Category: Life at Pinebrook

January 4, 2019

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 […]

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 12, 2018

Pinebrook Stop & Shop – Tuesday, November 13th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Attention all shoppers! Get a jump on your holiday shopping. Come to Pinebrook’s Annual Stop & Shop on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Purchase gifts from vendors such as Clever Children’s Books, Scentsy Scents, Watercolor Originals, Thirty-One, Ceramics by Ellie, Becky’s Beads, Glamourous Ribbon Wreaths and more. With every five dollar purchase, […]

November 6, 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 […]

October 30, 2018

Floral Designers at Work

The vibrant colors that surround us in Autumn were abundant in the live flower arranging class. Bright yellow sunflowers, along with orange and red mums were plentiful for residents to use. Their completed arrangements are treats for the eyes. Residents brighten up their homes with their arrangements or proudly set them outside their door for […]

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

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 more than 20 different classes with everything from Classic Car Show to Heartfelt Greeting Cards to Ceramics 101 to History of Motorcycles and even Guided Meditation, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

May 23, 2018

“Senior Prom” at Pinebrook

Snazzy! Pinebrook ladies took advantage of the opportunity to dress-up in that special dress or glittery blouse and slacks for the Prom. Colors ranged from sophisticated black to soft pastels. Some gentlemen wore suits, others wore shirts and slacks. They all looked very debonair. A trio of talented musicians played dance music from the 30's, 40's and 50's. The dance floor was […]

May 3, 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 more than 20 different classes with everything from Tai Chi to Yoga to Meditation to Ted Talk and Discussion and even Watercolor Instruction, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

December 19, 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 more than 20 different classes with everything from Ceramics to Asian Tea to Historical Figures to Wood Carvers and even Food Fanatics Tasting, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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 30, 2017

Family Member Testimonial – We Consider Pinebrook Our Extended Family

We visited 6 assisted living communities & talked to 3 others before we learned about Pinebrook from a competitor who highly recommended that we contact Aimee LaPine, Director of Sales & Marketing. Our loved one had very specific medical needs that we knew would require special skills from the staff. By the end of our […]

September 29, 2017

Fall is here!

Hay wagons, straw bales and pumpkins help remind residents that harvest season is here. For many, this is a favorite time of the year. Colorful blooming mums and gourds help us reminisce, bringing back memories of sunny, cool days. Grab your sweatshirt or sweater, autumn is in the air at Pinebrook for all to share.

September 6, 2017

Eclipse Viewing Party

We began the party early in the Bijou Theater with Ted Talks on the scientists viewpoints, followed by the live feed from NASA! Once in a while we would check out the major networks to see how the Eclipse was progressing in other areas. As the moon began to cross over the sun it was […]

September 1, 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 more than 20 different classes with everything from Painting 101 to Guided Meditation to Creative Design to Cuisine Scene and even Seasonal Floral Creations, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

July 19, 2017

Gardening Fun!

If the weather cooperates, Pinebrook resident Terry Pilis will enjoy a bumper crop of tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers this year. Gardening is made easier in our three-and-a-half foot tall raised garden bed. Along with vegetables, Terry enjoys growing flowers and herbs. When Terry is unable to water the plants, other residents gladly volunteer for the task. […]

July 5, 2017

Pinebrook Senior Prom

Our second annual Senior Prom began with one of Chef Don's all time favorite meals of our residents, Baby Back Ribs, along with a nice selection of side dishes and deserts. Many will tell you those ribs are the best in town! The Jeanine Groh Quartet played the old standards while our professional dancing couple started the dancing […]

January 16, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Walking Club to Scotch Tasting to Kathy’s Krafts to Guided Meditation and even Cuisine Scene, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

November 30, 2016

Jeannie’s Art Party!

We all love our every other Friday Art Party with Jeannie. She can teach anyone to paint, and I do mean anyone. If you don't believe me I dare you to try it. I promise you will impress yourself! Another benefit is the fun bunch of new friends we make here. Get ready to laugh!

November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

November 11, 2016

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 […]

October 26, 2016

2016 Business Advisory Council Names Pinebrook “Employer of the Year”

An article was recently featured on Cincinnati.com, published on October 24th, 2016. To read the entire article, please click here. We are pleased to announce that Pinebrook Retirement Community has been named the 2016 Business Advisory Council “Employer of the Year” in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This award was presented at the […]

June 1, 2016

Dedication

This past Memorial Day, Pinebrook honored not only those men and women in the military, but two of our employees. Nancy Miller and Lee Goerlich both passed away in 2015, and we were very much shocked at the loss of these two amazing and caring employees. The Resident Council came up with the lovely idea […]

May 18, 2016

Senior Prom

Last Thursday, Pinebrook hosted it's first ever Senior Prom! The residents were decked out in formal wear, and they were treated to a delicious gourmet dinner by Chef Don and his team. Music was provided by the Jeanine Groh Quartet, and residents were even invited to have their pictures taken by a professional photographer!

April 25, 2016

Cheeseburger in Paradise

This past Friday, residents were treated to a Cheeseburger in Paradise celebration! The dining room was decorated in a luau theme and Chef Don hosted a grill out! The residents were encouraged to wear bright colors and Hawaiian themed clothing. Following dinner, the residents were treated to a performance by Full Moon Ranch. It was […]

February 16, 2016

Valentine’s Day Celebration

This past Valentine's Day, the residents enjoyed an eventful day. Margaret and Monica from the salon asked residents and staff to turn in a copy of their wedding photo, or photograph with someone they loved. The photos were then hung up on the wall in the café for the residents to see. There are over 80 pictures […]

February 8, 2016

Super Bowl Party

Last night, residents gathered in the Bijou Theater to celebrate the Super Bowl! Resident managers Lisa and Terry decorated the room in the colors of both teams and provided a large spread of food! There were plenty of residents there to cheer on the Broncos and the Panthers!

January 5, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Beer Tasting to Ceramics Class to Jewelry Making to Chair Yoga and even Seasonal Floral Creations, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

November 9, 2015

Karen Bond, Receptionist, Receives Watermark Heroes Award

An estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. each year according to the National Emergency Number Association. Earlier in September, one such call attempt was mysteriously received by Pinebrook, where an alert receptionist acted fast and responsibly to ensure that the Florida caller received the help she needed. The Enquirer recalls […]

October 30, 2015

Assisted Living Now Open!

Today marks the official opening of a new Assisted Living neighborhood at Pinebrook Retirement Community in Milford. Available on a monthly rental basis, the program accommodates residents who wish to maximize their independence while receiving personalized care and attention as needed from licensed nurses on duty 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Pinebrook’s […]

October 28, 2015

Safety Appreciation Day

Today the Miami Township Police and Firefighters came to spend the day at Pinebrook. They ate lunch in the dining room with residents, then walked around the building visiting with residents. This was followed by a presentation on what it's like in their day-to-day life when they're on duty! To wrap up the day, the […]

September 25, 2015

Outing to Ripley!

Yesterday, the residents took a day trip to the beautiful river town of Ripley, OH. They enjoyed a delicious lunch at Rockin' Robin's Soda Shoppe, complete with 50's and 60's memorabilia. After lunch, a few residents took a short stroll along the river and watched the barges floating by. They also had to the chance […]

September 23, 2015

Smoothie Making Class

Yesterday was a very healthy day here at Pinebrook! The residents were treated to a yoga and meditation class with our Community Life Director Joy and then Chef Don taught them all about making smoothies! He taught them the different fruit combinations to make a healthy snack. They were even given the recipes to enjoy […]

September 18, 2015

Miami Township Trustee, Mary Wolff Investigates… What is Assisted Living like at Pinebrook?

Miami Township Trustee, Mary Wolff talks with Executive Director Dennis Curley and Sales Director Aimee LaPine from Pinebrook Retirement Community about their new 'state-of-the-art' Assisted Living neighborhood, The Inn. For an in-depth look at what life is like at Pinebrook and the The Inn, our Assisted Living neighborhood, please click the following link to view […]

September 9, 2015

Busy Hands

Since their news interview back in April, the ladies of the Busy Hands Club have been hard at work! From knitting hats for the homeless, to filling backpacks with school supplies to send to Haiti, they've been working nonstop! Their most recent project was to make homemade bath products for battered women. They made shower […]

August 3, 2015

New Resident Lunch

Every four months, Pinebrook hosts a New Resident Lunch. Today was that day! Concierge Nancy Miller did a wonderful job inviting and setting up the room for residents to relax and enjoy the meal. She helped create a welcoming environment for all the new residents to get acquainted. The resident ambassadors were on hand to make the […]

August 3, 2015

Scotch Tasting

Recently, the residents have the pleasure of participating in a Scotch tasting with Chef Don. Chef selected samples from three different regions of Scotland. Residents had a sheet in front of them with a description of each Scotch. They had to use their sense of smell and taste to determine which sample was from which […]

June 25, 2015

Mr. Softee Visits Pinebrook!

Tuesday afternoon, the residents here at Pinebrook received a special treat to help beat the heat! Local favorite Mr. Softee stopped by with their truck and offered up soft serve ice cream to the residents! The residents were so excited for the treat, they were lining up well in advance! Thank you Mr. Softee, and […]

June 16, 2015

Flag Day

This past Friday in honor of Flag Day, our residents who are veterans were honored for their service. In partnership with ViaQuest, each resident was given a pin and a certificate from their branch of military. Also included in the ceremony were outside veterans and their wives. They were each given a star from a […]

May 11, 2015

Watermark Expressions

Calling all artists! Are you interested in submitting a piece of artwork to the Watermark Expressions Calendar? Then join us on Tuesday, May 19th to have your artwork and yourself, photographed for your submission! Prior to submitting your work, we will also host an art show of all the work!

May 5, 2015

Pay It Forward Day 2015

Pay It Forward Day is where people of all walks of life give to someone else and make a positive difference. What started 3 years ago as a national organization now is comprised of more than 3 million people in 70 countries around the world participating. Teachers in Milfold, Ohio thought it would be beneficial to […]

April 27, 2015

Interview with Channel 12

Today, Adam Clements from Local 12 News came to interview the ladies of the Busy Hands Club! The interview was to bring attention to the group, and to help them to reach more people in the community! Below is the link to the interview! http://local12.com/m/news/features/top-stories/stories/Retired-women-give-back-to-those-in-need-123569.shtml#.VUDf1P9FAiQ

April 17, 2015

Watermark for Kids

Here at Pinebrook, we are about to start a campaign to raise funds for our Watermark for Kids. To contribute to this campaign, employees have been encouraged to donate money to buy a golf club. This club will be auctioned off at the Annual Watermark Summit in Arizona. From here, we will select our candidate, and […]

April 16, 2015

Resident Art Show

Today at Pinebrook residents had the pleasure of viewing the artwork of one of their fellow residents. The show consisted of the artist's watercolor and acrylic works from the past few months. You could see how she honed and developed her skill. While there were many pieces on display, there just wasn't enough room for […]

April 13, 2015

Watermark Expressions Calendar

If you are new to Pinebrook, you might not be familiar with Watermark's Expressions Calendar. In the spirit of celebrating the creativity of our residents (and maybe even uncovering some hidden talent), each Watermark community will be submitting resident artwork to be reviewed for the chance to be showcased in the Expressions 2016 calendar! If […]

March 26, 2015

A Visit from Raptor Inc.

Tuesday afternoon, Pinebrook received a visit from Raptor Inc.! They brought three different educational ambassadors along with them. Sylvester the Great Horned Owl, Rufus the Screeching Owl, and Earl (the female) Turkey Vulture. The residents were engaged in this presentation, learning more about the birds that surround them!

March 23, 2015

Look Who We Found!

Recently featured in the local paper, the Milford Miami Advertiser on March 18th, 2015, were two of our very own residents, Chuck Knabe and Dave Foreman! Wearing chef coats and hats, the two supervised Chef Don as he cooked up 100 pounds of prime rib for the Veterans Day luncheon. To read the full article, […]

March 20, 2015

Busy Hands Club

Pinebrook's very own Busy Hands Club is currently looking for their next project. They are a group of ladies who get together to primarily make and sometimes collect objects for those in need. They have made pillowcase dresses and blankets to send to Haiti, toys for My Furry Valentine, and so much more. If your […]

March 9, 2015

The Pinebrook Players!

Pinebrook's resident theater group is finally back in rehearsals! Rehearsals officially started on March 7th and residents are excited to get started! There has been much discussion about the program they want to perform and how to get the community involved. This is a resident driven program, and they are ready to reach out to the […]

February 2, 2015

My Furry Valentine

The Ladies of Busy Hands Club are working hard on dog and cat toys for My Furry Valentine. My Furry Valentine is a large adoption event taking place on Saturday, February 14th! The ladies of Busy Hands Club are always willing to lend a hand when it comes to helping out the community. We're sure […]

January 5, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 65 different classes with everything from Acrylic Painting to Jewelry Making to Armchair Travelogue and even our very own Theater Group. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having […]

November 5, 2014

Autumn Masquerade Ball

When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. Every season has its upside; however autumn has a particular beauty to it.  Pinebrook celebrated the splendor of autumn with a masquerade party. Spirits flowed from the bar, we danced to fun halloween music and prizes […]

October 7, 2014

Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest is the world's largest funfair held annually in Munich, Germany. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.  The residents at Pinebrook didn't have to travel any further than the Pattison Pavilion […]

October 1, 2014

Watermark Expressions Calendar

We are so excited that Pinebrook's resident Maxine Perry's oil painting entitled "The Homestead" has been awarded a feature spot in Expressions 2015, Watermark's award-winning calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Congratulations! Out of hundreds of submissions received from resident artists at 38 Watermark locations nationwide, Maxine's is one of only 13 to be featured […]

September 30, 2014

For the Love of Sunflowers!

Aimee LaPine, Pinebrook's Director of Sales has a passion for Sunflowers! Aimee shared her love of Sunflowers during one of our Watermark University classes. She shared interesting facts about the flower, made homemade sunflower muffins for everyone and showed the residents how to create a Sunflower wreath to hang on the doors. The halls of […]