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. […]
Category: Life at The Inn – Assisted Living
Another outstanding Family Night at The Inn. We gathered in the lobby at 4:00pm along with family and friends to enjoy the tropical atmosphere including Caribbean music with a steel drum player. Everyone was greeted at the entrance with leis and flowers. Photographs by Lisa were taken in front of a Caribbean themed back drop and with photo props. Caribbean infused […]
Known as the man of a thousand faces, Sam Feder is July’s Artist of the month. An extraordinary man with an extraordinary life. Sam began his career in the Coast Guard as a Radioman 3rd Class in Atlantic City, NJ, where he met his bride. They are married 73 years. His life has been filled with many great experiences. He is […]
We are so fortunate to have Steve Udell as a volunteer at The Inn. He is an amazing friend to all of us here. He comes every Monday to call bingo and now continues to share his love of dancing with us. We all enjoyed our monthly program “Dancing with Steve”.
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 […]
Most people think of Memorial Day as a day to have barbeques and gatherings with family and friends as they enjoy a day off of work. At The Inn, we also enjoyed a delicious Memorial Day lunch cookout and then we joined together with family and friends for very special Memorial Day program. We watched two very moving videos that left […]
This was an encounter to remember. The beautiful, hairy therapy llamas came for a visit. They gave kisses and lots of love and attention to all of us at The Inn. Cathy and her wonderful assistants were very patient and caring. They took the time to educate us about the llamas and answer questions regarding the three llamas that came out today. […]
It was a creative and fun day for the staff and residents of The Inn. Our tie dye day began on Wednesday, March 22nd when residents tied and dyed their own t-shirts. Everyone used a different rubber band tying technique. After the dye was added, we used saran wrap to wrap the t-shirts until they were dried over […]
Green beer, Irish soda bread, great friends and holiday music are always a great part of any St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Residents sang along to the songs that brought back memories, like the “Orange and the Green,” “Danny Boy,” “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and lots more. We love the way they gather and sing and share stories. We’re […]
A fun filled day that started with making and decorating cup cakes quickly developed into a whole day celebrating Valentine’s Day! With every beat of each song, Angela Burns sang with passion. Residents sang along with Angela and enjoyed the many different balloon twisted animals and flowers by Joe. Topping off the evening was a trip to […]
There is no better way to keep warm on a cold afternoon than with chili. Today we had our Annual Chili Cook-Off by the pool. Participating in the event were the following departments: Administration, Marketing, Dining, Nursing and Community Life (Town Center and The Inn), and residents were the judges. Ballots were handed out with instructions on the voting. One sample was handed out […]
We welcomed the New Year, 2017, with singing and dancing. Residents sang along with our entertainer, Arun during our New Year’s celebration. We topped it off with a champagne toast and the sound of blowing horns. We wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Thanksgiving is over but the celebrations continue. Our monthly birthday celebrations are great. Residents gather to sing “Happy Birthday” to their friends and neighbors. Cake and refreshments are served and the entertainment begins. Arun is a local entertainer who knows the good old songs they enjoy. Everyone sings and some even dance. There is nothing like a birthday celebration to bring […]
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 […]
America is beautiful and we honor the Veterans who have fought and continue fight to keep it that way. Not a dry eye in the room as the video of war hero’s played on the screen. Veterans of the Town Center gathered with The Inn Veterans on this special day to honor each branch of the Armed Forces in […]
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 […]
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 […]
It was a spooktacular night at The Inn. We enjoyed great entertainment with keyboard player Arun. Our wonderful residents gathered at The Inn lobby for spirits and appetizers before a magnificent dinner in the main dinning room. Dinner consisted of a choice of either salmon and shrimp jambalaya or coffee rubbed pork tenderloin. No matter which you chose, it was a howling […]
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 […]
This is Active Aging Week and today we celebrated with Considering the Possibility of Drama for Laughter. A little drama, a lot of laughter. With so many props to choose from, each of our ladies chose what appealed best to them. Each group was given a scenario and a choice of characters to play. The first person to […]
A had a great picnic lunch at Turtle Beach. We enjoyed boxed lunches made by our chefs at The Inn. The weather was just right and the view from the pier was beautiful. It was a great afternoon for our residents to enjoy.
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 […]
A day we will never forget. Residents of The Inn gathered in the ice cream parlor for a moment of silence for the victims of that tragic day. Guest speaker Rachel Dermody, Human Resource Director at The Fountains, shared about a survivor of the Pentagon attack who was a close friend of hers. There wasn’t a […]
There is nothing sweeter than a Chocolate Day at The Fountains. So much to choose from… chocolate ice-cream, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate candy & chocolate syrup! Some enjoyed just the ice-cream, while others tried it all. This was a perfect day to celebrate all the chocolate lovers delights. Our residents filled the ice cream parlor to enjoy our chocolate […]
Today’s honorary guest speaker was Lissett Idarraga. Lissett is a server at The Inn. She has been with The Fountains for 3 months. She enjoys horseback riding, swimming and taking care of her precious daughter. Lissett shared with us about her life and her darling little girl who has Muscular Dystrophy. Isabella (Lissett’s daughter) is 3 years old and was born at 31 weeks. She […]
At the end of each month we celebrate all the birthdays of the month. Today was the celebration for our June birthdays. It’s very nice to see residents in the community sharing in this special time. Along with cake and refreshments, we enjoyed music by Jumpin’ Joey. Music that brings back the good ole’ days. Quite a few of the residents […]
Olga is an part of our Watermark Family. She has been a house keeper at The Fountains from the time she came to Sarasota from Columbia 10 years ago. She is an essential part of our community. She loves to dance and enjoys going to the beach with her family and friends. Olga really cares about the residents […]
Memorial Day is a day to respect and honor those that have given their lives for our country. We honor the ones that are presently fighting for our freedom today and we thank them. While memorial day is a day to give honor, we also enjoy the freedom we have. Today at The Inn, we listened to […]
The Art Exhibit at The Inn was magnificent! Works included oil paintings, watercolor, as well as a variety of knitting, quilting and recycled art. The opening champagne reception brought spectators to amazement. We have so much talent in our community. Thank you to our residents that participated in the art show. We appreciate how you enrich our lives!
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 […]
Señors y señoras, let the celebrations begin! Our traditional Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The Inn began with dancing the Mexican hat dance. It looks a lot easier than it is! Mockerita’s were served along with chips and salsa. We enjoyed Mexican music and lots of dancing. Ole’!
Every month we celebrate our residents monthly birthdays. It is a time to reflect and rejoice in each year we are given. Our celebration began with gathering our residents celebrating birthdays and singing Happy Birthday with friends, family and staff. After refreshments and cake, the celebration continued with music by Arun. A fun and engaging time to sing-a-long and […]
We had a lovely afternoon at The Inn. Talented ladies displayed their unique novelties and shared their stories. We have so many interesting and creative residents. From doll making to painting to needle point and card making, every item came from their creative talents. Everything was simply beautiful!
TECO (Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center), is a spot where the warm waters welcome in the manatees. It was a very exciting day for residents of The Inn. We encountered over 30 manatees on this trip. With the weather changing as much as it has in this past week, we were surprised to see as many manatees as we […]
Katty Shelton, our Housekeeping Supervisor, displayed Hermit Crabs at The Inn today. She gave information about Hermit Crabs and demonstrated how they are cared for. She showed us where they live, the food they eat and even talked about her first encounter with them. Before working at The Fountains, Katty worked in a factory that provides Hermit Crabs and the essentials for these […]
Our theme for this month was Superhero Day. Although we have many superhero’s at The Inn, they don’t always wear masks and capes. Today however, some of our staff and residents participated by dressing up in costumes. It was a lot of fun! Our top winner was William Steinberg. He received a Superhero t-shirt. All residents at the event received superhero tattoos and superhero candies. We look […]
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 […]
Meet Kiara Reed, Caregiver and Rising Chef. Kiara loves to bake in her spare time. Today, she prepared a Red Velvet Cheesecake. Step-by-step, Kiara explained the process as she combined the ingredients before mixing them. Once the cake went in the oven, the room was quiet. Excited residents waited patiently for a taste of the delicious red velvet […]
Elvis made his usual exciting and entertaining appearance at The Fountains Inn. Wonderful memories of the Elvis days were had by all. Everyone was singing along and enjoying the festivities of the season. Family and friends engaged in great conversation before dinner in the lobby, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Great food, great entertainment and great company!
Our intergenerational program went full swing with the Julie Rohr Academy story time performance. The 5 and 6 year old children were on target as they followed the guidance of the teacher. What a performance! Rising stars in the making.
It’s a wonderful time of the year. Sarasota Memorial Hospital Day Care returned to The Inn for a Holiday performance. They sang with joy and touched our hearts. Their smiles and hugs were priceless. We look forward to your return.
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 […]
Fun, fun, and more fun! Residents and staff enjoyed a beautiful day at Disney World in Orlando. The weather was cool and it wasn’t very crowded. The best part of the trip however was the laughter and smiles on our residents faces. Priceless!
We want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!
We honored our Veterans on this 11th day of November at 11:00am in the Key West Auditorium. Our assembly provided a tribute to our Armed Forces. Donald Bailey, a resident of The Inn, delivered a beautiful remembrance speech of his service to the Marines. We give thanks and honor to all the men and women who have served our […]
A great way to spend an afternoon. Assisted Living residents enjoyed an afternoon at the farm. Mr. & Mrs. Varon welcomed our residents as they disembarked the bus. Chairs were awaiting our arrival and neighbors gathered to greet us. They shared information on the Pasofino horses, the training and how long they have been in business. Luis had Melody (Pasofino […]
Many years ago, Sam Feder visited London where he found an old bible in an antique store. The bible was published in 1674, it is the closest writings to Christ setting the stage. Matthew 24:3 (NIV) As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,”they said,” when will this […]
Residents competed for the best costume and best pumpkin. Staff members competed for the best costume. Jeanne Cooper won the prize for the best resident costume. Lauren Pellicot, Concierge, won best staff costume. Philomena Caiati won best pumpkin. Everyone looked great! Lots of fun, music and treats! Congratulations to all our winners!
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Childcare visited the residents yesterday. They paraded in costumes for our residents’ enjoyment. They sang for them and made them gifts. A very nice treat. We look forward to their next visit!
Residents at The Inn gathered this afternoon to create their Pumpkin Masterpieces. Paint, glister and lots of creative thoughts went into these beauties. It will be hard to pick a winner. Voting will begin tomorrow. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m. Good luck to all our contestants!
Fun, fun, fun! Residents and family members gathered poolside for our Oktoberfest Famiy Night. Live music by accordionist Frank Padula made the Oktoberfest a delight. There were smiles everywhere. Our culinary team created the perfect menu for this event. An assortment of German beer, pretzels and mustard, bratwursts and sauerkraut, in addition to German chocolate cake were some of the items on the menu. The Fountains staff, […]
BonWorth, Retailer of Quality Ladies Apparel, showcased their upcoming clothing line on Saturday, September 19th, at The Fountains Inn. Residents, staff, family and friends of our beautiful Assisted Living models gathered as the ladies displayed the designer outfits. Accessories were also provided by BonWorth. The event was a success. This was our first Fashion Show […]
Did you know that The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods was awarded Best Senior Living and Assisted Living in Sarasota? The Senior Advisor.com Best of 2015 Award recognizes senior living and home care providers who receive consistently high ratings and positive reviews from residents, families, and visitors. This exclusive designation is awarded to less than one percent […]
What a fun and exciting week! Residents at The Inn celebrated Assisted Living Week starting with a National Breakfast Month on Monday featuring a delicious egg, potato and cheese casserole and grits. Picture Me Baby match game on Tuesday consisting of a guess who this baby is. Lunch at Café Del Sol on Wednesday, Laughter is the […]
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, […]
Every month we feature a selected staff member to share their lives with our residents. This month, Claudia Varon, a Caregiver for The Fountains Inn, shared about her family, her gifts and talents. Claudia is a very talented woman who has worked for The Fountains for over 9 years. She is hard working, has a great […]
Angela Piciulo has worked at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods for 20 years! Angela started at the Fountains in 1995 as a part-time hostess in the Town Center Dining Room. From there she went full-time and eventually became the Dining Room Manager at the Town Center. It wasn’t long before Angela was running the Dining Room […]
It is a wonderful way to start your day. Our community is filled with beautiful fountains, lakes, trees, flowers, birds, squirrels and even butterflies. The Eco Tour is intended to offer our residents insight into our environment, and to foster a greater appreciation of our beautiful campus.
Rolls of the dice horse racing, a spin of the roulette wheel, a hit, stand or bust in black jack or bingo. Pick your game, everyone is a winner at The Inn “Casino Family Night”. Family members gathered in the lobby for an unforgettable game night. There was laughter, smiles and great conversations everywhere. Residents […]
It is a beautiful day at The Fountains everyday and especially when we have a group of smiling children visit. They traveled all the way from Englewood to sing for our residents. We enjoyed their singing and dancing and hope they return to visit us again soon.
Complimentary massages, fragrant essential oils, yummy things to eat, jewelry, home décor, and pet pampering in addition to health services and free screenings are what made Lake Point Woods’ Health Fair FUN – not to mention some amazing door prizes won by 5 lucky people!
Residents at The Inn gathered in the Upper Resident Lounge for an afternoon of great conversations and delightful treats and tea.
On Wednesday, May 29th, residents from The Fountains met with Wendy Kong and Jackie Qian from China, who provided them with the online platform to chat with students from China. The residents had a great time talking to the students and sharing stories of their own visits to China. One resident, a former English teacher, is a James Joyce Society […]
With 50 contributing resident artists from the Inn and Town Center and over 120 works of art, the 2015 Fountains Resident Art Show was a smashing success! The Art Show opened to a full house on Friday evening with a champagne reception, and a steady stream of residents and guests came to see the show on Saturday and Sunday. Residents, […]
This morning while walking around the community I noticed a wonderful Pink Spoonbill. This is just a sample of the beautiful wildlife found here at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods.
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, […]
At The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods we take security seriously, so we’ve hired the best! This picture of our security team represents a dedicated group of guys that are committed to the safety and security of our residents and the community. Our gated entry is manned by these gentlemen 24 hours a day, every day […]
While you enjoy your break away, let mom or dad enjoy a break with us. Did you know that The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods offers Assisted Living short-term stays for seniors? With beautifully furnished private apartments, three delicious and nutritious meals per day, fun events, a full calendar of engaging classes and outstanding medication […]