Category: Life at Lakeside Park

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.

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 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

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

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 […]

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 […]