Category: On Aging

July 9, 2019

The Cottages of Carmel Joins the Fight to End Alzheimer’s

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association marks the summer solstice with its annual The Longest Day fundraising event. The goal of The Longest Day is to end the “darkness of Alzheimer’s” on the day with the most light. Watermark communities around the country participated by hosting a variety of fundraisers such as bowling outings, luncheons and […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 5, 2017

The Longest Day

June 21st might be the 1st day of summer on the calendar, and the longest day of the year. Here at The Cottages of Carmel we used this date to honor people with Alzheimer's or dementia. Heartland Hospice RN, Sonia Morrison lead our residents in a health lecture. They discussed the stages and changes you might see […]

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 […]

March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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 […]

October 19, 2015

Alice’s Embrace

Alice's Embrace is a non-profit organization founded by Diane and Mike Lewis in memory of Diane's mother Alice who had Alzheimer's. The organization gathers people all across the nation to knit or crochet blankets or prayer shawls. These handmade items are provided to those suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. "It will be a hug or embrace from Mom," says Diane Lewis. […]

December 23, 2014

Tips to Avoid the Flu

Here are some ways to prevent getting sick during the cold & flu season: * Wash your hands often with regular soap and water. * Keep alcohol based hand sanitizer for when soap and water aren't available. * Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. * Eat a healthy diet to keep your body and […]