Recently the Arizona Daily Star's reporter, Johanna Eubank, did a piece on recycling those plastic bags that we all have and try to find practical and ecological ways to reuse. Johanna learned of a group of very talented residents who have met nearly every Saturday for over five years, turning those plastic bags into sleeping […]
Category: On Aging
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Merle celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends here at The Fountains. Merle has called The Fountains home for over five years. She attends exercise classes and enjoys the company of her friends.
We have many folks celebrating birthdays this month. We celebrated in the Lobby with family and friends while enjoying the musical entertainment and delicious ice cream and cake!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join us on Friday, November 7th at 9:30am as we walk to raise money for The Alzheimer's Association. This is our 3rd Annual Fundraising event held at our very own community! Our community members are asked to donate $3.00 and "Walk the Fountains." If you are not able to walk, hop on the golf cart and […]
Meet Dr. Don Wells, Fountains resident, as he shares his retirement living journey with students at The University of Arizona Eller College of Management during the Undergraduate Case Competition Kickoff Presentation in April of 2014.
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. […]