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The Best Value in Alexandria Senior Living

The Fountains at Washington House located in Alexandria, Virginia is a retirement community that offers Independent Living, Assisted LivingRehabilitation & Skilled Nursing as well as Short-Term Vacation Stays on an intimate and elegant senior campus notable for spaces that are reminiscent of a stately hotel or bed and breakfast. The Fountains at Washington House is conveniently located near Alexandria shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare, including Virginia Hospital Center and INOVA Alexandria Hospital.

Choose from spacious studios, one-bedroom apartments or two-bedroom apartments, wonderfully appointed with a full kitchen, large living room and bathrooms. Residents enjoy three meals per day created by our outstanding chefs. Or, they may choose to stop by the Cherry Blossom Café, grab a snack and catch up on news, emails or friendly conversation.

Residents of The Fountains at Washington House, one of Alexandria’s premier Assisted Living senior campuses enjoy services and amenities that include a dynamic calendar of classes, activities and outings including Watermark University, a full service beauty salon and barber shop, Wellness Center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, Skyroom Ballroom with views of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia and outdoor walking paths, as well as guest accommodations.

Life at The Fountains

Country and Western Themed Event

Vocalist and guitarist Ernie Tolley performed at The Fountains at Washington House for their Country/Western themed event playing songs from 1940-1970 plus a healthy dose of Country & Western/Rockabilly songs from such artists as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Carl Perkins and more. We celebrated Hot August with some Hot Country music. Residents enjoyed our cocktail […]

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Music of the 50s, 60s and 70s by the Rocking Chairs Band

Residents enjoyed an afternoon of lively music performed by the Rocking Chairs Band. This 5-piece rock and country band show off their talents playing 50s, 60s and 70s music which was a big hit to everyone at The Fountains at Washington House.

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History Alive Show Presents Julia Child “Queen of Cuisine”

An afternoon of fun and learning presented by Mary Ann Jung portraying Julia Child in “Queen of Cuisine.” The show was enjoyable and the residents were all having a great time learning more about Julia’s life. The program highlights Julia’s early search to find her life’s calling. It provides fascinating insight into her struggles at Le Cordon […]

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Resident Voices

Resident John Wenderoth’s Fulfilling Move to The Fountains

LIFE IS TOO SHORT When it comes to aging well, you have to engage, not retreat. “I’m a people person really. I just didn’t want to be by myself. And I like to be with people and I enjoy people. It’s just great here, it’s real fine, you know.” – John Wenderoth, resident of The […]

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Resident Priscilla Lotsberg is Loving her Active Lifestyle at The Fountains

ADAPT AND THRIVE Even the best laid plans can change as life unfolds. The key to thriving is being ready and open to alternatives. “We had really planned to age in place…but my husband’s neurologist, every time we’d go, she would quiz me about finding a continuing care community. She thought it would really be […]

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Resident Frank Regan’s Satisfying Move to The Fountains

IS LIFELONG INDEPENDENCE YOUR GOAL, TOO? Find out how a little planning today can prolong your independence and produce permanent peace of mind. “I have my car and I come and go as I please and I enjoy meeting the other people here and I think I’m going to have a good life here and […]

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Dining

Country and Western Themed Event

Vocalist and guitarist Ernie Tolley performed at The Fountains at Washington House for their Country/Western themed event playing songs from 1940-1970 plus a healthy dose of Country & Western/Rockabilly songs from such artists as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Carl Perkins and more. We celebrated Hot August with some Hot Country music. Residents enjoyed our cocktail […]

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Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

We had an enjoyable German-festival themed event. This event has become an annual celebration here at The Fountains at Washington House. The residents, employees, friends and guests gathered together for a fun-filled day of food, beer and music. It started with the mix and mingle. Residents and guests enjoyed the German hors d’oeuvres, wide selection of […]

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Beer Pairing Class

A well attended beer pairing class presented by Phyllis Koudelka, Dining Services Director with the help of our dining staff and Chris Scharles, Director of Engineering. Residents and guests enjoyed an afternoon of beer tasting and learning everything they need to know about matching meals with lager, ale, stout and other beers.

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Out and About

Outing to Historic St. Michaels

The residents at The Fountains at Washington House enjoyed a wonderful day trip to this quaint St. Michael’s Bay area in Maryland. When we arrived, everyone boarded the Town Dock Cruises for a narrated boat tour of St. Michaels which is a perfect itinerary for a beautiful day. Then it was followed by a delicious lunch at Town Dock Waterfront […]

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The Kennedy Center Performing Arts Concert Outing

Residents from The Fountains at Washington House were delighted to attend a concert at The Kennedy Center to hear a delightful choral performance by The Washington Chorus and Washington Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls. It was an evening filled with glorious gems of the French repertoire, including “At the Lighting of the Lamps,” written by The Washington Chorus director Julian Wachner […]

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Day Trip: Lunch Outing and Winery Tour in Purcellville, Virginia

Our residents at The Fountains at Washington House enjoyed a day trip to Purcellville, Virginia with our first stop to a local restaurant – Magnolias at the Mill. This restaurant is a leader in the buy local movement and has been involved with local producers since 1986. After our tasty meal, we headed out to our winery […]

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On Aging

Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Not even sure what questions to ask? Take a look at this article from the Alzheimer’s Association on the Ten Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Alzheimer’s Association and their website www.alz.org is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease.

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Videos

Country and Western Themed Event

Vocalist and guitarist Ernie Tolley performed at The Fountains at Washington House for their Country/Western themed event playing songs from 1940-1970 plus a healthy dose of Country & Western/Rockabilly songs from such artists as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Carl Perkins and more. We celebrated Hot August with some Hot Country music. Residents enjoyed our cocktail […]

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Music of the 50s, 60s and 70s by the Rocking Chairs Band

Residents enjoyed an afternoon of lively music performed by the Rocking Chairs Band. This 5-piece rock and country band show off their talents playing 50s, 60s and 70s music which was a big hit to everyone at The Fountains at Washington House.

Read more

History Alive Show Presents Julia Child “Queen of Cuisine”

An afternoon of fun and learning presented by Mary Ann Jung portraying Julia Child in “Queen of Cuisine.” The show was enjoyable and the residents were all having a great time learning more about Julia’s life. The program highlights Julia’s early search to find her life’s calling. It provides fascinating insight into her struggles at Le Cordon […]

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Reviews

Facebook Review – The staff are friendly and caring.

My parents have been residents at the Fountains since December 2013. We are all very happy with the decision for them to move here from Bethany Beach, Delaware. EVERYTHING is taken care of for them, and if it isn’t, all we need to do is ask. The staff are friendly and caring. They all know […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Clean community, great food, many activities and helpful staff.

My sister is doing well at this community and I am pleased with everything they have done for us. They keep the community very clean, it is very nice and well-kept. The staff have been very welcoming and helpful. She has tried out a few new activities. They offer many through out the week. The […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – My mother-in-law loves the activities.

My mother in law lives in independent living. She loves the activities there. She has participated in discussion groups and also the New Year’s Eve gathering. We’re really pleased with the facility. We didn’t know she would get involved with the residents or the staff there.

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