Resident Myrna Bloom-Marcus is Enjoying Creating Beautiful Artwork and Engaging in Fitness Classes at The Watermark

In the heart of Center City, people like Myrna Bloom-Marcus are thrilled to be living worry free, surrounded by friends.

“It’s very exciting living in Center City. Everything is convenient, the buses here take us to so many places and it’s just good.” – Myrna Bloom-Marcus, resident of The Watermark at Logan Square

You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Myrna Bloom-Marcus on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)

Growing up in Philly, Myrna always thought she’d become a Jewish housewife. Instead she surprised herself and her family by becoming a professional artist. Living on the 24th story of The Watermark at Logan Square today, her penthouse apartment allows her to greet each day with the sunrise over the city. The walls of her private residence are a gallery graced with 160 paintings and drawings created by Myrna herself. She welcomes neighbors to view her work, making friends in the process. Preferring boxing to cooking, she works out often and uses her Center City kitchen as her painting studio. The Philadelphia Inquirer found Myrna’s life so appealing they featured her story in the Health section, March 9, 2018.

It’s never too early to begin earnestly exploring your retirement living options. Join us in Center City for our next Discovery Luncheon. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much there is to look forward to. “I think a lot of people think they will not do it until they absolutely have to, which is a shame because there are so many activities here that the older you get, the harder it is to participate. I am fortunate in being one of the younger people here and I participate in so many things. Classical music is like breathing to me and there’s emphasis on classical music here. We go to concerts, we have concerts here and it’s just excellent, really excellent and I strongly advise people to think seriously about coming to a place like this before they absolutely have to.” – Myrna Bloom-Marcus

Today Myrna boxes and swims every week but four years ago, she was busy providing care for her husband in Florida. They moved home to The Watermark in Philadelphia to avail themselves of more help. When he passed away, Myrna briefly considered moving before deciding there was no better place to be. Along with her penthouse view, she benefits from a personal trainer, a wide variety of fitness classes plus every other convenience offered. Even her doctor offices in the building. “I have a very free life here I would say, free and well. I don’t have to worry about food or shopping or cleaning up and so I have time for my art.” – Myrna Bloom-Marcus

Like Myrna, The Watermark is warm and welcoming. A sign outside her apartment reads: Welcome to Myrna’s Gallery. “I have some very close friends I would say here. We have breakfast together at 8 o’clock every morning from 8:00 until about 9:00 and we talk about what happened the night before and what we’re going to do that day. We’ve become quite close. And then, of course, there’s dinner. I eat with some of the same people and some other people. It is a very friendly place.” – Myrna Bloom-Marcus


Meet Myrna over a drink at The Mark or coffee in the Gallery Café. Just call 1-215-240-8915 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.

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