Posts by: Joyce Allen Logan

October 25, 2017

Let’s Welcome Irene!


Irene was all smiles for her Housewarming! She was surrounded by friends and family on her big day. Everyone enjoyed snacks, fresh fruit, and cookies, but the kids all liked the candy corn best. It’s October after all, and that makes it Candy Corn season! Please join us in welcoming Irene to her new home at The […]

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September 25, 2017

Welcome Fran!


Our new Bocce Ball court was the perfect setting for a Fall Housewarming Party for Fran and her friendly family. While her grand children played bocce and nibbled snacks and cookies, Fran and her family sampled cucumber tea sandwiches and a variety of fresh fruit and perfect asparagus. It was a lovely September day made […]

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June 21, 2017

Welcome and a Big Howdy to Lucy!


We are happy to welcome Lucy from the state of Texas to The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens. Recently a group of our residents enjoyed a housewarming for Lucy where they nibbled on fancy sandwiches, fresh fruit, and cowboy cookies! Well, maybe they were cowGIRL cookies… All of us extended a warm howdy to welcome Lucy to her new home with […]

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June 14, 2017

Welcome Joleen!


It was a gorgeous day for a housewarming! Joleen’s friends traveled from Los Gatos to spend the afternoon with her and see her apartment here at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens. They enjoyed tea sandwiches and fresh fruit, and said the strawberries were the best… we think Joleen is the best! Thanks to everyone for […]

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June 14, 2017

Celebrating 101 Years Young


Happy Birthday to Juanita Gates! Juanita celebrated with festive party decorations and a beautiful cake provided by her daughter Lita. Fancy eye glasses, beads, party hats, and radiant smiles were required attire! Guitarist and singer Steve Kritzer serenaded the birthday guests with all their favorite tunes. Juanita even snuck a taste of the cake frosting when she thought no […]

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March 29, 2017

A Night in The Swamp


Watermark University guest presenter, 6-year old Luke, shared his experience spending the night in The Swamp at The California Academy of Science Museum. With help from his Nani (grandmother) our own Executive Director Nancy Harrison, Luke narrated a slide show of photos he took during his experience. Luke shared fascinating details about his favorite subject, […]

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December 14, 2016

Christmas Tree Trimming Party


Trimming the Christmas Tree is especially fun when we do it together! Making memories, sipping eggnog and warm spiced cider brought smiles and laughter along with the familiar sounds of Christmas music. The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens wishes everyone warm memories this holiday season!

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November 28, 2016

Keep Thanksgiving Flowing Holiday Luncheon


There were lots of smiling faces on Thanksgiving day and also on Saturday, when we invited families to join us to Keep Thanksgiving Flowing. We had a spectacular buffet that made for a lovely meal and time to celebrate what we’re thankful for. At The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens, we’re grateful for our opportunities to […]

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November 21, 2016

Swingin’ Blue Stars Entertain at USO Theme Dinner


The Swingin’ Blue Stars performd close harmony, swing style music made popular by 1940’s female vocal groups such as the Andrews Sisters. Their song and dance to “people-pleasing” music, mixing saucy and romantic WWII tunes were a huge hit at our USO Theme Dinner. The music brought a tear to the eye of our resident Marsha, pictured […]

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October 31, 2016

Welcome Barbara!


Family and friends joined in to welcome Barbara to her new home here at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens. Barbara was an avid golfer with several hole in ones to her credit so we celebrated her housewarming with a “Tee Party” complete with Arnold Palmer beverages, golf balls, and… tees!

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October 31, 2016

Celebrating 100 Years Young


Happy Birthday to Mary! Mary was surrounded by multiple generations of family and close friends as she celebrated her 100th birthday. Some traveled from across the country to be here with Mary. The meal was catered by our own Chef Yamil and his talented team. All of us at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens wish […]

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September 28, 2016

Lunch at The Grill at Wente Golf Course


What’s better than playing 18 holes? Lunch with friends overlooking The Course at Wente Vinyards 18th green and the surrounding Wente Vineyards! We had a relaxing lunch at Wente at The Grill. Fun, friends, and good food made for the perfect afternoon. We would love for you to join us for our next extraordinary outing.

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July 22, 2015

Furry Friends

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Our smart pets joined in for the “dictionary game.” Community Life Associate Jessica’s dog, Gia, and resident Chris’ cat, Shadow, joined our residents for the game. Nothing like a friendly rub or tail wag to bring a smile to your face. Encouraged by the friendly critters, some new words were suggested for the game’s white […]

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May 13, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Music Video Featuring The Gardens Residents


The Gardens living room was decorated with multi-colored hanging “papel picado” and pretty “serape” runners for our tables. The ladies wore bright colorful traditional Jalisco dresses from Mexico and beautiful flowers in their hair, while the men each donned a black mustache and sombrero hat! Even the staff joined the fiesta. We had a piñata […]

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May 4, 2015

April Lunch in Monterey Bay

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Gardens residents traveled to scenic Monterey on April 14 where we dined in the historic Cannery Row at the Fish Hopper restaurant located right on the water! Residents and guests chose from a variety of seafood specialties including clam chowder, crab Louie salad, fish and chips, and crab cakes. The Fish Hopper staff were very […]

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February 13, 2015

Dementia Practitioner Status Awarded to Rosewood Gardens Resident Assistants

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Five associates of The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens in Livermore have been awarded Certified Dementia Practitioner status by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, an organization formed in 2001 to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer’s education. Recently certified Dementia Practitioners at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens include (see photo, left to […]

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January 20, 2015

Indulge Salon: Bold New Hairstyle for the New Year


Joyce wanted a little more pizzazz so she consulted with hairdresser Michelle and went bold with red highlights for the new year! Joyce looks amazing and loves her new style. When you are looking for a new style or a refresh of your favorite style, visit Michelle in our hair and nail salon, Indulge. Special […]

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November 25, 2014

Livermore’s Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade

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Join us December 6th at 6pm for The 19th Annual Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade! Our own Rosewood Gardens bus will be filled with residents showing their holiday spirit in the Parade. Come and cheer us on! The Parade will feature local marching bands, music, light displays, and of course SANTA CLAUS!!! The route follows First Street from M Street […]

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November 25, 2014

Walt Disney Family Museum – Presidio – San Francisco

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Our destination was the Walt Disney Family Museum on Tuesday, November 18th. We were fortunate to meet Ron Miller, Producer and son-in-law of Walt Disney, as we explored and enjoyed the displays in the museum. And… we learned that November 18th was Mickey Mouse’s 82nd Birthday!

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November 25, 2014

Frankenstein Fingers and Pumpkin Soup

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October’s Cooking Demonstration had a Fall / Halloween theme. Gary Christo, Director of Environment Services and Denise Dugan, Director of Business Office, demonstrated how to prepare Frankenstein Finger Cookies and Pumpkin Soup served in mini pumpkins. The soup was warm and yummy and the Frankenstein Cookies were creepy and tasty!

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November 6, 2014

Fun at Our Prohibition Theme Dinner


Flappers and Gangsters were the theme of our Prohibition Dinner on October 30th. Password required to enter the Dining Room: “Joe sent me.” Music of the Roaring ’20s filled the room and drinks were served from paper bags… Shhh!

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November 6, 2014

Big Dawgs Rescue, Thank you!

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Rosewood Gardens extends a special Thank You to Big Dawgs Rescue (Livermore, CA) for joining us with puppies and dogs ready for adoption at our Dog Show Benefit for Watermark for Kids on October 18th. If you are looking to adopt a dog for your family, give them a call or check their website:

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October 31, 2014

Dog Show Benefit for Watermark for Kids

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Our first Dog Show benefiting Watermark for Kids was a huge hit! Lots of dogs and kids and families and fun for everyone. We had popcorn and hot dogs, face painting, and live entertainment provided by Gary and Joy Christo. Thanks to everyone for bringing their wonderful dogs and families for such a fun day!

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October 17, 2014

Neighborhood Dog Show to Benefit Watermark for Kids

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Join us at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens on Saturday, October 18th for a fun filled, family friendly event with a snack bar and free entertainment! Enter your dog in the show (entry fee for dogs in the show is $25, to benefit Watermark for Kids) and compete for Best Dressed, Curliest Hair or other […]

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October 17, 2014

Fern has a Surprise Housewarming Party


Wednesday, October 15th, started like any other day for Fern. Little did she know that her friends were preparing to surprise her! The party was held in our Café. The tables were set with white table cloths, tea cups and saucers, glasses and bright colored plates and napkins. The tables looked fantastic! Our pumpkin bread […]

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