Category: Life at The Fountains at Millbrook

September 13, 2019

National Assisted Living Week Celebration!

The Fountains at Millbrook celebrated National Assisted Living Week with a wonderful gathering complete with lively music and a delicious white layer cake with German chocolate filling! Residents were pleased to pass around the microphone and tell our Nursing and Community Life associates all that they appreciate about our Assisted Living. One humorous resident exclaimed, "The […]

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. […]

September 12, 2019

Birthday Celebration Honors the Young at Heart!

We had a full house during our August birthday party celebration! The party was held in our spacious Auditorium, giving residents more than enough room to enjoy mouth-watering desserts and drinks, socialize with friends, and dance to lively music all afternoon. The fun began with live music performed by Gordon George and the Reggae Trio. Partygoers couldn’t stay seated […]

September 4, 2019

Craft A Bracelet With Alex!

The Inn residents were eager to join Alex for a wonderful class on creating their own, one-of-a-kind bracelets. Using bright and colorful beads, they created patterns for beautiful bracelets that they could use as a gift or keep for themselves. Our creative craft enthusiasts were all smiles as they proudly compared their new jewelry!    

August 26, 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 15, 2019

Around the World in 39 Days!

A program that everyone was looking forward to this month was Around the World with Len & Terry! This dynamic duo shared highlights of their 39 day tour 'round the world, calling it a "trip of a lifetime." They flew over the Pacific to Singapore to board the Seraboard Luxury ship Encore to visit exotic Ports of call including Phuket, […]

July 31, 2019

Resident-Led Current Affairs Class Stimulates Active Discussions

For close to two years now, resident Kathy Tallman has led an incredibly active Current Affairs group each Monday. The group began with around six to eight members and has grown steadily to more than double that number! Kathy has been an invaluable leader in our community; she continues to bring current information to the group each week […]

July 17, 2019

Cool Off With Us This Summer

Summer is the season for heading outdoors to enjoy a backyard picnic or a day at the pool. Although we’re all about enjoying the season’s warmth, sometimes it can get a little too hot. It’s important to take steps to stay cool when the sun blazes overhead. Visit our air-conditioned community to take a fun […]

June 24, 2019

Watermark University Class: Franklin D. Roosevelt in Dutchess County

Dr. Ken Moody recently moved into The Inn, and is already teaching his first Watermark University series! Ken is a former Dean of Students at Dutchess Community College and a renowned expert on FDR, writing several books on the subject. He has taught the first part of a two-part series about FDR and Daisy Suckley […]

May 10, 2019

National Nurses Day!

National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing. The Fountains residents and staff enjoyed a lively celebration filled with music, and of course […]

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 […]

April 23, 2019

Home Care “Question and Answer” Meeting

Home Care at The Fountains is a service that is offered to community members who need assistance with day-to-day care so that they can maintain their independence. Our recent "Question & Answer" meeting gave residents an opportunity to learn about all of the services available. Since no two people are alike, services are tailored to their individual needs. Whether you need respite […]

April 10, 2019

Join Us to Volunteer!

April is National Volunteer Month, and we’d love to have you celebrate with us. Come join us in our community to volunteer with residents, or get involved in a local project with family and friends. You’ll be doing your part to help others–and yourself! Volunteering is great for your mental and physical health and can […]

April 9, 2019

Maryna Kysla Piano Concert

Maryna Kysla returns to us from Kharkov, Ukraine with another wonderful concert. She started piano lessons at the age of five and has performed with the WKO Symphony Orchestra in New Brunswick, Canada. Maryna has also performed on prominent stages in Germany, Spain, Japan, and Belgium. Besides being a gifted musician, she has majored in Russian and Eurasian studies. […]

March 11, 2019

Mardi Gras at The Fountains!

Residents came out in droves to join in the celebration of Mardi Gras!  Our favorite entertainer, Frankie Keene, was here entertaining us with all the most popular tunes of New Orleans. Residents arrived ready to dance, sing along and enjoyed the delicious treats that were provided by our amazing kitchen staff. The residents couldn't stop […]

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 […]

January 29, 2019

Cold Weather Safety Tips

We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you stay warm and healthy this winter. […]

January 16, 2019

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Andrea Martine is a trainer for the national Guiding Eyes for the Blind organization and daughter of a long time Fountains resident, Jim Martine. She presented a documentary on her work and brought one of her well trained canine guides for us to meet. As a professional trainer, Andrea rigorously trains these specially bred dogs to enrich the lives of the […]

January 2, 2019

Boxing Day at The Fountains!

A group of residents with British heritage joined together to celebrate Boxing Day here at The Fountains! Boxing Day is the 26th of December and is a national holiday in the UK and Ireland.  A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants […]

December 12, 2018

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 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 13, 2018

Veteran’s Day Tribute!

We had a crowded auditorium full of veterans, spouses of veterans and those present to thank and honor those who served our country. We followed up our tribute with patriotic songs from our wonderful entertainer Gordon George! "With our hearts filled with gratitude and our eyes filled with tears, we thank all you brave men and women […]

November 6, 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 […]

October 29, 2018

Fall Festival!

Friends and family joined Fountains residents for our Fall Festival!  The day started out with hayrides moving throughout the picturesque Millbrook grounds followed by pumpkin carving, mini ponies, face painting and balloons.  Of course it wouldn't be the same without scrumptious apple cider and homemade donuts! The day ended with lively entertainment by a Barbershop Quartet.