The lobby and library at The Inn was packed with residents from both The Inn & Gardens to listen to the wonderful music of the St. Andrews Sisters. This wonderful group comes twice a year to perform for our residents and they always draw a big crowd! We also had a carrot cake social to go […]
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Today we kicked off our new committee at The Inn, The Flower Arrangement Committee! At the beginning of each month, residents will help make flower arrangements to put all throughout the community. Today we made Spring and Easter theme bouquets and they turned out beautiful! It was a fun way to start the day and […]
April is bursting with lots of fun activities, outings and Watermark University classes! Make sure to stop on by to be part of the fun! » April 2017 The Inn Newsletter & Calendar » April 2017 The Gardens Newsletter & Calendar
April is abundant with choices to stay engaged. Be sure to look over our Watermark University offerings and plan to attend a class or an entire series. Highlights include Opera 101 with performers from The Arizona Opera Company, performing lyrics from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, St. Andrew Sisters Spring Concert and ending the month with the popular Rhythm Concert. » April 2017 Town […]
Today we celebrated those of us who have birthdays in March. We enjoyed the music of Homero Ceron, a talented precisionist with the Tucson Symphony and his piano accompanist. Homero played the steel drums and we were treated to Caribbean tunes, birthday cake, ice cream and a raffle drawing!
The desert surrounding our community is in full bloom. From lovely scented roses to the unique Palo Verde tree, it’s a feast for our senses!
We hosted the local improvisation theatre group called Tuscon Improv Movement (TIM) last Thursday evening. Improv is live theatre where the characters and the dialogue of the scene or story are made up in the moment. There were several scenes where we got to be part of the show! It was a great evening filled […]
This past week has been full of beautiful sunny skies and cool breezes. It is the perfect time to grab a sun hat, a cool drink and good friends and head outside! That is exactly what residents at The Gardens did today! They soaked up the gorgeous weather while some waited to go over to […]
We welcomed a very special guest from a Laguna Elementary after school group called Girl to Girl. They came to have a tea party with us to practice their etiquette. It was a lot of fun for all the ladies in the room! The young ladies also brought a homemade butterfly doll that they gave to the […]
Spring is here, and to celebrate, we made Japanese paper lanterns with Nikki in our visual arts class. Residents not only got to decorate these lamps but they also helped make the stamps that they used to fill the paper lanterns full of beautiful flowers! Some residents kept their lanterns while others let the Community […]
This past weekend in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we had dancers from the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance! These dancers put on a wonderful show that had residents at all levels of care got to enjoy. Not only was the dancing great, but so were all the beautiful costumes. We can’t wait until they come […]
Danny Orlosky, Director of Transportation and Security, has organized residents and formed a Garden Club. Danny and his team built raised garden beds just in time for Spring! The club is beginning to plant vegetables and flowers.
Residents joined in welcoming back Mr. Guralnick with his extensive collection of Native American artifacts. He shared the histories and customs of the natives who lived in the Sonoran Desert, including the Hohokam, Pima and Tohono O’odham peoples. We all enjoyed hearing about the lifestyles of these groups of proud people who still live in our precious […]
We recently had Captain Adam Goldberg from the Northwest Fire Department visit our community to speak with us about “The Envelope of Life”. The program is national program that provides emergency medical personnel with essential medical information for those receiving treatment. We were prepared for Captain Goldberg’s presentation thanks to the dedicated Hall and Casita Friends […]
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 […]
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 […]