The Fountains at Crystal Lake recently hosted a night to remember, as residents and associates alike danced the night away at their 2019 Senior Prom celebration. Much planning went into making this event the picture-perfect occasion where residents were given an opportunity to relive a special moment that most people cherish for a lifetime. This […]
Category: On Aging
According to the Alzheimer’s Association Website, “On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.” With the amount of people […]
June is widely celebrated as LGBT Pride month, across the country and at Watermark communities coast to coast. We would like announce our partnership with SAGE! Our community is embarking on a leading edge training through the SAGECare program. Just as Watermark is committed to transform the way we view aging, SAGE is committed to […]
April is National Volunteer Month, and we’d love to have you celebrate with us. Come join us in our community to volunteer with residents, or get involved in a local project with family and friends. You’ll be doing your part to help others–and yourself! Volunteering is great for your mental and physical health and can […]
Many people may not know this, but March 2 was National “Read Across America Day”. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. We were lucky to have Girl Scout Troop #2198 […]
Oh, the places you’ll go! Join us Saturday, March 2 as Watermark celebrates Read Across America Day and the birthday of Dr. Seuss. We have fun activities planned for readers of all ages. Whether you love to read a funny story to Children or prefer discussing the latest novel with other adults, there’s a way […]
Do you have too much stuff? You can declutter your home and help others thrive at the same time. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you make the most of your unwanted possessions. Check out these suggestions from Watermark and then contact us if you need help getting started. We’re always […]
For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to us during our Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising. Together we raised $1,155 and could not have done it without all your support!
It's not every day you get to celebrate 100 years of life and we are so honored to be able to share in Anna's big milestone. Along with her son Jim, daughter-in-law Vicki, the staff and all the other residents at The Gardens, we sang to her, shared some memories and even shed some tears […]
This was a big week for Lucille Wusterhausen, who turned 100 and Harry Kampert, who turned 103! We are so honored to be able to share in your special day and wish many more wonderful years for you! Happy Birthday!
We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]
Here are some more pictures from today's outing to the Radio Station. I can't thank everyone enough at Star 105.5 for allowing us to make this dream come true for many of our residents.
Way to go team Fountains for raising $1,000 to help End Alzheimer's!
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. […]
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” […]
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 […]
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!
The below article is featured in the 2016 Guide to Enriched Senior Living on northwestquarterly.com, posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. Click here for the original article published in the Northwest Chicagoland. The Fountains at Crystal Lake - One of the Area’s Top Communities for Senior Living One of the most significant decisions in life is how […]
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 […]
Happy Birthday Dorie! May you have many more wonderful years!
At The Fountains, we pour our hearts and souls into creating meaningful ways for residents of The Gardens, our Memory Care neighborhood, to learn, grow and connect with each other, themselves, their families and our associates. We utilize Expressive Arts, Physical Wellness and Watermark University to help residents thrive, one joyful moment at a time. […]
With May being Senior Health and Fitness Month, we were happy to have Marty teaching some great exercise tips with the residents during his recent Watermark University Class!
During the Holiday season, we all to get so busy, we tend to forget about our health. Try to take a few minutes each day to relax. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and just let it go. Taking care of your emotional health is equally important as taking care of your physical […]
Way to go team Fountains! Together we raised $1,010 to help END Alzheimer's!