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

A Tree is Planted

Our beloved residents roots have been planted in front of The Fountains at Washington House in memory of Marjorie and Peter Smolka. We thanked the family members of Marjorie and Peter Smolka for donating a cloud nine dogwood tree with the help of James Powell who is an arborist in Alexandria, Virginia. We will keep […]

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October Activities Calendar for Town Center and The Inn

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 activities calendar.

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October Activities Calendar for The Springs

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 activities calendar.

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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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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

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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Maryland Live Casino and Arundel Mills Outlet Mall

The residents enjoyed a day trip to the casino and outlet mall. First stop was the casino to try their luck at the slot machines. Then a quick lunch at the mall’s food court followed by shopping at Arundel Mills outlet mall.

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

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Summer Concert Series: Summer Samba

Residents at The Fountains at Washington House enjoyed an afternoon of Jazz music during Mix & Mingle featuring Christiana Drapkin’s Jazz Trio with Robert Redd on piano and Tommy Cecil on bass, performing Jazz standards. Jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin has been performing in New York and on the East Coast for over twenty years. She […]

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“Scandals in the City” by Elaine Flynn as Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Watermark University continues at The Fountains at Washington House with an interesting presentation by Elaine Flynn as Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Elaine portrays Alice, Theodore Roosevelt’s eldest daughter and the first celebrity (1884-1980). Elaine brings Alice to life as she presents Scandals in the City. The residents enjoyed an afternoon of scandals of yesteryear and a few residents […]

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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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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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