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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

Associate Holiday Party

A Winter Wonderland themed associate holiday party was well attended this year. The Sky Room was festively decorated, and delicious food was prepared by the dining room staff. We enjoyed holiday music and enjoyed gathering together to show our team spirit. Everyone was having a ball, from dancing to music provided by DJ Dave, to a fun chair dancing […]

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Fall Harvest Themed Event

Our monthly themed events are always looked forward to by the residents. The Fall Harvest was yet another successful event! Delicious food and music provided by guitarist Peter Fields made for a wonderful evening together. From popular music to world music (which is one of the residents favorite), everyone had a great time.

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Celebration of Life Memorial Event

Our second annual Celebration of Life Memorial Service at The Fountains at Washington House was meaningful and well attended by the residents and family members. This is to remember the residents from The Fountains who have passed and allow us to recall the wonderful memories we created with them. Inspiring music, a beautiful singing rendition of Pie Jesu and […]

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Resident Voices

Residents Barbara Gallagher and Patricia Dowd are Enjoying Peace of Mind Living at The Fountains

CHOOSE FREEDOM OVER WORRY Retirement community living offers a sense of security and peace of mind that homeowners just don’t have. “We loved the house we were in, we absolutely loved it, didn’t want to leave it but we were on our own in that house. At any minute the air-conditioning could go out or […]

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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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Dining

Fall Harvest Themed Event

Our monthly themed events are always looked forward to by the residents. The Fall Harvest was yet another successful event! Delicious food and music provided by guitarist Peter Fields made for a wonderful evening together. From popular music to world music (which is one of the residents favorite), everyone had a great time.

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Oktoberfest Celebration

The German themed event “Oktoberfest” has become an annual celebration here at The Fountains at Washington House. The residents, associates, 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 German hors d’oeuvres, a wide selection of German beers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages while […]

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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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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

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 […]

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

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Videos

Associate Holiday Party

A Winter Wonderland themed associate holiday party was well attended this year. The Sky Room was festively decorated, and delicious food was prepared by the dining room staff. We enjoyed holiday music and enjoyed gathering together to show our team spirit. Everyone was having a ball, from dancing to music provided by DJ Dave, to a fun chair dancing […]

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Fall Harvest Themed Event

Our monthly themed events are always looked forward to by the residents. The Fall Harvest was yet another successful event! Delicious food and music provided by guitarist Peter Fields made for a wonderful evening together. From popular music to world music (which is one of the residents favorite), everyone had a great time.

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Celebration of Life Memorial Event

Our second annual Celebration of Life Memorial Service at The Fountains at Washington House was meaningful and well attended by the residents and family members. This is to remember the residents from The Fountains who have passed and allow us to recall the wonderful memories we created with them. Inspiring music, a beautiful singing rendition of Pie Jesu and […]

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Reviews

SeniorAdvisor Review – Friendly, Helpful, Attentive Staff

So far everything is working out pretty well for my mother since her move to this community. She is doing well, and I’am satisfied. They have a friendly staff, and they have also been helpful and attentive. They do a good job with the cleanliness of the community, everything is well maintained. So far it […]

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Yelp Review – The staff has made a positive difference for my parents.

My parents are in their mid to late 80″s and recently moved into the fountains. The staff at the fountains really made a positive difference. From move in to getting settled everyone was helpful and thoughtful. The meals and services have also been great.

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Caring.com Review – Vegetarian Options Available

The Fountains at Washington House is a lovely and very vibrant community. The salesperson was very good and took the time to answer questions and concerns. I had a meal, and the food was good. The chef explained to us the vegetarian options available. The rooms were nice and spacious. It didn’t have too much […]

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