Posts by: Dennis Del Rosario

November 7, 2017

Salute to Divas and Devos Show at The Fountains at Washington House

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VanHook productions presented a dazzling show featuring female and male impersonations of the world’s top musical legends such as Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, Beyoncé, Chaka Khan and Amy Winehouse. This production, which was recently featured at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, was presented to a standing room crowd at The Fountains […]

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October 30, 2017

November 2017 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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October 30, 2017

November 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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October 19, 2017

Experiencing Ethiopian Culture

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Residents in The Springs at The Fountains at Washington House were treated to a cultural experience led by Ethiopian associates. The room was scented with incense to set the mood for the event. Residents were entertained with traditional music and a dance performance. Staff wore beautiful Habesha dresses. Residents and guests were fascinated and engaged during the entire […]

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October 4, 2017

Exploring the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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Residents went out on a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and had an interesting experience learning about the history of the Capitol and viewing original documents, artifacts and videos in the Exhibition Archives. The United States Capitol Visitor Center is a large underground addition to the United States Capitol complex which serves […]

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September 26, 2017

October 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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September 26, 2017

October 2017 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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September 21, 2017

Country and Western Themed Social

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Vocalist and guitarist Stan Hamrick performed at The Fountains at Washington House for our recent Country and Western themed event. Acoustic guitarist Stan set the right tone during the social hour by playing songs from 1940 to 1970 plus a healthy dose of an upbeat Country & Western/Rockabilly songs from such artists as Hank Williams, […]

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September 13, 2017

Feeling the Caribbean at The Fountains at Washington House

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Residents and guests at The Fountains at Washington House were treated to another tropical experience during an afternoon of Mix & Mingle featuring The Oasis Island Sounds. The reggae beat and calypso music set the mood for everyone to get up and dance with each other while others enjoyed the steel pan sounds and the tropical drinks […]

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August 31, 2017

September 2017 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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August 23, 2017

Rooftop Eclipse Party

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It was a perfect sunny day in Alexandria, Virginia on the day of the much anticipated solar eclipse. Residents, associates and family members gathered together on The Fountains at Washington House Sky Deck to witness the historic solar eclipse. Polarized glasses were distributed and once we found the perfect viewing spot, we shared stories about […]

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August 8, 2017

Fall 2017 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 80 different classes with everything from Armchair Theater to Aromatherapy & Meditation to Beer Pairings to Filipino Cuisine and even Garden Club, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

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August 4, 2017

Washington House Divas Meet The Kennedy Center Divas

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Residents of The Fountains at Washington House were dolled up with feather boas to attend a drag salute to Divas and Devos at The Kennedy Center. This show celebrates diversity and individuality in hopes of inspiring people to embrace their differences. Everyone was stunned when the show started with the Diana Ross female impersonator Shi-Quetta […]

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August 4, 2017

Extraordinary Outing to Ocean City

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The residents of The Fountains at Washington House headed out to the beach to explore Ocean City, a resort town in the state of Maryland between the Atlantic Ocean and Isle of Wight Bay. It is a 3-hour drive from The Fountains at Washington House, but this didn’t discourage the residents from participating and enjoying the […]

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July 27, 2017

August 2017 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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July 27, 2017

August 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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July 25, 2017

Thrive Awards Ceremony

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Every year Watermark Retirement Communities recognizes associates for different leadership awards. This award program is designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence by recognizing our valuable associates for their outstanding leadership, attitude, achievement and contributions. Here at The Fountains at Washington House, we received many Thrive awards for our associates who exemplify the Watermark commitment to […]

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July 18, 2017

Summer BBQ’s are Back!

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Residents and associates at The Fountains at Washington House enjoyed their annual tradition of summer Friday BBQ’s on The Springs Patio. Great music and laughs were enjoyed throughout the day. Chef Darnell fired up the grill with hotdogs, sausages, ribs and chicken kabobs with the help of our dining services team. Other menu offerings during the BBQ were baked […]

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July 12, 2017

Fourth of July Celebration

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The Fountains at Washington House celebrated the 4th of July with a grand and glorious party in the Sky Room, with more than 80 residents, guests, and associates participating. Vocalist and guitarist Mr. Ernie Tolley started things off with a program of patriotic songs, including old standards like God Bless America, the songs of the […]

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June 23, 2017

July 2017 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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June 23, 2017

July 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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June 20, 2017

The Sounds of the Caribbean

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Residents and guests at The Fountains at Washington House were treated to another festive outdoor summer event that transported the community to a tropical frame of mind. This Caribbean themed event featured Michael George who is a one man steel drum band. The celebration was held outside to make it more of an Island experience […]

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June 13, 2017

Active Aging Through Fitness and More

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Residents at The Fountains at Washington House continue to be active and get fit by attending the adult health and development program by NOVA College Physical Therapy Department. The students come to The Fountains on Fridays during the school season and lead a group session or individualized fitness exercises. This intergenerational program began over 35 years […]

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June 6, 2017

Picnic at Fort Ward Historic Park

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The Springs residents and associates had a great time at Fort Ward Park during their annual picnic on a perfect day in June! Fort Ward Park is the home of the Fort Ward Museum and a 41.4 acre historic park located on the west end of Old Town Alexandria. The land was used as a […]

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May 31, 2017

June 2017 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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May 31, 2017

June 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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 activities calendar.

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May 24, 2017

Outdoor Luau and Fire Dance Celebration

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It was a perfect day for all of us here at The Fountains at Washington House to be outdoors and enjoying the weather during our annual Luau event with fire dancers featuring Paki Allen’s Polynesian Revue. Residents and associates wore their Hawaiian outfits including traditional Muumuu dresses. During social hour, delicious Mai Tai’s and other […]

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May 15, 2017

Mother’s Day Weekend at The Fountains

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The Fountains at Washington House celebrated Mother’s Day with two fun-filled days of events. At Saturday’s family day in The Springs, residents enjoyed a painting session with their loved ones followed by a wonderful lunch accompanied by pianist James West. On Mother’s Day, The Fountains team prepared a special brunch in the main dining room […]

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May 9, 2017

Celebrating 160 Years of Life

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Two wonderful residents at The Fountains at Washington House, Pat Dowd and Barbara Gallagher, hosted a well attended birthday bash inviting friends and family to celebrate their 80th year of life. They have been great friends for 60 years and moved to The Fountains in September of 2015. Pat Dowd was a court reporter for […]

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May 3, 2017

April in Paris Themed Event

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Residents at The Fountains at Washington House had a great time with their friends and family during our annual “April in Paris” event featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails, and beautiful French music by Chanteuse Adrienne Fortini, soprano and accordeoniste Paul Aebersold. The party continued in the main dining room with French cuisine especially prepared for the occasion by Chef […]

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April 25, 2017

May 2017 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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April 25, 2017

May 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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April 20, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

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The Fountains at Washington House honored their volunteers with a special luncheon prepared by Chef Darnell and Dining Services Director, Phyllis Koudelka. Instrumental music was provided by Peter Fields to set the mood for the event. After lunch, the Community Life staff recognized each volunteer and presented a token of appreciation for their generosity, understanding, empathy, compassion, […]

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April 18, 2017

Community Easter Egg Hunt

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Our annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Fountains at Washington House was a huge success! It was well attended by residents, family members and neighborhood kids on a beautiful Saturday morning. Everyone had so much fun trying to find the golden eggs to win our amazing gift baskets. Refreshments were offered to all after the egg hunt.

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April 14, 2017

Passover Seder

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Residents at The Fountains at Washington House celebrated a relaxed and enjoyable Pesach with their friends and family. It was highlighted with songs, prayers, and Passover questions led by Gideon Frishman who also beautifully explained the meaning of Passover. The Seder plate with symbolic foods were specially prepared by the dining room team.

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April 14, 2017

Summer 2017 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 80 different classes with everything from Acrylic Painting to Computers 101 to Line Dancing and even Taking a Selfie, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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April 3, 2017

Annual Spring Fashion Show

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The women of The Fountains at Washington House enhanced and solidified our Fashion Show tradition, which started in May of 2013. Each of them selected their outfits once again from the Taylor Marie’s Apparel. They chose warm-weather and warming-weather clothes that matched current weather and temperatures to come. Our models walked through an arch festooned with […]

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March 24, 2017

April 2017 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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March 24, 2017

April 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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March 21, 2017

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

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Our fun-filled themed event celebrating St. Patrick’s Day was a big hit with all the residents, staff and guests from Watermark China who joined us at The Fountains at Washington House. This is a two day celebration starting the day before St. Patrick’s Day with a strolling accordionist who played traditional Irish tunes during our social event to set the […]

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March 13, 2017

The Wabash College Men’s Glee Club Performs at The Fountains

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The residents at The Fountains at Washington House were wowed with great performance by the Wabash College Men’s Glee Club who are celebrating their 125th year. They rendered a varied program, including sacred selections, traditional men’s chorus numbers, as well as contemporary secular and popular songs. The concert ended with a beautiful rendition of “Happy Trails” […]

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March 7, 2017

Celebrating Wellness at The Fountains with Introduction to Qigong

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Residents at The Fountains didn’t want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn the Ancient Chinese Art of Vitality and Wellbeing known as Qigong. Master John Munro, from New Zealand, is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, martial arts expert and Qigong Teacher who made an appearance at The Fountains to introduce gentle exercises. Founder of Long […]

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March 2, 2017

Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

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Our annual Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” celebration at The Fountains at Washington House was another big hit to all our residents and guests. From the vibrant decoration, appetizing food to the lively Dixieland music provided by the finest musicians by Bill Mulligan’s Jazz Trio who were members of the Navy Band was just extraordinary. A few residents showed up […]

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February 28, 2017

March 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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February 28, 2017

March 2017 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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February 27, 2017

Celebrating “LOVE” at The Fountains

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Dozens of roses were donated by the Wish of a Lifetime Organization during Valentine’s Day. The roses were distributed by the cupid volunteers from St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Upper School Team to residents. The residents felt so much love and appreciation during this special day.

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February 2, 2017

The Fountains Congratulates Resident June Czekanski

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Congratulations to our resident June Czekanski for being featured as one of the 2017 Faces and Stories in VA Long Term Care Centers. A surprise celebration was held at The Fountains at Washington House Sky Room to honor Mrs. June Czekanski which was well attended by the residents, management and staff. June’s daughter, Bonnie Czekanski […]

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January 31, 2017

February 2017 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 activities calendar.

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January 31, 2017

February 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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January 30, 2017

Celebrating Chinese New Year

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The Fountains at Washington House kicked off their first successful event of the year celebrating the Chinese New Year with an outstanding performance by The Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington. The event started with a mix and mingle in the lobby with delicious Asian inspired hors d’oeuvres and a Chinese themed dinner especially prepared for […]

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January 19, 2017

Amelia Earhart: Dreams Take Flight Presentation

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A well attended Watermark class on Amelia Earhart was portrayed by Mary Ann Jung. The residents enjoyed the interactive presentation following Amelia Earhart’s amazing career in this energetic recounting of her life and achievements. Mary Ann Jung also included the fascinating personalities who were part of Ms. Earhart’s journey, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. About the teacher: […]

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January 12, 2017

Ringing in the New Year

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Residents at The Fountains at Washington House had a fantastic time celebrating the New Year during their annual New Year’s Eve Gala event in the Sky Room. Most of the residents dressed up and some wore sparkling outfits for the occasion. The 14 piece orchestra “Nitehawks” set the mood for the event and provided an array of […]

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January 4, 2017

MGM National Harbor Outing

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The residents enjoyed exploring the new MGM National Harbor Casino and checking out a variety of clothing stores. While walking around MGM, the residents were surprised to see the well known actress, Sarah Jessica Parker, by the window of her new store “SJP”. She was helping out customers and even taking selfies with them! They are looking forward to coming back and maybe trying […]

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January 3, 2017

January 2017 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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January 3, 2017

January 2017 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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January 3, 2017

Spring 2017 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 80 different classes with everything from Acrylic Painting to Computers 101 to Line Dancing and even Taking a Selfie, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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December 9, 2016

Associate Holiday Party

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A Winter Wonderland themed associate holiday party was well attended this year. The Sky Room was festively decorated, and delicious food was prepared by the dining room staff. We enjoyed holiday music and enjoyed gathering together to show our team spirit. Everyone was having a ball, from dancing to music provided by DJ Dave, to a fun chair dancing […]

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December 9, 2016

Fall Harvest Themed Event

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Our monthly themed events are always looked forward to by the residents. The Fall Harvest was yet another successful event! Delicious food and music provided by guitarist Peter Fields made for a wonderful evening together. From popular music to world music (which is one of the residents favorite), everyone had a great time.

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December 7, 2016

Celebration of Life Memorial Event

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Our second annual Celebration of Life Memorial Service at The Fountains at Washington House was meaningful and well attended by the residents and family members. This is to remember the residents from The Fountains who have passed and allow us to recall the wonderful memories we created with them. Inspiring music, a beautiful singing rendition of Pie Jesu and […]

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November 22, 2016

December 2016 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 22, 2016

December 2016 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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 activity calendar.

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November 22, 2016

Honoring our Veterans

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What a day! What a wonderful celebration it was honoring our Veterans. The program opened with everyone singing “The Star Spangled Banner.” A packed Sky Room then honored all of The Fountains at Washington House Veterans with photos of each shown on the big screen, with a bit of their military background. It was amazing to hear […]

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November 7, 2016

Oktoberfest Celebration

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The German themed event “Oktoberfest” has become an annual celebration here at The Fountains at Washington House. The residents, associates, 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 German hors d’oeuvres, a wide selection of German beers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages while […]

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November 4, 2016

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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The Fountains at Washington House started their very first “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” around the community parking lot to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. It was well participated by residents and associates from Town Center, The Inn and The Springs. Healthy refreshments were provided by the Dining Room, informative literature was distributed and a fun drawing was held after the […]

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November 4, 2016

Halloween Spooktacular Talent Show

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Our Halloween Spooktacular Talent Show was such a fun way to end the month of October at The Fountains at Washington House. Residents and associates wore their fun costumes and paraded during lunchtime to greet the residents. Then an afternoon of music and dancing was held in the Sky Room featuring the talents of residents and associates from singing to dancing. […]

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October 24, 2016

November 2016 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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October 24, 2016

November 2016 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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October 19, 2016

The Fountains Celebrates Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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The Jewish community at The Fountains at Washington House, under the direction of Gideon Frishman, prepared a program to include the non-Jewish residents in our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur celebration. Our dining room service provided a special meal during the event. Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Although the holiday includes […]

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October 17, 2016

Wine and Art on the Patio

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Residents enjoyed the beautiful weather outside on the patio while creating an artistic masterpiece. This marked the first “Wine and Art on the Patio” event here at The Fountains at Washington House. Materials and instruction were provided to residents who painted a summer sunflower on a pre-sketched canvas. Participants had a wonderful time painting, eating, […]

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October 10, 2016

Fall Artist Series Presents The United States Navy Band Chamber Players

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The Fountains at Washington House kicked off their Fall Artist Series with an extraordinary performance by The United States Navy Band Chamber Players. The concert opened with a piano and clarinet duo by Petty officer 1st Class Daniel Frazelle, clarinet and Ina Mirtcheva, piano with the music Fantasie pour clarinette et piano by Philipe Gaubert. Followed by a duet of two alto […]

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September 26, 2016

October 2016 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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September 26, 2016

October 2016 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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September 15, 2016

Country and Western Themed Event

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Vocalist and guitarist Ernie Tolley performed at The Fountains at Washington House for their Country/Western themed event playing songs from 1940-1970 plus a healthy dose of Country & Western/Rockabilly songs from such artists as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Carl Perkins and more. We celebrated Hot August with some Hot Country music. Residents enjoyed our cocktail […]

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September 15, 2016

Music of the 50s, 60s and 70s by the Rocking Chairs Band

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Residents enjoyed an afternoon of lively music performed by the Rocking Chairs Band. This 5-piece rock and country band show off their talents playing 50s, 60s and 70s music which was a big hit to everyone at The Fountains at Washington House.

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September 14, 2016

History Alive Show Presents Julia Child “Queen of Cuisine”

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An afternoon of fun and learning presented by Mary Ann Jung portraying Julia Child in “Queen of Cuisine.” The show was enjoyable and the residents were all having a great time learning more about Julia’s life. The program highlights Julia’s early search to find her life’s calling. It provides fascinating insight into her struggles at Le Cordon […]

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August 24, 2016

September 2016 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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August 23, 2016

Fall 2016 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 90 different classes with everything from Dance Aerobics to Aromatherapy & Meditation to Filipino Cuisine to History Talks and even Gardening Club, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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August 18, 2016

Americana Themed Event

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The Fountains at Washington House celebrated its monthly themed event “America The Great.” Residents and family members had a great time during the event social hour with live music featuring Stan Hamrick. Live music makes every event better! Stan has delighted many audiences with his blend of the best vintage and classic music from many […]

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August 1, 2016

Burke Acoustic Music Society Performance

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The Fountains at Washington House Summer Concert series continues with The Burke Acoustic Music Society. This is a group of friends and coworkers from Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia. They play a wide range of music, including folk, bluegrass, country, classic rock, old-timey jazz, and of course gospel and sacred music. They also write some of […]

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July 26, 2016

August 2016 Activities Calendar for The Springs

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July 26, 2016

August 2016 Activities Calendar for 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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July 22, 2016

Summer Cocktail Class

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Our amazing Dining Service Director, Phyllis Koudelka, led a Watermark University class on Summer Cocktail Recipes. They included refreshing fruit juices blended with your choice of vodka, rum, bourbon or tequila and crushed ice, garnished with fresh pineapples and berries. Phyllis demonstrated how to make a Watermelon Margarita, Mai-Tai, Summer Wine Cooler and Apple Bourbon Creamsicle. The Residents got […]

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July 12, 2016

Caribbean Celebration

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The Fountains at Washington House created an extraordinary party for residents to attend. This Caribbean themed event included delicious appetizers and tropical Piña Coladas. During the social event, residents were entertained by Michel George, a one man steel band. Michael George was born in Trinidad, West Indies. He started music at an early age and has […]

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July 1, 2016

Outing to Historic St. Michaels

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The residents at The Fountains at Washington House enjoyed a wonderful day trip to this quaint St. Michael’s Bay area in Maryland. When we arrived, everyone boarded the Town Dock Cruises for a narrated boat tour of St. Michaels which is a perfect itinerary for a beautiful day. Then it was followed by a delicious lunch at Town Dock Waterfront […]

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June 24, 2016

July 2016 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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June 24, 2016

July 2016 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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June 13, 2016

Johnson County High School Musical Show

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The Vocal Intensity singers from Johnson County Middle School in Tennessee surprised our residents at The Fountains at Washington House with their song and dance performance of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and Patriotic music. This group was accompanied by their family members and teachers who helped out with setting up a few props to enhance […]

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June 2, 2016

Outdoor Luau and Fire Dance Celebration

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It was a great day for all of us here at The Fountains at Washington House. We celebrated with our Annual Luau, 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 Hawaiian themed […]

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May 25, 2016

June 2016 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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May 25, 2016

June 2016 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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May 20, 2016

The Kennedy Center Performing Arts Concert Outing

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Residents from The Fountains at Washington House were delighted to attend a concert at The Kennedy Center to hear a delightful choral performance by The Washington Chorus and Washington Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls. It was an evening filled with glorious gems of the French repertoire, including “At the Lighting of the Lamps,” written by The Washington Chorus director Julian Wachner […]

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May 19, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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Our residents and guests enjoyed our Cinco de Mayo celebration that included Mariachi and Latin music by local guitarist Peter Fields to set the mood for the festivities. Then the residents were treated to a delicious Mexican themed dinner prepared by Chef Darnell.

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May 2, 2016

Celebrating the Cherry Blossom Season with the Toho Koto Society Ensemble

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Residents from The Fountains at Washington House were mesmerized by the soothing and relaxing music during the performance of The Washington Toho Koto Society Ensemble. Koto is a thirteen-string zither, producing an evocative sound recognized in Japanese surveys as the most distinctively Japanese voice in Japan’s spectrum of musical instruments. The six-foot long zither is made of paulownia wood […]

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April 26, 2016

May 2016 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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April 26, 2016

May 2016 Activities Calendar for Town Center and 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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April 15, 2016

Summer 2016 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 85 different classes with everything from Acrylic Painting to Computers 101 to Line Dancing and even Taking a Selfie, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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April 14, 2016

Watermark University Class: Oh, the daring of Cleopatra!

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We enjoyed another successful Watermark University class to learn all about Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Martina Mathisen gave an outstanding performance in full costume. Cleopatra “herself” shared her astounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile during the presentation. Martina Mathisen is a professional Historical Reenactor and she began Edu-tainment Living History in 2013 […]

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April 4, 2016

Showcasing the Talents of Ms. Virginia Senior America Cameo Jewels

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Ms. Virginia Senior America Cameo Jewels showed off their unique and extraordinary talents at The Fountains at Washington House. These women prove that personality, beauty and talent are lifelong attributes. Ms. Senior America is a non-profit organization that prides itself on enhancing and empowering women who have reached the ‘Age of Elegance’ 60 years and better.

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