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  • August 2018 Community Life Calendar

    August 2018 Community Life Calendar

    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.

  • The Tap Bananas

    The Tap Bananas

    The Cottages had the pleasure of having The Tap Bananas, a tap dancing group come perform. Their age ranges from 52 to 92 years of age.  The group was formed back in 1991 and has performed around Monterey County at Assisted Living Communities, Senior Centers and Social Clubs.  Their shows consist of dance routines performed to music […]

  • Tee Time at The Cottages of Carmel

    Tee Time at The Cottages of Carmel

    It was a beautiful day in Carmel. Golfers Bill Cole and Nancy Fisher enjoyed a putting round. On-lookers enjoyed the weather and the anticipation who would win. Congratulations Mrs. Fisher!

  • Mad Hatter Tea

    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 […]

  • Mother’s Day Tea

    Mother’s Day Tea

    Mother's Day Tea was held on May 10th. The tables were decorated with balloons, vintage Victorian tea cups, tea pots and fans to set the mood. There was a variety of teas to choose from. There were blueberry scones, jam-filled shortbread cookies and Chef Abel's to die for lemon bars! The Cottages have decided to make the lemon bar […]

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August 2018 Community Life Calendar

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.

Read more about August 2018 Community Life Calendar

The Tap Bananas

The Cottages had the pleasure of having The Tap Bananas, a tap dancing group come perform. Their age ranges from 52 to 92 years of age.  The group was formed back in 1991 and has performed around Monterey County at Assisted Living Communities, Senior Centers and Social Clubs.  Their shows consist of dance routines performed to music […]

Read more about The Tap Bananas

Tee Time at The Cottages of Carmel

It was a beautiful day in Carmel. Golfers Bill Cole and Nancy Fisher enjoyed a putting round. On-lookers enjoyed the weather and the anticipation who would win. Congratulations Mrs. Fisher!

Read more about Tee Time at The Cottages of Carmel

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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Mother’s Day Tea

Mother's Day Tea was held on May 10th. The tables were decorated with balloons, vintage Victorian tea cups, tea pots and fans to set the mood. There was a variety of teas to choose from. There were blueberry scones, jam-filled shortbread cookies and Chef Abel's to die for lemon bars! The Cottages have decided to make the lemon bar […]

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Nutritious and Delicious: The Cottages of Carmel is Cooking up Something Good

An article was recently published in The Carmel Pine Cone for their Healthy Lifestyles Issue March/April 2018. To read the full article, please click here (pages 28 & 29). Chef Abel Guzman calls his role as Dining Services Director at The Cottages of Carmel a privilege, as he loves showing his care for the residents through […]

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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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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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. […]

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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 […]

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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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Teacher Appreciation Basket

Residents Jan Barker and Bea Moorman along with Community Life Director, Kathy Odom sat down to make a "Teacher Appreciation Basket" for a well deserving teacher from the local area. This basket is created as part of The Cottage of Carmel's occupational well-being (community outreach program) one of the "Seven Dimensions of Well-Being". The ladies filled […]

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Trip to Presidio of Monterey Museum

It was a beautiful autumn afternoon. The residents loaded the shuttle bus and off we went to the Presidio of Monterey Museum. We had a docent who was full of information about the Presidio Museum and the local area. The museum had wonderful pictures of early military operations in Monterey. There was a model of a ship and […]

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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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