Category: On Aging

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 […]

February 9, 2018

Path to Well-Being

Happy Heart Awareness Month! According to the CDC, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in adults over age 65. As people age, they're increasingly living with risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, these increase the chance of having a stroke or developing heart disease. Advice for addressing this health risk not only helps with […]

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 1, 2017

Path to Well-Being

With the holiday season starting, temptations are all around us, and making healthy food choices can be challenging. However, if you practice portion control along with following these healthy tips, you can enjoy your favorite foods without gaining a pound. Here are seven tips that will help offer a healthy Thanksgiving: 1.) Watch your portion sizes […]

September 5, 2017

Path to Well-Being September

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Every flu season is different, and the infection can affect people in many ways. During flu season, flu viruses circulate at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick […]

May 2, 2017

Path to Well Being – Gratitude

Gratitude fosters greater well-being. Current research supports this idea. Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at UC-Davis and national expert on gratitude, notes that gratitude has encouraged others to embrace it as a virtue. Being grateful has been linked to strong and positive relationships. Gratitude is not an innate quality. We can cultivate it deeply in ourselves by making a list of […]

February 20, 2017

Resident Virginia Blake Receives 103 Pink Roses for her Birthday

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 8, 2015

591 Learning Connects our Residents to China

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 […]

August 18, 2015

Residents Thrive at Lake Pointe Woods

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 […]

January 2, 2015

Sci-Brain: Discover the Science Based Program to Improve Brain Health

The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods is please to announced an exciting opportunity for you to thrive with Sci-Brain, a unique Medicare approved program that offers a validated, science-based action plan for improving your "brain-reserve." Brain reserve is a measure of the strengthening and expanding of connections between neurons and increasing the number of those […]

June 4, 2014

A Health Fair to Remember

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 […]

June 4, 2014

Staying Fit for Life

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 […]