Category: Life at The Fountains at Millbrook

October 1, 2018

Fountains Resident Art Show

Residents and family came out Sunday to celebrate Mary Stupple, our featured artist this month. Mary's kindness and love of nature are expressed in every piece of her artwork. Mary says, "each picture reminds me of a wonderful place. I can remember exactly where I was standing by looking at a picture!"

September 10, 2018

Grandparents Day!

The residents and their grandchildren enjoyed a spectacular day of family fun! Events included a Tom Hanford Intergenerational concert followed by a magic act by The Astounding Professor Harry Hocus. They also had fun making giant bubbles and eating donuts and cider with their loved ones.

August 23, 2018

Fall 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 35 different classes with everything from Drumming Circle to Gentle Stretch to Writers' Exchange to Wandering Book Club to Wood Carving Instruction and even Barrett School of Art Classes, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While […]

May 8, 2018

Humming Therapy

Donna Castaner joined us this week for a refreshing time of Humming Therapy. Donna demonstrated how humming can affect our emotions, our focus, our concentration as well as our physical well being. She taught us how to find the right pitch for our optimum hum. It was fascinating as well as therapeutic! We will all be carving time […]

May 3, 2018

Summer 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 35 different classes with everything from Opera Series to Music Appreciation to Art History to Resident & Staff Art Shows and even Barrett School of Art Classes, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing […]

April 18, 2018

Purim Festival

There was a great turnout of Fountains residents to celebrate Purim last week. We began with a word game about Purim and one of the Community Life staff gave a background of the holiday and how and why it is celebrated. Everyone went home with a cake or cupcake after we had a cakewalk featuring music by […]

April 18, 2018

Sidewalks of New York

Tom Hanford, a musical storyteller joined us on Friday to take us on a very enjoyable walk down memory lane. We learned about New York history and culture as Tom entertained us with his violin, guitar, and harmonica. The afternoon of New York trivia was topped off with pretzels and deli mustard.  Mmmmmmmm! We love New York!

April 12, 2018

Mardi Gras Celebration

Frankie Keene was with us for our Mardi Gras dance party. All the residents in attendance enjoyed a night of dancing, socializing and fun! Our chef provided his signature wings for everyone to enjoy and they were delicious!   We started our time of fasting with an evening of celebration and fun.

April 12, 2018

Inter-Generational Partnership with Natural Wonders Pre-School

We were delighted to have as our guests and playmates the "Natural Wonders" pre-school students who visited our assisted living residents this week. We showed our patriotism by singing the national anthem together. Students paired up with a senior buddy to do marble painting and bowling. What fun everyone had! We look forward to next month's visit […]

February 28, 2018

Exciting New Programs for March at The Fountains!

We are pleased to announce a new MVP Health Series this month entitled "Osteo Moves," presented by Public Health Educator, Sydney Leone. The series will run three consecutive Mondays, beginning on March 5th. Sydney will lead participants though an educational segment plus exercises designed to benefit those who are dealing with Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis. Another new and exciting program […]

February 28, 2018

Resident Artist of the Month

Art is an ever present part of the fabric of our lives here at The Fountains, and now there is a new opportunity to view the work of our resident artists! Each month we are hosting "Artist Openings," featuring the work of a resident artist. This month's artist is Shirley Nemetz-Ress, featured here. Her opening will be on Sunday, March 11th from 1-3 […]

January 23, 2018

Spring 2018 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 Drumming Circle to Wood Carving to Cooking with Chef Lukas and even Atrium Garden Club, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing […]

December 13, 2017

Resident Mary Stupple Wins a Place in the 2018 Expressions Art Calendar

We are so pleased to announce that our resident, Mary Stupple has had her artwork selected for the 2018 Expressions Calendar. Mary was inspired to paint a pitcher of flowers that she remembers from her mother's table. Her painting was selected from hundreds of entries from residents of more than 50 Watermark Communities. At a reception […]

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

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 […]

October 3, 2017

Volunteers Bring Joy and Beauty to The Fountains!

We are grateful to have such wonderful volunteers here at The fountains at Millbrook. Every Tuesday morning is Beauty Parlor Day here in The Inn, our Assisted Living neighborhood. Our ladies enjoy visits to the hairdresser, as well as complimentary manicures done by our lovely volunteer, Haley from Maplebrook School. We are also pleased to […]

September 21, 2017

Fountains Assisted Living Residents Pay It Forward

Our Assisted Living residents love giving back to the local community. When asked to participate in helping Beacon's inner city kids with school supplies, our seniors were happy to help! Dozens of notebooks, pens, paper, folders, binders, crayons and glue sticks were put together before school started in September, and given to the Beacon Housing […]

September 19, 2017

Fall 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 Meditation to Drumming Circle to Wine Making 101 to Cooking with Chef Lukas and even Atrium Garden Club, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

August 21, 2017

Renewed For You Bouquets

The season of receiving is in bloom, with thanks to Renewed For You Bouquets. Kathleen Wellcome greets the residents, in addition to her helpers from the community, with vases of elegant flowers. Donated flowers from former weddings, birthday parties, and other occasions are given to Kathleen and she brilliantly takes apart the flowers and rearranges them into […]

August 21, 2017

Horse Therapy Outing

Horses, ponies, and foals galore! With the help of Heather White, we were all able to enjoy an extravagant trip to the Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Cold Spring. Residents thoroughly enjoyed grooming the horses, as well as acknowledging how to care for all of the animals residing at the stables.

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 […]