Category: Life at Lakeside Park

September 15, 2017

Gardening with Roselyn Ferrer

Roselyn Ferrer has a passion with plants and flowers. Her first Watermark University class took place in the garden this morning. Together with Margarite and Claire they planted several pots with beautiful succulents. Margarite used to own a nursery, so she loved this class and shared with the group her experience with planting and creating beautiful arrangements. Come […]

September 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

July 31, 2017

August 2017 Activity Calendars and Monthly Newsletter now available!

The new Activity Calendars and Newsletter for August are now available to view and/or download below. See what’s happening in the sunny month of August here at Lakeside Park and plan to join us for some fun! » Click to download August 2017 Activity Calendar for 1st Floor » Click to download August 2017 Activity Calendar for 2nd Floor » Click to download […]

July 25, 2017

Mandala Monday

Check out our pictures from yesterday’s art group Mandala Monday. We did watercolor crayon resist, where each mandala or circle had a different design drawn in white crayon that is nearly invisible until watercolor is painted on top to reveal a pretty pattern.

July 20, 2017

Bake Sale

The bake sale earned a whopping $65.00 and the residents and volunteers had a great time. The neighborhood loves to take walks to the park and our building is on the pathway to the lake and park luckily for us!! All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

June 27, 2017

Solstice Bake Sale

June brings many things, including the first day of summer! Lakeside Park volunteers had a Bake Sale and $120.00 was made all to be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Great job to our volunteers for making the sign and selling the cake pops, cookies and iced tea!!

June 27, 2017

Apricot Heaven

In California, we are so blessed to have apricots. The season is very short and we were lucky enough to get Blenheim’s, which is like the 24 carat gold apricot. Lakeside Park Apricot Jam, there’s nothing like it.

June 20, 2017

Fireside Chat

Come join us each 3rd Thursday of the month for an event that leaves you more informed than when you came in the door. Chef JoJo always makes tasty morsels and Ann is so knowledgeable in the field, it’s a win win for all!

June 20, 2017

Coffee and …

This Watermark University class has really taken off. Rene (Claire’s daughter) brings her French presses and all kinds of tasty treats and creates a bistro in our 2nd floor dining room. The entire building is enjoying this class and it feels like a coffee house. Rene’s specialty is bringing different kinds of coffee along with her favorite coffee […]

June 20, 2017

Celebrating 15 Years

Our 15th Year Anniversary Party was a huge hit! Families, staff past and present, residents and professionals in the business showed up to celebrate the 15 years of dedication and pride. Lakeside Park Interns held an Art Gallery in the lobby and it was really spectacular. The lobby really transformed into an art gallery. Everyone […]

May 31, 2017

June 2017 Activity Calendars and Newsletter Now Available!

The Activity Calendars and Newsletter for June 2017 are available below. Come see what’s happening in the beautiful month of June here at Lakeside Park and plan to join us for some fun! » Click to see June 2017 Activity Calendar for 1st Floor » Click to see June 2017 Activity Calendar for 2nd Floor » Click to see June 2017 Newsletter

May 4, 2017

Resident Art

We are thrilled each day when the residents complete a piece of art. We occasionally receive fresh flowers from different businesses and the Intern Team use the flowers for art projects. They are masterpieces!

April 18, 2017


Passover was enjoyed by all! This year, as always, Renee and Bill led the celebration and we also had lots of help from our Bishop O’Dowd student volunteers. Thanks to all for a wonderful Lakeside tradition.

March 29, 2017

April 2017 Activity Calendars and Newsletter Now Available!

It’s Spring again in the Bay Area and we welcome you all to come and join us for activities. The Activity Calendars and Newsletter for April 2017 are available below. Come see what’s happening all month long here at Lakeside Park and plan to join us for some fun! » April 2017 1st Floor Activity Calendar » April 2017 2nd […]

March 29, 2017

Lakeside Park Intern Team

We want to pay homage to our intern team lead by their clinical supervisor Marguerite Manteau-Rao, AT/MSW. One of the things that sets us apart from other communities is our intern program. The intern team is an integral part of our community in that they have a new lens, they work very close with the wellness […]

March 2, 2017

March 2017 Activity Calendars and Newsletters Now Available!

The sun is shining again here in the Bay Area and we welcome you to come and join us for activities. The Activity Calendars and Newsletter for March 2017 are available below, see what’s happening all month here at Lakeside Park and join us for some fun! » March 2017 1st Floor Activity Calendar » March 2017 2nd Floor […]

November 22, 2016

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 […]

November 11, 2016

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 […]

November 1, 2016

Thanksgiving Table Wreaths

Our community is very busy at this time of the year making Thanksgiving Table Wreaths. From Pintrest we learned to make wreaths using paper plates, autumn leaves, and decorated mason jars. Residents, families, and staff enjoyed making the wreaths together, I’m sure we will enjoy them for many years to come.

October 25, 2016

Janet’s Watermark University “Fruit of the Month” Class

Below is a picture of the Fruit of the Month class held by our own Business Office & HR Director, Janet Schmid. The focus this month was everything pumpkin! Residents enjoyed pumpkin tortilla chips, pumpkin cake (pumpkin pie was sold out), pumpkin caramels, pumpkin fruit bars, and a delightful conversation on the history of pumpkins in […]

October 13, 2016

Thumbs Up!

To our sister community, The Fountains at The Albemarle, we’re all thinking of you and give you a big “thumbs up”. We send our sisterly love to everyone touched by this storm. The board is called a thumb tree, our staff and residents put their thumb prints on it to let you know we are here and in our […]

October 6, 2016

Sew Fabulous Sisters

The newest members of our Sew Fabulous Sisters are (from left to right) Charlotte, Shirley Ann and Margaret. We are gearing up for our holiday stocking making and we are so excited to make a stocking for each and every resident. Stockings are hung up on each floor with all the decorations put on them […]

September 14, 2016

Food Appreciation Truck

We had a wonderful lunch at Lakeside Park that was catered by Ginny Lambright’s family. Gina and Steve catered the afternoon lunch from Anzu. The food was great and had an Asian flare. Everyone was so appreciative of the thoughtfulness. Next was the slider truck which specialized in 5 different sliders from chicken to vegan. Thank […]

September 6, 2016

A Letter From Our Executive Director, Cheryl Martin.

Welcome to September, the month of National Assisted-Living Week! Each year Assisted-Living Week starts off with Grandparent’s Day and this year it’s on Sunday, September 11th. We will be having our Grandparent’s Day Tea that day and hope you can join us. We also continue to serve breakfast to our local fire department in honor […]

July 6, 2016

Apricot Cobbler

Apricot season is at its end and we just had to make an apricot cobbler. The preparation for making cobbler is never forgotten. Making the lattice dough for the top, slicing the apricots and removing the seeds, as well as mixing the fruit with cinnamon and brown sugar… Now that’s a combo that is yummy for […]

May 11, 2016

Blowing Bubbles!

Blowing bubbles is one of many fun experiences we had while growing up. We recently took the opportunity to spend some time just blowing bubbles with the residents. It allowed them to enjoy a special moment where they reminisced about enjoying bubbles with their own children.

May 5, 2016

Summer Hat Creations!

Lakeside Park residents, families, and volunteers enjoyed making summer hats. This class was led by our Community Life Coordinators. The hats are made of newspaper and masking tape… which makes them very simple to make, then they are painted with bright colors and decorated! We use the hats all year when we are out in the garden […]

April 21, 2016

Pet Ambassador Fills Residents’ Hearts with Joy

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 […]