Category: On Aging

November 11, 2016

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

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 […]

August 15, 2016

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

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 […]

March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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 […]

October 27, 2015

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

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 […]

October 27, 2015

Fingers are the new fork!

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 […]

October 21, 2015

Thrive Dining on TV

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 […]

September 16, 2015

Music & Memory at The Gardens

Our partnership with Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliances, SAACA, has brought us many talented artists in medias such as art, music and writing. Most recently they have brought a wonderful program to our memory care facility, The Gardens, the gift of personalized music. They interviewed the residents and came up with an iPod of music […]

November 4, 2014

Dietary Fat – Good vs. Bad

Dietary fat is one of the most misunderstood concepts in human nutrition. Not all fats are bad. Fats are most energy dense of all the macronutrients, at 9 calories per gram. Chemically, fats are made up of 3 elements: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Saturated fats have a long carbon fatty-acid chain full of hydrogen ions. […]