Resident Eileen Chanin is Enjoying Dazzling Views and Engaging Programs at The Watermark

When stairs became impossible for Eileen to manage, she rediscovered independence, camaraderie and a whole lot more.

“That apartment on Cherry Street, I was stuck up there. I very rarely went out except to go see a doctor. And that’s another reason why The Watermark has been so perfect for me.” – Eileen Chanin, resident of The Watermark at Logan Square

You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Eileen Chanin on Saturday, November 3, 2018. To read the full, unedited transcript, please click here.)

Originally from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY, Eileen attended Brooklyn College, raised a doctor daughter and took up piano playing at 40. After losing the use of her left hand in an accident six years ago, she experienced a series of physical setbacks, one of which landed her in physical therapy at The Springs, Watermark’s Medicare-certified Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing neighborhood. Delighted to learn about Independent Living options in the building, she moved from the second floor to the 16th floor upon graduating from rehabilitation. Adjusting easily, soon she was leading sing-alongs and otherwise thriving. Eileen’s husband and daughter are thrilled knowing she’s safe and happy. Plus, nightly dinner plans are always just a short walk away for her husband who lives down the street.

Whenever Eileen’s husband would leave for work, she’d be stuck at home, literally. Then she discovered The Watermark at Logan Square. “Really opened up this world to me that I could be here, I could be comfortable, there would be no stairs. It wouldn’t be that I’m stuck in the house and can’t go down the stairs to go out. And I’m a person who likes to do things. I want to be involved with things and The Watermark has just been so perfect for me in that respect. There are so many activities that are available to me to participate in, or not, my decision. As opposed to just sitting around at home and watching television.” – Eileen Chanin

You never know what gems may be hiding in your own backyard. If you or someone you love is looking for a lifestyle that has the power to restore one’s freedom and joy, join us for our next Discovery Luncheon and learn more. “I was in The Watermark building on the second floor in physical rehabilitation for two-and-a-half months and that’s how I learned about it. It was great for me. Got me out of the wheelchair. I don’t use a walker or a cane or anything which is something that I pushed for. They were great. And that’s how I got introduced to being a resident here.” – Eileen Chanin

As Eileen has discovered, there’s much more to life than sitting home and watching TV. She plays piano and dines with friends, all right outside her door. When she’s home, the view simply dazzles her. “I’ve got the best view in the world. I look down at the Logan Square fountains. If I look a little bit toward like 11 o’clock out the window I see both Comcast buildings… Couldn’t be more gorgeous. And then straight ahead I never know what building it is but it is a building that lights up in blue.” – Eileen Chanin


Meet visiting friends and family in our spacious lobby.DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Eileen over a drink at The Mark or coffee in the Gallery Café. Just call 215-240-8915 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.

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