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The Best Value in New Castle County Senior Living

Rockland Place, located in Wilmington, Delaware is a retirement community offering Assisted Living and Two Levels of Memory Care on a large but intimate senior campus. Rockland Place is located just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

In this friendly atmosphere we offer extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and customized care. Choose from affordable studio apartments to a variety of one-bedroom suites, wonderfully appointed with a kitchen, large living room and bathroom.

Residents of Rockland Place enjoy services and amenities that support a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle. Our on-site amenities include outdoor courtyards and sensory gardens, a paved walking path, well-stocked library with fireplace, computer center, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, on-site physical and occupational therapy, daily transportation services as well as an elegant dining room with private dining available.

Life at Rockland Place

Love is in the Air

Although the Valentine’s Day holiday took place this week, we feel that we spread love everyday here at Rockland Place. You certainly saw a lot of red this week as we learned about the history of Valentine’s Day, the traditions that have developed over time and also enjoyed mixing and mingling at our annual Valentine’s […]

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Bonsai Time

Did you know that Bonsai cultivation is nearly 2,000 years old? Or that the word bonsai is derived from two Chinese characters, meaning a tree planted in a shallow container? Recently, our Rockland Place maintenance technician, Patrick T. led a class with the residents entitled The Art of Bonsai. Patrick is also a member of our Senior […]

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When I grow up…

One of our favorite events that takes place during the year is when our local St. Mary Magdalen first grade students visit our community for a spin on career day! The students come into our community dressed as what they would like to be when they grow up. This year featured chefs, police officers, teachers, […]

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Resident Voices

Resident Nancy Sturtevant is Enjoying Her Carefree Lifestyle at Rockland Place

NOW WE’RE COOKING There comes a time when it makes sense to leave the chores to someone else and just enjoy life. “If they were asking, ‘How is the food?’ I always say ‘It’s wonderful.’ And I’ll add, ‘I don’t have to cook it. That’s the way I like it.’” – Nancy Sturtevant, resident of […]

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Resident Esther Weik is Enjoying Her Worry-Free Lifestyle Surrounded by Friends at Rockland Place

WHICH WILL IT BE? You can take your chances staying put, or you can choose to start thriving in the right retirement community. “I was in a house that had four bedrooms upstairs and one down. And I knew I couldn’t stay in a house with that many bedrooms. It just wasn’t necessary when I […]

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Out and About

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Team Rockland Place

This past weekend, Team Rockland Place participated in the 2 mile walk that took place at the Wilmington Riverfront. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We could not have had more perfect weather for this outdoor walk and there […]

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Linvilla Orchards Adventure

We couldn’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate the start of fall then by visiting a farmers market and orchard that has delicious goodies, hayrides, and pumpkin picking. Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. Linvilla Orchards Farmers Market provides customers with fresh produce, baked goods and gourmet specialties throughout the year. They […]

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2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

It’s that time of year again for TEAM ROCKLAND PLACE to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. This year’s fundraising 2 mile walk will take place on Saturday, October 15th at 9am at the Wilmington Riverfront. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for […]

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Dining

Associate of the Month

Our most recent associate of the month honor went to our very own Tyhisha C. Ty is one of our stellar dining team members in our community. She has worked for Rockland for 2 ½ years and said her favorite part of working at Rockland is helping the residents and helping in any way possible.  Tyhisha is currently our […]

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Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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Wine Goes Mediterranean

Recently our Dining Service Director, Dante, and our Dining Service team member, Stephen, took our community on an adventure to the Mediterranean.  The program started off by learning about food traditions and customs that are typically found in the Mediterranean. Of course when learning about food traditions, having a sample is a must! During the class we […]

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On Aging

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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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 […]

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2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

It’s that time of year again for TEAM ROCKLAND PLACE to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. This year’s fundraising 2 mile walk will take place on Saturday, October 15th at 9am at the Wilmington Riverfront. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for […]

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Resident Spotlight

Wedded Bliss – 64th Anniversary

Bill and Ruth H. recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary! They first saw each other at their church meeting that Ruth would attend while she was in town, but officially hit it off at the church’s barn dance. They spent the night dancing, laughing and getting to know one another. At the end of the […]

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Culinary Thrive Program

A new initiative that we rolled out in our community is our Culinary Thrive Program. Many of our residents have spent countless hours in the kitchen preparing their favorite main dish or dessert. To put a unique spin on our dining experience we have invited our residents and their family to put on the chef’s […]

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Happy 100th Birthday!!!!

This week our very own Rockland resident, Mildred, turned 100!! To help celebrate this momentous occasion we hosted a birthday social for our entire community. All were thrilled to be part of Mildred’s special birthday bash, with many offering their well wishes! A special part of the day was when we joined together to serenade […]

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Reviews

Google Review – A First Class Experience

Having recently worked with the management staff of Michele Holdsworth and Bobbi Cassidy at Rockland Place, I can tell you it was a first class experience. They made the transition for one of my clients straightforward and easy. Michele was clear and succinct with the sales effort. Her follow-up was pleasant, timely and professional. No […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – It has been a blessing for the family to know my parents are well taken care of.

The RN, Bobbi, is fantastic and really took the time to understand the needs of both of my parents. We were able to move them in together, and it has been a blessing for the family to know they are well taken care of. Patrick [removed], the Director, was very professional and helped find a […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Extremely pleased with the staff and their care for my mother.

Very happy with the services and level of caring at Rockland for their residents. I am extremely pleased with the staff and their care for my mother.

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Videos

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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Rockland does the Mannequin Challenge!

Many of you are familiar with the latest movement that is becoming more well-known and popular each day… the MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE! The Mannequin Challenge is a viral internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a video is recorded. Of course Rockland Place had to get in on the action. During our Fall Cocktails […]

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