The Fountains at Washington House

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skilled Nursing

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 Living, Rehabilitation and 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

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Middle Eastern Themed Monthly Birthday Social

Residents at The Fountains at Washington House celebrated their monthly birthday social with a Middle Eastern themed event. The buffet included a delicious Middle Eastern themed dinner and the entertainment featured an amazing belly dance with Bonita Oteri. Ms. Oteri is a popular teacher and performer in the Washington DC Metro area. Bonita is an Italian-American with a Bachelors of Arts in […]

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Celebrating Earth Day

Our residents in The Springs had a fun time creating a few projects for our Earth Day. With the help of Maricel Obanil, Ahmed Abdale and other associates, the residents made a banner, a bookmark made of cereal boxes and a miniature garden made of pipe cleaner and colorful strings.

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Planting Spring Flowers in Terracotta Pot

May Activities Calendar for The Springs

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 activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to download the activities calendar.

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Resident Voices


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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Carmen Callen talks about her decision to move to a retirement community.

“I just think it was divine intervention because when I moved in here everybody said, “Well, you look good, why are you going to the ‘old folks’ home’? You know, you’re not sick.” I said, “No, but I can’t wait until I get sick, then I can’t do it.” I mean, you don’t want to […]

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2nd Annual Spring and Summer Fashion Show

Playing dress-up has always been a fun part of every woman’s childhood, so why should age stop us from enjoying the pleasure of looking and feeling pretty. With the help of Dress Barn, The Fountains at Washington House hosts a fashion show twice a year, one in the Spring/Summer and one in the Fall/Winter as a fun […]

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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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Watermark University: Wine and Food Pairings

Our dining team did a great job of preparing delicious food to go with some local Virginia wines. Residents and guests tried 8 different wines all paired with different foods to enhance their wine experience.  

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Out and About

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Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting at Right Proper Brewery

It was a  wonderful day for our residents at The Fountains at Washington House to visit and learn more about our local brewery as part of our Watermark University program. We visited the Right Proper Brewery established on the spot where Frank Holiday’s Pool Hall once stood — and where Duke Ellington learned how to […]

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Cherry Blossom River Cruise

What could be better than a cool breeze on your face and the sight of cherry blossoms blooming? We couldn’t think of anything, so we took a full bus of our residents for an extraordinary outing to view the cherry blossoms at their peak from the Potomac River! Residents took a leisurely cruise along the river and […]

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On Aging

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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 is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease.

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Washington House Artist Series Concert

An extraordinary classical concert presented by Jason Solounias/piano, Karen Lau/cello and Jonathan Goren/violin who are all Doctoral candidates at Catholic University. This is their debut season performing masterworks by Haydn & Mendelssohn. Residents and guests at The Fountains at Washington House were truly amazed by their performance and can’t wait to have them back as part of their artist series.

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Falls Church Concert Band

An evening of great music presented by a 40 piece concert band from Falls Church Virginia led by Robert Little and Davryd Breeskin. Enthusiastic residents at The Fountains at Washington House filled the Sky Room to be entertained. A rousing rendition of our beautiful “Star Spangled Banner,” started the program, followed with Marches and Showtunes […]

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Reviews Review – Taking good care of mom.

The place that my mom is in is called The Fountains at Washington House. She has been there before for rehab, and she really likes the place. So when we need to move her in January, that’s where we will move her. They are a nice group of people. Overall, it has been a good […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – A good balance of quality and price.

We toured this community when we were looking into care options for a loved one. The Fountains seemed like a good balance of quality and price. It was not the nicest place we saw, but for what they charge it was a very nice looking community. It was clean and well kept, and the staff […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – My mom is happy, so I am too!

My Mom stays at The Fountains at Washington House. She is pretty happy there. The place is clean and the staff is wonderful according to my mom. She is also happy in terms of Value and care services. Also offers lots of activities. My mom is happy here, so, I am happy too. Thanks!

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