Category: Life at Woodbury Mews

September 23, 2019

Raising Awareness For Alzheimer’s One Step At A Time

Watermark Retirement Communities nationwide are committed to drastically improving the quality of life of the residents we serve by pledging to support the Alzheimer’s Association in their mission to raise awareness for the disease. Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia; although common, unfortunately a cure has yet to […]

September 12, 2019

Survey Shows Retirement Community Residents are Happier

A recent study shows that residents of retirement communities are happier than their counterparts living elsewhere. This confirms what we see every day at Watermark communities nationwide. Our residents live rich, full lives brimming with possibilities. They feel more secure, enjoy more freedom and have more active social lives than they would outside our communities. […]

August 30, 2019

Fall 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

August 26, 2019

Sabrina’s “Raising the Titanic” Class Provides In-Depth Look At Life On The Iconic Vessel

Woodbury Mews residents were intrigued to learn an important piece of history during a recent Watermark University class taught by our wonderfully creative Community Life associate, Sabrina. Through her presentation entitled, "Raising the Titanic," Sabrina gave an informative and interactive lecture involving the complex story behind the Titanic. The intense amount research and time spent […]

August 23, 2019

Watermark University Class “Sketching with Rose” Inspires Curious Artists

Woodbury Mews is fortunate to have Rose as a dynamic member of the Community Life team, as she has inspired residents to channel their inner artist through her new Watermark University class, "Sketching with Rose." This month, Rose shared her talent and passion for sketching with residents from The Inn. She first demonstrated how to […]

July 30, 2019

Anna Makes Crafting A Breeze In Watermark University A.R.T. Class!

And they're off! Woodbury Mews residents lined up outside the classroom eagerly awaiting Anna's monthly installment of her highly-attended Watermark University A.R.T. class. There's always a waiting list for this class, as participants look forward to creating new beautiful works of art each month! This month, Anna demonstrated how to make a summer picture frame […]

May 24, 2019

Happy Memorial Day

At Watermark communities nationwide, Memorial Day is a time to appreciate the heritage that our fallen men and women have given each of us so that we might have the joy of a daily celebration of life. We can stand proud and free today with others whose current joy is built on past loss. This […]

May 13, 2019

Celebrating Mothers

As spring turns toward summer and Mother’s Day draws nearer, our thoughts turn to those who have nurtured, loved and supported us throughout our lives. Let’s take a moment to reflect, celebrate and remember with a look back on the women who have helped us become who we are today. We offer thanks to Paul […]

May 6, 2019

Thank a Nurse

May 6 is National Nurses Day, which kicks off Nurses Week. We’re grateful for all the ways these dedicated women and men contribute to our well-being. They take care of us in doctors’ offices, hospitals, schools and workplaces, in our homes and of course right here in our community. Their knowledge, skills and TLC help […]

April 29, 2019

Summer 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

March 26, 2019

Irish Month at Woodbury Mews

What a month of Irish fun we had! March was full of fun events focused around our Irish theme. Watermark University classes included Irish myths & legends, making Irish potatoes & soda bread, watching Irish dancers from the Jordan Hunt school, a marvelous Irish violin concert with Claudia Pelegrini, an outing to P.J. Whelihans (an Irish restaurant), an […]

March 5, 2019

Watermark University Class: A.R.T. Creations with Anna

In January and February, Anna, one of our Community Life Assistants, taught her monthly Watermark University class. During the A.R.T. Creations class, participants made beautiful valentine wreaths and shamrock picture frames to hang on their doors for Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. Everyone's craft was unique, decorating it in their own way. We even added a personal […]

March 4, 2019

Fun Times with the Gateway Kids

Thriving is an understatement when it comes to our visits with the Gateway kids.  Each month when the kids visit, they bring games or crafts to do and share with the residents. Many of the children have developed close relationships with the residents and vice versa.  The school has even started scheduling special lunch visits just to […]

February 11, 2019

Declutter to Help Others

Do you have too much stuff? You can declutter your home and help others thrive at the same time. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you make the most of your unwanted possessions. Check out these suggestions from Watermark and then contact us if you need help getting started. We’re always […]

February 6, 2019

Valentine Creations

Residents at The Inn enjoyed this month's Watermark University class, Making It with Mag. They learned how to create beautiful wall or door creations for Valentine's Day. Each month, Sabrina has new and creative things for residents to make. If you would like to attend one of our Watermark University classes, contact Sue in the Community […]

February 5, 2019

Super Bowl 2019

Residents gathered together at the Town Center and The Inn for this year's Super Bowl game. There wasn't as much excitement as last year with our home team winning but they had fun none the less. Everyone enjoyed munching on some light refreshments while watching the funny commercials and half time show. We sure hope […]

January 22, 2019

New Year’s Fun

New Years Eve was a grand time at the Town Center, The Inn and The Gardens. With entertainment by Chuck Sikora, residents celebrated with merriment the end of 2018 and did a mock countdown in celebration of 2019. Prior to the event, the residents enjoyed creating their own "Mummers" umbrellas to add to the festivities. […]

January 3, 2019

Spring 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

November 19, 2018

Swing and Sock Hop Dance

The Swing and Sock Hop Dance was the event of the year by far! Several of the Gardens Naya team members worked so hard creating this amazing night. Months of planning, fundraising, shopping with their own money and time creating the decorations, outfits and more went into this. The event turned out to be an incredible […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

November 8, 2018

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 […]

September 28, 2018

It’s Official – We are a Great Place to Work

Watermark Retirement Communities was ranked among Fortune Magazine’s top places to work in Aging Services. We are proud to be part of Watermark and we thank our associates for bestowing this accolade on Woodbury Mews. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over 5,800 thriving associates […]

September 17, 2018

The Dating Game!

We couldn’t get Jim Lange but we still had loads of fun playing the dating game at The Inn! The residents were so funny and everyone played along completely unscripted and unrehearsed! Sometimes that’s the best way to do it. Make sure you turn up the volume for the videos the answers are priceless. #capturethemoment […]

September 6, 2018

September Men’s Club

The new Mens Club got off to a funny start. Residents from The Inn and Gardens met for a rousing game of  5 and 7 card stud. Sue in Community Life should have been wearing her glasses when she chose the deck of cards. The first several games were deuces wild and no one could quite […]

August 27, 2018

Western Day

We recently enjoyed a Western Themed Party with Keith Hickman for our entertainment. The bottleclub was decorated to mimic an old western saloon, hence the name "Mews Saloon". We even painted cardboard saloon doors and put them up in the entrance of the bottleclub for a welcoming atmosphere. We served Sue's famous Cowboy beans and wore Cowboy […]

July 24, 2018

Sharing a New Technology

One of the hottest new crazes in the world of smartphone technology is SnapChat imaging. The camera, located on a person's smartphone, or tablet has the ability to take a picture of the person themselves, better known as a "Selfie". What SnapChat has done is add a feature that puts silly ears, makeup, animal faces and more […]

June 19, 2018

Casino Day at the Town Center

Our Casino Day at the Town Center was loads of fun! Between the gambling (for fun), shrimp cocktails, Atlantic City boardwalk caramel corn, cocktails, bunny waitresses and giveaways, everyone seemed to have a great time. The event was co-hosted by Sarah from Senior Helpers who provided our entertainer and the classic shrimp cocktails which added […]

June 5, 2018

Woodbury H.S. Annually Hosted “Senior Prom,” Hollywood Style

Once a year each June, Woodbury High School hosts a wonderful Prom Themed event. Traditionally held in the Town Center community room, each year the students gather and bring all of the decorations and centerpieces for the event along with some tasty snacks.This tradition is that of teacher Maria Lareo, who is in charge of their Interact […]

May 11, 2018

Spa Day at The Inn

On May the 9th, The Inn and Gardens were treated to a pre-Mothers Day afternoon Spa Day hosted by the Community Life staff with the help of Janet from Compassus Hospice. The stage was set with a beautiful waterfall, plants, tranquil music, aroma therapy and adorable rock ponds. Each resident enjoyed a massage by the […]