Pat Byrne moved to The Watermark at 3030 Park over a year ago with her husband Frank and is an enthusiastic 'Watermarker' living in our Independent Living community, Town Center. In fact, though legally blind, Pat has a clear, glowing vision of life, now and throughout her history, for her husband, family and extended family, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
What talent or skill would you like to learn and develop? How does writing poetry sound? The residents at The Watermark at 3030 Park Independent Living have an amazing range of talents and skills as witnessed by the poems written and read by our residents at a local annual poetry reading event the group attended. Keeping her passion for poetry alive, Trumbull, Connecticut business owner […]
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 […]
A GOOD IDEA THEN AND NOW Sometimes it takes a family member’s perspective to help us see our best options. “[Our daughter] thought it was a good idea for us, the two of us, to move to a place like this where everything was provided. I loved that idea, no cooking, not that I did […]
THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT The sooner you make the move to a carefree lifestyle, the more years you’ll have to enjoy it. “I think if I had not been ill we would’ve done this probably two or three years sooner.” – Linda Cohen-Calger, resident of The Watermark at 3030 Park MEET LINDA COHEN-CALGER […]
LIFE’S BETTER WITH FRIENDS Whenever one door closes, another opens. By opening your mind to the possibilities, you can choose a destiny you’ll love. “I’ve made a lot of friends, a lot of friends which I didn’t have before.” – Gail Rutkin, resident of The Watermark at 3030 Park MEET GAIL RUTKIN, WHO DEDICATED THE […]
I don't have to worry about going up and down stairs. I don't have to worry about – as much as I like to mow the lawn and work in the yard – I don't have to worry about "how will that get done?" And the same with snow. I don't have to worry about […]
What happens is, you know, when spring comes you say, "Well, I think I'll wait another year" and then along comes winter and I had a very bad winter the last two years with the storms and everything and dealing with the ice and I fell in the driveway… and I do recall my mind […]
I think I really adjusted very well… I think I did because I made the decision to make the move, it wasn’t said to me, “Ma, you’re getting a little older and you’re going to move now”. I was the one that said, “I am ready to move now”. Maybe I should have done it […]
The one thing that pushed me over, we had one of those big storms like we’ve had in the last few years and I ended up without heat, without light, without television, without telephone, because we had a well, we didn’t have water, I ended up sitting in a dark cold house by myself and […]
It was more and more a struggle just to keep things going. First of all, I had a house that had two stories and it was a chore to get to the other story where I wasn’t living… Plus the fact that in a winter like the one we’re experiencing now, you have to contract with somebody to get the snow off the roof and you have to contract with somebody to plow the driveway and sidewalk and that’s another chore and then in the summertime you have all of that grass to keep up with… All of those little things added up, it just got to be more and more of a struggle. And of course I was calling my family all of this time and they were calling me wanting to know if I was safe.
I was very ready for it, and it felt like the right move for me and I am very glad I did it. I’ve been glad since the moment I moved in. Even with all the chaos of moving and getting rid of things and having a tag sale and all of that and selling the house, of course, even with all of that it felt right, right from the beginning and it’s felt right ever since.