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 attorney and died just as Linda was moving into The Watermark’s Independent Living community four years ago.

Among her friends in Westchester, where she raised her family and also had her own antiques business, was the late Jean Harris who later became convicted of killing Dr. Herman Tarnower. Loyal as she was and is, Linda remained her friend while Jean served her time in prison.

Linda’s adult children include Seth, who lives in Chicago and combines teaching with sound art; Matthew who specializes in digital advertising in Fairfield and Rebecca, who is a graphic designer in Portland, Oregon.

In Watermark, Linda is active as a watercolorist, a member of the book club and she sings in the chorus. She also heads the decorating committee and is on the art and building and grounds committees as well as the by-law revision committee. She also takes three classes at the Bigelow Center: watercolor, Gilbert and Sullivan and Great Composers.

“I like it here,” she says, “It’s a good mix of residents with varied background and occupations; the staff is friendly, cooperative and polite. And I feel very secure in the winter.”

-Contributed by Gloria Sugarman (Town Center Independent Living community resident)

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