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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Celebrating Chinese New Year at The Fountains at WSH

We spent the day celebrating the Chinese New Year by hosting an Asian themed event at The Fountains at Washington House. The party started during our Mix and Mingle with savory appetizers prepared by our outstanding dining services team. Residents and guests enjoyed socializing with their friends and listening to a relaxing Asian themed music performed […]

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Chili Cook Off

The Fountains at Washington House hosted it’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off competition. There are five hearty chili recipes made by our staff. Each added their own interesting flavors. Residents and guests enjoyed an afternoon of tasting delicious chili and looking forward for the next one.

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The Springs January 2015 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 activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to Download The Springs Activitity Calendar

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Resident Voices


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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Stunning Array of Classes through Watermark University

The Fountains at Washington House: A Learning Community

The below article was written by resident Jack Dunne: The Fountains at Washington House: A Learning Community The Fountains at Washington House certainly is. Look no further than the Daily Community Life Schedule to see many opportunities to nourish ourselves physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. The choices we make may emphasize one area but touch […]

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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

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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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!

Read more Review – A person can truly age in place.

My mother, an Alzheimer’s patient, has been at this facility for two years. Her experience has always been wonderful. She moved-in as an assisted living resident with a low level of care. Because WH offers five tiers of care, a person can truly age in place as a condition advances and the individual declines. Now, […]

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