Park Independent Living main lounge, residents shared their afternoon at the Seder table with a favorite guest, Rabbi Suri.  Rabbi Suri was ready for Seder (along with the twenty-five or more residents) with traditional food, music, stories and, of course her "Got Matzah?" apron! Passover is said to be the most celebrated Jewish holiday.  […]

March 14, 2018

Snowy Days at The Watermark 3030 Park!

Who's ready for some fun in the... SNOW? Despite winter warnings, high winds, and travel bans, The Watermark at 3030 Park Independent Living residents managed to stay positive during the recent snow storms that shut down portions of Connecticut. Residents enjoyed the beauty and fun of a typical New England snow day and enjoyed a special afternoon movie showing of […]

March 9, 2018

Assisted Living Residents At The Watermark At 3030 Park Getting Ready For St. Patrick’s Day

Who else is getting ready for St. Patrick's Day? Assisted Living residents at The Inn are!!  They made St. Patrick's Day cards so they could send them to family and friends.  Each resident enjoyed using their creativity to make shamrock and flowered cards with a pot of gold at the end of their rainbows.  Perfect […]

March 5, 2018

Inspired Readers At The Watermark At 3030 Park

Who doesn't love a good book? Residents from The Watermark at 3030 Park''s Independent Living community are no exception. Our book group meets monthly to discuss a popular "Book Club" suggestion which is read by all participants over the month.  The group shares their love and passion for reading which is then coupled with interesting and thought provoking conversation when […]

February 26, 2018

Football Time at The Inn, Our Assisted Living Community At The Watermark At 3030 Park

Residents at the The Inn, our assisted living community, at The Watermark at 3030 Park, enjoyed watching the Big Game rooting for their favorite team while enjoying all of the refreshments every football game should have like beer, pretzels, chips and dip.  Did your favorite team win?

February 24, 2018

Assisted Living Resident Presents Egypt and King Tut History At The Watermark At 3030 Park

Weege, The Inn (assisted living) resident at The Watermark at 3030 Park, did a presentation on Egypt and King Tut. Her vast knowledge of Middle East mythology had everyone interested and her detail of King Tut's life kept her audience engaged and wanting more.  It was a great example of how our community celebrates and […]

February 23, 2018

Senior Living Questions Answered, Continuing Care and More in Fairfield County

An informative "Lunch and Learn" event was hosted here on February 15th. Guests were treated to a complementary lunch, which featured a delicious surf and turf entree while hearing about the amenities, the senior living choices, and the financial considerations at The Watermark at 3030 Park. Our guests learned about the difference between Traditional and […]

February 19, 2018

Learning is Sweet and Senior Living is Easy at The Watermark at 3030 Park

On Valentine’s Day, the Sales & Marketing team led a Watermark University class that celebrated the sweetness of the day by conducting a course in pairing wine and chocolates. Our Community Coordinator, Cindy Dungey, guided our residents through a taste tour of white, milk, caramel, and dark chocolates paired with the delicious compliments of Rose, […]

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 […]

February 16, 2018

The Watermark at 3030 Park Celebrated Go Red Day!

Friday, February 2nd was American Heart Association National "Go Red" for Women Day. Associates of The Watermark at 3030 Park wore red for a donation to recognize this special day. 3030 Park Community Life sponsored a Bake Sale & Raffle in our Town Center (Independent Living) and Inn (assisted living), raising over $400.00!  Residents, associates and visitors were so generous buying up […]

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 […]

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!

December 19, 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 more than 50 different classes with everything from Cooking Demonstrations to TED Talks to Cooking Demonstrations to Wine Travels and even Art Therapy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught […]

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

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.

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 […]

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 […]

September 18, 2017

Bridgeport Resident Celebrates a Century of Memories

Arthur “Bill” Cornell spent his 100th birthday with his wife, Mary Jo and family, including their three children, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren over Labor Day weekend. Cornell’s mail basket at The Watermark at 3030 Park, their home for the past two years, was overflowing with birthday cards, along with posts to his Facebook page. […]

August 22, 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 70 different classes with everything from Pocket Billiards to Conversational French to Cooking Demonstrations to Experimenting with Clay and even Wine Travels, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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 […]

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 […]