Category: Life at Rockland Place

March 21, 2019

Our Rockland Family

In our community we want everyone to feel like a family, which is one of the reasons why we have countless amazing associates on our Rockland Place team.  Some of our team members stand out a little bit more due to their passion and personalities.  Tyetta L. is one of our stellar Licensed Nurse Practitioners […]

March 19, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Cheer

We were lucky enough to have quite a few 2nd grade leprechauns in our community to spread some St. Patrick’s Day cheer.  The students sang a few St. Patrick’s Day themed songs, shared some jokes and passed out Shamrock Shakes for everyone to enjoy.  These intergenerational programs are enriching to all involved – the interaction […]

March 8, 2019

The Lenten Season

With the Lenten season upon us, we have added a Station of the Cross offering to our calendar every Friday. The basic concept of Lent remains the same: to open our hearts to God's refining grace through prayer, confession, fasting, and almsgiving as we anticipate Holy Week. Many continue to observe these Lenten ways, such as abstaining […]

February 21, 2019

Creating Meaningful Moments – Youth Baseball Team Visits Rockland Place Residents

Recently, a youth travel baseball team spent time in our community visiting with residents.  It was a fantastic event – the athletes created bags of trail mix for everyone to enjoy and passed out root beer floats. The group also did exercises together, played balloon baseball and engaged in conversation and trivia.  The athletes were […]

February 12, 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 7, 2019

Intergenerational Programming: First Grade Students Share Professional Career Goals

First grade students recently visited our community and their time with us brought about countless smiles and hugs! The students were dressed as what they would like to be when they grow up. From bakers and builders to Police Officers and unicorn trainers – the professions were all amazing! The students took great pride in their costumes and […]

January 30, 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 and your loved ones stay warm […]

January 25, 2019

Cooking through the Countries

Frank, our Rockland Chef Manager, shared his talent with our community as he led his Watermark University class, Cooking through the Countries. Each month, Frank will take us on a culinary adventure around the world. This month during his class, the selected location was Mexico and he prepared a Protein Quinoa & Bean Burrito Wrap. During the program […]

December 17, 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 […]

December 13, 2018

Annual Holiday Party

As always, our Annual Rockland Place Holiday Party was a complete success. Each and every year we look forward to hosting this well attended event.  Throughout the night everyone was able to enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres, a carving station and mashed potato bar, as well as, the amazing assortment of tasty desserts. The live band certainly had […]

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 5, 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 Rockland Place. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over 5,800 thriving associates […]

September 24, 2018

Associate of the Month Award

Claudia V. was named our most recent associate of the month.  She is a Certified Nursing Assistant at Rockland and in her short time with our community she has made a big impact.  On countless occasions we hear from her fellow associates on how she is a true team player and willing to step in wherever needed.  Likewise, residents […]

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 almost 50 different classes with everything from Holiday Cocktails to History of Pizza to Technology at our Fingertips to Inside D-Day and even Nature & Art, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

August 2, 2018

Treats for our Furry Friends

We have partnered with our local Faithful Friends animal society to create treats and toys for all of the animals that reside in their shelter. Faithful Friends is an amazing private, nonprofit animal welfare organization that houses all cats and dogs until their forever homes are found. During our first session we made homemade dog treats and […]

July 3, 2018

Associate of the Month Award

We are lucky to have amazing team members in all departments in our community. It is important for us to show our appreciation through Associate of the Month awards, special themed events, holiday socials and many other recognition programs! Our most recent Associate of the Month award went to Kelsi J., one of our stellar members on […]

June 15, 2018

Associate of the Month

Theresa S. was named our most recent Associate of the Month. She is one of our stellar Licensed Nurse Practitioners in our community. Theresa’s nursing experience combined with her positive spirit and outgoing personality make her a stand-out in her role. On occasion she will also bring her dog, Piper, in with her during her shifts, and the residents […]

May 29, 2018

National Nurse Appreciation

During May we celebrated National Nurses Week. Our Rockland nurses are simply amazing.  They not only take excellent care of our residents, but they also get to know them on a personal level, making the care feel more special.  There is no task too big or too small for these incredible team members – they bring […]

May 15, 2018

Associate of the Month

Dana S. was named our most recent associate of the month.  Dana has worked at Rockland Place for a little over 6 years on our Community Life team.  She has an innate ability to connect to all residents and engage them in meaningful and personalized moments.  Fellow associates and family members recognize her compassion, kindness […]

May 10, 2018

Mother’s Day Pride

Mother’s Day is coming up this month on Sunday, May 13th! Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. On this day we will talk about the history related to Mother’s Day, as well as some Famous Mothers in history. Additionally, we […]

May 2, 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 almost 50 different classes with everything from The Royal Family to Kitchen Gadgets to Holiday Cocktails to Periods of Art and even Homemade Candy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

April 26, 2018

Blue Rocks Chorus

We were lucky enough to have our local Blue Rocks Chorus perform yet again at Rockland Place. Once a year they donate their time and share their musical talent with us. This energetic group of women gets together on a weekly basis to practice and perform shows in local venues. They do it for the love of […]

April 11, 2018

Associate of the Month

Cynthia T. was named our most recent Associate of the Month. Cynthia has been part of our dining team for about 4 years and consistently goes above and beyond. She said she always enjoys serving the residents, as they are what make her happy and the job even more enjoyable. In turn, the residents always say Cynthia is […]

April 9, 2018

Rockland Place Named All Star Across Three DHCFA Award Categories

Rockland Place recently received an All Star Award from Delaware Health Care Facilities Association on Thursday, March 29th 2018. To read more about the association, please click here. Rockland Place was one of 106 nominations for this year’s DHCFA All Star Awards and won in three different categories, including: Leadership, Clinical Services and Home Where […]

March 13, 2018

Associate of the Month

Esther C. was named our most recent Associate of the Month. Esther has been part of our care team for a year and consistently goes above and beyond. When asked about what her favorite thing is about working at Rockland Place, she smiles and says “the residents”. Esther is a true team player as she will consistently pick up […]

March 7, 2018

Snow, Snow, Snow!!!

And the groundhog was right as we certainly are having 6 more weeks of winter. Although many are ready for the spring weather we did our best to embrace the wintery snow conditions we are experiencing.  One of our Community Life team members got extra creative and did action snow painting.  She gathered snow, added paint […]

February 21, 2018

A “Surprise” Dance

We had a secret dance performance in the works for several months and recently put our plans into action. One of our current resident’s daughters, Sandy, has been dancing for about 4 years at our local BlueBallRoom. Sandy enjoys dancing and it is a passion of hers, but unfortunately her mom, Christine, has never been able to see her […]

February 16, 2018

Our Little Community Helpers

We were lucky enough to have 1st grade students from St. Mary Magdalen visit Rockland Place. The class was dressed up as community helpers, so we had many doctors, police officers, teachers and even a waterslide engineer represented. The residents enjoyed mingling with the fresh faces, while the students were excited to share what they were dressed […]

February 12, 2018

Associate of the Month

Ben. S. was named our most recent Associate of the Month. He is currently one of our talented chefs in our dining department. So we have him to thank for some of the delicious meals served in our community! He enjoys learning and growing his skill set every day at Rockland Place. When not in school full-time working on his Criminal Justice […]

February 2, 2018

Fly, Eagles, Fly

E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles!! Our community is all ready for the Super Bowl this upcoming Sunday! With many team members wearing their jerseys and some sporting green hair dye the energy was certainly high at Rockland! Not only did we serve some delicious “taste of Philly” treats, but we also hosted our own Eagles Game Pep Rally! Fly Eagles […]

December 15, 2017

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 Holiday Cocktails to Kitchen Inventions to Food Explorations to Art with Donna and even Better Bodies, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

December 7, 2017

Intergenerational Holiday Fun!

We recently had 5th grade students from a local school in our community come and spread some festive cheer! The event was the perfect way to kick off the season as they sung holiday carols, passed out cookies and gave every resident a handmade ornament. The entire intergenerational program made all of us smile and get into the true […]

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 […]

November 13, 2017

Associate of the Month

Our most recent Associate of the Month honor went to our very own Khali G. Khali is one of our fantastic associates in our Dining Services department.  He has worked in our community for a little over 2 months and in that short time has made quite a positive impact. Although he is not always visible in […]

October 31, 2017

Pumpkin Contest

We certainly got in the spirit of the holiday by hosting our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. As always, our associates did an AMAZING job and were certainly creative this year! Residents, associates, family members and visitors all enjoyed checking out the final pumpkin creations and were stunned with how well they turned out. Make sure you stop […]

October 16, 2017

2017 – 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 3.1 mile walk will take place on Saturday, October 21st at 9:30am 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, […]