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 suites, 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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Halloween Spooktacular Event

Our Halloween Spooktacular was such a fun way to end the month of October at The Fountains at Washington House. Residents and Staff wore their spooktacular costumes and paraded during lunchtime to greet the residents. Then an afternoon of music and dance was held in the Sky Room featuring the Moonlight Cabaret singers, Chris Ryan and Jerry Katz. […]

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A Night at The Opera – Music of Our Lives Event

The residents at The Fountains at Washington House were treated to an outstanding performance by Krista McClellan Clouse. Krista is a Brazilian-American lyric soprano from Washington, D.C. She has performed leading roles including Dido (Dido & Aenas); Donna Anna (Don Giovanni); Lucy (The Telephone) and Giuletta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann). She performed a variety of beloved […]

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Oktoberfest Celebration at Washington House

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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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 – 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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Yelp Review – Washington House was a stroke of good luck.

If you ever face the agonizing challenge of placing a parent, or other loved one, in an age-in-place facility, please consider the Fountains at Washington House. Mom had been in several facilities before a stroke of good luck landed her at Washington House.  Her previous “homes” were horror stories beyond belief; WH is a caring, […]

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