Category: Life at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens

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 […]

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 […]

September 10, 2017

Resident Irma Zimmer Uses Her Birthday to Send Prayers of Safety to Watermark’s Sister Communities in Florida

Resident Irma Zimmer of The Fountains at Rosewood Gardens shares her first name with one of the most destructive hurricanes ever, but while hurricane Irma destroys everything in her path leaving many displaced, Irma Zimmer embodies love, warmth and compassion. Yesterday Mrs. Zimmer enjoyed a wonderful celebration with family & friends for her birthday, which took place […]

September 6, 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 25 different classes with everything from Tai Chi for Beginners to Nutrition Through the Holidays to Introduction to Computers & Life Online to Health Rhythms Drumming and even Mindful Meditation, we are sure you will find something to pique your […]

August 28, 2017

Watermark for Kids Donation Funds Soccer Scholarships

Watermark for Kids has donated $4,300 to Livermore Fusion Soccer Club’s scholarship fund. Nancy Harrison, Executive Director of The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens commented, “Watermark for Kids allows us to help kids achieve their dreams. Fusion Soccer is such a great avenue, through sportsmanship, hard work, great fun, and leadership, for young people to experience […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 22, 2017

It’s Bocce Time

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 […]

May 5, 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 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 […]

April 29, 2017

Sleepless Slumber Party

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 […]

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, […]

January 17, 2017

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 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. […]

January 13, 2017

Rosewood Gardens Resident Receives Honorable Mention in Annual Watermark Calendar

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 […]

December 19, 2016

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

September 28, 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 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 […]

July 29, 2016

Welcome to Cuba

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 […]

July 19, 2016

Juanita Turns 100!

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 […]

June 14, 2016

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

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 & […]

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 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. […]

February 18, 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 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 […]

January 11, 2016

Thriving at 100!

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 […]

December 18, 2015

Seniors Helping Seniors

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 […]

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 […]

October 21, 2015

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

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 […]

September 30, 2015

Rosewood has been getting it’s high school on!

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 […]

September 3, 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 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, […]

August 6, 2015

Only in Livermore!

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 […]

July 22, 2015

Furry Friends

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 […]

July 21, 2015

4th of July

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 […]

June 1, 2015

Teas of the World

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 […]

June 1, 2015

In Praise of Dahlias

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 […]

April 22, 2015

Safari Night

Every month here at The Watermark at Rosewood Gardens we explore a different culture, era or holiday with our themed meals. We have hosted many, from “An Evening in Paris” to “Prohibition Night” to our fabulous “50’s Diner,” we always have the best time dressing up and creating a memorable menu, taking pictures with silly […]

March 19, 2015

Thriving Through Friendship

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 […]

January 13, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

December 12, 2014

Christmas Baking on a Rainy Day!

Executive Director, Nancy Harrison, joined our resident baker, Norman, and his daughter to bake cookies for our Resident and Associate Christmas Party on Friday afternoon (Dec. 12th). Norm frequently bakes cookies to share with our community. For Christmas, Norm used his mother’s favorite recipe for an aromatic, spice laden German cookie, Lebkuchen. We are looking forward […]

December 12, 2014

Gingerbread House Party

One of our newest residents, Arvilla, invited resident friends Angie and Eleonora to make a Gingerbread House. Community Driver, Chelsey, joined the fun creating a lovely house. The Gingerbread House kit was donated by Arvilla’s niece, Glenda. There will be more Gingerbread Houses being created before Christmas!

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 […]