Posts by: Amy Lampert

October 9, 2017

Caring.com Review – Friendly Staff & Plenty to Do

Everybody is friendly at The Fountains. The staff is extremely helpful, but the neatest thing of all are the classes you can take, and the clubs you can join. It’s a fantastic, learning situation. We moved into a casita, which is a small, attached house, but we’re still eating at the dining hall. Everybody has […]

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September 18, 2017

Caring.com Review – Beautiful Community & Friendly Staff

The Fountains at La Cholla was very nice and very clean. The rooms were nice and large enough for one person. They had a lot of activities for the residents. The people there seemed nice. The staff member that I met was a very nice person, she provided me with more information than I expected, […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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April 4, 2017

Caring.com Review – Wonderful Staff and Unlimited Calendar of Activities

I toured The Fountains (The Fountains at La Cholla). I really like it. I thought it was good. It seemed like they’re very well established. The people there were great. They were doing an exercise program with the residents when I was there. I did look at their calendar to see their other activities. The […]

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January 4, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Love Living Here

This is a smaller community and the staff are great. The food is good and if you get there early enough they have a good variety of choices. They offer several card games such as poker, bridge and pinochle. They also have other activities available. The community is close to the Northwest hospital. This community […]

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December 14, 2016

National Geographic voted Tucson one of the 10 best winter trips for 2017!

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Looking to retire in the southwest? Tucson offers a unique setting in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Known for its beautiful mountain ranges, sublime sunsets and 350 days of sunshine each year, it’s no wonder so many flock to this incredible city. Tucson is a place known for outstanding hiking and outdoor adventures, rich cultural traditions, a vibrant […]

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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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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 […]

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November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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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 […]

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September 30, 2016

Resident Olive St. Onge is Enjoying Her Spacious Casita at The Fountains

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ENJOY EACH DAY Aging well beats the alternative, and the right retirement community can help you thrive. “I think it’s a fine place. I truly do. And not only living here but the amenities and they pay very good attention, the staff and the landscaping people and the people in the dining room. You know […]

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August 15, 2016

Engage! Powered by Google – Helping seniors connect with friends and family.

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Watermark Retirement Communities has teamed with Google to launch an eight-week computer and technology learning program at The Fountains at La Cholla in Tucson, Arizona. Engage! Powered by Google. Each participating resident received a Google Chromebook at the kickoff event in June, attended weekly workshops and individual coaching sessions. Through the guidance of Watermark and […]

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May 17, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – Mom loves the community.

I would recommend The Fountains to my family and friends. After visiting I was ready to move in myself! This was the first community we looked at and it definitely set the bar high for other communities. My mom is still getting settled but already loves the community. I have had the opportunity to enjoy […]

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April 21, 2016

Pet Ambassador Fills Residents’ Hearts with Joy

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Pet Partners has named April 30 National Pet Therapy Day to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to bring comfort and healing to those in need. However, Oreo thinks it’s just another great day at The Fountains at La Cholla retirement community in Tucson. It was a lucky […]

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March 29, 2016

Resident Mari is Enjoying the Good Life at The Fountains

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MAKE YOURSELF RIGHT AT HOME Home is a place where you feel comfortable, safe and surrounded by friends and pursuits you enjoy. “There is plenty to do. And it’s a wonderful place. It’s a place I call home now. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. After all, after eight years, if I hadn’t been […]

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March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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December 30, 2015

The Fountains at La Cholla Receives a Rave Review from a Future Resident

Our beautiful senior campus in Northwest Tucson is conveniently located near shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

Since my husband and I first responded to an invitation to learn about The Fountains at La Cholla, I have learned all I could about this facility and other Watermark facilities. I have kept in touch with Gloria Livingood and have taken my out-of-state daughters on tours. I have also visited other retirement/independent living places […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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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 […]

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November 16, 2015

Thrive Dining – Bringing the JOY Back to Dining

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Thank you Inside Tucson Business for your thorough coverage of Thrive Dining. This is the most in-depth reporting we’ve seen yet! Thrive Dining is currently found at only one place in the state of Arizona, The Fountains at La Cholla and we are proud to introduce this new dining concept to the public. Inside Tucson Business […]

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November 6, 2015

Thrive Dining makes headlines again!

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With such an extraordinary program we shouldn’t be surprised that the media is taking notice. We are so happy Thrive Dining, a dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges, is being recognized time and time again. Wilcox Range News published an article on Wednesday, November 4th, […]

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October 27, 2015

Fountains Chefs Discuss Thrive Dining™ Program with The Morning Blend on KGUN9

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The Fountains at La Cholla Chefs, Pat Caffery and John Luzader, sat down with The Morning Blend from KGUN9 on Monday, October 6th to discuss Thrive Dining and how its benefits are bringing the joy back to dining for individuals living with physical and cognitive changes. To get an in-depth look at Thrive Dining, its benefits and a […]

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October 27, 2015

Fingers are the new fork!

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How do you create a positive dining experience for seniors living with physical and cognitive changes? Sarah and Stone, the co-founders of Grind Dining challenged past entrepreneurs attempts to answer this question by excluding the use of adaptive or specialized equipment. Stone says, “The best utensils in the world are the ones you were born with.” With […]

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October 19, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – The staff really cares.

My Mom has not even been there a month. In the short period of time that we have been there, they have been really wonderful. My Mom is in rehab and they have come to check on her at the rehab facility to see how she was doing. The facility is nice, the room is […]

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October 15, 2015

Resident Karl Bollnow Moved to The Fountains to Enjoy His Active Lifestyle

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HOUSE GOT YOU DOWN? Isn’t it time to get out from under all those heavy homeowner responsibilities and start enjoying your retirement? “Trying to keep up the inside of the house and clean windows and take care of the yard and things of that nature, it just began to get tiresome for me.” – Karl […]

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September 21, 2015

Caring.com Review – It is a marvelous place to live.

I’ve moved in at The Fountains at La Cholla. I really like it. I’m almost in and settled, so everything is just fine. I’m perfectly satisfied. My apartment is all decorated, and everything seems really good. The staff has been wonderful since I’ve been here. I don’t have any complaints at all. They have just […]

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August 31, 2015

Resident Arlene Hicks Moved to The Fountains to be Closer to Family

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GET A MOVE ON Arlene Hicks called it “moving on at age 72.” Whatever you call your next chapter, isn’t it time to get started? “I’ll tell you my goals in life coming here included new friends and new activities to keep me physically and mentally healthy and strong. In just three months living here […]

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May 15, 2015

Caring.com Review – Close proximity to many medical facilities.

The food is very good at The Fountains at La Cholla. They have good staff there. Everybody is friendly. The residents are friendly too. We stayed there for two years. Another good thing I have to say about The Fountains is that they are in a location where there are plenty of medical facilities around […]

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May 5, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Computer Crash Course to No Heat Summer Treats to Beginning Spanish and even Fabric Painting, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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April 22, 2015

Caring.com Review – The price was very reasonable.

I really liked my visit at The Fountains at La Cholla because it wasn’t such a hard sell kind of thing. Some people I got calls from were really pushing for the hard sell. They put me on the waiting list. When I walked in there, they were having a big musical gathering in the […]

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February 24, 2015

Caring.com Review – What impressed me most is their friendliness.

I have friends here in The Fountains at La Cholla, and I shopped around among about six other facilities before I chose this one. The staff are very helpful. The rooms are wonderful, beautifully cared for, and beautifully made. With activities, you name it, they’ve got it. They have a recreational program, and they have […]

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February 10, 2015

Facebook Review – Just enjoying life!

We moved to a casita at The Fountains at La Cholla 3 years ago. The staff and residents are very friendly, the food is good, the activities are plentiful, i.e. we attend the Tai Chi Class twice a week, I play bridge twice a week, we go by bus to performances of the Arizona Theatre […]

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January 26, 2015

Resident Carol Barzeele’s Methodical Move to The Fountains

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THINK OUTSIDE YOURSELF Whether you’re in favor of or opposed to moving to a retirement community, your decision impacts the ones you love. “Your kids, especially if they’re living somewhere else, they want to know you’re in a place where you can get help if you need it and have transportation and be getting good […]

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January 8, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 25 different classes with everything from Clever Crafting to Downton Abbey Discussions to Beginning Spanish and even Theater Group. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few […]

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November 28, 2014

Caring.com Review – Staff and residents alike are smiling and welcoming.

Upon walking into the lobby there is an immediate good feeling. Everyone — staff and residents alike — are smiling and welcoming. The food is very good and nice variety, maintenance problems are taken care of quickly, and the staff is quick to lend needed assistance and is caring and friendly. Love it!

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November 25, 2014

Resident Revell Rayne’s Contented Move to The Fountains

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MORE FUN When it comes to stress, worry, fear, responsibilities and future unknowns, less is more. That’s what retirement community living is all about. “I guess it’s easy for me to give advice because when I decided to sell my house, I downsized my belongings because a lot of that, the material things, aren’t as […]

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November 25, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Helpful and welcoming.

Their move-in consultant was extremely helpful, they never got impatient with our multiple visits and questions, and everyone from the staff to the residents were helpful and welcoming. We are very happy we chose The Fountains for our mom.

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