Category: Life at The Fountains at Millbrook

June 2, 2017

Garden Art at The Inn

Residents in our Assisted Living neighborhood enjoyed an afternoon of garden art recently. They created a beautiful mosaic stepping stone for our garden. It was a group effort, led by Jen Cross, our delightful Community Life Assistant. The project was a big success, and brought many smiles!

May 22, 2017

Flowers Gifted to Assisted Living Residents Brought Big Smiles Today at The Fountains

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of a local florist, Renewed for You Bouquets, many residents here at The Fountains at Millbrook were delightfully surprised with beautiful bouquets of flowers today. Thank you Kathleen, your thoughtfulness touched many hearts today, and we are all grateful! The photos speak a thousand words…

May 19, 2017

Upton Lake Christian School Visits The Fountains

7th and 8th grade students from the Upton Lake Christian School spent the day visiting The Fountains yesterday engaging with residents and staff, and learning about volunteer opportunities for their Community Service Program next fall. They toured our beautiful facility, had lunch on the patio, and enjoyed a nature walk on our extensive grounds. One highlight of […]

May 19, 2017

Therapeutic Art at The Inn

Inn residents are creating colorful works of art in Ellen O’Shea’s Therapeutic Art class every Tuesday afternoon here at The Fountains. They recently painted birdhouses with a local Girl Scout Troop. This painting was created by resident Ann Morreale in our Assisted Living neighborhood. Ann’s beautiful spirit shines though in this colorful piece! Great job […]

May 12, 2017

Sandanona Hare Hounds Visit The Fountains with Houndsman Betsy Park

We were honored to have a local celebrity, Betsy Park of the Sandanona Hare Hounds, visit The Fountains yesterday. Betsy is a long running, top competitor at the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, as well as a Julian Marshall Award recipient. Betsy’s passion for sharing her experience as a houndsman was evident. It was also a great […]

April 29, 2017

Italian Pianist Francesco Attesti dazzles the audience at The Fountains!

We had a full house here at The Fountains this evening to hear world class pianist, Francesco Attesti perform. Francesco began the piano at the age of 6 and gave his first concert at 11. He quickly earned an international reputation after winning several prizes in International Competition and received honorary citizenship in cities such […]

March 16, 2017

Mardi Gras Fun!

Mardi Gras arrived in full force! Some people wore a mask they made and some wore masks they bought… while some didn’t wear a mask at all. We all had a wonderful time!! We toasted each other and the day with spiked punch and out of this world crab cakes. You missed a great Fat Tuesday. Be […]

March 16, 2017

Two Bit Cowboys Arrived

We had a stompin’ good time with Jeff and Aaron of the Two Bit Cowboys. In this duo, Jeff plays alongside his ol’ buddy Aaron Hahn from the Dry Town Drifters. They both sing, write and play guitar. Their repertoire consists of originals, old bluegrass and old country. Aaron plays rhythm guitar and harmonica and Jeff […]

February 20, 2017

We All Win When We Give Back

We have been privileged to have members of the American Sewing Guild come for the past year to volunteer their time to help us. They do mending, hemming, and sewing on of buttons that most of us are no longer able to do. They will even take in clothes and (thanks in part to the wonderful meals we […]

February 15, 2017

Valentine’s Dessert and Dancing

We didn’t just survive another Valentine’s Day… we thrived! We delighted in wonderful company and conversations while we enjoyed a delightful variety of desserts, wines and punch prepared for us by our talented Chef. The band for the night, “The Fabulous Versatones” … were just that – Fabulous! We laughed, ate, drank and we all danced away the calories! We even got our […]

January 23, 2017

A Walk on the Weird Side – With Local Master Gardener, Donna Croshier

Donna Croshier from Cornell Cooperative Dutchess County extension continues to be a favorite here. This master gardener always comes up with interesting lectures that amaze and educate us! This month we “Walked on the Weird Side,” with Donna. She took us on an armchair journey around the world where we learned about some of the world’s unusual (lets just say it […]

January 12, 2017

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 40 different classes with everything from Yoga: Beauty, Balance & Bliss to Wandering Book Club to Singing Songbirds Open Chorus to Foreign Food & Film and even Cooking with Chef Lukas, you’re sure to find a class that piques your […]

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

Movember 2016

We donned milk mustaches and fake mustaches and learned about Movember (No shave November). While we had a lot of fun and celebrated MOVEMBER, we know that this is a serious issue for men. We want our men, ALL men, to know that we at The Fountains at Millbrook care and we support, “Changing the Face of […]

November 1, 2016

Howl-O-Ween

We had a wonderful time celebrating Halloween together! We had so many contests and so many winners! We had a pumpkin decorating contest, guess the pumpkin weight contest, guess how many pieces of candy corn are in the bucket contest and a costume contest. We had different categories for our costumes: Scariest, Sexiest, Most Original, Best of the night, […]

September 9, 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 almost 40 different classes with everything from Atrium Garden Club to Zumba Gold to Wood Carving to Drumming Circle and even Wine Making 101, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

September 7, 2016

Sangria at Sunset

Sometimes you just need time to unwind. Time to cast off the “busy”-ness of the day…and simply relax. What better way to relax than with a nice glass of sangria, a beautiful sunset and the company of friends? That’s what 25 of us did last Tuesday night. Glass in one hand, chips and salsa in the other, we talked […]

August 19, 2016

We Love Our “New” Porch!

There’s always something happening here at The Fountains at Millbrook. Here’s the latest news…. Our porch was completely redone from floor to ceiling. Our old porch was given new life with fresh paint, flooring, rockers, lights and plants. Oh my! Our talented decorator, Rachel, has done it again and it was worth the wait!! Yesterday afternoon we were able to enjoy […]

August 12, 2016

Prohibition Ends Here… At The Fountains at Millbrook

The setting was filled with mystery and intrigue, transformed with gold and black decor. Swanky music piped over our heads as Boas and Flappers surrounded us. We found ourselves consumed in the Roaring Twenties. The drinks flowed like water at the Fountain’s Speakeasy. “Old Fashioneds” and “Bees Knees” were the favorite drinks of the night. Roulette and Blackjack dominated the […]

July 20, 2016

Bastille Day Celebrations

We arm chair traveled to the heart of France on July 14th for Bastille Day. The air was filled with the sent of fresh baked croissants and the Flag of France proudly graced the stage. French singer Elaine Rachlin delighted us with a concert that included French singing and dancing for our Bastille Day celebrations! She had us singing, and dancing along with her. Chef […]

July 18, 2016

New Wood Carving Club – Starting September 14th, 2016!

Calling all wood craft enthusiasts! We’re starting a new wood carvers club at The Fountains. It will be open to both beginners and experienced carvers and wood burners. We will be meeting every Wednesday morning at 10:00am starting September 14th. Members of the Hudson Valley Carvers Club will be joining us to get beginners started and to help others when they […]

June 23, 2016

Island Breeze Trio

Our feet haven’t stopped tapping and we’re still reminiscing about the Caribbean Island themed dinner of last night! Peter Theodore and his Island Breeze Trio had us up and dancing to their fun and unique Island flavored Calypso music. An hour and a half flew by as we laughed, sang along and danced to the […]

June 23, 2016

New Watermark Kid!

We are nurturing a new Watermark for Kids, kid! Introducing Watermark for Kids teen, Kiersten Marra. Kiersten is a 16 year old young lady who has a passion for horses and desires to pursue a career in Equine Therapy. She has spent the last two years volunteering at a Horse Barn that rescues horses and also […]

May 6, 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 40 different classes with everything from Yoga to Terrarium Creations to Cat Lovers Club to Hand Piecing and even Eastern Philosophies, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

April 8, 2016

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 […]

April 8, 2016

Summer Garden a Success

You reap what you sow, and Ruth Lauritsen has been enjoying an abundant harvest right out of her home spun garden here at The Fountains of Millbrook. This year she joined forces with Jay Young of the Maintenance department and created new planting boxes which were then filled with rich, dark soil, full of nutrients. […]

April 5, 2016

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

For more than 17 years, the Christmas Village display outside of the business office has warmed the hearts of many of our residents. Each year, residents gather to create the display making each village scene truly unique. They place, with great thought and care, the many houses, churches and other accessories which make the Christmas […]

April 5, 2016

Terry Sawall – President of The Fountains at Millbrook Resident Association

Terry Sawall, who lives at The Fountains at Millbrook with her husband, Len, has been able to channel her years of professional managerial and leadership experience into her role as President for The Fountains at Millbrook Resident Association (FMRA). While there are many rewarding aspects of serving on the FMRA board, one of the most […]