Category: Life at The Watermark at Logan Square

May 31, 2018

Mexican Fiesta at The Watermark

This May, Watermark amigos were invited to a fiesta in honor of Cinco de Mayo. We celebrated Mexico's heritage, culture, food and drink with a fiesta featuring a live performance by Magdaliz and her Latin Ensemble, Crisol. The band was amazing and played authentic numbers from a variety of folk and traditional music genres from all […]

April 30, 2018

Mother & Daughter Bond Strengthened through Watermark University Course

There is nothing quite like the bond between a mother and her daughter. Recently, we caught up with Muriel “Mitzi” Nexum and her daughter Nancy. Nancy has enjoyed teaching a weekly Printmaking course at The Watermark since 2017 and shared how this class has provided her with a unique avenue to relate to her mother. […]

March 5, 2018

Gold Medal Flavors of the Olympics with Robert Weinberg from City Food Tours

This February, residents at the Watermark at Logan Square were treated to a very special afternoon when Robert Weinberg and Eric Matzke, unabashed foodies and owners of City Food Tours, shared samples of some of the world's best specialty foods in celebration of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. City Food Tours is a top rated […]

February 27, 2018

Fly Eagles Fly! 2018 Watermark Super Bowl Party!

On Sunday night, February 4th, we had a fantastic Super Bowl Party at The Watermark! The game included our home town team, the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots! We decorated our Auditorium with full of green items and Eagles decorations to support our team. This party also featured Philadelphia's most iconic foods such as Philly Cheese Steaks, […]

February 2, 2018

Watermark Players Present: “Those Were the Days: A Tribute to Early American TV”

On a Wednesday night, January 24th, the proud Watermark players performed a beautiful play "Those Were the Days: A Tribute to Early American TV".  The Senior Stage director Steve Hatzai and 14 Watermark actors and actresses worked so hard to practice on a weekly basis for the past 6 months for this fantastic show! The […]

January 31, 2018

Words of Wisdom, Peace, Joy and Love for the New Year Open Mic Night

This January, residents at The Watermark came together as a community to express themselves through spoken word, song, jokes and stories during a very special “Words of Wisdom, Peace, Joy and Love for the New Year” Open Mic Night. The room was packed and residents were served desserts and hot drinks in this coffee house […]

January 19, 2018

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

As the season changes once again it brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 100 different classes with everything from Painting with Oils and Watercolor to Mastering the Art of Cooking a la Julia Child to Meet Me at the Cellar Door to Indulge: Chocolate Making Workshop and even Travelogue with Saori, we are […]

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 28, 2017

“Honoring Our Heroes” Veterans Day Celebration

Here at The Watermark, we had full days of programs for our Veterans Day celebration this year! On November 9th, we had our Veterans Day Commemorative Program and Veterans Day Networking Social sponsored by Senior Directory and Compassus Hospice. During the Commemorative Program, each veteran at The Watermark were mentioned by their name and where they […]

November 15, 2017

Capturing Nature’s Beauty

Recently, residents from The Watermark at Logan Square explored their artistic side in a Watermark University painting class. As you can see in this photo, the focus of this class was capturing nature’s beauty and the colors that occur in nature at this time of year in Pennsylvania. While no two canvases looked the same, most of […]

September 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

As the season changes once again it brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 100 different classes with everything from French Conversation to Book Club to Mastering the Art of French Cooking to Painting with Oils and even History of Chocolate, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

August 8, 2017

The Mark’s on Tap Mixer!!

Summer is officially in high gear and The Watermark at Logan Square recently celebrated the fine weather with a Mark’s on Tap Mixer hosted right outside our building on Franklin Town Blvd. Modeled after Parks on Tap, Philadelphia’s traveling beer garden which has quickly become one of the city’s most popular seasonal attractions, the Mark’s […]

August 1, 2017

The Watermark at Logan Square Recognizes Resident Dee Levin with Thrive Award

The Watermark at Logan Square held its annual “Thrive Awards" ceremony on June 9th. The awards are presented to Watermark Retirement Communities employees nationwide who exemplify the company’s vision of creating extraordinary communities where people thrive. While awards are typically given to staff members at the retirement community, resident Dee Levin also received recognition. Levin […]

July 14, 2017

Watermark 2018 Expressions Art Show Winners!

Each year, The Watermark at Logan Square hosts an annual Expressions Calendar Competition and Art Show which invites resident artists to join together to celebrate the creativity cultivated by our community and the fine artists that are thriving here at The Watermark. We are proud to announce that there were many winners throughout the community. We would like to take […]

July 7, 2017

Watermark Senior Stage Show – Vaudeville: Alive and Kickin’!!!

During the last month, we had an amazing night of entertainment as The Watermark Players present.....Vaudeville: Alive and Kickin'!!! It was a great celebration of life as The Watermark Players present one of their most vivacious shows! This show was a moving musical testament to living victoriously at any age and featuring solid gold Watermark […]

July 7, 2017

Logan Square at Longwood Gardens

After a three year wait, the fountains at Longwood Gardens have been illuminated once again and boy, was it a spectacular show! Last week, residents from The Watermark took an afternoon and evening trip to Longwood Gardens to view their magnificent botanical displays and newly renovated fountain garden. We were blessed with beautiful weather for […]

July 7, 2017

Father’s Day Recap

This June, we pulled out all the stops as we honored and celebrated the men at The Watermark. Men who love and care for their children, men who have set firm boundaries & taught children about love and respect, men who worked to provide for the household, men who were role models or men who […]

June 1, 2017

I Hope You Dance

With shows like Dancing With the Stars in full swing, dancing is becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes and this May, we discovered that we truly know how to move to music at The Watermark! We started our month-long infatuation with the art of dance during our Roaring Twenties Party where couples and friends crowded the dance floor for […]

May 31, 2017

Designer Bag Bingo Night

For the Mother's Day week, we hosted a Designer Bag Bingo on Wednesday night, May 10th at 7:30pm here at The Watermark. We played 10 Bingo games while the residents were enjoying some cookies and drinks. 10 lucky ladies won the designer purses and wallets from Coach, Vera Bradley, Michael Kors and sunglasses from Oscar […]

May 9, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

As the season changes once again it brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 90 different classes with everything from Master Gardening to Music Appreciation to Line Dancing to Guide to Beer and even Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

April 18, 2017

Japanese Culture Week

During the week of April 3rd to the 7th, we enjoyed Japanese Culture Week here at The Watermark at Logan Square. The residents seemed to appreciate all of the fun activities which included a Presentation on Japan, Origami & Suminagashi Art, Japanese Music, and Sushi & Yakisoba Noodle Making Demonstration! On Monday, April 3rd, Saori Cheth our Community Life […]

April 4, 2017

In Remembrance: David Arben – Holocaust Survivor, Orchestra Violinist and Concertmaster

The violin saved David Arben's life those many years ago when he was pulled from a crowd of 105 people waiting to be shot or buried alive by the SS in World War II Poland. His talents were needed, and from then on the violin "became part my body," Arben recalled. Surviving seven concentration camps […]

March 28, 2017

Cumming School of Irish Dance

The Cumming's School of Irish Dance are becoming regulars here at The Watermark. The girls are dedicated to continuing the wonderful tradition of dance in the Irish culture. What a wonderful performance! Terri, mother of one of the dancers, was more than happy to answer a few questions we had after they danced. We had questions about the different […]

February 21, 2017

Thriving at The Watermark

Here at The Watermark we are always thinking of new and creative ways to help our residents THRIVE. We all want to feel good right? Of course we do! We try to offer activities that will inspire, and stimulate us spiritually, intellectually and emotionally. This means offering a variety of different activities that will be […]

February 1, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

As the season changes once again it brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 90 different classes with everything from Zumba Fitness to Batter Up Baking to French Conversation to Short Story Club and even Watercolor Painting, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

January 30, 2017

Thriving in The Springs

This month we wanted to recognize Steve McAurther. Steve has worked in the Housekeeping department for the past 3 years (in February). Steve is a father of 4 children and enjoys watching all sports and playing Xbox 1 in his down time. Steve is always professional and takes his job seriously. You can find him on any given […]

January 12, 2017

A Day in the Big Apple – Rockettes Christmas Spectacular!

This December, Watermark took to the big apple as we enjoyed New York City and all of its breathtaking holiday displays cloaking the city that never sleeps. Our first stop was to an intimate Italian restaurant, Trattoria Trecolori. The wait staff practically bent over backwards to ensure we had a wonderful experience and the hearty food was […]

January 3, 2017

Holiday Party 2016

This years holiday Christmas party was wonderfully memorable. The decorations, food, entertainment and company made for a great holiday party this year for the residents and staff. We couldn't be happier with how well the staff pulled together to get all the residents ready for the party. Everyone looked great and we danced the night away […]

January 3, 2017

Thriving in The Springs

Mike McMullen is The Springs Purchasing Director. He has been at The Watermark for 2 1/2 years. Mike is the type of guy you feel like you've known  your whole life. He is one of the calmest, mildest mannered men I have ever come across. He's the type of man you want to know and be around. He is a dedicated […]

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 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 7, 2016

Halloween Monster Bash!

The Springs had an awesome Halloween party! This is my favorite time of year. The multi-colors of the trees, the cooler air and of course, Halloween!  The dining room transformed into a haunted house. The staff and thre residents dressed as ghouls & goblins, and The Hitz Squad to entertained us with all the classic Halloween tunes. I […]

October 21, 2016

103 & still THRIVING!

It was a beautiful day in August, and a beautiful day to celebrate Anna Thalers 103rd Birthday! When I first started at The Watermark in 2011, this woman welcomed me with open arms and she instantly became my friend. Anna was a mere 98 years of age when we met and I thought WOW I hope I […]

October 21, 2016

Marble – Our Pet Therapy Bunny

The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that positively influences the health and well-being of both. While many of us intuitively understand the benefits of positive interactions with animals in our lives, an emerging body of research is recognizing the impact the human-animal bond can have on individual and community health. […]