Category: Life at The Inn – Assisted Living

April 5, 2019

Step Right Up! – Carnival Food, Entertainment and Face Painting

As the families and residents walked out to the pool they were captivated by all the red and white carnival decorations, balloons and the true smell of carnival food. The residents and their loved ones hurried to claim their seats and they were entertained with carnival music, balloon animal twisting, a professional juggler, games and face painting. Anne, Community Life Assistant for […]

March 20, 2019

March Madness at The Inn

March was a month full of fun at The Inn, and time sure does fly when you're having fun! We started off the month with a bus tour around the beautiful Casey Key near our community, and that is something we will continue to schedule. The following week, we were celebrating Mardi Gras in the Ice […]

February 11, 2019

Declutter to Help Others

Do you have too much stuff? You can declutter your home and help others thrive at the same time. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you make the most of your unwanted possessions. Check out these suggestions from Watermark and then contact us if you need help getting started. We’re always […]

January 3, 2019

Spring 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

December 6, 2018

Celebrating Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a national day to honor our American Veterans and recognize their sacrifices. Let us always remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can be free. We observed Veterans […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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 […]

November 6, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

August 30, 2018

Arabian Nights at The Inn!

We hosted another wonderful family night at The Inn on Thursday, August 23rd. We invited family and residents to our Arabian Nights event where we traveled through the Arabic culture with food, decor, henna tattoos and educational events earlier in the day. The evening started in the lobby with a beautiful spread of olive tapenade, […]

August 23, 2018

Fall 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Chair Yoga to Yiddish Language & Jewish Culture to Photography as Art to Essential Oil Play Dough and even Understanding Dreams, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. […]

May 23, 2018

A Bookworm’s Dream Becomes Reality at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods

An article was recently published on Sarasota Patch on May 11th, 2018. To read the full article, please click here. Fiction, drama, thriller, history – you name it, they’ve stocked it. Every reader is sure to enjoy The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods’ community library thanks to the help of resident volunteers and a dedicated […]

April 26, 2018

Summer 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 Snacks Around the World to Gemstone Jewelry Workshop to Making Your Own Sweet Smells to Beginner Spanish and even Foreign Affairs, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

March 29, 2018

Helping the Homeless

At The Inn, we wanted to give back. With the help of the Community Life staff and residents we were able to put together supplies to make a difference. We made a list of important daily supplies that we thought members of the homeless community of Sarasota would need. We decided to create "goody bags" full […]

January 17, 2018

Martin Luther King Tribute

We were able to celebrate Martin Luther King day at The Inn with a wonderful performance by the Men's Ensemble of the Light of the World Church. The performance included many spiritual songs from that era and even a rendition of the "I have a Dream" speech. The residents crowded into the Lobby to hear the beautiful […]

December 15, 2017

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 20 different classes with everything from Art of Mindfulness to Sipping on Spirits with Paul to Poetry Class to Opera Lecture: Carmen and even Understanding Dreams, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

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 […]

November 8, 2017

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

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 […]

October 9, 2017

Oktoberfest Celebration!

Happy Oktoberfest from The Fountains! On October 4th, our residents at The Inn and Town Center neighborhoods were able to enjoy the best of this German experience. During Happy Hour, our residents indulged in pretzels with a beer cheese dip, puff pastry wrapped sausage with a cheese and mustard dipping sauce and a variety of German […]

July 25, 2017

Caribbean Family Night

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 […]

July 21, 2017

Artist of the Month

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 […]

July 12, 2017

Dancing with Steve

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".

June 2, 2017

3 Ways to Engage Residents with Programs that Address their Passions

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 […]

May 30, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

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 […]

March 30, 2017

Tie Dye Day

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 […]

March 21, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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 […]

February 24, 2017

Valentine’s Day

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 […]

January 31, 2017

Lake Pointe Woods Chili Cook-Off

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 […]

January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!

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!

November 29, 2016

Birthday Celebrations

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 […]

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 […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Ceremony

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 […]

November 11, 2016

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

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 […]

November 8, 2016

Life Lessons Learned by Veterans

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 […]

October 31, 2016

Halloween Family Night

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 […]

September 13, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

July 29, 2016

Chocolate Day at The Inn

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 […]

July 1, 2016

Meet the Staff: Lissett Idarraga, Server at The Inn

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 […]

June 28, 2016

Happy June Birthdays

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 […]

May 31, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

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 […]

May 31, 2016

The Inn Art Show

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!

May 23, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

May 3, 2016

April Birthday Celebration

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 […]

March 14, 2016

Tea, Tales & Treasure

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!

February 19, 2016

Hermit Crab Demonstration

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 […]

January 29, 2016

Superhero Day at The Inn

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 […]

December 29, 2015

Catch a Rising “Chef”

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 […]

December 17, 2015

Elvis Appears at The Inn for a Christmas Family Night

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!

December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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 […]

November 11, 2015

Tribute to Veterans

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 […]

November 9, 2015

El Amparo Farms

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 […]

October 30, 2015

Halloween Contest

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!

October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Masterpieces

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!

October 16, 2015

Oktoberfest Family Night

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, […]

September 22, 2015

Fashion Show

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 […]

September 22, 2015

Best of 2015 Award

Did you know that The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods was awarded Best Senior Living and Assisted Living in Sarasota? The Senior 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 […]

September 22, 2015

Assisted Living Week

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 […]

August 27, 2015

Fountains Associates Thrive!

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 […]

July 22, 2015

Eco Tour

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.  

July 20, 2015

Casino Family Night

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 […]

April 30, 2015

Meet our Security Team!

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 […]

June 16, 2014

Is it time for a vacation?

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 […]