Category: Life at Rockland Place

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, […]

September 14, 2017

Sending Love and Support to Our Sister Communities Affected by Hurricane Irma

Most are aware of the recent hurricanes that took place and its aftermath. Three of our sister communities, The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods, The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay and The Watermark at Trinity (all located in Florida) were impacted by these events. We want to make sure they know they are in our thoughts and that we are […]

August 23, 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 50 different classes with everything from Wine & Candy Pairings to Yoga to Watercolor Wonders to Moving to the Music and even Holiday Cocktails, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

August 4, 2017

Associate of the Month!

Our most recent Associate of the Month honor went to our very own Sharon B. Sharon is one of our stellar CNAs in our community. She has the most amazing spirit and such a positive outlook on life. She genuinely cares for each and every resident and associate. Her fellow associates would all agree that she is a […]

June 27, 2017

Forever Young!

In our community we truly believe in re-defining senior living and creating extraordinary communities where people thrive! Our afternoon got a little crazy as we all became “college kids” and played beer pong in our community. Beer pong is traditionally a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent […]

June 20, 2017

Associate of the Month

Talia D. was named our most recent Associate of the month. Talia currently works as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner and is always making quite a positive impact. Talia not only keeps our residents happy and healthy, but she is a true team player and will step in wherever needed. Associates, residents and family members all recognize her genuine […]

June 14, 2017

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Our Executive Director, Jen Q., recently led a mind-blowing class on the infamous Ripley’s Believe It or Not legacy. Did you know that Mr. Ripley traveled to 201 countries in 35 years seeking the odd, unusual and the unexplained or that he was the FIRST to broadcast from underwater?!?!  Neither did we!  Throughout the program […]

May 19, 2017

Associate of the Month

Charles M. was named our most recent Associate of the Month. He has worked at Rockland Place for a little over 6 months as a Maintenance Technician and in that time period has made quite a positive impact. Prior to joining our community, he worked for two years at our sister community in PA. Not only is […]

May 17, 2017

Create & Celebrate Success!

At Rockland Place, we have certain standards and expectations for our team. One of the ways in which we achieve this is through routine in-services and our learning center tools. These on-going educational sessions help us to learn and grow as health professionals every day. It is through these educational opportunities and hands on trainings that we are […]

May 12, 2017

Senior Prom

We recently held our annual senior prom that was hosted by Sigma Kappa and Delta Tau Delta (Greek organizations from the University of Delaware).  As always, the night was a complete blast that was full of delicious cuisine, fantastic music, tons of dancing, constant conversation and countless smiles! The “Hollywood” themed prom was enjoyed by all and […]

May 5, 2017

Cinco de Mayo

Many know that the 5th of May is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. On this day many organizations host celebratory festivals, parades and socials that feature Mexican cuisine, culture and music! At Rockland Place we put our own spin on the holiday by offering a Make […]

April 25, 2017

Administrative Professionals Appreciation Luncheon

During the month of April we celebrated National Administration Day! Our administrative team goes above and beyond on a daily basis. These ladies not only excel at their job responsibilities, but they also engage residents, fellow associates and family members in meaningful moments throughout the day. To show a small token of our gratitude, we hosted an […]

April 19, 2017

It’s Beer-Thirty!!!

We recently held our Watermark University class It’s Beer-Thirty. During this program we typically discuss a wide variety of beer companies and the brewing process. This month we highlighted a local brewery, Victory Brewing Company, and one of their best sellers, the Sour Monkey as our feature beer sample. Our Dining Service Director, Justin, is good friends with one of […]

April 7, 2017

Associate of the Month

We are excited to announce that our most recent associate of the month was Nicole, one of our amazing LPN’S. Nicole does a fantastic job of keeping the residents happy and healthy. She is always going above and beyond for the community. Nicole genuinely cares for the residents and enjoys getting to know them on a personal level. She […]

March 30, 2017

Musical Moments

We recently had the pleasure of having a group called Hearts and Harmony visit our community. The musical event was sponsored by Vitas Hospice. It was amazing to look around the room and see our residents singing along, tapping their feet and smiling from ear to ear. At Rockland, we truly believe in the magic of […]

March 28, 2017

A Special Moment …

At Rockland Place we feel as if our associates go above and beyond on a daily basis. One way in doing so is through engaging residents in meaningful moments by getting to know them on a personal level. Charles M., our Maintenance Technician, formed a special bond with a current resident who is of Chinese […]

March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day

Rockland goes Green – as the saying goes “Irish for a Day”! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we hosted many events in our community throughout the week that had us seeing green! From the History of St. Patrick and four leafed clover crafts with Sigma Kappa to shamrock shakes with local students and our […]

March 1, 2017

Meet Roxy!!!

We would like to welcome the newest addition to our Rockland Place family… Roxy! Roxy is an 11 week old golden retriever puppy and will be spending tons of time in our community. Our Executive Director, Jen, will be the foster mom for our Rockland Dog, which means Roxy will enjoy the day exploring our community, spreading […]

February 20, 2017

Red, White and Blue!

Happy President’s Day to all! To help celebrate we had local kindergarten students visit our community to share their patriotic pride! They certainly showcased their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue, singing patriotic songs, sharing their presidential knowledge and also by passing out some flag crafts that they created. It is in these intergenerational […]

February 17, 2017

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 […]

February 14, 2017

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 […]

February 8, 2017

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, […]

January 30, 2017

Community Life Appreciation!

It is very important for us to show our appreciation for our team members who work hard day in and day out by going above and beyond for our community. During the month of January we celebrated National Activity Professionals Week. Our Rockland Place Community Life team continuously shares their talents, creativity, spirit, enthusiasm, energy, love and […]