Every year on May 5th we gather early in the morning on the Catalina Patio to celebrate and honor Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla that took place on May 5, 1862. Despite having a small army of fighters, the Mexicans were able to defeat the massive French army. We had delicious food and Mariachi […]
The Passover Seder (meaning order) is the most celebrated and beloved of Jewish holidays. This holiday is rich in traditions and customs passed from generation to generation. Most Jews hold cherished memories of family times spent at a Seder. Telling the Passover Story is believed to be an obligation observed by Jewish ancestors ever since the Jews fled from slavery […]
We had a great Valentine’s Day celebration here at The Fountains. Community Life gave red and pink carnations to all the residents, while we were entertained by the talented Wild Bill. Special home made treats were courtesy of our very own Laurie DiBella, the supervisor at our Gallery Café. Laurie made red velvet cupcakes with pink cream […]
This month the residents voted on having a delicious Oktoberfest menu that included brats with sauerkraut, cheese blintz with apples and warm German potato salad. It was delicious! And to make this meal even better, we served Sam Adams Boston Lager, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest Beer and wine! It was wunderbar!
Beer, pretzels, bratwurst and great German music provided by The Bouncing Czechs! This is what was available in the lobby today as we celebrated our Oktober Festival. Residents gathered and danced the polka and enjoyed delicious brats, beer and other culinary treats. It is one of our favorite fall traditions here as we usher in […]
Last Thursday evening we a hosted Cruise Night. It was a delightful evening of musical entertainment, delicious food and nautical decorations including an anchor ice sculpture. The Desert Divas, Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen, delivered the delightful music to the 125+ guests who attended. Our dining room offered a special menu including Lobster Bisque, Prime […]
We have a chef demo on the last Thursday of each month. Our chef was on an amazing vacation to Peru so we missed him in June. For July he came back with a Peruvian dish that was delicious! The families were so excited to see Roger back and shared their own memories of their […]
Joyce and Don Plummer celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 23rd, 2016. Their daughter, Ann, who lives out of state, worked closely with associates at The Fountains to ensure that this anniversary was special for her parents. A picture from when Joyce and Don first met was transformed into a banner and displayed front […]
Following a long standing tradition here at The Fountains, we all celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a yummy breakfast, including Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, fresh Fruit, assorted Churros and Mexican Pastries. The beautiful morning on the Catalina patio was the perfect setting for the Mariachi band that provided enjoyable entertainment.
Dining Services Director John Luzader demostrated his culinary talents by making chocolate truffles for a popular Watermark University class offering. Attendees not only learned the intricate process of creating these delicious chocolate treats, they were lucky enough to eat them too!
Last we held our Annual Passover Seder, retelling the Passover story and celebrating our freedom and independence. Cantor Janece Cohen officiated the Seder having many residents read from the Haggadah. Fountains resident Bernie Greenapple chanted the blessing over the first cup of wine. A traditional meal was served including delicious chocolate covered matzah for dessert!
At the last food service meeting the residents at The Inn requested an Italian themed menu, complete with tableside wine service! The Spaghetti and Tiramisu were a hit! It was such a great night thanks to John and Rafael in dining.
To celebrate the rodeo the reisdents decided to eat like a cowboy for their choice meal. With mouth watering ribs, chili, cornbread, beans and then a delicious chocolate cream pie who wouldn’t love this meal? The Community Life girls also passed out beer or root beer. It was a rootin’ tootin’ good time y’all!
On Thursday, January 14th, 2016 we honored all the residents who have generously given their time as dedicated volunteers in our community. Over 50 residents gathered at the Ocotillo Clubhouse for a delicious lunch and the gift of great company. Each committee was recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made over the year. To be a […]
We are all grateful for a day filled with thankfulness and delicious food! Picture: Thanksgiving ice carving welcoming guests for an extraordinary dining experience!
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 […]
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, […]
Barbara Eiswerth, the founder of Ikashitaa Refugee Network, joined our very own Chef Roger to showcase products locally produced from the harvested crops in Tucson. Ikashitaa is a grass roots organization that helps rebuild refugees lives by creating partnerships within the community. The network was originally created to harvest citrus that was going to waste in our […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tune in to KOLD Fox 11 News on Friday, October 23rd at 8:15am or KGUN 9 Monday, October 26th at 11:00am to see The Fountains Chefs, Pat Caffery and John Luzader, talk about The Fountains all new Thrive Dining program. They will discuss this innovative dining experience for memory care residents and how The Fountains is using […]
Here at The Inn & Gardens we love our socials, so naturally we had to have a potato pancake social for October. Residents enjoyed watching Dining Room Director Rafael, cook up the pancakes right in front of them. Served with apple sauce or syrup and with a ginger ale or a beer this was a great […]
We embrace the opportunity to celebrate here at The Fountains! Associates Abbie, Laurie and Kim enjoying a moment in the Gallery Café while residents indulge in the culinary offerings including Bison or Angus Beef Burgers for National Cheeseburger Day. Delicious!
At The Gardens, we like to make lots of fresh breads and treats for our residents. Most of the time they supervise, but today Luella decided to throw on an apron and help us out! Thanks to her we had the best banana bread we have ever made! Thank you Luella!
Nathan works in our kitchen, cleaning, shelving products, breaking down boxes, etc. Like all kitchens, it is a hot area and when the large floor fan broke, Nathan took it upon himself to spend his own money to buy a new fan. When Nathan’s supervisor Pat realized what Nathan had done, he offered to reimburse Nathan. […]
We honored and celebrated Father’s day at The Fountains with a culinary feast which was a delight to all who attended the special brunch. Thank you to our talented Chef Pat Caffrey who was not only responsible for the delicious food, but also the festive ice carving! Many folks continued celebrating with a Father’s Day concert […]
Residents and staff celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a delicious breakfast and traditional Mariachi music on our patio. The weather was picture perfect and together we honored the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5th, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.
Residents and associaties enjoyed the culinary creations offered by Chef Pat Caffrey celebrating National Shrimp Scampi Day. Thank you Chef for serving such a delicious treat today in the Cafe.
The Easter buffet was amazing. The food that Chef Roger Kingsbury had on the menu for the Easter buffet had a large assortment of great food and was beautifully arranged. The Easter ice sculpture (an Easter basket) done by Dining Services Director, Pat Caffrey was one of the best we have seen, all done with a chain saw. The servers in the dining room […]
Residents dressed in their black & white, sipped champagne and enjoyed delicous food and decor. Our dining room was all dressed up in black and white, Roast Beef and Salmon was prepared as was fried Zucchini! All requested by our residents. For dessert, Black Forest Cake! We all had so much funn seeing everyone dressed […]
The Thanksgiving buffet was delicious, elegant and abundant. Residents were very pleased with the buffet and enjoyed dining with friends and family. The ice sculpture artistically crafted by Pat Caffrey, Director of Dining Services was spectacular!
Pat Caffrey, Dining Services Director, demonstrates his ice carving skills for a local preschool. The 300 pound block was carved in 30 minutes with a chain saw. Pat has been sculpting ice for 30 years, and has completed over 1000 carvings. This marks the 17th year the school has invited him to teach their students about […]
Join our celebration at the Gallery Café and put America’s favorite foods on your calendar. One taste and you’ll be craving our chef’s fresh, wholesome and delicious breakfast and lunch, served every Monday through Saturday. We’re right in the neighborhood, just off the main lobby of The Fountains at La Cholla. Try our convenient dine-in […]