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 […]
Category: On Aging
Heather Farms in Walnut Creek was the location of the walk this year. Residents, families, friends and staff walked for the cause and it was a gorgeous day for the walk. We ate breakfast on the way and everyone enjoyed the day.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It was a brisk walk this morning as we walked to honor National Assisted Living Week.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]