Category: Life at The Watermark at Logan Square

September 12, 2019

Survey Shows Retirement Community Residents are Happier

A recent study shows that residents of retirement communities are happier than their counterparts living elsewhere. This confirms what we see every day at Watermark communities nationwide. Our residents live rich, full lives brimming with possibilities. They feel more secure, enjoy more freedom and have more active social lives than they would outside our communities. […]

August 28, 2019

Fall 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 […]

June 4, 2019

June is LBGT Pride Month

June is widely celebrated as LGBT Pride month, across the country and at Watermark communities coast to coast. We would like to take this opportunity to proudly announce that our community has earned our SAGE credential. Just as Watermark is committed to transform the way we view aging, SAGE is committed to bring forth transformative […]

May 13, 2019

The Watermark at Logan Square Offers In-Patient Hemodialysis

Community aims to improve quality of life of long-term residents and individuals in need of a short-term stay while receiving dialysis. The Watermark at Logan Square will begin offering home hemodialysis in its Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center beginning this month. Home-based hemodialysis will allow qualifying long-term residents of the Center City retirement community to […]

April 9, 2019

Veterans History Project

Here at The Watermark, we are honored to be home to so many veterans of the United States Military. Our Veterans Wall is highlighted on every tour, and we are proud to commemorate the sacrifices made by so many of our residents in an effort to make our country safe. One of the ways we […]

March 7, 2019

Calling all Garden Lovers!

Anyone who has spent time here at The Watermark has most likely been able to enjoy our beautiful terrace garden. While it might be in hibernation for the winter, that terrace transforms into a botanical oasis in the spring and summer. It is so well-maintained that it actually won us an award for Garden of […]

February 28, 2019

The Watermark at Logan Square Looks to Modernize City Senior Living with New Membership Options Ideal for Boomers

The Watermark at Logan Square is pleased to offer two exceptional Independent Living membership options based upon your personal wants and needs. Choose between a Full Membership and Classic Rental Membership to enjoy resort-style, luxurious retirement living with everything you need and more that can be yours for a simple, straightforward one-time membership fee and […]

February 14, 2019

Staying Busy in the Winter!

Snow is falling outside, but we are busy staying warm and celebrating inside! We kicked off the month with a Super Bowl party! The Eagles might not be champions anymore, but it was fun to watch the game together. A few days later, we celebrated Chinese New Year with a visit from Jon Tapner. Jon […]

February 12, 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 29, 2019

Cold Weather Safety Tips

We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you and your loved ones stay warm […]

January 25, 2019

The Watermark Players Present: The Greatest Generation!

There are so many wonderful trips and Watermark University classes for residents to enjoy here at The Watermark, but one of the favorites by far is our Senior Stage Workshop. This workshop gives our residents many opportunities to stretch their creative muscles and learn more about theatrical production, while also giving them some valuable time […]

January 8, 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 […]

November 19, 2018

Watermark at Logan Square Residents Earn Garden of Distinction Award from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

A small group of residents at The Watermark at Logan Square have transformed a 4th floor terrace in the middle of Center City into a vibrant green space. Their efforts have earned them the Garden of Distinction Award in the 2018 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gardening and Greening Contest. They topped more than 300 entrants. The […]

November 15, 2018

New Support Group for Caregivers

We are pleased to announce a new support group established just this month. Collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association, our Health and Wellness Director Sharlie Lewis will be facilitating a monthly support group for those providing care to individuals with dementia. The goal of the meeting is to: – Develop a Support system – Exchange caregiving […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 2, 2018

Our Award Winning Garden!

Anyone who has spent time at The Watermark at Logan Square has undoubtedly seen our beautiful terrace garden. Living in the middle of the city, it is so important to have a peaceful, green space to escape to when you need a break from the hustle and bustle. With the help of our landscapers and […]

September 6, 2018

Fall 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 90 different classes with everything from Global Cuisine: Persian Cooking to Mindfulness and Meditation to Great Lecture Series: Rise of the Great City to Tap into Technology and even Guide to Beer, we are sure you will find something to pique […]

August 27, 2018

Back to Back Beach Days!

As the summer days dwindle, we are doing our best to get out and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. Last week our Executive Director, Jennifer Tapner, opened her beautiful beach home to a busload of residents for a day in Brigantine. Our beach-going residents arrived wearing their best summery outfits, and we enjoyed […]

August 10, 2018

Watermark Art Gallery and Resident Junia Oliansky Grace the Digital Newsstands Again!

Resident Junia Oliansky is the curator of several art exhibits on display at her residence here at The Watermark at Logan Square. From ceramics to watercolors to oils, Oliansky is the ultimate art enthusiast and lends her walls to unknown artists wishing to display their latest creations. 6 ABC featured our resident in their recent […]

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 […]