Category: Life at Rockland Place

July 10, 2019

Sunshine & Sunglasses

Who doesn’t enjoy getting out and getting some Vitamin D? On those perfect summer days we always enjoy hosting programs on our outside patio or simply going for a stroll on the community grounds.  There are many health benefits associated with getting a safe amount of sunshine each day. With that being said, we make […]

June 25, 2019

Artistic Expression

The statement, "art is in the eye of the beholder" is very true. In today’s world there are various styles, forms and outlets for art. Resident, Lois M., made the comment that she is no artist, but she quilts, knits and crochets so that certainly makes her artistically inclined. Lois stepped out of her comfort […]

June 3, 2019

June is LGBT Pride Month

June is widely celebrated as LGBT Pride month, across the country and at Watermark communities coast to coast. We would like announce our partnership with SAGE! Our community is embarking on a leading edge training through the SAGECare program. Just as Watermark is committed to transform the way we view aging, SAGE is committed to […]

May 24, 2019

Memorial Day

At Watermark communities nationwide, Memorial Day is a time to appreciate the heritage that our fallen men and women have given each of us so that we might have the joy of a daily celebration of life. We can stand proud and free today with others whose current joy is built on past loss. This […]

May 24, 2019

Family Time on the Patio

It is always great when families and friends visit our community. We recently opened up our outside patio and decided to kick off the nice weather with a cocktail and appetizer hour! We could not have asked for better weather for this informal get together. It was excellent to see the families, residents and associates […]

May 13, 2019

Senior Prom Success

And once again our annual Senior Prom was a complete success. Sigma Kappa sorority and Delta Tau Delta fraternity (both from the University of Delaware) have been hosting this event since 2010 and each and every year it does not disappoint. This year’s prom was luau themed, so we made sure to transform our dining […]

May 9, 2019

Celebrating Mothers

As spring turns toward summer and Mother’s Day draws nearer, our thoughts turn to those who have nurtured, loved and supported us throughout our lives. Let’s take a moment to reflect, celebrate and remember with a look back on the women who have helped us become who we are today. We offer thanks to Paul […]

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 16, 2019

Easter Basket Project

We recently created Easter Baskets for AI DuPont Children’s Hospital.  There is always a joy in giving back to our community and we thought what a better way than to create Easter baskets for the patients at our local children’s hospital.  Unfortunately, there are times when certain kids may not be able to be home […]

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 […]

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 […]