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 […]
Category: Life at Woodbury Mews
On Veterans Day, November 11th we gave thanks to our veterans here at Woodbury Mews. Entertainer Te Naj did an outstanding job performing for our folks and helping us to honor them for their service to our country. Vietnam veteran Vincent Scomolla and his daughter Debbie Costello came dressed in their VFW attire to present the […]
This month we took the Italian party to our independent folks at the Town Center. Dancing, Tiramisu and Italian coffee were enjoyed by all! If you would like to attend as a guest to one of our upcoming social hours, you can contact Sue in Community Life at 1-856-689-9018 to request an emailed copy of our calendar […]
On October 20th, The Inn had an Italian Day! What better month to celebrate Italy than the month with Columbus Day. Our entertainer Fulvio Ranni was superb as he serenaded us with an array of classic Italian songs and a mix of some great favorites! Residents enjoyed some classic traditional Italian Tiramisu and coffee as the Community Life team […]
Residents from The Town Center, The Inn and The Gardens would like to send messages of love and well wishes to our sister communities in Florida; The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods and The Watermark at Trinity.
Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]
An article was recently published on AmericanTowns.com, posted on August 24th, 2017. To read the full article, please click here. Woodbury Mews is pleased to announce that 11 associates have received recognition for exceptional work through Watermark’s annual award recognition. The awards are presented to associates from Watermark’s 40 communities nationwide who exemplify the company’s […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Ballroom Dancing to Artistic Expressions to Horticultural Exploration to Postcard Travels and even Baked Holiday Treats 101, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]
Residents and Woodbury Mews team members had a totally rocking time at the Nifty 50’s party last May. Bobby socks, poodle skirts and hula hoops were just part of the props and fun. Residents crafted classic 1950’s poodle patches to pin to their tops for the occasion. Some wore polka dot scarves and cats eye glasses. Chuck Sikora had everyone […]
Monday, July 31st, 2017 was Phillies Day at the Town Center, our Independent Living neighborhood. The Phillies played the Braves and won 7 to 6. Residents at the Town Center gathered for some foil wrapped (free) dollar dogs, popcorn, beer and fun give a-ways. There was baseball trivia for prizes in between innings. We had all of our brains working […]
Woodbury Mews has promoted Annette Simmons as the new Executive Director. Simmons previously served the community as Resident Care Director and most recently as interim Executive Director and has 28 years of nursing experience. To read more about Annette Simmons, please click here. She was featured in an article posted on NJ.com, published on June […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Tai Chi to Scrapbooking 101 to Horticultural Exploration to Cooking for Life, Culture & Health and even Astrology 101, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]
In Honor of Mother’s Day, residents from The Inn and Gardens were treated to a pre Mother’s Day vintage tea party complete with finger sandwiches, assorted teas and mini cheesecakes. Soft musical entertainment played in the background as they sat and reminisced about their own children and mothers. Many wore the hats that they created […]
We all had a great time planning and looking forward to the Kentucky Derby of 2017! We started the week out by crafting beautiful and some outrageous hats to wear to the affair. The ladies had fun picking their flowers and ornaments to design their hats. Thursday we had a trip to the Harrah’s Casino for […]
Who knew Garlic had so many health benefits! In April, the Town Center had a Watermark University class about all of the health benefits of garlic. During the presentation, they prepared home made garlic bread with fresh minced garlic and butter with a side of tomato sauce for dipping. It made the perfect appetizer before dinner! […]
We had a country Jamboree at The Inn at the end of March with entertainer Joe Parker! It was a Yippy Ki Yay time for all! The residents enjoyed authentic cowboy beans in tin cans just like in the old west!
Residents learned all about beer, its history and how it’s made. They tasted some traditional and “I can’t believe it’s beer” types like Mango-rita and Lemon-rita, two malt beverages made by Anheuser Busche. The Mango was a crowd favorite!!
We would like to thank all of the participants that came out to enjoy the paint and sip with us on March 30th, 2017. Amazing art work everyone, thank you again McArt a la carte.
What a great and lively show the young Irish dancers performed yesterday for our residents. They certainly put us into the St. Patrick’s Day mood!! Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!! May you live a long life, Full of gladness and health; With pockets full of gold, As the least of your wealth. May the dreams […]
The Ladies at The Inn did a wonderful job with their creations! They showed talents they didn’t know they had! We’re all ready for spring here at Woodbury Mews!!
The Rock the Wok Chinese New Year event at Woodbury Mews was lots of fun! The new Community Life Director, Sue, cooked up some stir fry as everyone learned what animal they were and what their Chinese New Year would bring to them. Many laughs were heard as they read the personality traits and the funny fortune cookies. […]
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 […]
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 […]
An article was recently featured on NJ.com, published on November 3rd, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. World War II Vets Have Timeless Life Lessons to Share From practical, lifesaving advice, “You have to duck when someone hollers duck” to career-building lessons like learning how “to be disciplined and how to lead men, […]
We had an exciting opportunity to share with residents this month. One of our favorite parts of celebrating Halloween was constructing holiday goodie bags for two groups of trick-or-treaters. All neighborhoods in the community shared in the project of putting the goodie bags together. Some of the bags were distributed to the Girl Scouts who frequently visit us each month. Another cluster of […]
In October, we celebrated Halloween in many special ways. We had a wonderful time discovering the origins of the holiday with our History of Halloween class. Watermark University also provided us with the opportunity to learn about the growing popularity of pumpkins in society. During this course we discovered how Jack-O-Lanterns began in Ireland from the legendary story of Stingy Jack. We […]
In honor of Active Aging Week, Woodbury Mews would like to highlight Stephen Bruce. Steve hails from Howell, New Jersey and is now a member of our Town Center neighborhood. He has a 20 year background as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the Navy. Steve also spent 12 and a half years with a dental school in […]
In honor of Active Aging Week, Woodbury Mews would like to highlight Joyce London. Joyce hails from New York City but now resides in our Town Center neighborhood. She has a background in research and teaching. Joyce spent 10 years in cancer research at the Sloan Kettering Institute, and 20 years teaching chemistry in both high school and college […]
Rosanne Yearicks is a member of our Inn neighborhood here at Woodbury Mews. Rosanne has been a resident here for six years, and has become very popular amongst her neighbors and staff. Rosanne moved here from Bristol, Pennsylvania. We were not surprised to find out that in her past Rosanne was a strong independent woman who took on […]
In honor of Active Aging Week, Woodbury Mews would like to take a moment to highlight Elaine O’Brien, a resident in our Town Center neighborhood. Elaine is a prominent member of the community and has kept herself active by coordinating clubs and events with friends both inside and outside of Woodbury Mews. She represents her peers […]
Woodbury Mews started August out with some culture. A group called the Matsiko World Orphan Choir came to perform for the residents in both buildings. This choir is part of the International Children’s Network. This organization works towards providing the proper education for orphaned children throughout the world. Every year a group of children arrive from all over the world […]
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 Baking at its Best to Ballroom Dancing to Fresh Flower Arrangements to Journaling Made Easy and even Holiday Cards Creations, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]
Over the course of the past few months we took on a special craft project to highlight our patriotism. Kim Williams, one of our nurses, discovered the project on Pinterest and assisted Community Life if getting it started. This craft was a flag wreath made from clothespins. A large number of people contributed to the completion of a […]
A local artist visited the Town Center last month looking for able bodies to help her complete an art installation she will be showing in town. Her art is displayed on a series of painted plexiglass squares. Her visit to Woodbury Mews was a mission to recruit assistance with painting these beautiful pieces. The artist constructed a workshop on how to complete […]
Woodbury Mews would like to thank Cub Scout Pack 1721 for their efforts in assisting us with our community vegetable garden. On June 26th, the garden was set up through combining forces with the scouts. We are happy to report that the crop is thriving. The scouts have been returning regularly to help keep up on the maintenance of the plants. We […]
Gardening is a favorite pastime for many of our residents. Not only is it fun, but it is found to be very rewarding in more ways than one. Just being outside in the fresh air and sunshine provides an overall sense of well-being. Being able to connect with the earth is extremely valuable. There is nothing […]
The Town Center at Woodbury Mews was so delighted to see the return of the Woodbury High School Interact Club for our Annual Prom celebration last month. The students arrived before the event and succeeded at decorating the Community Room wonderfully. This year’s Shanghai theme was accented by Asian inspired banners, lanterns and backdrops throughout […]
The community garden project officially began at Woodbury Mews in May. Residents from both The Inn and The Gardens neighborhoods joined together for an afternoon out on the deck. The deck, positioned behind The Inn dining room, is a perfect spot for residents to enjoy the warm weather. There is a wonderful view through the glass doors while […]
Miriam Marquez, a representative from Mary Kay made a visit to Woodbury Mews on Monday to celebrate all the mothers living in our Inn neighborhood. Individuals from the Woodbury community donate to Mary Kay which enables them to create gifts to bring to mothers on their special day throughout the area. Each gift included a special note to the […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Wine Pairings to Sign Language to Gardening and even Culinary Creations, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and […]
In April we were visited by Rachelle, a Horticulture Therapist. Rachelle brings her love of plants and nature to many communities in the area. Her class always highlights a specific plant. Residents create something new utilizing some form of this plant. The crafting part of this session is accompanied by a vast presentation of information […]
Saint Patrick’s day blew in a group of very special guests to Woodbury Mews. A talented bunch of young ladies brought a wee bit of Irish culture right to our doorstep for this festive holiday. Elaine O’Brien a resident of our Town Center neighborhood referred these amazing dancers to our community. Two of the girls […]
Residents from Woodbury Mews’ Sewing Club recently made blankets and toys for animals at Camden County Animal Shelter. Resident Rosanne Yearicks said “They really needed blankets and different toys so we volunteered to help them out and since last year we have sew so many blankets and made them cats toys.” She went on to […]
Recognized for their act of kindness, Woodbury Mews was featured in an article in the South Jersey Times and NJ.com, posted Monday, February 29th, 2016. After learning that Camden County Animal Shelter was in need of toys for the animals, Kim Williams, a licensed practical nurse at Woodbury Mews knew the Sewing Club at the […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Ballroom Dancing to Tai Chi to Mixology 101 and even Pastry Art, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our […]
On September 24th, 2015 the staff of Woodbury Mews took the time to say thank you to our professional partners that help care for the residents in our community. With a great Fusion menu, designed by Dwan Honey our Director if Dining Services, the food served as a symbol of how we work with the healthcare community: Great Combinations […]
As we begin our fund raising for Alzheimer’s research we hope to inspire all with something sweet to eat so we can all move our feet in the upcoming Atlantic City Walk on October 11th. Call 1-856-491-4920 to find out how you can support us and join our team.
We all march to the beat of a different drum, but today we all caught on to the rhythm of life. In today’s drum circle we used our mind, body and spirit as we created new and original beats. Fun was had by all.
Today we kicked off our festivities in support of The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. For the next few weeks we will raise funds while having fun all in the name of finding a cure. From dress down days to pretzel sales, come and show your support or join us on Sunday, October 11th, in Atlantic City on The […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 35 different classes with everything from Sign Language to Tai Chi to Science for Seniors and even Pastry Art, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]