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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Watermark University: Summer Cocktails

Our amazing Dining Service Director, Phyllis Koudelka led a Watermark University class on Summer Cocktails. Phyllis demonstrated four summer cocktail recipes: Cucumber Ginger Fizzes, Chardonnay Wine Punch, Watermelon Parsley Margaritas and The Kentucky Devil. The residents truly enjoyed the presentation and were given a copy of the cocktail recipes. What a great way to celebrate summer at The Fountains […]

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A Day in the Life at The Fountains at Washington House!

Have you ever wondered what it would really be like to live at The Fountains at Washington House? Come and join us on our everyday adventures – ranging from stimulation of the mind with our Community Life associates, to keeping you active with one of our many fitness classes, and a wonderful meal at our Cherry […]

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Annual Luau Themed Event

A great day for all of us here at The Fountains at Washington House celebrating our annual Luau themed event featuring Paki Allen’s Polynesian Revue with fire dancing. Residents and associates wore their Hawaiian outfits including traditional Muumuu dresses. During social hour, delicious Mai Tai’s and other beverages were offered to go with the Luau […]

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Resident Voices


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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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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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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Movie Outing in Shirlington

A great afternoon trip with the residents at Shirlington movie theaters to see a light romantic comedy film “I’ll See You in my Dreams” starring Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott and more. Blythe Danner stars as a widow who’s settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a […]

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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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Young Artist Concert

A very talented young flutist, Madeline Caceres, amazed our residents at The Fountains at Washington House with her classical recital. Madeline is a high school senior who started playing the flute in 2007. She is the principal flutist in the Robinson Symphonic Band, the Robinson Philharmonic Orchestra, and Northern Virginia Youth Winds. Madeline is a […]

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Move and Groove Program in The Springs

Our residents in The Springs enjoyed a fun program that inspired movement, creativity and laughter to the music of Chicken Dance led by our energetic and dedicated Community Life Associate, Maricel Obanil.

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Calypso Music Serenades Residents during our Mix & Mingle

Our residents were entertained by lively music presented by Michael George – The one man steel band featuring many genres of music from Caribbean classics to contemporary hits. Trinidad native Michael George blends the sounds of the steel pan, harmonica, cymbal, maracas, cowbell and drums to create a unique sound. His one man act is an […]

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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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