Posts by: Amy Lampert

October 4, 2017

The Gift of Hearing

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Watermark Retirement Communities is committed to being an extraordinary place to live and work for people with low vision and hearing loss. This year, during Deaf Awareness Week, one of Lakeside Park’s associates received the Gift of Hearing in the form of new hearing aids and now, he can hear music and voices like never before. Learn […]

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September 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With several different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Gardening to Sign Language and even Zumba, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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August 28, 2017

Thrive Dining™ Featured in Edible East Bay

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Lakeside Park received wonderful coverage for its Thrive Dining™ program in Edible East Bay. To read the full article published on August 16th, 2017, please click here. Curious about Thrive Dining™? Please join us for a Thrive Dining™ Lunch Tasting and Chef Demonstration. To inquire about additional tasting days and times, please call 1-510-230-0339.

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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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. […]

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April 28, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With several different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Cheeses from Around the World to All About Fruit and even Zumba, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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April 17, 2017

Facebook Review – Best Dementia Care

Lakeside Park is the BEST Dementia Care I have ever known in my eldercare and family advocacy since 1989! Stop by and ask for Anne or Cheryl to help you with a tour. You will be impressed at the difference they make for folks conflicted with this disease. They are wonderful!

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March 23, 2017

Yelp Review – Lakeside Park Met and Exceeded Our Expectations

My wife recently passed away.  She was a resident of Lakeside Park for three years. Her daughters, family members and I would visit her several times a week.  We were truly amazed at the care she and all of the residents received.  We would sit with her in the living areas and observed how the […]

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January 23, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With several different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Cheeses from Around the World to All About Fruit and even Zumba, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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January 3, 2017

Google+ Review – The staff is both kind and compassionate.

I am delighted with the care my wife is getting at Lakeside Park. Not only is the care exactly what I hoped for, but the kindness and compassion of the staff makes all the difference. Finally, the staff has shown great flexibility in allowing me to provide the personal care and companionship that I desire […]

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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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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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November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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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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September 27, 2016

Google+ Review – One of best decisions I’ve ever made for my family.

Lakeside Park is an exceptional facility and program. My mother lived here before she passed away from Alzheimer’s. The staff are respectful, patient, and provide comfort not only to the residents, but to the entire family. It’s a very special community and one that I grew to admire and respect during my mother’s stay. They […]

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August 18, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 9 different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Cheeses from Around the World to All About Fruit and even Poetry, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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June 10, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 9 different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Cheeses from Around the World to Zumba and even Sew Fabulous Sisters, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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April 21, 2016

Pet Ambassador Fills Residents’ Hearts with Joy

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Pet Partners has named April 30 National Pet Therapy Day to recognize all of the exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to bring comfort and healing to those in need. However, Shannie thinks it’s just another great day of affectionate cuddles at Lakeside Park retirement community in Oakland. Ever since Shannie joined […]

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March 9, 2016

Yelp Review – Caring and Compassionate

We toured with Anne and she was caring and compassionate. We met Cheryl (sp?) and she was also very nice. All of the staff we encountered seemed to care about what they are doing. We will definitely be considering Lakeside Park in the next year or two.

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March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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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 […]

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January 22, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 9 different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Pairing to Zumba and even All About Fruit, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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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 […]

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October 19, 2015

Yelp Review – Excellent Service

I am not a client or family member of a client, but I wanted to simply review the excellent service I received by calling Lakeside Park to find out about their availability. Ann called me back and spoke to me at length about what I was looking for. Even though they don’t currently have a […]

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October 2, 2015

Compassionate Caregiving‎

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Marguerite Manteau-Rao is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with a special passion for working with residents living with dementia. Marguerite is the Clinical Supervisor of the intern program here at Lakeside Park. She wrote and taught Mindfulness Practices to our staff, and was our guide as we were part […]

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September 24, 2015

Yelp Review – My 5 star choice for dementia care.

Lakeside Park and its staff are second to none for dementia care. I had the privilege and pleasure of assisting a client for the last 8 years of her life as a resident at Lakeside Park and couldn’t be more pleased. The staff are stable, concerned, considerate and very caring. My client was cantankerous and beloved by […]

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August 28, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 6 different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar to Zumba and even Sewing, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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June 8, 2015

Yelp Review – Lakeside Park has provided excellent care for my mother.

Approximately one year ago, I moved my mother from a Southern California assisted living facility.  She has moderate dementia and after evaluating 2-3 facilities with specialized memory care, I selected Lakeside Park.   Lakeside Park has provided excellent care of my mother.  It is not an easy task to look after a family member with […]

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May 21, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 6 different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar to Zumba and even Sewing, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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March 17, 2015

Building Strong Relationships with Local Emergency Departments

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The following article was published in the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) and written by Katie Cappello, Public Affairs Associate. To read the full article, please click here. The importance of the relationship between an Assisted Living community and its local fire department and first responders cannot be underestimated. Assisted Living is committed to preserving […]

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February 5, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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Welcome to the first edition of our Watermark University catalog. We are starting off the year right with 6 different classes including everything from Laughter Yoga to Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar to Zumba and even Sewing. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few […]

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October 28, 2014

November Activities Calendars are here!

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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 activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Check out our Activities Calendars. » 1st Floor Activity Calendar » 2nd Floor Activity Calendar

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September 26, 2014

Lakeside Park’s Herb Garden

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When Barbara Egelhof and Shirley F. heard about Chef Jojo needing an herb garden they were off and running to our favorite Ace nursery. At the nursery Shirley picked out only the healthiest plants for our garden. Please help us honor Maureen for working so dilegently and maintaining everything in the garden, even the squirrrels. […]

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September 26, 2014

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Come join the Lakeside Park team! Each year all of us here at Lakeside support this worthy cause put on by the Alzheimer’s Association. This year our team captains are Anne Sanabria, Jaye Jackson and Sonia Ceron. The residents join the fun, it’s an event that spans generations and brings friends, family, associates and community members […]

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September 26, 2014

October Activities Calendars are here!

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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 activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Check out our Activities Calendars. » 1st Floor Activity Calendar » 2nd Floor Activity Calendar

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August 26, 2014

Mindful Practice at Lakeside Park

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You may be hearing the bell ring on the hour at Lakeside Park. At 3:20pm each floor is still and quiet as our community takes 5 minutes. This mindful practice is part of our community. It is a fact that being mindful and having a present mind reduces stress and helps our residents. Care partners are […]

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June 10, 2014

Resident Recipe: Haystacks

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By Joseph Ferrer, January 29th, 2014 Things you will need: Rubber spatula Microwavable bowl Large bowl 2 teaspoons Wax paper 11oz. (2 cups) butterscotch chips 11 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 oz. pkg. of chow mein noodles 1 cup cocktail peanuts Melt butterscotch and chocolate chips in the bowl, 1-½ minutes at a time. Look […]

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June 10, 2014

How do you know if your loved one needs dementia care?

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Memory lapses aren’t always a sign of dementia—sometimes they’re normal, and people of every age can have trouble remembering things from time to time. Only a qualified physician can determine whether a person has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. However, knowing the signs of memory loss can help you determine whether your elderly loved one may […]

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June 9, 2014

Outing to Lake Chabot

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Lake Chabot is nestled in Castro Valley and is very well known for its hiking trails, bird watching and fishing. Our residents love to sit on the deck and watch the birds and the people coming off the boats after a day of fishing. Our Maintenance Director, TJ, fishes at Lake Chabot on his days […]

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June 9, 2014

Avoid Caregiver Burnout: Consider Respite Care

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Providing care for an elderly loved one can bring great joy and pride, but it also can also take emotional tolls that are often overlooked, even by the caregivers themselves. What’s the number one way to avoid caregiver burnout? Being honest with yourself and knowing when you need a break. And when you need a […]

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June 9, 2014

Community Chorus

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By Genoa Hamiel, May 14th, 2014 Since I was a young child, I have sung. During the holiday season, our family circled the piano to sing Christmas songs. I sang the Star Spangled Banner before televised hockey games. In school, I took part in choirs and musicals, and logged plenty of time at home singing […]

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June 9, 2014

Graham’s Corner: Train Stuff

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By Graham Henry, Resident Train Expert, May 7th, 2014 Speaking of whistles. A dash (-) is a long blast. An o is a short blast. Before moving, the engineer will turn on the locomotive bell, indicating he is getting ready to move the locomotive or train. oo means he is going to move forward. ooo […]

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June 9, 2014

Graham’s Corner: Train Stuff

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By Graham Henry, Resident Train Expert, April 9th, 2014 As far as I can find out, the 4014 is still in Colton, California. It will take several days to go to Cheyenne, as the towing speed appears to be about 20 miles per hour. The first safety rule I learned when I went to work […]

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June 9, 2014

Stories Told Through the Eyes of the Residents

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By Marsha Peoples, March 19th, 2014 Time Slips is the name of a group we hold every other Friday. Storytelling groups are the most fun, because we get to experience what other people see when they look at a photo. We ask open-ended questions: “What are they doing? What are their names? Where are they […]

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June 5, 2014

Do Your Parents Have Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Memory lapses are normal at any age. We all occasionally forget where we left our keys, or why we entered a room. But if you’ve been noticing increasing memory lapses in your elderly parents, you might be wondering if one or even both of your parents have Alzheimer’s disease. How can you know if your […]

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June 5, 2014

Senior Care: The Mind-Body Connection and How It Can Help Healing

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Improving the mind-body connection can greatly benefit emotional and physical health, which is why it’s a vital component of senior care. Mindful exercise helps seniors build the skills to live healthier lives and to self-soothe with meditation and enhanced body awareness. What exactly is the mind-body connection? Research shows that a physical experience can have […]

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