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  • January 2020 Community Life Calendars

    January 2020 Community Life Calendars

    Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Save the date for our Annual Luau on Friday, January 31st! Starting at 6:30pm, you will enjoy the […]

  • Spring 2020 Watermark University Catalog

    Spring 2020 Watermark University Catalog

    Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

  • December 2019 Community Life Calendars

    December 2019 Community Life Calendars

    Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Please join us this month for some wonderful holiday performances! We will also be having our Spring […]

  • November 2019 Community Life Calendars

    November 2019 Community Life Calendars

    Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. With the help of our Veteran residents, Veteran volunteers, and Rhonda Wehner from JourneyCare, we are happy […]

  • October 2019 Community Life Calendars

    October 2019 Community Life Calendars

    Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Spooktacular fun awaits you at our annual Halloween celebration on Friday, October 25th from 6:30 - 8:00pm. […]

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Spring 2020 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

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Survey Shows Retirement Community Residents are Happier

A recent study shows that residents of retirement communities are happier than their counterparts living elsewhere. This confirms what we see every day at Watermark communities nationwide. Our residents live rich, full lives brimming with possibilities. They feel more secure, enjoy more freedom and have more active social lives than they would outside our communities. […]

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Connecting with Your Family is Easier with Apps

When you are miles away from your family or just looking for more ways to engage with your tech savvy grandkids, try virtual visits with video calls. They’re easy to access, free and fun to use. Click on this link to discover our five favorite apps with step-by-step directions to use their video calling capabilities. […]

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Happy Oktoberfest 2018!

We welcomed back Die Musikmeisters German Band as they performed their lively tunes while everyone feasted on authentic German cuisine and washed it down with some nice cold bier! A huge thank you for everyone who came out to celebrate with us.

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Happy Grandparents Day!

We hope that everyone had a great Grandparents day and we want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate with all of us! Together we enjoyed a wonderful brunch, balloon creations from Kat, games, face paintings and great family time!

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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 […]

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Main Stay Horse Farm Outing

It is always exciting to be able to take the residents on adventures they might have never thought they would ever do. Just recently we had the opportunity to take our Gardens residents to Main Stay Therapeutic Horse Farm to see and groom the horses. The weather may have not been on our side to […]

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Chicago Botanical Garden Outing

What a marvelous day spent at the Chicago Botanical Garden! Residents got to experience a 30 minute narrated tour of the entire garden, then had the chance to eat a wonderful catered lunch. They were all happy the rain held off long enough for them to share in this beautiful and breathtaking experience.

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Fountains Residents Experience Live Taping of Windy City Live!

What an adventure we had while we were audience members at a live taping of Windy City Live! We even had a viewing party for the residents who were not able to attend. The residents are still talking about their "moment of fame"! It was great to have some directors join in on the fun […]

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Senior Prom 2019 Inspires the Young at Heart!

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 […]

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The Longest Day: Help Fight to End Alzheimer’s Disease!

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 […]

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June is LGBT Pride Month

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 […]

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Caring.com Review – Many Amenities and a Great Value

The Fountains at Crystal Lake had a lot of amenities and very nice, large rooms. We wanted my dad in a nice, larger room so he'd be more comfortable. It's like a hotel with a bed and a little kitchenette in the room. We wanted him to feel more independent. The food is really good […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Mom is Receiving Great Care

My mother is doing great with her move to this community. It is a wonderful facility, and I'am pleased with her move here. She has adjusted very well to this community, and it has been a fabulous experience. The nursing is wonderful, I know she in receiving great care, and she is in good hands. […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Good Value and Caring Staff

This is a nice community for my father. We like that the staff care and are always very nice. There is a good variety of meals that he is liking. They do offer activities. The community is clean and we would recommend the community for the good value and care for other families.

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Flying on Cloud 9!

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The sun was shining, it wasn't too hot and the staff at Blue Skies Flying Services made this day go by with so much ease. We had a few experienced former pilots flying with us today, Gus who flew commercially and Ed who was a pilot in […]

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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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January 2020 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Save the date for our Annual Luau on Friday, January 31st! Starting at 6:30pm, you will enjoy the […]

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December 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Please join us this month for some wonderful holiday performances! We will also be having our Spring […]

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November 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. With the help of our Veteran residents, Veteran volunteers, and Rhonda Wehner from JourneyCare, we are happy […]

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