Our residents eagerly waited on the sidelines for the Roller Derby match to begin. One by one the players of each team whipped around the rink to greet the fans. Once the match finally started it was easy to see that the opposing team was no match for the rough and rugged Bradentucky Bombers. Each […]
Category: Life at The Town Center – Independent Living
After our visit to Bunker Hill Vineyard, we are one step closer to becoming wine connoisseurs! We visited this vineyard because it is 100% economically friendly. All of the wine bottles are re-used if brought back after purchase and consumption. The corks are sent to a factory out of state to help create cork floors. […]
Each month we feature a resident artist in our Thrive newsletter. With the nomination for Artist of the Month, we also conduct a reception in our Town Center Lobby. This reception is a great way for our residents to mingle with fellow art enthusiasts and hear about different types of artwork. During this reception we enjoyed […]
We had a phenomenal turn out this Saturday, June 3rd, for the Grand Re-Opening of the Shuffleboard Courts! There was a delicious spread of danish pastries, donuts, coffee and mimosas. Almost 20 of our residents came out to the newly renovated shuffleboard courts to show off their skills. Residents were offering each other helpful tips […]
At The Fountains, we are surrounded and enriched by extraordinarily talented resident artists. We could not go along with this mantra without mentioning the June Artist of the Month, Arline Stern (pictured below). Arline started her enjoyment of the arts in the Bronx, NY. She began gracing the art world with her ceramic clay pieces. Shortly […]
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 […]
On Saturday night, May 20th, the Spare Partz Band was rockin’ with our residents! The authentic sounds of 50’s and 60’s classic rock ‘n’ roll filled the air. Over fifty music lovers joined the band on a jammin’ and jovial evening. The band featured music from such rock ‘n’ roll greats as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee […]
Memorial Day is meant to remember those that passed during active military service for our country. We were able to do this during our Memorial Day Poolside BBQ. We offered a delicious meal for our residents on the pool deck. All of our residents showed up decorated in red, white and blue attire. Some of […]
As we trekked 30 miles east of Sarasota, we were getting eager to see the magical layout of Solomon’s Castle. We finally arrived at the 90 acre location in Ona, FL. As we walked up to the entrance of the castle, we noticed the glimmering outer walls of the castle. From every angle that you observed at […]
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 […]
As we filled the Town Center Lobby, we began to hear the pitter patter of Player’s Kids feet as they lined up for the opening act. Each seat was filled as we waited patiently for the performance to begin. One by one the groups of children filled the Lobby with their enthusiastic performances. We saw […]
Our final Dinner on the Beach outing for the season was enjoyable and one for the books! As we sat down at our tables on April 19th, the “Happy Half Hour” began. The drinks were flowing as well as the conversation. We were careful to not fill up on the delicious appetizers that Chef Paul and Chef […]
Nineteen of us art loving enthusiasts enjoyed an action packed, two-day cultural arts, charter bus excursion to the beautiful Winter Park, FL area on April 18th & 19th. The trip featured docent-led tours of the historic Alfond Inn contemporary art collection, the Morse Museum – displaying the world’s largest presentation of Louis Comfort Tiffany works, the […]
As the school bus pulled up to our promenade walkway, the young boys and girls scurried out and into a straight line ready for another exciting visit! Once they were off the bus, we escorted the children to one of our covered bridges to feed the swarm of turtles, ducks and birds that greeted us. […]
The below letter to the editor was submitted to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, published on March 15th, 2017. To read the original publication, please click here. Independent Living Allows Flexibility As the executive director at the Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods, a senior living community in Sarasota, I was surprised and a bit disheartened to read the article […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Residents boarded the motor coach departing to St. Augustine early Monday morning. We arrived at the Courtyard Marriott just in time to check in and freshen up. Shortly after, we headed for a private Trolley Tour of the Saint Augustine historic district. There is so much to do and see: the cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, and unique […]
Residents enjoyed a tour of Gamble Creek Farm, a certified organic and hydroponic farm in Parrish, FL, followed by an al fresco Farm-to-Table Dinner. To start, the residents were served salads prepared with organic Mizuna, Mixed Greens and Pomegranate, all harvested that day. The main course featured roast suckling Pig and Chicken, with Cabbage harvested to prepare Cole Slaw, and tender Collard […]
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 […]
Swingtide Combo had residents dancing the night away on New Years Eve!
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 […]
Greg’s first Watermark University Fishing Class was a big success! Our lakes are teeming with fish, and Capt. Bob and Donna Starnes caught 5 bass!
With a cast and crew of more than 40 residents, this annual performance featured singing, dancing, skits and lots of laughs along the way. Written and directed by Fountains resident Lyn Jacobson, Flim Flam IV showcased the many talented people living at The Fountains. This is the fourth year the residents put on the show!
Town Center residents had a wonderful evening at Turtle Beach with music and dancing, an unforgettable dinner, and a stunning sunset. Dining Services prepared a four-course meal which featured shrimp cocktail, beach-side caesar salad, grilled tri-trip steak served with grilled sweet potato and asparagus. Residents toasted marshmallows for s’mores for dessert!
We strive to make all of our residents happy in any way we can! We hope to do just that with our new Gardening Club. Our first day was a success, the residents enjoyed getting dirty and enjoying the beautiful Florida weather! We of course showed our gratitude of their hard work with a light […]
Town Center residents enjoyed a program of patriotic music in honor of Veterans day by Second Wind, a seven-piece band, during Happy Hour.
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 […]
The two day Farm-to-Table event began with a resident trip to Phillippi Farmhouse Market, Sarasota’s only farmers market that requires its vendors to be growers. The residents selected fresh-caught fish, fruits, vegetables, herbs, artisan bread and more! The following evening, dining services presented a pool-side cooking demonstration using the ingredients selected at the farmers market. Nutritional information was provided by Town […]
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, […]
Wendy Kong and Jackie Qian of 591 Learning visited our campus today and assisted two more Town Center residents who have decided to take part in this extraordinary opportunity! Each week, residents are scheduled to speak with his or her student “pen-pal” from China via the internet using video chat to talk about culture, food, interests, hobbies, etc., and the students […]
Each year at Watermark Retirement Communities, residents and associates are recognized for their contributions to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive! This year, Dr. Jules Altenberg was the recipient of the Watermark University Resident Faculty Award. Dr. Altenberg has been passionate about photography since the age of 12! He has been featured at The Fountains as […]
Fountains residents had an unforgettable overnight get-away in Key West, and enjoyed everything from shopping on historic Duval Street & Clinton Street Market at Mallory Square, to seeing what sparked Hemingway’s imagination on a tour of the museum that was his Key West Home. Residents delighted in exceptional dining with live music and took in the beautiful scenery on a […]
Our guided tour aboard The Fountains bus was both educational and entertaining! We were amazed as we passed dozens of familiar (and not so familiar) locations in Sarasota that have surprising ties to the circus! We learned how John Ringling and his family, colleagues, and successors helped create the cultural and colorful community that Sarasota is today. […]
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!
June gets its name from the ancient Romans in honor of the goddess Juno – patroness of women, marriage and home. Perhaps that is why June is such a popular month for weddings! Fountains residents celebrated with a Wedding Day Tea Party and shared their wedding photos. The photos were on put on display in the […]
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.
Cinco de Mayo means tacos, guacamole, margaritas and mariachi music! It’s a celebratioin of Mexico’s victory over the the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 6th, 1852. Many Mexicans and those with Mexican ties celebrate with festivals and parades. It’s also a great excuse to have a party – which is exactly what the residents of […]
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 […]
The wildlife here at the Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is pretty amazing, and something we all enjoy as we travel throughout the community! We have an active American Bald Eagle nesting here that many of us have seen as they fish from our ponds. Other birds include beautiful Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Cranes and Herons, the occasional […]
Recently, The Fountains ALF had its annual state survey conducted by AHCA. Its purpose is to inspect the building and how it is run to ensure all policies and procedures outlined by the State of Florida are being followed. We are proud to announce that The Fountains received a “Deficiency-Free” survey, meaning there were no […]
Steal Away is a dramatic one-woman show, which is written and performed by Penny Musco, about a little-known migration of African Americans. The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is pleased to share that we will host this performance on Monday, January 19th at 11:00am in our Key West Auditorium. Set in 1880, “Steal Away” is told […]
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 […]
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 […]
Clyde Foster’s love of photography began in the early 1950’s with a point & shoot camera. It wasn’t until last year that he upgraded his equipment, began taking lessons, and started to consider photography as a very serious hobby. He’s gone on to take beautiful photos, including some striking shots of different areas of our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]