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  • December 2019 Community Life Calendars

    December 2019 Community Life Calendars

    Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

  • November 2019 Community Life Calendars

    November 2019 Community Life Calendars

    Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

  • October 2019 Community Life Calendars

    October 2019 Community Life Calendars

    Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

  • Connecting with Your Family is Easier with Apps

    Connecting with Your Family is Easier with Apps

    When you are miles away from your family or just looking for more ways to engage with your tech savvy grandkids, try virtual visits with video calls. They’re easy to access, free and fun to use. Click on this link to discover our five favorite apps with step-by-step directions to use their video calling capabilities. […]

  • Fall 2019 Watermark University Catalog

    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 […]

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Connecting with Your Family is Easier with Apps

When you are miles away from your family or just looking for more ways to engage with your tech savvy grandkids, try virtual visits with video calls. They’re easy to access, free and fun to use. Click on this link to discover our five favorite apps with step-by-step directions to use their video calling capabilities. […]

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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 […]

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Meet Our New Watermark Kid, Hayden Thompson!

On August 3rd, The Cottages of Carmel hosted a Meet & Greet event to introduce our new Watermark Kid, Hayden Thompson. Hayden is eight years old and lives with his mother Kayla in Carmel Valley. He has always wanted to play golf, so Watermark for Kids is funding a set of youth golf clubs, golf […]

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Chinese New Year Tea

On February 5, The Cottages of Carmel hosted a Chinese New Year Tea.  The main dining room and tables were decorated with all the Chinese zodiac signs. A variety of green tea and ginger tea was served along with the traditional black tea.  Chef Abel made Chinese almond cookies and tea scones that were absolutely delicious.  […]

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Summer Luau

On Saturday August 11, 2018 we celebrated summer here at The Cottages of Carmel with our annual Luau. The Bixby and Stillwater dining room were decorated in a village Hawaiian theme. Our residents wore their Hawaiian shirts and island colors. The Ukulele Songbirds performed for us while we dined on Kahlua Pork Sliders and Luau Pineapple Cole […]

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Mad Hatter Tea

On June 14th, residents of The Cottages of Carmel had their monthly themed tea. This month was the "Mad Hatter Tea". Tables were decorated with Alice In Wonderland flare. Large playing cards were used for place mats and decoration on the walls. Vintage tea pots, cups and saucers decorated each table with a touch of elegance. Ladies wore crazy different […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Visit to The Steinbeck Museum & Lunch at The Steinbeck House

In the mood for some local history? We recently took a tour of the Steinbeck Museum located in Salinas, California. Our tour began in the theater room with a short biography of John Steinbeck's life. It was interesting to hear how much of Steinbeck's life intertwined with the history of Monterey and Cannery Row. As […]

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Fall at The Cottages of Carmel

There is a crisp bite in our fall mornings now, but by midday the central coast temperature has warmed up.  Our Indian summer has arrived.  Leaves are starting to turn orange and red and it is time to select pumpkins for the season. Tuesday, October 9th 2018 we boarded our shuttle and drove out to […]

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Valentine’s Cottage Style

Here at The Cottages of Carmel we started Valentine's celebrations early. Our residents helped make heart candy grams which were then sold to benefit our Watermark for Kids fund. On February 8th, Stillwater residents toured Lula's chocolate factory in Ryan Ranch. We also sampled the candies and did some shopping. Our Inn residents went shopping at Lula's store in […]

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Family Member Testimonial – They treated our family as if we were extended family members.

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Cheryl Trotter & Terry Trotter April 16th, 2016 Dear Holly (Executive Director), Our parents, Richard and Lee Trotter, moved into The Cottages of Carmel, in January 2015. We initially moved our […]

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Family Member Testimonial – The caregivers always treated my father with respect and compassion.

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Jeff Howarth (Son) July 8th, 2015 Dear Holly (Executive Director), My family and I would like to thank you and all the staff for how they treated my father over the […]

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Family Member Testimonial – Mom considered The Cottages her home.

While we take pride in the care and services provided to our residents, hearing from those we serve is our greatest testament. Testimonial – Bill Dorey (Son) November 18th, 2015 Dear Holly (Executive Director), It has been four months since the passing of my mother, Thelma Dorey, and I am writing to ensure that the […]

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Facebook Review – Staff is Friendly and Professional

Great place, staff is friendly and professional, residents were all alert and cheerful. I was there July 27, 2017, presenting one of Classical Guitar Alive's Music In Medicine performance with 3-time Grammy-winning film score composer Mark Mancina, and the staff was very friendly and professional, and the residents were cheerful and engaged. Highly recommended.

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Caring.com Review – Great staff, lots of activities and phenomenal food!

The Cottages of Carmel is still new. It has one level. Tony likes that he has a nice shower and bathroom, because that’s really important for him. It has nice and decent-sized closets. The light really comes through the windows, so it’s warm and inviting. The staff are great. They have great piano players that […]

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Caring.com Review – The best in the Carmel-Monterey area.

I was impressed with the person I spoke to because she was lovely, very knowledgeable, and very experienced. I would have nothing negative to say about The Cottages at all. The one unit that was available for me to see that day was small. I saw a one and a two-bedroom, and they provide a […]

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December 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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November 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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October 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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