The Watermark at East Hill retirement community in Southbury is pleased to announce that 10-year-old Maya Murray of Torrington has been named the community’s fourth “Watermark Kid.”
Watermark for Kids is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Watermark Retirement Communities. The organization empowers children to build character, strengthen their leadership skills and express their creativity, compassion and spirit.
Watermark residents and associates select a young man or woman from the community at-large and a Watermark resident or associate then serves as a “Watermark Coach” for the youth. Maya’s coach was Annarita DiFiore, Controller at The Watermark.
Through Watermark for Kids, Maya was provided with a new riding helmet, boots, and riding lessons at Lee’s Riding Stable in Litchfield.
“Maya is a very special young lady who loves being outdoors and riding horses,” said DiFiore. “We are thrilled to give her the opportunity to learn more about riding, and to help support her interest in nature and animals.”
The Watermark at East Hill launched its local chapter of Watermark for Kids in 2010. Since then, children from New Milford, Waterbury and Newtown have been named “Watermark Kids.”
For more information or to find out how you can help contribute to Watermark for Kids, please call The Watermark at East Hill at 203-262-6868. More information on Watermark for Kids can also be found by visiting www.watermarkforkids.org.