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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

Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

Our annual Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” celebration at The Fountains at Washington House was another big hit to all our residents and staff. From food to the lively Dixieland music provided by the finest musicians by Bill Mulligan’s Jazz Trio who are members of the Navy Band was just extraordinary. A few residents showed up with […]

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Celebrating Black History Month with a Watermark University Class

Elaine Flynn as “Molly Bannaky,” grandmother of Benjamin Banneker, presents an informative program about what has been built on the land Benjamin surveyed. Elaine also mentions Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker and others to highlight their amazing stories in commemoration of our Black History Month.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

It’s the year of the Monkey for our Chinese New Year event celebration. Residents and family members enjoyed our Chinese themed event at The Fountains at Washington House starting with our mix and mingle in the lobby followed by a delicious Chinese dinner menu in our main dining room. Two talented flutists, David Lonkevich and Sara Stern […]

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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

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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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

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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Outing: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

We had a great daytrip with the residents to the historic Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Our docent gave us a very inspiring tour of the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial […]

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Tour of Green Spring Gardens

The Fountains at Washington House’s Garden Club members and residents explored the beautiful gardens in Green Spring. It was a warm day, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the beautiful flowers, amazing landscaping and the wooded stream valley with ponds. The residents also enjoyed the naturalistic native plant garden, over 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse […]

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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

Student Piano Recital

The talented piano students of Carol Sikkelee presented a wonderful recital at The Fountains at Washington House which surprised both the residents and family members with their amazing talent. They performed a variety of music by Bach, Mozart, Schumann to Gershwin.

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Watermark University Lecture – Art from the Jewish Canon

The Fountains at Washington House residents and guests enjoyed a lecture presented by Roshna Kapadia. Roshna brought the museum to us with her detailed power point presentation of “Art from the Jewish Canon”. She showed images of beautifully illuminated medieval manuscripts (in Hebrew), intricately carved Seder plates and Menorah lamps, and elaborately sewn marriage canopies […]

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An Afternoon of Bluegrass Music & More

Residents at The Fountains at Washington House were entertained by the talented Davis Bradley Duo with popular and original compositions. Kathy Davis & Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo has drawn from their individual bluegrass, […]

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Reviews

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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SeniorAdvisor Review – Content in large, three-bedroom apartment.

We have a lovely, large, three-bedroom apartment and are most happy with it. The support staff has been most helpful with some of our move-in needs like reconnecting stereo speakers and quickly replacing a beeping fire alarm battery. People have been very friendly and inviting. All in all it has been a very good move […]

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Caring.com 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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