Posts by: Amy Lampert

September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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August 8, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Recommend to Family and Friends

The Fountains at Washington House was willing to work with me on the pricing for my mother as she would only be there 4 days instead of the required 2 weeks. They met all of my mom’s needs and the staff bent over backwards for her, they did try to encourage her to join in […]

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May 11, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Environment that embraces individuality.

The reason I scored a 4 is there is always room for improvement. It’s a beautiful place. The food is very good and I have tried it several times. Everything has been handled very well. The staff is very accessible. They are very caring people. They have the aptitude to handle concerns. They are willing […]

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April 4, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – A Perfect Community for my Mom’s Care Needs

[Removed] was easy to talk to and was extremely in tune to the needs of those aging. My situation did not seem unique to her which added a level of comfort unmatched by anyone else I’ve spoken with as I’m making decisions about my mom’s care. This was my clear choice for a provider when […]

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December 6, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – Friendly, Helpful, Attentive Staff

So far everything is working out pretty well for my mother since her move to this community. She is doing well, and I’am satisfied. They have a friendly staff, and they have also been helpful and attentive. They do a good job with the cleanliness of the community, everything is well maintained. So far it […]

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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

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October 3, 2016

Caring.com Review – Vegetarian Options Available

The Fountains at Washington House is a lovely and very vibrant community. The salesperson was very good and took the time to answer questions and concerns. I had a meal, and the food was good. The chef explained to us the vegetarian options available. The rooms were nice and spacious. It didn’t have too much […]

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September 30, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – Great Care and Services

Everything has been going good for my loved one. The staff are all being very attentive and communicate well with the family. My loved one is getting all of his care needs met. The meals and the activities have also been good as well. I would recommend this community. The care is great and the […]

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July 6, 2016

Facebook Review – The staff are friendly and caring.

My parents have been residents at the Fountains since December 2013. We are all very happy with the decision for them to move here from Bethany Beach, Delaware. EVERYTHING is taken care of for them, and if it isn’t, all we need to do is ask. The staff are friendly and caring. They all know […]

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January 12, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – My mother-in-law loves the activities.

My mother in law lives in independent living. She loves the activities there. She has participated in discussion groups and also the New Year’s Eve gathering. We’re really pleased with the facility. We didn’t know she would get involved with the residents or the staff there.

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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October 15, 2015

SeniorAdvisor Review – Content in large, three-bedroom apartment.

We have a lovely, large, three-bedroom apartment and are most happy with it. The support staff has been most helpful with some of our move-in needs like reconnecting stereo speakers and quickly replacing a beeping fire alarm battery. People have been very friendly and inviting. All in all it has been a very good move […]

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August 24, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 95 different classes with everything from Computers 101 to Garden Club to Line Dancing and even Wine Pairing, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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August 4, 2015

Resident John Wenderoth’s Fulfilling Move to The Fountains

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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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July 2, 2015

Resident Priscilla Lotsberg is Loving her Active Lifestyle at The Fountains

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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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April 29, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 75 different classes with everything from Aromatherapy & Natural Remedies to Calligraphy to Drum Circle and even Filipino Cuisine, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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March 27, 2015

Caring.com 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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February 3, 2015

Resident Frank Regan’s Satisfying Move to The Fountains

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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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January 14, 2015

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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December 29, 2014

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 60 different classes with everything from Acrylic Painting to Chair Yoga to Computers 101 and even Garden Club. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a […]

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November 28, 2014

December Activities Calendar for The Town Center & The Inn

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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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November 28, 2014

December Activities Calendar for The Springs

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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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November 5, 2014

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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October 16, 2014

Carmen Callen talks about her decision to move to a retirement community.

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“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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September 29, 2014

October Activities Calendar for The Springs is here!

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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. » Check out The Springs Activities Calendar.

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September 29, 2014

Music of Our Lives – Opera

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Washington House is continuing our Music of Our Lives theme and October is Opera. It is a type of musical theater in which the singers express the dialogue and drama of a play or story completely through song. Operas are composed and performed throughout the world in many different languages: English, Italian, French, German and Russian […]

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August 26, 2014

Fall 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 60 different classes with everything from Acrylic Painting to Computers 101 to Line Dancing and even Taking a Selfie. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a […]

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June 4, 2014

Caring.com 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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June 4, 2014

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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May 30, 2014

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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May 30, 2014

The Fountains at Washington House: A Learning Community

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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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May 30, 2014

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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May 30, 2014

The Fountains at Washington House Receives 2014 Best of Alexandria Award

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The below press release is featured on alexandria.recognitionawarding.com, awarded in April, 2014. Click here for the original press release published.   The Fountains at Washington House Receives 2014 Best of Alexandria Award Alexandria Award Program Honors the Achievement ALEXANDRIA April 23, 2014 — The Fountains at Washington House has been selected for the 2014 Best of Alexandria […]

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May 30, 2014

Friends, Now Neighbors

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The below article is featured in the Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook, Issue – May, 2014. Click here for the original article published in the Guide to Retirement Living. Friends and Neighbors By Christy Brudin Good friends and great neighbors are always there to lend a hand. That’s exactly what Carmen Callan was doing—helping a […]

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May 30, 2014

Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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

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May 13, 2014

Google+ Review – A GREAT place, and the cost is the best in the region.

I know the place only from the perspective of a resident who doesn’t need much help and is in Independent Living. What I value is the very nice life you can live here: the good food, the classes/courses, the high standard of art training and actually very good painting done by residents that other residents […]

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May 13, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Maintenance requests handled in minutes.

This review is only for the Independent Living side. The care services are well within expectations, and the staff is all very friendly. I would rate the food as a 4, because it could be a little better. Sometimes, it is not prepared properly. Also, breakfast is included in the rent, but the breakfast options […]

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May 13, 2014

Yelp Review – Pleasant and well-run.

I’m truly stunned by all the negative reviews that came after my own, original comments.  I’m also cynical, thinking that one or more of the comments might have been written by a competitor’s employees.   (How unusual that 2 scathingly negative reviews were posted on the same day.  I believe it’s called “Astroturfing.”) My mother has […]

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May 13, 2014

Caring.com Review – Management and staff do a marvelous job.

My 92-year-old mother has been an independent living resident at TF@WH since early 2010. The management and staff do a marvelous job of seeing to the interests, entertainment and needs of their residents. Every facility of this nature goes thru changes, but at TF@WH, all of those have been very positive. My mother’s very hard […]

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May 13, 2014

Caring.com Review – The Ritz of the assisted living facilities.

This is the Ritz of the assisted living facilities. They provide excellent service and the employees are very kind. They have all kinds of doctors over there which are specialists in their fields. You feel as if you have entered the Buckingham Palace once you have entered the facility. A simple one bedroom apartment feels […]

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