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The Best Value in Crystal Lake Senior Living

The Fountains at Crystal Lake, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois is a senior living retirement community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care on a large but intimate lush 30-acre campus. The community is located within a beautiful, natural setting that is just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

In this friendly atmosphere we offer extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and customized care. Choose from cozy studios to spacious two-bedroom apartments, wonderfully appointed with a kitchen, large living room and bathroom.

Residents of The Fountains at Crystal Lake enjoy services and amenities that support a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle. Our on-site amenities include outdoor nature trails, resident garden boasting 50 kinds of vegetables, well-stocked library, computer center, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, wellness center, arts and crafts room, game and entertainment room, scheduled transportation services as well as an elegant dining room with a sumptuous Sunday brunch in addition to The Pub, for Happy Hour before dinner.

Life at The Fountains at Crystal Lake

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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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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Holy Cow! The Cubs are your 2016 World Series Champions!!!

It was only 108 years in the making but we can now say the curse has been broken because the Cubs are World Champions. Many residents can reflect about the 1945 World Series, but can rejoice that they have lived to see them win! Go Cubs Go!

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Dining

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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Oktoberfest 2015!

Oktoberfest arrived at The Fountains. We enjoyed cold ale, tasty German food and live entertainment by Die Musikmeisters. We thank everyone who came to celebrate with us!

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Everyone put on their best green attire (to avoid getting pinched) and we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish music by King’s Corner with Mike & Tom. Residents noshed on favorite Irish foods including Corned Beef and Cabbage, Herbed Potatoes and Carrots and, of course, green beer! A fun time was had by all.

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Out and About

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Lunch

Just last week, our residents had the opportunity to enjoy a day at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, in South Barrington. A great time was had by all that attended. They sampled wine in the Napa-style tasting room, visited the gourmet gift shop and bakery and enjoyed a great meal, all under one roof. The meals […]

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Autumn is in the Air!

One of the joys of living in the Midwest, is being able to enjoy the beauty of the fall season. Recently, we went to Royal Oaks Apple Orchard and sampled their famous Apple Cider Donuts, took a guided tour of the Orchard, ate at their family kitchen restaurant and of course shopped for some goodies […]

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Alzheimer’s Walk 2016

We all had fun at the Alzheimer’s Walk! For the past couple months, The Fountains has been teaming together to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We are happy to say that as of yesterday, we raised $1,166 for this great cause. A huge thank you for all the love and support!  

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On Aging

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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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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Alzheimer’s Walk 2016

We all had fun at the Alzheimer’s Walk! For the past couple months, The Fountains has been teaming together to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We are happy to say that as of yesterday, we raised $1,166 for this great cause. A huge thank you for all the love and support!  

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Reviews

Facebook Review – Wonderful Staff, activities and food!

Wonderful staff, activities and food! Elegant dining room!

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Caring.com Review – I have peace of mind knowing dad is well cared for.

My dad started in the Independent Living apartments and has since transitioned to Assisted Living. His one bedroom apartment is just perfect for him, and the nurses and aides are very friendly and helpful. It gives me great peace of mind to know that he is well cared for.

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Facebook Review – Our family would recommend The Fountains.

My grandfather CJ lived here for 11 years. You all took wonderful care of him and it really meant a lot that some of the gals were able to make it to his wake today. Our family would recommend The Fountains for anyone looking to have the best care for their older family member especially […]

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Videos

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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