Category: On Aging

May 2, 2019

Arizona Daily Star Honors Local, Active Centenarian from The Fountains at La Cholla

Resident Glen Brady, 99, was on the front page of the Arizona Daily Star as being one of the honorees celebrating Tucson residents who have reached 100 years old. Tucson Medical Center and Pima Council on Aging have been hosting the Centenarians events for the past 32 years. The annual Salute to Centenarians, "Engage at […]

November 26, 2018

Congratulations Donna Porter!

Donna's oil painting "Blooming Cactus," received Honorable Mention and is recognized in the 2019 Watermark Retirement Communities 2019 Calendar - Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts. Donna lights up our community, she has a beautiful smile and stays active with her artwork, ballroom dancing and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Thank you Donna for all you bring […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

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 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 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. “The magic of Thrive Dining is that we can use […]

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. […]