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  • Picnic Outing at Rose Canyon Lake on Mt. Lemmon

    Picnic Outing at Rose Canyon Lake on Mt. Lemmon

    Mount Lemmon has a summit elevation of 9,159 feet and is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located in the Coronado National Forest just north of Tucson. Mount Lemmon was named for botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with her husband and E. O. Stratton, a local rancher, by horse and […]

  • July 2019 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

    July 2019 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

    Happy July! Dress in red, white and blue and come celebrate Independence Day! Join us for a refreshing snow cone and music by David Prouty in the afternoon as we gather with our friends and neighbors. Looking for something new to "spark" your interest? Or maybe something to "reignite" an old flame. Join us for […]

  • Longest Day Celebration!

    Longest Day Celebration!

    The Fountain's Longest Day Celebration was a huge hit! On the first day of summer, June 21st, we came together as a community to raise money for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. On this day, we celebrated all day long with many programs to raise awareness and donations. We started the day with […]

  • Outing to the International Wildlife Museum

    Outing to the International Wildlife Museum

    This past week, residents from The Inn and Gardens enjoyed a morning out at the International Wildlife Museum. Founded in 1988, the museum highlights over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the animals found at the museum were […]

  • Caregivers at The Fountains

    Caregivers at The Fountains

    The Fountains caregivers are caring, compassionate and committed. Caregiving is not for the faint of heart, but rather for those with a very caring heart. It’s the compassionate care of our residents every day, but so much more that makes Fountains caregivers unique and special. On a daily basis our caregivers may go to retrieve […]

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Longest Day Celebration!

The Fountain's Longest Day Celebration was a huge hit! On the first day of summer, June 21st, we came together as a community to raise money for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. On this day, we celebrated all day long with many programs to raise awareness and donations. We started the day with […]

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Caregivers at The Fountains

The Fountains caregivers are caring, compassionate and committed. Caregiving is not for the faint of heart, but rather for those with a very caring heart. It’s the compassionate care of our residents every day, but so much more that makes Fountains caregivers unique and special. On a daily basis our caregivers may go to retrieve […]

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Meet the Great Horned Owls, our Most Popular Residents

A very smart great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), also known as the tiger owl or the hoot owl, has chosen tour community to nest and raise her owlet... and we couldn't be happier! There are gatherings of residents most mornings and evenings to catch a glimpse of this magnificent bird. We are so very lucky to have an abundance […]

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Residents Don Plummer and Toetie Oberman are Enjoying a Rich Network of Friends at The Fountains

KINDRED SOULS Listening to people’s stories, learning about different cultures and discovering what you have in common is a rewarding way to live each day. “When you move into a big place like The Fountains, there will be a great variety of people and the chances that you will find kindred souls is very likely.” […]

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Residents Jack and Libby Melville are Enjoying Worry-Free Retirement Living at The Fountains

LIFE ISN’T ALL RAINBOWS AND BICYCLES Nevertheless, Jack and Libby are still enjoying their panoramic views from both their spacious casita and their tandem bicycle saddles. “We have enjoyed the monsoons in this casita because we have such a huge big panorama before us and we can see all the big huge clouds and the […]

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Resident Marilyn Savage is Enjoying Friendly Neighbors and Peace of Mind at The Fountains

WHAT’S YOUR LINE? Regardless of their occupations, all kinds of people find life infinitely interesting at the right retirement community. Have you explored your options? “I’ve met so many interesting people here, from college professors, to farmers, to every kind of profession you can think of.” – Marilyn Savage, resident of The Fountains at La […]

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Passover Seder

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring. Passover commemorates the Israelites escape from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven products, and highlighted by the Seder meals. In Hebrew Passover is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”). On Tuesday evening we hosted our annual Passover Seder […]

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Food Trucks and Music!!!

It is spring, and the perfect time to enjoy bluegrass music and incredible food! We had a Food Truck Roundup with five food trucks and the talented Ocotillo Rain & Thunder Bluegrass Band. The food vendors included, Road Running (wood fired pizzas), Haus of Brats (delicious german food and brats), Burgeritto (which served everything from fried […]

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Look Who’s In The Kitchen!

The Fountains welcome culinary students from nearby Marana High School so they could get a birds eye view of our community's commercial kitchen. The students had great curiosity and enthusiasm as the met with Mike Beck, Head Chef at Town Center and Rafael Rodriquez, Assistant Dining Director. The two shared their joy and passion with […]

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Picnic Outing at Rose Canyon Lake on Mt. Lemmon

Mount Lemmon has a summit elevation of 9,159 feet and is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located in the Coronado National Forest just north of Tucson. Mount Lemmon was named for botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with her husband and E. O. Stratton, a local rancher, by horse and […]

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Outing to the International Wildlife Museum

This past week, residents from The Inn and Gardens enjoyed a morning out at the International Wildlife Museum. Founded in 1988, the museum highlights over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the animals found at the museum were […]

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The Fountains at La Cholla Residents Dine at Hacienda del Sol

We were honored to be lunch guests at the historic Hacienda del Sol. The food was delicious and we were hosted by one of the owners who shared the history of this iconic Tucson treasure. In 1929 John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda del Sol; a desert retreat inspired by early Moorish architecture. The property […]

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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 […]

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Generation to Generation, Plastic Bags to Mats

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 […]

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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 […]

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Caring.com Review – Friendly Staff & Plenty to Do

Everybody is friendly at The Fountains. The staff is extremely helpful, but the neatest thing of all are the classes you can take, and the clubs you can join. It's a fantastic, learning situation. We moved into a casita, which is a small, attached house, but we're still eating at the dining hall. Everybody has […]

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Caring.com Review – Beautiful Community & Friendly Staff

The Fountains at La Cholla was very nice and very clean. The rooms were nice and large enough for one person. They had a lot of activities for the residents. The people there seemed nice. The staff member that I met was a very nice person, she provided me with more information than I expected, […]

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Facebook Review – Wonderful Staff and Atmosphere

Our family spent some quality time with my father and his wife on the property. We have very high praises for the staff, atmosphere and quality of life provided by this facility.

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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 […]

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Resident Nancy Keller Enjoys Pursuing Her Interests and Engaging with Friends at The Fountains

START THE SEARCH Is retirement community living right for you? You’ll really never know until you start exploring your options. “So you have to scout and you have to find the place that not only is offering so many things and resources but that you feel at home in. And you’ll find it if you […]

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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 […]

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July 2019 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

Happy July! Dress in red, white and blue and come celebrate Independence Day! Join us for a refreshing snow cone and music by David Prouty in the afternoon as we gather with our friends and neighbors. Looking for something new to "spark" your interest? Or maybe something to "reignite" an old flame. Join us for […]

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June 2019 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

Express yourself in June. This month is full of exciting programs! This month we will be hosting our Resident's Expression Art Show. The Expressions calendar is a chance for residents to enter artwork in a competition to represent The Fountains in the collective Watermark Communities calendar. This award winning annual calendar features art by residents of […]

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May 2019 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

May Day in origin is all about celebrations! Here at The Fountains, we have many reasons to celebrate! Join us for a Cinco De Mayo Celebration at The Inn on May 5th. We have an afternoon of entertainment with a musical performance by Manny Herrera, followed by Folklorico Dancers! Join us on May 6th at […]

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