Our calendar provides many offerings to stay engaged and active everyday! With Spring beginning to grace us with warmer days, our desert is starting to bloom. What better time for a ride out to view the wonders of nature with Kermit. We are excited to welcome the Tucson Improv Movement for a night of live improvisational theatre […]
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Our most recent Music Memories class was a big hit! We learned all about the top songs and artists of the 1950s. The residents really enjoyed all the Elvis! After the Community Life girls (Abby and Kristen) went over the featured songs, they took requests. Everyone was singing, dancing and smiling with each song! Next class we will […]
We had a ball yesterday at our Mardi Gras celebration! We started the festivities by making Mardi Gras masks with Nikki, in our visual art class. Everyone’s mask was unique and festive for the day. Then afterward, we had our King Cake social! We learned about Mardi Gras history, traditions, how many people celebrate the holiday and of […]
“May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!” ~ An Irish Blessing March is the start of spring! Come join in on all the fun things we have planned this month! » March 2017 Inn Newsletter & Calendar » March 2017 Gardens Newsletter […]
Residents at The Inn enjoyed an evening filled with painting, laughter and wine! Nikki, from our Visual Arts class, helped us learn how to create our very own masterpieces. Anyone with any art skill level could join in on the fun. Everyone’s art turned out different and everyone loved the wine! Thank you Nikki and […]
The Gardens had a special Valentine’s Day Dance with the CDO students who visit them each week. We enjoyed a yummy lunch together and then danced the day away with music provided by Wild Bill! It was a great way to celebrate Valentines Day!
Last Saturday we had a wonderful opportunity when 14 students from Flowing Wells High School met with residents to share tips on using SMART devices. Residents started gathering at 9:00am with tablets, iPads, smart phones, flip phones and even a laptop or two. Refreshments included Smart Water and Smartees. The interactions between the students and the residents were […]
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 […]
Last Thursday, our community took time to recognize the many dedicated resident volunteers who generously contribute to making The Fountains an extraordinary place to live. Over eighty volunteers joined in the lobby and enjoyed a delicious and nutritious lunch. Among the accomplishments of the volunteers: The implementation of FIL, The Fountains Information Line, a dedicated phone line that residents record the daily […]
We are so lucky to have an abundance of grapefruit trees in our courtyards and fortunately for us long time resident, Allan Ely helps every year to harvest the delicious grapefruits. Thank you Allan for the fresh off the tree treats!
This month we are focusing on our emotional well-being! We have an amazing Alzheimer’s Support Group that meets at The Inn every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Call The Inn for more information or come join in on any of our activities! » February 2017 Inn Newsletter & Calendar » February 2017 Gardens Newsletter […]
February is the shortest month of the year, yet still abundant in numerous ways to stay engaged, be sure to join in on the fun throughout the month! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us in the lobby at 3:00pm! Enjoy music and treats! » February 2017 Town Center Newsletter » February 2017 Town Center Calendar
Last week we started a new writing therapy class at The Inn with our front desk receptionist Carol Hayden. Carol has always been a writer and has taught Watermark University writing classes in the past. This class is different from the rest! It is a freestyle poetry and writing class. She took words like happy, calm, […]
We love when our furry four legged friends come to visit us on Sunday afternoons. Today we were treated with an extra visit from a therapy dog in training named Champ. This cutie is 7 years old and already a pro therapy dog. We can’t wait for more visits from Champ in the future!
Fourteen Fountains residents attended Tucson’s Women’s March last Saturday. They bundled up and carried their signs and took a stand for their beliefs! These dynamic and independent women are inspiring!
This past Saturday the talented ballroom dancers showcased the routines they have mastered over the past few months attending the ballroom dance classes held at The Fountains every Saturday at 1:00pm. The dancers from our community included Carol Barzeele, Paul Bulter, Dee Cohen, Dee Gebhard, Dick Hughes, Don O’Bryan, Yvonne Shallenberg, Edith Troup and Heather Vancranebrock. We […]
The seasonally warm winter days we so enjoy here in the Sonoran Desert, end almost every evening with incredible sunsets. The sunsets this week have been exceptionally delightful! This is the view from our community Tuesday evening. Tucson is know for many things, our beautiful sunsets is among them! Enjoy!
Liana Pasquinucci, a resident and very talented jewelry maker is leading the Watermark University class The Art of Beading. The class will cover designing, stringing and creating personalized jewelry.The class meets every Thursday at 2:00pm in the Art Room. The first class was very well attended and each participant made a wearable strand of beads. Liana expressed that […]
Happy New Year! Look through the our January Thrive Calendar for interesting and exciting offerings. So many ways to stay connected and engaged! » January 2017 Town Center Calendar
New Year’s Eve gave all of us at The Fountains a chance to have one last celebration in 2016. Over one hundred residents enjoyed Jazz de Jour, a bright duo providing jazz tunes, delicious hor d’oeuvres that our talented dining associates created all that paired with a champagne toast! A perfect party to usher in 2017!
That is exactly what Nikki surprised residents with at The Inn & Gardens in her last class. We used lemons, limes and celery cut in half. It left a very cool pattern on our felt. We will be using these patterns to make a purse! What a creative way to create something beautiful!
Today, residents at The Inn were surprised with a special guest bingo caller, our Dining Manager John! The residents always enjoy when John pops by to see who is winning but they loved it even more today when he volunteered to call a few rounds! He brought lots of luck to people because many bingos […]
One of our most popular artists that performs for us at The Gardens is Darryl Churchill. His hymns on Wednesday mornings always draws a crowd. Residents, associates and family members fill our living room as we listen to the beautiful music. In this picture he brought along his friend. It was a beautiful performance that got […]
Kick off your New Year with us at The Fountains! We have activities of all kind to help you with your mental, physical, emotional and over all well being! Make your resolutions come true with us! » January 2017 Newsletter & Calendar at The Inn » January 2017 Newsletter & Calendar at The Gardens
On a clear unseasonably warm (record breaking 84 degrees), 20 residents ventured to the mid town Tucson Botanical Gardens, a beautiful oasis consisting of seventeen specialty gardens spread over 5 1/2 acres. The gardens are home to a butterfly exhibit and is hosting The Freda Kahlo Exhibit on loan from New York. Everyone had a wonderful time exploring the gardens and […]
Ted and Elba Visbeek celebrated their 72nd Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday December 14th, 2016. Ted and Elba were serenaded by our performer Wild Bill at our Wednesday social. Everyone enjoyed cake and joined in celebrating their special anniversary!
We were fortunate to have the most adorable visitors last Friday from Kiddie Land Preschool. The little ones including our very own Sales Associate, Gloria Livingood’s beautiful daughters. The children sang holiday songs and presented gift bags to the residents. They truly were the “gifts” of the day!
We had an extra sweet morning at The Inn & Gardens today. We decorated delicious sugar cookies! It was so much fun and all who participated got a cookie as a before lunch treat. We will hand out the remaining cookies at our reindeer games later today!
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Happy Holidays! Join us for fun and festive activities as well as exciting outings! » The Inn Thrive Newsletter & Calendar » The Gardens Thrive Newsletter & Calendar
Mark your calendars and be sure not to miss out on all the seasonal events happening in December at The Fountains. » December 2016 Town Center Calendar » December 2016 TRIVE Newsletter
A group of over 25 residents gathered in the Art Room today with Grace Hughey from our Marketing Team and Mary Jane Cook a Fountains resident to create Reindeer Door Ornaments. There were helping hands, seasonal music and snacks for all! The creative decorations were constructed from the palm prongs from the trees that surround our […]
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 […]
Come join us for all the wonderful activities going on at The Inn & Gardens! » 2016 November Newsletter & Calendar for The Inn » 2016 November Newsletter & Calendar for The Gardens
Following tradition here at The Fountains we held our 2016 Salute to Veterans on Friday, November 11th, 2016. Our ceremony started at 11:11am with the ROTC Cadets from Flowing Wells High School with the Flag Rising in the front of our community. Allison Smith our HR Director passed on the new flags to the Color Guard. This year, […]
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 […]
Opera lecturer Vivian Weede presented information about Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to a full house. Residents and visitors from the community gathered this week to hear the talented and beautiful soprano Vanessa Salaz , joined by the handsome tenor, Francisco Renteria as they performed portions of this well know Opera. The lobby was filled with the heart rending and […]
Residents from The Inn, the Gardens and Town Center gathered at Town Center on one of the most beautiful mornings to walk to END Alzheimer’s disease. The walk was enjoyed by all and 3 residents who walked the farthest received prizes! Purple was the choice color for the walk which ended with fresh fruit and […]
The Fountains started a new tradition last year by celebrating All Souls Day or Día de los Muertos, The Day of The Dead. All Souls Day commemorates the faithful departed and is celebrated in many cultures globally. Here in Tucson, Arizona, the All Souls Procession is perhaps one of the most important, inclusive and authentic […]
The residents at The Inn were treated on Sunday with a visit from our friends in the 4H. The kids not only dressed in costumes but so did some of the animals! This was a great way to celebrate Halloween. We look forward to when they will come help us decorate yummy gingerbread houses!
This year we decided to make our pumpkin carving a little more interesting so we had teams competing to see who carved the best pumpkin! The residents really enjoyed this friendly completion while we served wine, cheese and crackers. Each team voted for themselves so it is officially a tie! Let us know which one […]
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 […]
The Holiday Fund held the Annual Jewelry and Christmas Sale today in the lobby. All the proceeds from the silent auction and jewelry sales go to the Holiday Fund. The fund was started in 1987 by a group of residents who wanted to acknowledge the associates during the holidays. Currently the fund is chaired by […]
The residents at The Inn & Gardens enjoyed a hot apple cider social along with homemade pumpkin bread! Just because it maybe 89 degrees outside, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some favorite fall traditions!
Thanks to resident Mickie the dining room at The Inn looks amazing! Mickie is an artist and that shows with how she put all the flower arrangements together. The Community Life gals are so lucky to have you helping them make our community look beautiful!
We have lots of students that come weekly and make our days brighter. To thank the Flowing Wells, CDO and 4-H kids we are making them trick-or-treat bags! We got about half done so far and have more to make! Thank you to the residents that helped out!
Sundays are always a blast here at The Fountains! We love to go out to lunch, have ice cream or root beer floats as we enjoy great music and friends! This Sunday we had one of our favorite entertainers, Wild Bill perform! Lucky us because we have him coming back two more time this month!
Every Saturday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am, residents gather in the Art Room at The Town Center to express themselves using watercolors. The room is cheerful and offers a time for artists to meet and share their joy of painting. Supplies are provided… all that is missing is you!
Abbie Stone, Community Life Director, joined residents as they celebrated and shared in customs and traditions to usher in the Jewish New Year, 5777. Fountains resident Irwin Brewster brought his Shofar, an antelope antler used as a horn. The shofar is blown each morning the month leading up to the Jewish New Year during morning prayers. We ate round […]
There is an abundance of fun and engaging activities here at The Fountains this month. Save the date for The Holiday Fund’s annual Jewelry and Christmas Sale on Friday, October 21st from 9:30am to 1:30pm in the Lobby. » October 2016 Town Center Thrive Newsletter & Calendar