Category: Out and About

December 11, 2018

Dumpster Diving Art Exhibit!

Today a small group of art-loving residents went for a visit to the Dupree Gallery for a tour of the special Dumpster Divers exhibition. For those of you who are not familiar, there is a group of creative re-use artists that have been working together since 1992 to create art from found objects. They call […]

November 9, 2018

Trip to Peddler’s Village

Last month, a group of Springs residents from The Watermark enjoyed an autumn adventure to one of Bucks County’s favorite historic shopping destinations: Peddler’s Village. Peddler’s Village is a charming historic village with colonial style buildings. Many specialty shops line a winding brick path and picture perfect promenade featuring a working water wheel. During our trip, […]

October 26, 2018

Enjoying the Fall!

The leaves haven't quite turned yet, but we are making sure to get outside before the winter comes. This week our residents went on two wonderful outdoor excursions to enjoy the brisk fall weather. Our first adventure took us to visit the Auburn Road Winery. While we were only 45 minutes from Philadelphia in South […]

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 […]

July 25, 2018

Out and About in July!

We have been experiencing a hot and humid summer here in Philadelphia, but that hasn't stopped our residents from getting out and about this month! The month of July has brought some exciting trips and interesting encounters with various art forms. On Tuesday, July 24th a group of twelve residents went to experience the annual […]

May 31, 2018

Guide to Beer Road Trip! Brewery Tour and Tasting at Yards Brewing Company

From a garage in Manayunk, to Roxborough, then Kensington and finally to Northern Liberties, Yards has been brewing in the City of Brotherly Love since 1994. From their Pale Ale to the Love Stout, Brawler to the IPA, Yards beers have gained a reputation for their consistent and perfectly balanced flavors. This May, residents of The […]

October 30, 2017

A Day Away in Cape May

On a gorgeous day, Thursday, September 28th, we went on a fantastic trip to Cape May, NJ to ride on a ferry! We had 6 residents on the trip. We left Watermark around 8:30 A.M. After about a 2 hour bus ride, we finally arrived at the Washington Street Mall in Cape May, NJ.  We walked […]

July 31, 2017

Rittenhouse Square Outing

If you live in Philadelphia, then I should not have to tell you how beautiful it is. Originally called Southwest Square. Rittenhouse was named in 1825 after David Rittenhouse, a descendant of the first paper-maker in Philadelphia. This square sits in the middle of some of the most desirable addresses in Philadelphia. The park hosts […]

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 2, 2017

Trip to Washington D.C.

On the day after Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30th, we went on a day trip to Washington D.C.!  We had 9 residents on a Watermark bus for this big trip to D.C. The weather was not as beautiful as we had hoped for. However, we had such a great and memorable day!! We left Watermark around […]

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 18, 2017

Picnic in Fairmount Park

The sun was shining brightly on this beautiful May morning. The Springs residents where getting ready to head over to Fairmount Park for some mid-morning fun and sun. We found the perfect spot for a picnic lunch, settling ourselves on a few benches shaded just enough so we didn't have to worry about getting a […]

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 […]

November 21, 2016

Dilworth Park

We went sightseeing at Dilworth Park, I couldn't think of a better place to people watch and get a good cup of coffee. Dilworth Park is on the West side of City Hall and has been completely renovated. What a lively centerpiece, with a lush lawn, tree groves, café, and fountain, which coverts into an ice skating […]

October 21, 2016

Cape May Zoo

The Springs residents enjoyed a wonderful extraordinary outing to the Cape May County Zoo. We couldn't have asked for better weather! It took some time to arrive, so we took advantage of the extra time by playing word games and reminiscing about past trips to the shore and what shore point we all liked to […]

October 21, 2016

Linvilla Orchards

We had a fantastic time at Linvilla! We got there in plenty of time for our scheduled tour time, so we had lunch first in their beautiful grounds and enjoyed watching the kids play at the near by play land. After we ate and relaxed a bit, we got together with our tour guide for […]

September 29, 2016

Atlantic City Trip!

Residents of The Gardens had a delightful time in Atlantic City. The trip was filled with anxious seniors ready to hit the casino and try their luck at the slot machines. Upon our arrival in A.C., we had a hearty picnic lunch with all the trimmings. Afterwards we went to the casino and the sound of ringing slot machines were like musical […]

July 20, 2016

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven!

Residents of The Gardens and Inn took full advantage of Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. Residents have been anxiously awaiting to sample and taste all of their favorite Slurpee flavors. National 7-Eleven Day is observed annually on July 11th. On this day, 7-Eleven convenience stores reserve special deals for their customers and offer free beverages and Slurpee's. Since this year […]

June 28, 2016

Chester County’s 10th Annual Balloon Festival in Toughkenamon, PA!!

Hot air ballooning is the world's oldest form of aviation and air travel. In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers of Annonay, France made the first successful balloon flight in a balloon filled with smoke from a straw-fed fire. Today, ballooning has become a fun-filled recreational sport as well as a great spectator event. In June, Watermark […]

April 20, 2016

Planting Flowers with the Community Collage of Philadelphia

Volunteering is a huge part of having a successful Community Life Department. Every semester the Community Collage of Philadelphia's nursing program finishes off their clinical program with the Community Life Department here at The Watermark. The students supplied the flowers, soil and planters for the residents. They even supplied us with letters and fun crafts to personalize […]

December 11, 2015

Holiday Cheer!

Residents of The Gardens had a fantastic visit to the Byers Choice Gallery located in Bucks County, PA on December 1st, 2015. Residents were so eager to arrive as many residents previously owned some of the caroler figurines. Upon our arrival, residents entered a small movie gallery which showed a short video on the history of the company. Afterwards, residents […]

October 1, 2015

Linvilla Orchard Fun!

Residents of The Gardens had a breathtaking outing to Linvilla Orchard on September 23rd. Residents returned to the farm for their annual visit. When we reached the Orchard residents were ready to have a picnic lunch under the oak trees. The weather was inviting and the sun made it's appearance providing just the right amount […]

September 21, 2015

The Golden Games 2015

Our residents have a chance to attend and participate in the Golden Games on September 16th. These games are an athletic event designed for nursing home residents. Through participation in the Golden Games, residents will have increased physical activity, increased socialization and a sense of unity and pride. The Games strive to increase community involvement […]

September 1, 2015

Birthday in the Park

We celebrated a very special birthday for a very special lady. Yesterday was Ann Thahler's 102nd birthday! Ann has been in The Springs since 2008 but came from Independent Living where she lived for many years. Ann still enjoys reading a good book, classical music and being outdoors. It came to NO surprise that when I asked […]

August 20, 2015

Cheesecake Factory for Lunch!

The Residents of the Inn at The Watermark Logan Square had a delightful lunch outing to the Cheesecake Factory on August 5th, 2015. The residents had a splendid time enjoying the atmosphere of the restaurant. While residents waited for their entrees to be served we sampled the dessert menu to pre-select the kind of cheesecake that we were […]

August 19, 2015

Picnic at the Park

It was a beautiful day, I had a spontaneous idea. Lets get some lunches packed and head out for a picnic in the park. We headed over and found a shady spot under a few trees. A portable radio to play some old familiar tunes and a blanket was all we needed for a fine […]

July 23, 2015

Adventure Aquarium Outing!

On July 22nd, residents of The Gardens had a magnificent outing at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden New Jersey. Residents were in awe at the multitude of exhibits of sea life and wildlife, located at the aquarium. We could not have asked for a better day. The day that we visited there were several summer camps visiting so the residents got […]

June 11, 2015

Fun at the Philadelphia Zoo!

Residents of The Gardens had a fun filled day at the Philadelphia Zoo on May 27th, 2015. Residents and associates had an phenomenal day walking and strolling through the 42-acre Victorian garden that is home to more than 1,300 animals. There were many fascinating exhibits and plentiful facts about each animal. Residents were amazed when seeing the animals […]

April 28, 2015

Ronald McDonald House – Guest Chef Volunteer Experience

Associates from The Watermark at Logan Square recently volunteered as guest chefs at the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. The Ronald McDonald House's mission is to support families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. One of the ways they do this is by providing housing and meals to the […]

February 24, 2015

Brewing up fun in Philadelphia!

For the past year, The Watermark at Logan Square has provided an educational course on beer. The course covers all the basics of the art of brewing while introducing our residents to many different varieties of beer ranging from tiny local microbrews to huge commercial breweries. As instructors, Bryan Caruth and Garett O’Neill have provided […]