Posts by: Amy Lampert

July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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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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July 6, 2017

Thrive Dining™: Demonstration and Tasting Luncheon

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CBS San Francisco Bay Area recently covered our Thrive Dining™ Demonstration and Tasting Luncheon. Watermark’s Thrive Dining™ is transforming the traditional meal into healthy and easy to eat finger foods. It is restoring independence and the joy of dining for individuals with cognitive and neuromuscular disorders. To read the article and view the video posted on July […]

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May 5, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 25 different classes with everything from Easy Chair Yoga to Nutrition Talk to American Sign Language to Teas of the World and even Documentary Film Viewing Club, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

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January 17, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

Modern technology it not a problem for them

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 25 different classes with everything from Tai Chi for Beginners to Introduction to Computers & Life Online to Painting 101 to Health Rhythms Drumming and even The Tasting Hour, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. […]

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January 13, 2017

Rosewood Gardens Resident Receives Honorable Mention in Annual Watermark Calendar

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Resident Irma Zimmer’s art piece Posies appears in the Honorable Mention section of Expressions 2017, a national calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. News of the feature was also covered by local publication The Independent. You may read that article here: ‘Posies’ Receives Honorable Mention in Expressions 2017 Copies of the calendar will be available […]

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November 30, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – Great care for loved ones.

I am very happy with the care that my mom is receiving at this beautiful community. The staff is very helpful and caring. We are happy with the activities that are available. I am glad that my mom is making friends there. They offer her great meals that she likes with the good variety. I […]

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November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

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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

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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.

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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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September 28, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 25 different classes with everything from Teas of The World to Wii Sports to Nutrition Talk to Poker Class and even The Painting Hour, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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June 14, 2016

Watermark Retirement Communities cares as much about the young as it cares about the old.

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That’s why this amazing organization created “Watermark for Kids,” a 501c3 whose mission is to “empower underserved kids to express their character, leadership, creativity, compassion and spirit – to express their true selves and thrive.” For more information on Watermark for Kids please click here. Watermark is also a great friend of LVJUSD schools & […]

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June 1, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

Modern technology it not a problem for them

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 25 different classes with everything from Easy Chair Yoga to Wii Sports to Introduction to Computers & and Life Online to Drama Club and even Tai Chi for Beginners, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. […]

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March 21, 2016

Yelp Review – Mom found her smile again.

Wanted to take a moment to write a review of Watermark. When I found Watermark I was dealing with the loss of my father and also the need for my mom to be in assisted living due to severe dementia. I was grieving and feeling upset that I would have to move my mom. My worry was […]

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March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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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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February 18, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

Happy senior woman practicing yoga at gym class.

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 25 different classes with everything from The Tasting Hour to Documentary Film Viewing Club to Introduction to Computers & and Life Online to Walking Fit Club and even Tai Chi for Beginners, we are sure you will find something to […]

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December 29, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – More than we ever could have hoped for.

My aunt with Alzheimer’s was miserable and lonely in independent living but didn’t have the mind to help herself. Even with her limited capacity and fearing change she chose Rosewood Gardens herself responding to many things there including the openness of the community rooms, current residents’ lively interactions with her and each other, and the […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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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 4, 2015

Yelp Review – Rosewood Gardens was “just right” for my mom.

My mother was in Memory Care at Rosewood until she passed away recently. I am still dealing with the loss of my mother, but wanted to take a minute to thank the staff at Rosewood for the excellent care they gave my mother, and for helping my family with all of the ups and downs of […]

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September 3, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Wii Sports to Recycled Crafts to Tai Chi for Beginners and even Story Telling, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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June 15, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Drama Club to Introduction to American Sign Language to Chair Yoga and even Teas of the World, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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April 10, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – Very kind and caring staff.

Mom’s only been physically here since the 31st, but so far is really liking the place and has made some new friends. I find the staff very kind, caring and available to questions and help. Food is great. We’ll see how things go for the future.

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January 13, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 30 different classes with everything from Wii Sports to Introduction to American Sign Language to Ethnic Food Demonstrations and even Teas of the World. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we […]

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September 3, 2014

Fall 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 30 different classes with everything from Walking Fit Club to Introduction to American Sign Language to Blokus an abstract strategy board game and even Teas of the World. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our […]

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July 3, 2014

Expressions Resident Art Show 2014

Our artists in residence showcased their works of art and competed for a spot in Expressions, Watermark’s award-winning national calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. We are so please by our amazing artists and all the work they allowed us to show.          

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July 3, 2014

Picnics, Scenic Drives and Much More

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Finding a great outing that everyone wants to attend can be a challenging task. There are so many variables and so many different tastes to accommodate. One thing we have learned is to always listen to what our residents want and we have learned from them is that they always love a picnic. June’s Picnic […]

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July 3, 2014

Yelp Review – Acted quickly and responsibly to emergencies.

Both my parents spent their last years at Rosewood.  They both suffered from dementia and I always felt Rosewood treated them with dignity and yet kept a protective watch over them.  They allowed me to hold Bible studies at Rosewood which my parents attended.  Dementia can be such a difficult time for the elderly and […]

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July 3, 2014

Indulge | A Salon – Now Open

Our full-service beauty salon and barber shop Indulge is now open and we want to welcome you to stop by and treat yourself to a salon service. Our residents are already taking advantage of this great perk, so come on in and take a look, it’s one of many amenities we have here at The Watermark at […]

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July 3, 2014

Caring.com Review – Clean, modern and very beautiful community.

My mom moved into Rosewood Gardens two months ago. She really liked it, and it’s close to me. The facility is very clean, modern, and very beautiful. Every Thursday they do a rosary, which I thought was really unique and nice. She really loves the steak burrito and lentil soup.

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July 3, 2014

Laughter… the Best Medicine

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Q: What is the best day to go to the beach? A: Sunday, of course! Yeah, we know that joke was lame, but you get the picture, laughter makes great medicine. We change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe […]

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July 3, 2014

San Francisco Bay Cruise Day

We had a fantastic time taking our residents on a long awaited San Francisco Bay Cruise. Everyone had a great time! We cruised the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island and then went out the lunch at the historic Eagle Cafe. We’ve always got fun and extraordinary outings planned every month, […]

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July 3, 2014

Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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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 Watermark at Rosewood Gardens hosts a Memory Care Support Group […]

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July 3, 2014

Chef Recipe: Thrive 5 Granola

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1/3 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 4 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (do not use quick oats) 1 cup raw almonds, chopped coarse 1 cup cashews, chopped coarse 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup dried cherries, […]

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July 2, 2014

Caring.com Review – The staff was nice.

I have visited Rose Wood with the church because our Bible study sometimes goes in and we visit these people once a month. It seemed a decent place to stay and the staff seemed pretty nice.

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July 2, 2014

Yelp Review – Caring staff treat my mother with dignity and respect.

I was quite shocked when I came across a negative review for Rosewood Gardens so I felt I must strongly disagree with the previous reviewer. Our experience couldn’t be more different! My mother has been in Memory Care at Rosewood Gardens for almost one year now. Since the day she arrived, the entire staff has […]

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