Posts by: Amy Lampert

November 8, 2017

Making the Best of the Worst – A Story of Courage and Kindness

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Now that we can truly say we’ve weathered the storm, and have since gotten back to filling our days with happy hours, themed parties, Watermark University classes, extraordinary outings and delicious dining, we’d like to take this time to reflect on Hurricane Irma and send a sincere thank you to all of those who heroically […]

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October 5, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Excellent Food and Attentive Staff

This is a preliminary review. We moved our 91-yr-old parents to a two-room apartment at the Inn three days before Hurricane Irma hit in early September. We could not have been happier with the care they got. Storm prep and communications from management were superior. So far, facility is very nice, food is excellent, and […]

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October 3, 2017

Path to Well-Being: Breast Cancer Awareness

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This October, The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women […]

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September 28, 2017

Facebook Review – Impressed and Thankful

As residents of The Fountains for 4 years, we really have enjoyed every minute of our stay there. My husband, now resides in the Assisted Living section called The Inn, and it is also an outstanding place to be. We realized it even more during hurricane Irma. It was so well organized ahead of time, […]

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September 18, 2017

Residents David and Joan Rice are Loving Life at The Fountains

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START PLANNING YOUR BEST FUTURE Even if moving is the last thing on your mind, it’s never too soon to explore your retirement living options. “I just feel that, you know, the older you get, the harder it is for the move.” – Joan Rice, resident of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods MEET DAVE […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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September 7, 2017

Hurricane Irma

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Dear Family Members and Friends of Our Community, As part of our preparation for the coming storm, we have established a 24-hour toll free number you can use to obtain information about our community and residents in the event our local phone number is inoperable. The number is 1-888-694-4517. Rest assured we have been preparing […]

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September 6, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 25 different classes with everything from Photography as Art to DIY Holiday Crafts to Artist in Studio to Fishing with Greg and even a iPad/iPhone Training, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

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August 24, 2017

School Supply Drive

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The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods recently held a School Supply Drive for their associates’ children. They were able to provide supplies for 47 children with their efforts. Items collected included backpacks, lunch boxes and various supplies. The community held various fundraising activities to purchase the supplies and also received donations from associates. To view […]

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August 23, 2017

A Community Rich in Artistic Expression

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Artists and those who appreciate the arts call The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods home. Residents flock to The Fountains because of its unique programs that cater to residents’ interest and hobbies. “We often hear that residents choose Sarasota for the culture and The Fountains for our rich programs and calendar of events,” said Peggy Beasley, […]

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August 22, 2017

Google+ Review – Beautiful Grounds and Caring Staff

My dad has been at the Inn now for 3 years it has been a wonderful experience, the grounds here are absolutely beautiful, but what makes the place so special is the people Sylvia and Frances and Claudia the aid are the BEST. They are what makes this place even more special. Thanks to all […]

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June 19, 2017

Two-Day Cultural Arts Excursion to Winter Park

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The Sarasota Herald Tribune posted an article on June 19th, 2017 about our residents recent outing to Winter Park. To read the full article, please click here. Residents of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods recently enjoyed a two-day cultural arts excursion to Winter Park. The trip included docent-led tours of the historic Alfond Inn contemporary […]

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June 2, 2017

3 Ways to Engage Residents with Programs that Address their Passions

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The following article was featured in McKnight’s Senior Living, published on May 30th, 2017. Author Peggy Beasley, Executive Director of The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods, was a guest columnist. To read the original article, please click here. If you ask individuals what motivated them to move to an independent or assisted living community, many […]

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May 22, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Water Aerobics to Influential Rock & Roll to Beginner Spanish to The Art of Mindfulness and even a Butterfly Garden Lecture, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]

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March 8, 2017

Resident Bob West is Enjoying His Carefree Lifestyle at The Fountains

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IS YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND? If you retired to Florida 10 or more years ago, change is coming. Start planning your best future today. “…as it turns out I’m actually closer to downtown here at The Fountains than I was when I lived over in Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch. I have been very […]

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February 20, 2017

Yelp Review – A Compassionate, Caring and Warm Community

When you enter the community you are greeted by a very friendly smiling concierge. While moving throughout the community staff are always asking if you need assistance. Residents are smiling and friendly. Administration and Nursing staff are very caring and responsive to the needs of the residents. There is compassion, caring, and warmth that you […]

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February 20, 2017

Resident Virginia Blake Receives 103 Pink Roses for her Birthday

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Birthdays are always a special, but when you turn 103, it requires an extra special celebration. For resident Virginia Blake, her birthday was recognized with 103 pink roses hand-delivered by fellow residents and staff and donated by Beneva Flowers. Her advice for living a long and happy life is, “Don’t worry. It doesn’t do one […]

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February 10, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Dad is Receiving Great Care

All is well for my father with his move to this community. I know he is safe, and receiving great care. I’am pleased with all they have done for us. This is a nice community with kind people. Everything is working out well for us at this community.

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December 6, 2016

Yelp Review – The staff are both knowledgeable and compassionate.

I am a geriatric and palliative care Nurse Practitioner that has patients in facilities throughout Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice. For my geriatric patients and their families, caregivers, and loved ones, it is commonly quite challenging to find just the right facility where the staff are both knowledgeable and compassionate. But the Fountains Assisted Living Facility […]

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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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November 11, 2016

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

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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 […]

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November 8, 2016

Life Lessons Learned by Veterans

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An article was recently featured in the Herald-Tribune, published on November 5th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Veterans Share Life Lessons from Military Service For those of us who have never served in the military, it’s hard to fathom the experience. We asked veterans living at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods […]

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September 30, 2016

Tech-Savvy Seniors Hail Rides from the Palm of their Hand

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The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods hosted an Uber class on September 6th to teach residents how to use the app and answer any questions they had about Uber. Many seniors can’t or shouldn’t drive for health and safety reasons. Uber can be a great way for seniors to get around without a ride from […]

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September 13, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 30 different classes with everything from Smartphone and Tablet Training to Photography as Art to Movement Magic to How to Play Chess and even Beginner Spanish, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

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August 15, 2016

Google+ Review – Loving, caring and communicative staff, Assisted Living done right.

I am a geriatric and palliative care Nurse Practitioner that has patients in facilities throughout Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice. For my geriatric patients and their families, caregivers, and loved ones, it is commonly quite challenging to find just the right facility where the staff are both knowledgeable and compassionate. But the Fountains Assisted Living Facility […]

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July 28, 2016

Yelp Review – The Inn at Lake Pointe Woods is top notch!

As a medical professional I am in and out of many Assisted Living Facilities throughout Sarasota County. The Inn at Lake Pointe Woods is top notch! They go above and beyond for every resident. From Housekeeping, Activities, Nursing, Dining to Administration the team truly cares about the residents, takes the time to get to know […]

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May 23, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 40 different classes with everything from Balance and Strength to Beer Tasting to Computer Class to Water Aerobics and even Cooking for Canines, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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January 22, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 50 different classes with everything from Wine Club to Tai Chi to Bass Fishing 101 to Conversational Spanish and even Acrylic Art Class, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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October 13, 2015

Resident Thelma Gordon is Enjoying Smooth Sailing at The Fountains

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IT’S A GOOD IDEA If you agree that moving to a retirement community is a good idea, then it’s time to put thoughts into action. “I am freer to do more things that I couldn’t do before, whether I wanted to volunteer or whatever. And since I’ve been here I love it. I like the […]

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October 6, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – Wonderful place to live!

My husband and I recently moved into the Independent living facility at The Fountains. We have a beautiful apartment and each day we comment to each other ” We made the right decision.” The food is excellent! Maybe too good as we have gained a little weight already. The staff is very friendly and helpful. […]

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October 1, 2015

Facebook Review – Best Decision Ever!

My wife and I moved into The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods three years ago and have never regretted that decision for a minute. Everything about the place suits us to a “T” – beautiful apartments of varying sizes and a 53 acre campus, excellent cuisine, experienced management, reasonable fees and a very caring staff. […]

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September 28, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – Great Value and Friendly Staff

The Fountains at Lake Pointe woods was by far the best place for the money that we looked at in Florida. The staff and people there were friendly and accommodating of my mother’s needs and they really went above and beyond. The property is large, so keep in mind that transportation to some of the […]

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September 11, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 85 different classes with everything from Writers Group to Water Aerobics to Photography as Art and even Foods of the World, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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September 3, 2015

Resident Mike Miller is Enjoying His Easy-Go-Lucky Lifestyle at The Fountains

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DO YOU FEEL LUCKY EVERY DAY? Attitude isn’t everything. Your environment, friends and support system can make all the difference. “Many of the residents say it is like living in a country club and it really is… It’s definitely an easier life. Easy-go-lucky is I guess the best way to express it.” – Mike Miller, […]

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July 14, 2015

Google+ Review – An oasis in Sarasota.

This place is really awesome. It is nestled in charming area surrounded by lakes, fountains, with nature abounding all around. I found the people I talked to were very happy with their decision to live there. The staff that shows you the property were exceedingly nice and forthcoming and did not pressure me at all […]

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July 13, 2015

Caring.com Review – The Fountains has surpassed my expectations!

I recently had an opportunity to visit The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods. I am not easily impressed but The Fountains surpassed my expectations. The setting is truly awesome as it has several lakes, fountains and nature abounding all around all leading to a serene and relaxing environment. The people working and living there seemed […]

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June 5, 2015

Resident Shirley Gotthelf is Enjoying Her Sociable Lifestyle at The Fountains

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BRIGHT TOMORROWS BEGIN TODAY If you could start one thing today to make all your tomorrows the best they can be, would you do it? “I had different friends invite me for different lunches at different retirement places, you know, through the years so that’s part of the start of it.” – Shirley Gotthelf, resident […]

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May 5, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 75 different classes with everything from Move That Body to Beginner Spanish to Recipe Club and even Hip-Hop Dance, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 50 different classes and events with everything from Acrylic Art Class to Beer Tasting to Computer Basics and even Cooking for Canines. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having […]

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December 2, 2014

Facebook Review – Enjoying an active life with dear friends.

My parents moved to The Fountains over 8 years ago! While Dad is gone, now, Mom enjoys an active life with dear friends. The staff has always been like family, as well. My favorite place to stay when I visit in Sarasota! Elegant, yet comfortable accommodations!

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October 30, 2014

Resident Estrella Clemendor’s Curiosity Moved Her to The Fountains

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EVERYTHING YOU ENJOY NOW PLUS SO MUCH MORE Moving to a retirement community means giving up little and gaining much. “You are independent here that is why you call it independent living… If you don’t want to cook you don’t cook, I mean you don’t have to cook. That’s one of the things I like […]

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October 27, 2014

Caring.com Review – Everything was first class!

At The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods, you need to buy into this facility. We were really impressed with this facility. Everything was first class, and the visit was very good. The staff did a good job on their explanation.

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October 13, 2014

Bob Daisley talks about his decision to move to a retirement community.

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“Probably the reason why most people come to The Fountains, initially, is that they are attracted by the lovely landscaped campus that’s here. That catches their eye first and then they begin to look around and The Fountains is one of the prime retirement communities in this region, maybe even in the United States, it’s […]

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August 21, 2014

Fall 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 80 different classes and events with everything from Acrylic Art Class to French Conversation and Reading to Using the Internet and even Water Aerobics. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we […]

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August 6, 2014

Caring.com Review – Lots of great activities and amenities.

We had visited The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods and its a very nice and elegant facility. The people are very friendly. They have lots of great activities and amenities offered to their residents, and the reasons we did not choose them were because of the smaller size of the apartment, and the buy-in fee. […]

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July 10, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Nice sized apartments.

We have been really very, very pleased with The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods. The facility is beautiful, the nursing staff is responsive, the apartments are a nice size. We really feel very positively about it. We had visited several communities before selecting The Fountains.

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June 5, 2014

Battle of the Chefs

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Every night this week, from June 2nd – June 6th, we have had a team of chefs battle it out for the glory of being named Best Chef. 11 total associates all working in dining services at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods have been broken up into teams of two (with one team of […]

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June 4, 2014

A Health Fair to Remember

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Today’s Health Fair was such a success. We had over 90 residents in attendance and door prizes consisting of $25 gift cards, massage and facial services, goodie baskets, orchids and to one very special guy, a bottle of Grey Goose vodka! The day started out with chair exercises by the lake at 9:00am and continued […]

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June 4, 2014

Staying Fit for Life

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Exercise and physical activity are good for you, no matter how old you are. In fact, staying active can help you: Keep and improve your strength so you can stay independent Have more energy to do the things you want to do Improve your balance Prevent or delay some diseases like Heart Disease, Diabetes and […]

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June 4, 2014

Brunch at the Beach

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Our summer Brunch at the Beach continues to be a huge success and many residents have already enjoyed the fellowship, fun in the sun and fabulous food. Come see Ricky Bacher, our Dining Services Director, give a demonstration on paddleboading in the Gulf of Mexico. Sign up for our June 10th outing and see what […]

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June 4, 2014

Summer 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 80 different classes and events with everything from Acrylic Art Class to French Conversation and Reading to Learning Your iPad and even Origami. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always […]

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April 4, 2014

Terry & Kay Day talk about their decision to move to a retirement community.

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Terry and Kay Day said: “Residents we interviewed would always tell us, ‘Oh we love it. We wish we’d done it sooner.’ We looked at each other and said, well, what are we waiting for?” Terry and Kay Day Interview, February 2013 JILL:  Good morning, this is Jill. TERRY:  Hi Jill, this is Terry Day. JILL:  […]

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April 4, 2014

Caring.com Review – A gorgeous campus with ocean views.

I’ve only been at The Fountains for a short, brief visit. The salesperson who took us around told us a few fibs, and next time I called to talk to him, he had been fired. Now I don’t quite know how much of what I was told is true or not. That’s why I’m going […]

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April 4, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Activities right outside your door.

The only thing I would say is that he pays a lot of money for his medical compared to other places; however, the base rent is very affordable, and you get a lot for your money! They have an Olympic size swimming pool, a 34 seat movie theater, a cafe for friends and family, villas […]

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April 4, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – The food is excellent!

My mom is not really getting involved in any activities, I have seen them there, but she doesn’t do any of them. The food is excellent, what they provide is way better than the other places checked; I would put them as far superior. But you just get a continental breakfast in the morning and […]

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April 3, 2014

Carole Carey talks about her decision to move to a retirement community.

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Carole Carey says: “It blows my mind when friends tell me ‘Well I just love it where you are and if I ever reach that point…’ And I’ll say, are you waiting to come in a wheelchair?” Carole Carey Interview, November 2012 CC: Carole Carey J: Jill Hofor I: Ines Newby     J:  Hello? CC:  […]

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