We welcome summer to the desert and patiently await our refreshing monsoons to cool our days with gentle rains. Looking forward to the longest day of the year with our Summer Solstice Celebration, with summer songs and treats! We will leave the city heat at the end of the month and adventure up to Mt. Lemmon […]
Category: Life at The Fountains at La Cholla
Come spend your summer with us! We have a plethora of offerings including musical performances, happy hours and our first ever over night outing!
This month the residents at The Inn & Gardens tried to focus on their vocational well being. We had many opportunities to fulfill this, but our main activity was painting kindness coins for Ben's Bells. We try to make a yearly trip to the Ben's Bell studio to contribute to our community. This year we […]
For the first time, we hosted a fashion show that featured residents from all parts of our community! Ladies from the Town Center, Inn and Gardens walked down the cat walk to show off BonWorth's Spring clothing. It was a such a great way for the community to get together and meet their neighbors. The […]
This past Monday was the first class of our Watermark University course, Animal of the Month. Carol, our head concierge, is a lifetime animal lover who had the brilliant idea to ask our 4-H club to help make her class extra special by bringing in the animal she would tell the residents about. For our […]
We had a delightful evening at our Spring Evening Concert with Mass Transit. We all enjoyed the talents of Heather, Steve and Bob singing tunes from the Beatles to Dean Martin. It was a really entertaining evening!
Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is celebrated to honor Mexico's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Despite having a small band of fighters, the Mexicans were able to defeat the massive French army on May 5, 1862. A long-standing tradition in our community we started the day […]
The ladies at The Inn & Gardens were treated to a special Mother's Day treat from our friends at Bayada. They gave the ladies (and some gentlemen) the full spa treatment with essential oil infused water, sugar scrubs, hand massages and manicures! The moms that live here have definitely earned a rejuvenation day! There were delicious cookies […]
Today was the first of a new program called Simple Sweets. We showed residents at The Inn & Gardens how to make a simple dessert using a few simple ingredients. To start this class off we went with a classic, chocolate fruit kabobs. They loved making these yummy (and less guilty) sweet snack that will be […]
Come join in on all the fun this month!
We welcomed students from neighboring Flowing Wells High School to our community last Saturday. The students arrived eager to share their knowledge and offer new tips for us to navigate with ease on our smart devices. The students provided us with techniques to optimize using our phones, tablets, and laptops. We are really grateful to have […]
May is magnificent and filled with celebrations from the beginning of the month to the end! We start with our annual Cinco de Mayo Breakfast on May 5th, honoring Mexico's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. The Fountains at La Cholla is celebrating its 30th year and we will be honoring our community on […]
A group of us ventured north to Phoenix for an extraordinary adventure. We visited the world famous Heard Museum located in downtown Phoenix, enjoyed a delicious lunch at SWITCH, a new restaurant. Our overnight stay included fine Italian dining and wonderful accommodations with a full continental breakfast before heading out to the Phoenix Musem of Art. We had an […]
Foodies, Hikers and Art lovers alike come to get their fill in one place, all right here in Tucson, Arizona. At first thought Tucson may seem like your standard desert town, a mixture of mountains and cacti sprawled about, sprinkled with wildlife here and there while decorated by mom and pop stores complimented with a […]
The Passover story is from the Biblical book of Exodus, which tells the story of the ancient the Jews enslavement in Egypt. Passover is a holiday about freedom because it celebrates the Jews' liberation from slavery. Because the Seder (the traditional Passover dinner) is focused around telling the Passover story, it's an opportunity for Jews to […]
April brings an abundance of choices in extraordinary events here at The Fountains!
Wishing all of you a Happy Easter! We had a delicious Easter Brunch that was enjoyed by families and friends. The food was spectacular!
April is full of great programs to be apart of!
Family and friends gathered to celebrate Fountains resident Martin Allen's monumental one-hundredth birthday this week. Martin is very active in the community and an avid reader. He can be found reading the local newspapers as well as the New York Times in our community library. He enjoys visiting the Tucson Public Library when we visit every other week. […]
Kenny Hegland, a Law Professor at the University of Arizona, has been offering this extraordinary six-part law program. Law is fascinating and being involved is challenging, exciting, and fun. This program throws our residents into the thick of things, as jurors, judges, lawyers, and legislators facing difficult decisions. Each one hour segment is anchored by a […]
"The Eyes Have It," is a resident-initiated and driven, Low Vision Support Group. They have been meeting monthly for the last two years and invite speakers in from the greater Tucson community to share resources that enhance independence for those living with low vision. Today we were honored to have our very own resident Alice Wilse and […]
This weekend in honor of St. Patrick's Day The Fountains had a special Irish dancer group preform. These talented young ladies from the McGuire School of Irish Dance wowed all who attended. To make it even more special one of the dancer's grandparents lives at The Town Center!
Community Life Assistant, April, is going on a 6 month long hike to the Pacific Crest Trail. This hike will take her from the California Mexico boarder up into Canada! The lobby was packed with residents and associates eager to learn how April will be living and all that she needs to make it through […]
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Today we took advantage and celebrated at our weekly social with an assortment […]
Last week we were fortunate to welcome Dr. Barbara Eiswerth, who holds a Ph.D. in Arid Lands Resource Management and is the founder and director of the Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Iskashitaa is a grassroots organization based in Tucson, Arizona that partners with volunteers and local organizations to provide various supplemental services to refugees. Iskashitaa has a number of programs designed […]
Yesterday we got into the spring spirit by making flower pot Easter baskets. All month long we will be making different Easter and spring items to put in them so by Easter our baskets will be filled! The residents really loved picking out all the fun bright decorations to make their basket as unique as they […]
Troup 456 visited residents at The Inn and Gardens this past weekend to join us for a tea party. Not only did they come but they brought girl scout cookies too! The residents loved getting to enjoy the delicious cookies along with the company of the girls. We hope that our new friends come visit […]
We welcome Spring and many new exciting offerings in our community. Mark your calendars to be sure not miss these extraordinary events!
March is full of great programs from a Rice Krispies Social to a visit to the Petting Zoo! Come join in on the fun!
Today we helped Lilo celebrate her birthday by having her favorite person perform; a clown! Mr. Green Jellybean kept all the residents laughing with silly stunts, juggling and making balloon figures. The birthday girl was completely surprised and had a big smile all day! To add to the fun we passed out clown noses to […]
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 […]
Residents enjoyed a delicious cherry pie social in honor of Presidents Day. Cherry pie with vanilla ice cream was served to all, even associates got in on the fun. We also learned a lot of presidential facts with our Watermark University class about Presidents Born in the West and other random trivia that we shared. We […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Arizona Daily Star included ongoing health and wellness programs offered in our community in this weeks publication! Photo Credit: Arizona Daily Star
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Inn and Gardens had their annual Black and White Dinner at the end of January. The kitchen staff dressed the part and served up a delicious meal that included lobster tails! The residents loved this special resident choice meal.
February is filled with incredibly exciting things to do with your friends and neighbors in the community. We will be going to the Gem and Mineral Show. Tucson hosts the largest gem show in the world early in the month. We will end the month with The Ocotillio Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band, kicking off […]
February is full of fun socials, engaging Watermark University classes and an outing to Ben's Bells. Come join in on all the fun!
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 […]
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 […]
Residents had the pleasure of meeting a few swimmers from University of Arizona. Members of the swim team shared their experiences and stories about where they came from and what it's like to compete on a University team. They were extremely enthusiastic visitors and participated in games as well. They will continue to come and volunteer and […]
2018 offers many opportunities to be engaged and share your talents and interests with friends and neighbors in the community. Have a Happy New Year and Be Well!
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 […]
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 […]
Friday, residents were really getting into the holiday spirit! We had a walker & wheelchair decorating station. Residents got to choose their favorite holiday décor to show off on their walkers & wheelchairs.
We visited The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum this month and learned much about the early settlers of Tucson. The museum is a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio built in 1775. We explored the presidio and saw how Tucsonan settlers would have lived. This was an informative opportunity to learn more about the roots of the Sonoran Desert.
Chanukah is the Festival of Lights and Miracles. The word means "to dedicate". On Chanukah, the Maccabean Jews regained control of Jerusalem and rededicated the Temple only to find enough oil to light the eternal lamp for one day, miraculously the oil lasted for eight days. We light a candle on the menorah each night […]