Posts by: Stephanie Goodyear

May 22, 2017

It’s Bocce Time

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After much anticipation and many rain delays, we finally have our new, beautiful Bocce Court up and running. We are so thrilled to have had our inaugural game played last week with many enthusiastic residents. This court is the result of the generosity of the Betty Short Award Committee of 2016, who bestowed a great honor […]

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May 17, 2017

The Academy of Sciences Doesn’t Disappoint

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Residents of The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens had a fantastic adventure on their extraordinary trip to San Francisco to visit the California Academy of Sciences Museum, located in Golden Gate Park. The group was treated to a mini-tour by Ms. Lindzy Bivings of the Academy’s Education Department, who showed them many prehistoric looking sea creatures […]

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April 29, 2017

Sleepless Slumber Party

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Recently our creative team together with our wildly fun residents enjoyed our first ever Sleepless Sluber Party, themed dinner. Everyone enjoyed coming out for cocktails and dinner in their pajamas, and writing Mad Lib bedtime stories. “Breakfast for Dinner,” prepared by our top notch dining team, was a huge hit as were they Teddy Bear Cereal […]

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April 20, 2017

Easter Family and Friends Brunch 2017

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The gang was all there for this fantastic event complete with Prime Rib, Crab Egg heaven, Mango Mimosas and napkins shaped like bunnies! We all enjoyed the beautiful music of Angel the harpist and much anticipated visit from the one and only EASTER BUNNY!

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March 29, 2017

A Visit from a Sketch Artist Creates Joy at The Watermark

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We were recently thrilled to welcome June Blackwell, a young up and coming artist who volunteered to create unique sketches of some of our art loving residents. Each resident sat for June and was presented with their own sketched portrait at the end of the sitting. We can’t wait to have June back again so […]

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March 29, 2017

Rosewood Gardens Celebrates Fat Tuesday

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It is important to all of us at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens to help each and every resident thrive. One of the ways we do this it through enhancing their everyday experiences through parties, themed events, adventures and other memorable experiences. Recently we held a cocktail party to celebrate Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras and the beginning of […]

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December 19, 2016

What goes on in Our Wellness Center… is just too good not to share!

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After a full afternoon of celebrating the holidays at our Resident & Associate Holiday Party (complete with live rock) and having a gift raffle during dinner, these residents were so full of the Christmas spirit they brought it right upstairs with them tonight. With the direction of Madeline the Med Tech, their joyous voices rang all the […]

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December 14, 2016

The Sound of Music Still Delights

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On Saturday, even though the weatherman told all the residents in Livermore they should stay at home by a cozy fire, five determined women from The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens headed to the Historic Amador Theater in Pleasanton, CA. Why you ask? To see a unique youth holiday performance entitled: Getting to Know the Sound Of […]

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September 28, 2016

We Were Off To See the Wizard

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ALL HAIL TO DOROTHY! This month we celebrated the 77th anniversary of one of America’s most classic films. Our Wizard of Oz Themed Dinner was a smashing success, complete with Good Witch/Bad Witch Punch, Dorthy, Toto, Glinda, a falling house, Munchkinland and the emerald City. A great time was had by all!  

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July 29, 2016

Welcome to Cuba

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Our monthly Themed Dinners here at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens have become legendary. We have taken people to fantasy lands like our Mad Hatter Tea Party and sent them back in time during nostalgic events like our Prohibition Dinner. But this month, we took a trip across the globe to Cuba! Our Cuba Night […]

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July 19, 2016

Juanita Turns 100!

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What a joy for all of our residents last month to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of our very favorite neighbors, Juanita Gates. Although normaly she is not a fan of a “fuss,” she really enjoyed being the center of attention for just a short while. A huge thanks to her […]

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January 25, 2016

Año Nuevo State Preserve – A place where wild life and seniors can thrive.

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On Saturday, January 23rd a very daring group of seniors bravely took a very rainy two hour bus ride out to the coast in Pescadero California to experience one of nature’s most incredible sights. Everyone was concerned about the weather but as we arrived we were treated to a beautiful break in the weather and several […]

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January 11, 2016

Thriving at 100!

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Gladys Walker has been a resident here at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens for almost fifteen years. During this time, she has been involved in just about every activity we offer. She has always been avid about her fitness routines and reading as well as enjoying crafts and social gatherings. This week we were all thrilled […]

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December 18, 2015

Seniors Helping Seniors

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This past Tuesday, The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens was thrilled to host its first ever Inventors Fair. Billed as “Seniors helping Seniors” This collaboration with the Green Engineering Program at Livermore High School has been a semester long project for both the 4th year students at the school and our residents here at Rosewood. The […]

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November 5, 2015

Murder Mystery Dinner Party at Rosewood Gardens!!

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We always like to give the holidays a run for their money. So, this year instead of just a traditional Halloween party (which we also had) we held our first ever Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Residents arrived to find the living room transformed into a cobweb laden creaky old mansion. They were all treated to […]

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November 5, 2015

Extraordinary Cruise – Vacation Day Four

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What a glorious day! We woke up and opened the drapes and there before us was the Queen Mary! This historic ship was docked just a few feet from ours. Our plans for the day began to form immediately. Of course they could not fully form until we all met on deck for a breakfast […]

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October 29, 2015

Extraordinary Cruise – Vacation Day Three

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This morning we all woke up in port (sort of) in Santa Barbara. Stephanie and Bruce ordered coffee to be delivered to the room but we must have slept through the delivery and until breakfast we were operating on low caffeine reserves. We made it work though, because that is the kind of rock stars […]

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October 26, 2015

Extraordinary Cruise – Vacation Day Two

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What a great and relaxing day it has been. Today we were at sea all day. It seemed strange to us that we can drive to Santa Barbara in just a few hours but it is taking us a day and a half to get there by boat (something about having to go 100 miles […]

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October 22, 2015

Extraordinary Cruise – Vacation Day One

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It seems everyone woke up early this morning to be ready to leave. We decided at the last minute last night that we might want to get an earlier start than originally planned since it turns out the President is in San Francisco today and it’s also fleet week. Somehow though even with our best […]

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October 21, 2015

The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens’ 1st ever Extraordinary Vacation!

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Our Vacation Blog: We have just returned from a glorious California Costal Cruise and we can’t wait to tell you all about it. So stay tuned for the next 7 days as we recount in hilarious detail all of our joys, mishaps, gastronomical adventures, excursions and interesting people watching. We will post one day at […]

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September 30, 2015

Rosewood has been getting it’s high school on!

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Recently we at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens have been spending time getting back to our high school roots. First with our “Senior” Prom themed dinner, complete with live entertainment, dancing, photo booth and the crowing of a Prom King and Queen. And then… with our first ever movie/sing-a-long under the stars, where we showed […]

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August 6, 2015

Only in Livermore!

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There are many many great things about life at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens, not the least of which is the fact that it is located in Livermore, CA. Livermore is a perfect combination of the wine and cheese culture, the Urban life of the East Bay and the wonderful neighborliness of Mayberry. Livermore is […]

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July 21, 2015

4th of July

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How did everyone celebrate the 4th of July this year? Well, if you were here at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens, you might have created a homemade firecracker in art class (don’t worry they just looked explosive). Or You might have entered our Second Annual Watermelon eating contest. This year we had four brave eating […]

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July 21, 2015

Day at the Fire House

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Recently folks form The Garden’s neighborhood had a very special outing. One of our favorite residents, Mr. Chuck Mack, is a retired Firefighter and loves to reminisce about his old working days. He was reunited with fellow firefighters George Derby who worked with Chuck from 1984 to 1993 and Ben Plake who worked with Chuck from 1986 […]

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July 21, 2015

The Longest Day

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Last month the residents and staff in The Gardens, our memory care neighborhood participated in a “The Longest Day” Awareness event. The event was held on June 21st to bring awareness to the Alzheimer’s Association®, and Alzheimer’s disease. People are encouraged to create an event and hold it annually on the summer solstice, the duration of […]

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June 1, 2015

Teas of the World

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Today our Watermark University Class Teas of the World; sampled a trio of Chai Teas from Teavana’s exclusive Chai collection. We learned about all of the varieties of Chai, the correct and traditional way to brew it as well as the many variations made famous by Oprah. In addition we sampled some imported German Rock […]

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June 1, 2015

In Praise of Dahlias

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Documentary Film Club Each month our Watermark University Group “Documentary Film Club” views a different film on a different topic. We have enjoyed and discussed films about celebrities, conservation, the school system and American heroes and much more. Today we had a film that was so much enjoyed that it required two showings. We all […]

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April 22, 2015

The New Old Fashioned Radio Show!

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After much planning and countless rehearsals, we are proud to announce that the very successful and well received first live performance of The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens Drama Club took place last Friday April 17th, 2015! Residents gathered in our living room and café area to find it had been transformed into an old fashioned radio […]

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March 19, 2015

Thriving Through Friendship

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Both Maggie and Mary are longtime residents of The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens. They met years ago when they were both residents in our Assisted Living Neighborhood. They shared common interests and attended many of the same outings and the occasional Bingo game. We would often see them sitting together during our weekly Happy Hour […]

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September 24, 2014

Great Fun at our Community Country BBQ!

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Norman our Amazing 88 year old resident started cooking Thursday evening! We could smell those incredible Portuguese Beans in the parking lot all day on Friday so by Saturday all of our mouths were watering. Norman Mueller has been a resident here at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens for about two years. In that time […]

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September 3, 2014

A Perfect Day to See the Giants Crush the Rockies

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Everything was on our side last week when we trekked down to the City by the Bay to watch our Beloved San Francisco Giants Beat the Colorado Rockies. The sun was shining, the park staff was stellar, the elevator operator had us in stiches and the food was great (it’s not just hot dogs at […]

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August 12, 2014

Making Our Dreams Come True

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We all have dreams and hopes… No matter what our age. Sometimes we get to a certain place in life and we tell ourselves it is simply too late to think any more about dreams, desires and wants. Once we hit a “certain age” we are essentially done. Well we at The Watermark at Rosewood […]

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August 12, 2014

50’s Night!

Each month here at the Watermark at Rosewood Gardens we throw a theme dinner. In the past we have had “Springtime in Paris”, “Indoor Garden Party”, Traditional Halloween and many others. In July we held one of our favorite dinners themed “50’s Diner Dinner”. Our residents had the best time. With the old fashioned glass Coca Cola […]

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