Category: On Aging

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

February 21, 2018

Harriet Zissman Turns 100!

Harriet Zissman joins a special group of residents at The Watermark at Logan Square. Harriet turned 100 on February 17th, 2018.  Her family and friends joined to celebrate this milestone in Harriet's life last Saturday. Harriet had a very special cake made especially for her by V's Cupcakery Specialty Cupcakes. The cake included all of the activities that Harriet […]

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 […]

February 27, 2017

We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 7, 2016

A Celebration of a Century!!!

Sunday, August 28th proved to be a day of celebration at The Watermark as Eve Rudin’s family hosted a party for Rudin in honor of her 100th birthday with her daughter, granddaughter, great-grandsons and nephews by her side. As Eve greeted the many guests in attendance, she looked back on 100 years of wonderful memories. […]

May 4, 2015

Watermark’s Virtual Dementia Tour Makes Headlines

At The Watermark, we pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of The Gardens, our Memory Care neighborhood, to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, their families and our associates. We utilize Expressive Arts, Physical Wellness and Watermark University to help residents thrive, one joyful moment at a time. Recently […]

February 24, 2015

Way to Thrive at 105!

On October 16, 1909, Esther Gross was born in Philadelphia, the second of six children. What’s remarkable about Esther, even beyond her years, is that she’s lived every one of those years right here in Philadelphia. Plus the fact that she can still sing in six different languages! Esther was born the year that the […]

February 12, 2015

February: American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to […]

February 12, 2015

New Year, New You

One Month of Wellness Tips Week 1: You should get at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity 5 times per week. You don’t have to get it all at once either, three 10 minute sessions a day will work too. Week 2: Physical activity is a key factor in healthy aging. Week 3: Regular physical […]

February 6, 2015

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 is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease. Call 1-215-240-8915 for more information about The Gardens, our […]