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  • Happy Oktoberfest 2018!

    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.

  • It’s Official – We are a Great Place to Work

    It’s Official – We are a Great Place to Work

    Watermark Retirement Communities was ranked among Fortune Magazine’s top places to work in Aging Services. We are proud to be part of Watermark and we thank our associates for bestowing this accolade on The Fountains at Crystal Lake. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over […]

  • October 2018 Community Life Calendars

    October 2018 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. Join resident Meg every Wednesday at 10:00am for her Adult Coloring Class. Join Chef Ray on Tuesday, […]

  • Happy Grandparents Day!

    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!

  • Annual Carnival Festivities!

    Annual Carnival Festivities!

    What a great time we had at our Annual Carnival. Everyone enjoyed playing games, eating cotton candy, sno-cones and popcorn. We also had great musical entertainment by Tiny Country Band. Thank you to all the family and friends that came out to celebrate with us!

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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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It’s Official – We are a Great Place to Work

Watermark Retirement Communities was ranked among Fortune Magazine’s top places to work in Aging Services. We are proud to be part of Watermark and we thank our associates for bestowing this accolade on The Fountains at Crystal Lake. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over […]

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October 2018 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. Join resident Meg every Wednesday at 10:00am for her Adult Coloring Class. Join Chef Ray on Tuesday, […]

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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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New Adventures with New Friends in the Windy City of Chicago

What an adventure we experienced in the Windy City. Along with one of our other Fountains' communities from Kalamazoo, Michigan, we enjoyed a perfect day in the City of Chicago! We started the day taking the train into the city, followed by a taxi ride to the World's Famous Harry Caray's Restaurant! The food was […]

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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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Residents Thriving! Live on the Air!

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.

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Cheers to 100 Years, Anna!

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 […]

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Residents Thriving in their 100’s!

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!

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Showcase of Talent

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 […]

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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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