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 Presents: Fashion Through the Ages – 1930’s

A well attended lecture on “1930’s Fashion” was presented by Winoka Clements, Human Resource Director at The Fountains at Washington House. Before the presentation, residents were offered a mimosa, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages by our Dining Services Director, Phyllis Koudelka to set the mood for our fashion lecture. Our speaker started with a question, “What is fashion?” Followed […]

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September 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 the activity calendar.

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September 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 activity 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

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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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Movie Matinee at Loews AMC Theaters

The Fountains at Washington House movie buffs: Mickey Moore, Ethel Corrigan, Ellye Polinsky and Jeanne Graef went out to see the movie “Testament of Youth” at Loews AMC theaters in Shirlington.Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become […]

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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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“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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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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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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