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Bone Builder Classes Sparking Interest

For over a year now, Bone Builder classes have been offered to RI residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am in our Function Room. The Village at Waterman Lake is sponsoring the development of Bone Builder classes in the state of Rhode Island, out of a commitment to bring the benefits of the program to as many people as possible. Now, in response to interest in the East Bay area, a new class is forming. It will meet at Temple Habonim in Barrington on Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning September 10. The class is open to all. A donation of one dollar is suggested to support expenses of running the class.

For more details, the RI Bone Builder program is featured during August on "Elder Independence," hosted by Tammy Martin, RN, on Cox channel 15 and Verizon channel 34, Sundays at 4:00 pm and Mondays at 6:00 pm. 

If you are so inspired, anyone interested in becoming a Bone Builder Leader may join a training being offered at The Village at Waterman Lake, beginning August 19. Two training sessions are offered each month in August, September, October, and November, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, contact Jennifer Beauchamp, (401) 474-6952, or Susan Bayley, (401) 486-1901. The training is offered at no charge.

2nd Annual Family Independence Day Event

The Village is thrilled to invite you to our 2nd Annual Family Independence Day Event! Residents, Families, Team members and children of all ages, are invited to join us at Sunset on the Saturday after 4th of July, for a relaxed outing alongside Nature Trail overlooking Waterman Lake. Enjoy live entertainment, an array of summertime treats and a bonfire with marshmallows to roast for the little ones.

Stay for the spectacular fireworks display being lit off over the lake at sundown, courtesy of "The Citizens for the Preservation of Waterman Lake" and proudly sponsored by The Village at Waterman Lake.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
6:30 pm – approximately 9:00 pm
The Village at the Waterman Lake
on the Chalet grounds overlooking the lake

Don't miss this family-oriented, patriotic evening!

Save the Date - Music On The Hill coming June 25

Mark your calendar! Our Sunset Concert Series returns on June 25 featuring Dr. Tim Hart's band, Illusions. Toe-tapping music and refreshments as the sun sets over scenic Waterman Lake provides enjoyment for the whole family.  6:30 to 8:00 pm. Rain date July 16. presents 2013 Excellence National Award to The Village at Waterman Lake

The Village at Waterman Lake was presented with a SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award this week for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013. The Village received a total rating of 5 out of 5 stars on the website.

“I want to acknowledge our residents and families for the high ratings they have chosen to give The Village,” said Oliver Harvey, Chief Operating Officer. “This award is a tribute to our dedicated and compassionate team, who hold our residents in the highest regard and make The Village their warm and welcoming home.”

The Excellence Award was presented to Mr. Harvey by Greg Damm, Partner Services Manager, New England, from A Place for Mom Inc., surrounded by 24 managers and team members who have been with The Village for more than 15 years.

Join us Tuesday, February 25 for Patty Carver Presents: Cole Porter,  Part One

With music, dramatic re-enactment and rich storytelling, Patty Carver weaves the story of American composer and songwriter Cole Porter, who lived from 1891 to 1964. Porter wrote the lyrics as well as the music for his widely popular works including the musical, "Kiss Me, Kate" and numerous hit songs such as "Night and Day", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "You're the Top". The show starts promptly at 2:00 pm in the Chalet Activity Room.

Richard Martin - Discussion and Booksigning

On Thursday, February 6, join Richard Martin in an informal discussion of his book, "MAE," a tribute to his mother. A native of  Scituate RI, Mae's favorite motto was “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken,” on her journey to becoming a teacher and mother. Chalet Activity Room at 3:00 pm.

Activity Calendars Are Now Available on our Website

As of this month, The Village is making our activity calendars available to you on this website. Look in the Activities and Programs menu tab and you will find choices for both Activity Calendars and Between The Lines. Selecting these tabs takes you to a new page where you can open the full calendar or Between The Lines notes with the inside story of what is happening every day at The Village. When you click on the calendar you want, you will see an image that can be enlarged for easy reading. Whether you are looking for scheduled events at The Chalet, The Lodge, or The Courtyard, you will have the current month at your fingertips. 

Also notice that on the same pages, clicking on "All Calendars" and "All Between The Lines" will take you to the previous months' listings. As we draw close to the next month, the calendars for the coming weeks will also become available in those sections. 

Please enjoy this new access to what's going on at The Village at Waterman Lake!


Butterflies Galore

Do you remember, as a child, the fascination of watching butterflies develop through their stages of life? Several weeks ago beautiful Painted Lady butterflies emerged here at The Village, in a community project observing caterpillars as they became chrysalises, and then mature to become winged beauties. The Lodge and the Chalet released the adult Painted Ladies after several days of observing them at close range. Led by Linda Gahrman, Atrium Activities Director, the Atrium is starting a new cycle that will mature in August.

Food, Fun, and Fireworks

Independence Day was celebrated at The Village on Saturday, July 6, with about 300 of our closest friends and family attending our evening of Food, Fun and Fireworks over Waterman Lake.  It was a memorable evening with just the right kind of weather for an outdoor summer social.