Category: Life at The Fountains at La Cholla

February 22, 2018

Family Meal at The Gardens

Every month we have a family meal at The Gardens. It is a great way to spend time with loved ones and a wonderful way to connect with other families. This month we had a special meal that was catered by El Molinitos that consisted of delicious steak or chicken fajitas, tortillas, rice, beans and […]

February 15, 2018

Impromptu Drive-In Movie

Today was a rare day full of rain here in Tucson. Residents from The Inn and Gardens were not able to attend their outing to Ben’s Bells. Instead we had an impromptu drive-in movie social featuring Big Jake at The Inn and Beauty and the Beast at The Gardens. Popcorn and sodas were passed around […]

February 15, 2018

Love is in the Air!

Valentine’s Day at The Inn & Gardens was celebrated by having an amazing performance by Amber Norgaard. Residents listened to her great music while eating tasty Valentine treats. There was also a delicious dinner menu of Spaghetti, Shrimp Scampi and Wine. The residents were also impressed with the amazing ice carving as they entered the […]

February 13, 2018

Mardi Gras!

Today residents at The Inn & Gardens celebrated the fun holiday of Mardi Gras! We learned all about the history as well as traditions associated with the holiday. We even made Mardi Gras masks during our Visual Arts activity with Nikki! The residents loved when we cut into the king’s cake to see who got […]

February 8, 2018

Cowboy Serenade

We got an early Valentine’s Day treat, a performance by Rick and Margie Jordan. This husband and wife duo performed back in December for a Cowboy Christmas program. The lobby at The Inn was packed then and for this second performance even more residents came to enjoy their country tunes. We can’t wait until this duo […]

February 5, 2018

A Special Visit

The Community Life Director at The Inn & Gardens, Kristen, just had a baby girl. The residents love when baby Emily comes by to say hi. This past Sunday 3 month old Emily and 105 year old resident Hermione met and a friendship was formed. They both had big smiles on their faces. The residents […]

January 25, 2018

A Gathering of Talented Residents

Every Saturday a group of very creative, ecologically minded residents meet and transform your basic plastic bags into works of art. They cut the colorful bags into strips and form a ball of “plastic yarn,” which they crochet into a large mat. The mats are then donated to the homeless population. The mats provide insulation and a cushioned […]

January 23, 2018

Fountains Resident Dee Cohen Featured in Arizona Daily Star

Dee Cohen, an extraordinarily active resident of The Fountains, was the topic of front page news in the Arizona Daily Star in Monday’s edition. Dee is amazing, when she isn’t attending daily exercise classes she is line dancing and ballroom dancing, she finds time to volunteer at our weekly social events and serves on many community committees in addition to making […]

December 19, 2017

Creative Exercising

Not everyone loves the word “exercise,” but it is important to incorporate movement throughout the day. At our residences we have come up with some creative ways to exercise. One of the activities we started is called Balloon Volleyball. There is always a lot of laughter & fun and it has turned out to be a great […]

December 18, 2017

Crocheted Mats at The Fountains

Every Saturday residents gather and cut plastic bags of many colors into strips and tie them together to create “plastic” yarn which is then crocheted into beautifully designed mats which are donated to local homeless shelters. Dwaine Greer who has been active with this group for years and was on faculty in the Art Department at the University […]

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 27, 2017

Turkey Trot

The Inn and Gardens decided to have their own version of a Turkey Trot this holiday season. On Tuesday residents took part in baking and decorating cupcakes to hand-deliver the next day to Watermark staff. The giving spirit was in full swing as residents rode a golf cart to deliver the cupcakes. Staff members were incredibly grateful […]

November 16, 2017

The Fountains Salute to Veterans 2017

We joined together to recognize the veterans living in our community for their unwavering service to our great nation. On Saturday morning, November 11, 2017 we gathered in front of our community with members of the Flowing Wells ROTC for a flag raising ceremony. Over 25 ROTC students then visited with veterans delivering letters of appreciation and listening to […]

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Halloween was full of treats here at The Inn & Gardens. We started our day with carving pumpkins and getting our walkers and wheelchairs all decorated! We then had lot of yummy Halloween themed treats at our social hour where residents voted for their favorite pumpkins. It was a three way tie! We also learned all […]

October 20, 2017

Holiday Fund Annual Christmas Jewelry Sale Today!

The Holiday Fund was started at The Fountains in 1987 by residents who wanted to acknowledge the associates during the holiday season. Today the Holiday Fund continues to raise funds that are disturbed to associates before the holidays. The generosity of the residents makes a difference for associates and their families during the holidays. Yvonne Shallenbeger has been the […]

October 19, 2017

Opera 101: Tosca – Highlighting the Life & Music of Giacomo Puccini

Today we were fortunate to have the renown lecturer Vivian Weede who shared the highlights of the composer’s life. Puccini was a great musician and an impassioned composer who had an extraordinary genius for melody. We listened to the incredible voices of Soprano Vanessa Salaz, Tenor Francisco Renteria and Baritone Larry Alexander who all perform […]

October 19, 2017

Making Popcorn Balls

Earlier this week we used The Gardens kitchen to make a fall time favorite treat; popcorn balls! The residents helped with every step, from mixing up the popcorn and marshmallow mixture to forming the popcorn balls and decorating them. We had melted chocolate and Nutella to cover the popcorn balls in as well as peanuts, sprinkles and M&M’S […]

October 2, 2017

Creative Crafts

We have some very talented artists that live in The Gardens. Each Sunday we do a different craft in the afternoon so that our residents can express their talents. This past Sunday it was with watercolor paintings. Afterward we displayed their artwork around the house for all to enjoy!

September 29, 2017

Chef Demo at The Gardens

The Gardens was filled with an amazing aroma from todays Chef Demo! Chef Mike made a Fountains original, Bosnian Chicken. The recipe was created by the cooks at Town Center and then named after one who is from Bosnia. This flavorful chicken dish is covered in a delicious creamy mushroom sauce. Everyone absolutely loved this dish! It […]

September 20, 2017

Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year 5778

Rabbi Tom Louchheim of Or Chadash congregation joined us today to share with is the meaning and traditions celebrated at Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish holiday marking the first and second days of the Jewish year. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 20th and continues through nightfall on September 22nd. It’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish […]

September 19, 2017

Memoir Writers Share

A very talented group of residents have been meeting every Friday afternoon with Norah Booth, a published author who has provided coaching in this very popular Watermark University offering. Last Friday we had the opportunity to have them share their work. Thirteen writers participated. The group is currently in the process of writing a collection of […]

September 5, 2017

September 2017 Newsletter & Calendar for Town Center

We are off to a great start with the ever popular Holiday Fund Special: French Bread Chili Bowl, followed the next day with our Labor Day BBQ buffet and sing-along. Later in the month we honor the talented Fountains Knitters as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of knitting and crocheting sweaters that are donated locally to underserved children. The sweaters […]

August 31, 2017

Luau Resident Choice Meal

Residents at The Inn & Gardens enjoyed a delicious Hawaiian Luau inspired meal! The dining staff went above and beyond with delicious food such as Hawaiian chicken and shrimp. A big hit was also the edible fruit centerpieces at each table. Not only did they look great but tasted great too! All employees were decked […]

August 31, 2017

Hula Dancers!

Residents from The Inn and Gardens packed the lobby to watch the hula dancers. They performed many traditional dances that had us all captivated. They even got some of our staff to come up and learn to hula! It was a great way to kick off our luau dinner!

August 28, 2017

Wine and Paint Night

Last Thursday evening we held our second Wine and Paint event. Nikki Bellio our very talented art instructor planned an extraordinarily creative evening for us. We took colored tissue paper placed it on a wet canvas, and abstractly or intentionally creating a design. The water allowed for the colors to bled through on the canvas. The results were incredible. […]