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 […]

October 16, 2018

ASHA Showcases Watermark Artists in State of Seniors Housing Annual Report

Look familiar? The cover of ASHA’s newly released State of Seniors Housing Report features “Magnolias,” a beautiful oil painting by Stella Szemela, resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. You may remember seeing it as February’s featured artwork in Expressions 2018. And that’s not all. Inside the report, you will see art by other […]

August 24, 2018

National Senior Citizens Day | Color Wars Competition

In honor of celebrating all of the wonderful, dedicated residents at The Watermark, we played Community Wide Color Wars! The residents were divided into two teams; Coral and Turquoise. The teams competed against each other in a Spelling Bee, Pictionary, Name That Tune, and a Scavenger Hunt. In our eyes, everyone is a winner, but a […]

March 5, 2018

Chinese Cultural Celebration – The Year of the Dog!

Our Chinese New Year Cultural Celebration was hosted by Sahar, a past Activities Director that came back to help Watermark residents learn about and celebrate the day in style! We featured Chinese New Year red envelopes filled with money, drinks and desserts for after our Chinese New Year lunch, and Astrological Charts that helped everyone discover […]

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 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 […]

August 19, 2016

Art Exposed: How to Recognize Great Artists

This course is designed to give residents the opportunity to discover, appreciate, and acquire knowledge of art history through the ages, from the Paleolithic era to contemporary times. Residents will learn to examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from diverse cultures and understand their contributions to the arts. A variety of art media […]

July 18, 2016

“Aging in High Heels” Book Signing with Beverlye Hyman Fead

From growing up in the old Beverly Hills, to divorcing and moving to Santa Barbara and making a new life, to being diagnosed with stage IV cancer, author Beverlye Hyman Fead has been through a lot. She found her passion in talking to and inspiring cancer patients, ascribing to the mantra "if I can do this, you can do it too." She enjoys writing books, […]

July 18, 2016

2016 Expressions Art Show Sneak Peek

Thank you to all of our residents who submitted artwork! Dana Gannaway, "The Lighthouse" (2006) oils, color, canvas Words of Wisdom: "Live life with a smile, because tears will always be there." Gladys Preuss, "Flowers" (1990's) watercolor Words of Wisdom: "Paint what you like and how you like it." Norma Satzman, "Untitled" (2006) yarn, beads Words of Wisdom: "One […]

December 29, 2015

Watermark University: Table Topics (A Toastmaster’s Tradition)

Most of the talking we do every day – simple conversation – is impromptu speaking. Yet for some residents, Table Topics is the most challenging activity on our calendar. Table Topics continues a long-standing Toastmasters tradition which we include in our daily schedule. When we meet, every resident has the opportunity to speak. But it’s […]

December 16, 2014

Diane Manning Shares Her Story

Parkinsons does not fight fair! It has no boundries! These words were spoken by are resident Diane Manning, who is suffering with this disease. As a Visual Artist Diane explained how difficult it was to lose the ability to express herself creatively. Struggling with syptoms such as trembling, depression and the ability to write left […]

September 23, 2014

Thriving at Every Age

In Beverly Hills, one need not look too far to find inspiring stories for aging well. The Watermark at Beverly Hills, 220 North Clark Drive, is brimming with residents who are embracing what’s next in life. Rather than focus on what they can no longer do, they’re engaging in new passions and pursuits in the […]

June 23, 2014

Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Not even sure what questions to ask? Take a look at this article from the Alzheimer’s Association on the Ten Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Alzheimer’s Association and their website www.alz.org is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease. There are many benefits of early detection and early […]

May 12, 2014

P.A.L.S.

Personal Assistance and Lifestyle Support We are proud to announce our new program P.A.L.S. Think of P.A.L.S. as your very own personal assistant available by the hour. Do you need help scheduling appointments, balancing your checkbook, sending birthday cards or doing a little tidying between regular housekeeping visits? Use P.A.L.S. to help you tie up […]