Posts by: Amy Lampert

December 18, 2019

Spring 2020 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 […]

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April 29, 2019

Summer 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 […]

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December 18, 2018

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 […]

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December 5, 2018

The Fountains at Sea Bluffs Introduces a New Way to Dine

An article was recently published in Dana Point Times on November 16th, 2018. To read the full article, please click here. Chef Paul Granados is whipping up something special at The Fountains at Sea Bluffs. In partnership with Watermark Retirement Communities®, his skillset aims to please the palate and hearts of seniors across the retirement […]

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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 […]

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September 28, 2018

It’s Official – We are a Great Place to Work

Watermark Retirement Communities was ranked among Fortune Magazine’s top places to work in Aging Services. We are proud to be part of Watermark and we thank our associates for bestowing this accolade on The Fountains at Sea Bluffs. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over […]

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August 17, 2018

Fall 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 40 different classes with everything from Twisted Stitches to Music and Motion to Afternoon Tea to The Artist’s Palette and even Basketweaving, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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May 4, 2018

Summer 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 30 different classes with everything from Knitting Club to Ceramics to Tasty Treats to Afternoon Tea and even Pedro’s Adventures, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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December 11, 2017

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Jewelry Making to Meditation & Yoga Fusion to Edible Art to Traditional Mexican Train and even Wine Down Wednesdays, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing […]

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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 […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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August 29, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Music and Motion to Mexican Cooking to Guided Meditation to Wii Bowling and even Fresh Flower Arranging, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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May 1, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Tea Social to Create and Craft to Guided Meditation to Wii Bowling and even Tasty Treats, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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April 13, 2017

Caring.com Review – The Perfect Location

The Fountains at Sea Bluffs was very nice and quite a bit less expensive. A man took us around and showed us several different units. The dining room was very nice. The staff was very helpful. They had a pool and a modest workout room. They had a very nice location near the beach and […]

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February 10, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – My Mother is Well Cared For

My mother moved from another fountains [community] to this one and they made it a very smooth transition. We are very pleased with how these communities are run. The place is clean and the meals provided are very good. The staff are very friendly and take very good care of my mother. We are happy with our […]

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January 13, 2017

Sea Bluffs Resident Featured in Annual Watermark Calendar

Resident Gaya Maeder was selected to have her still life oil painting Chianti Wine featured in the 2017 Expressions Calendar, a full-color wall calendar that celebrates active aging and the arts. News of the feature was also covered by local publication Dana Point Times. You may read that article here: Dana Point Artist Featured in National Calendar Copies […]

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December 19, 2016

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Music and Motion to Mexican Cooking to Edible Art to Fresh Flower Arranging and even Clay Sculpting, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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October 14, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – A Loving Environment for My Mother

They have provided a loving environment for my mother. The caregivers truly care about the needs of each individual resident. I do feel that the cost is expensive but they are meeting all the needs of my mother. My mother is very active. She needs more activities which get her out doors and in the […]

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August 24, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Ladies Afternoon Tea to Wii Bowling to Edible Art to Flowers with Friends and even Guided Meditation, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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June 7, 2016

Experienced Dana Point Fathers Share Sage Advice

There’s no single how-to manual for being a good dad but three experienced fathers living at The Fountains at Sea Bluffs in Dana Point are offering advice as their Father’s Day gift to young dads. Having finished raising their children decades ago, Ron Lackey, John McNamara and Richard Meler are three great dads who admit […]

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June 1, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Ladies Afternoon Tea to Music and Motion to Guided Meditation to Mexican Cooking and even Fresh Flower Arranging, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these […]

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April 7, 2016

Taste of Sea Bluffs

Last Thursday, we were joined by over 100 guests to participate as judges in our first ever Taste of Sea Bluffs culinary competition! Four of our ever talented chefs went head-to-head creating a night of culinary fun and excitement. They showcased dishes and desserts from around the world that have inspired their culinary journey thus […]

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March 9, 2016

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 […]

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January 12, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Tea Social to Guided Meditation to Music and Motion and even Fresh Flower Arranging, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th 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. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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November 18, 2015

Best of Show at 90

Raquel Ferrari of Dana Point took home top honors at The Fountains at Sea Bluffs’ Annual Resident Art Show in June, with her painting entitled Sea Scape Light Blue. Runners up at the Dana Point show included George Schuetze for Boats at Twilight, Janet Mackaig for Threatening to be Oneself, Mabel McCormick for Flying Angel […]

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November 18, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With dozens of different classes with everything from Ceramics Workshop to Mexican Cuisine to Tai Chi and even Wine and Chocolate Pairing, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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November 18, 2015

Yelp Review – I have peace of mind knowing mom is well attended to.

My mom moved into The Fountains less than a year ago when my stepdad passed away. She is so happy there! She enjoys the friends she has made, the exercise classes, the social activities, and the super friendly staff. It has given us so much peace of mind knowing she is well attended to, although […]

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November 18, 2015

Resident Spotlight: Marion Sandstrom

Long time Terrace resident, Marion Sandstrom is really enjoying our new Tuesday Tea Social. Marion is always anxious to taste whatever kind of cookie we are enjoying with our tea that day, she will say “Hey, I want some of that.” Once she has had a bite, she is always so thoughtful and says “That’s […]

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November 18, 2015

Watermark University: Mexican Cooking Class

Watermark University Mexican Cooking Class continues to thrive each month on the first and third Monday of the month from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Maria Elsharkawy and her team make the most incredible Mexican food! The residents just love devouring all of the good and wonderful treats that they continue to make for us! It is […]

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November 18, 2015

Laguna Beach Boy, Max Magga, is Newest “Watermark Kid”

In keeping with its vision to help underserved local kids thrive, Watermark for Kids awarded Max Magga of Laguna Beach (pictured) a week of golf lessons at Ben Brown’s Golf Camp at the Ranch in Laguna Beach earlier this summer, 2014. The award also included a small allowance to help outfit Max for camp and […]

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November 18, 2015

Path to Well-Being: Holiday Stress Busting Tips

Stay Active: It stimulates the production of feel-good serotonin and also helps relieve seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which impacts millions of Americans every year. Take a Whiff of Citrus: Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. […]

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November 18, 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 www.alz.org is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease. In addition, The Fountains at Sea Bluffs hosts a […]

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November 6, 2015

Caring.com Review – Impressed with the amenities and activities available.

We are settled in at Fountains at Sea Bluffs, and we are very happy with where we are. We are impressed with the amenities; it’s beautifully laid out. The architecture is beautiful, no hallways. We like the swimming pool and their exercise classes. They have just about anything with regards to their activities. They have […]

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November 6, 2015

Yelp Review – Beautiful place with lots of wonderful people.

I’m a contracted Manicurist at The Salon located at The Fountains, it’s a beautiful place with lots of wonderful people, the views are amazing. The residents I’ve met and their families are very happy. If you’re looking for a new place to call home I highly suggest The Fountains At Sea Bluffs.

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November 6, 2015

Resident Spotlight: Peter Crowhurst

Peter Crowhurst moved to The Fountains at Sea Bluffs in September 2014, residing in The Gardens. Peter has a great sense of humor and charming smile that lights up the room. Peter’s beautiful wife Susanna of 49 years visits daily adding excitement to our activities. Peter has always had a love for music and theater […]

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November 5, 2015

Path to Well-Being: Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference

The fall months are a time of great temptation with the increase of holiday sweets in the house, but it is also the perfect time to make little changes to your routine to stay active and healthy. *It is okay to indulge in something sweet, but make sure to first eat a balanced meal. You’ll […]

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