Category: Life at Lakeside Park

September 23, 2019

African American Oakland Quilt Guild Donates 25 Quilts!

We are thrilled and beyond grateful to receive 25 fidget quilts for our residents donated by the African American Oakland Quilt Guild! Watching the residents become so engaged by the quilts has truly been a heartwarming experience. Many of our residents are quilters; simply looking at the quilts transported them to a very happy place, which […]

September 19, 2019

Art on Display

We are gearing up for our upcoming Art Auction with help from a very talented individual. Melissa Boyer, our very own Trainee Art Therapist, is taking on the wonderful task of framing all the art she has worked on with our residents! Melissa is attending Notre Dame and will be graduating with honors in May […]

September 17, 2019

Celebrating Assisted Living Week!

In recognition of National Assisted Living Week, Lakeside Park hosted several special events including a Grandparent's Day tea party, live entertainment by Moonglow Duo, First Responders' breakfast, Barbecue in the Park, and more! As part of our week-long festivities, we took the opportunity to celebrate the beauty in nature with a friendly walk to the lake. Preparing […]

September 11, 2019

First Responders Breakfast

Our First Responders Breakfast is our way of saying "Thank You" to Station 15! We were lucky to have 9 firemen join us this morning for cook-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, muffins, coffee, and juice. This year, Iracema made the delicious breakfast that was enjoyed by all. We expressed how much we appreciate their dedication and […]

August 26, 2019

Fall 2019 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 […]

August 9, 2019

Luau Fun at Lakeside Park!

August marks a special occasion here at Lakeside Park, as we celebrate the warm summer month with our annual Luau Buffet! JoJo and his team prepared a delicious buffet on both floors so that residents, families, and associates could enjoy lunch while listening to our favorite Hawaiian music. For the past three years, we have […]

August 5, 2019

The Secret Garden

Every Saturday, residents of Lakeside Park enjoy an outstanding garden group led by our amazing intern, Ashley. Residents congregate in "The Secret Garden," where they enjoy fresh air & sunshine along with the company of friends both old and new. The garden group has grown various plants including bush beans, strawberries, and even cherry tomatoes. […]

July 30, 2019

Welcome Rick Williams, Executive Director at Lakeside Park

We are delighted to welcome Rick Williams as Executive Director of Lakeside Park in Oakland, California! Rick has a genuine passion for serving seniors and started as a hospice outreach volunteer. From there, he worked his way up the ranks and gained experience as a Resident Care Director, Associate Executive Director and Executive Director. Rick’s […]

July 19, 2019

BBQ at the Lake!

Today we took our residents down to enjoy a BBQ at our wonderful Lake Merritt! Everyone got to enjoy some delicious hot dogs and hamburgers on this beautiful, sunny day. Thank you to our Lakeside Park associates, family, and friends who helped make today a great success!

April 29, 2019

Summer 2019 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 […]

April 1, 2019

And Baby Makes Three!!

We had a baby shower for Ouerdia and Nacer and they had so much fun opening presents and eating lunch. Ouerdia works as a server in the kitchen and Nacer works in Maintenance. The residents had such a good time making the baby diaper cake and everyone brought their favorite dish. It is a tradition here at […]

February 4, 2019

Sew Fabulous Sisters

The Sew Fabulous Sisters had a wonderful experience when Ann Nutting shared her dolls with the group. Ann is a doll maker and also has many other talents such as quilting, crocheting, and embroidery, just to name a few. She shared 3 of her dolls with us, one of them won several 1st place ribbons […]

December 17, 2018

Spring 2019 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 4, 2018

Happy Hanukkah

Fun was had by all as we celebrated Hanukkah today. Our iN2L has many seasonal programs and Bill lead a trivia game all about Hanukkah, residents listened to music from the past and sang. Potato latkes, sour cream, green onion, and applesauce was enjoyed by all. Jay wore a special Hanukkah shirt and that made […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

November 8, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

October 16, 2018

National Boss Day

Cheryl Martin, our Executive Director is the best! We honor her today and know that her leadership is what makes Lakeside Park such a great place to work. Cheryl's soft spoken and very to the point approach is unwavering. She has so much compassion for our whole community; always listening to all sides before making decisions on […]

September 28, 2018

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 Lakeside Park. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over 5,800 thriving associates […]

September 12, 2018

Annual Hawaiian Luau

Each year we have our annual luau and everyone has so much fun. We have a buffet on each floor with lots of scrumptious Hawaiian food, a lei ceremony, and then finally the Hawaiian Dance company performance. The dancers come from the island of Alameda and are from the Mastick Senior Center.

July 12, 2018

An Apricot 4th of July

As you know, each year we make cobblers and pies especially when the fresh fruit is in season. Well this year, we were able to find the best "Sugarcots" at Berkeley Bowl. Apricots have a short season and if you don't get out there and start tasting different varieties you won't find the best apricot. […]

May 23, 2018

Gloria and Lassie

When Gloria came to live at Lakeside Park, she brought along her cat named Romeo. There used to be a Juliet, but Juliet is in kitty heaven. Gloria has loved cats since she was a little girl and said, "We never had dogs because we've always lived in cities and cats do better than dogs in the city". Unfortunately […]

May 16, 2018

Spring Hats

Each spring we make hats out of newspaper, masking tape, paint, and cute decorations. Everyone loves posing in the beautiful creations throughout summer. When summer is almost over we display them on our fence until winter. Who would have thought paper hats would last that long and receive so much attention!

May 3, 2018

Summer 2018 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 Gardening to Laughter Yoga to Sign Language to Cheeses Around the World and even Coffee and..., we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

March 8, 2018

National Women’s Day

Today we honor all women especially our Executive Director, Cheryl Martin. Cheryl is very respected in our community as a leader and strong woman. Lakeside Park is lucky to have such a great woman leading the troops. We love you Cheryl and thank you for all that you do to help us be better role […]

February 13, 2018

Papa’s Squeezebox

Federica loves playing her father's handheld squeezebox. The antique instrument is beautiful and Federica serenades us all daily with the old tunes her father taught her. Isn't it a wonderful thing her father did to hand down something for other's to enjoy as much as he and his daughter did.

January 9, 2018

Spring 2018 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 Brazilian Infusion to Sign Language to Cheeses Around the World and even Zumba, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

December 5, 2017

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 […]

November 13, 2017

Veterans Day Bake Sale

Friday we took the opportunity to say Thank You to all of our Veterans by hosting a bake sale here in our lobby. Our residents enjoyed the interaction with all of our visitors who helped us collect donations to give to the Wounded Warriors Project, which we do every year. We are pleased to announce […]

October 26, 2017

8th Annual Pumpkin Contest

We had 9 entries for our contest this year and our judges had a hard job at hand. The first place $50.00 winner was the Activities department, 2nd place $25.00 winner was given to Housekeeping and Maintenance, and 3rd place for $15.00 the Kitchen. Our staff has so much creativity and a fun loving spirit that we can't […]

October 4, 2017

The Gift of Hearing

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 […]

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 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.