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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Our fun-filled themed event celebrating St. Patrick’s Day was a big hit with all the residents, staff and family members who joined us at The Fountains at Washington House. A performance by The Wild Irish Roses featuring Kaitlyn and Jessica Likas (dueling sisters) set the mood for the event with their jam-packed routine full of everything from dancing […]
Another well attended lecture on “1950’s Fashion” was presented by Winoka Clements, Health Care Administrator at The Fountains at Washington House. An interactive lecture discussion with a slideshow of men and women’s fashion during the 1950s. Winoka also made her own poodle skirt and wore it during the event. Residents and guests were offered root beer floats […]
Concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi wowed the residents at The Fountains at Washington House with his passionate artistry and amazing technique during his concert. Mr. Pandolfi gave a brief history of the composer and the music before playing each piece which the residents appreciated. He performed Chopin Etude Op.10 No.8 (Sunshine), Music of Franz Liszt, Sergei […]
A well attended lecture on Mark Twain “An American Story” was performed by Dwane Starlin. Originally from Colorado, Dwane has lived in the DC area for 30 years. He is an actor-performer who specializes in historical characterizations as well as a professional, licensed tour guide. In this class, residents at The Fountains at Washington House learned about […]
The Fountains at Washington House presented two talented musicians – David Pedrazza, viola and Anna Nizhegorodtseva, piano during their Sunday Musicale event. Mr. Pedrazza gave a brief introduction of the music and the composer which makes the concert more meaningful to the residents. David Pedrazza is a well accomplished violist who is currently a part […]
The talented piano students of Carol Sikkelee presented a wonderful recital at The Fountains at Washington House which surprised both the residents and family members with their amazing talent. They performed a variety of music by Bach, Mozart, Schumann to Gershwin.
Residents at The Fountains at Washington House were entertained by the talented Davis Bradley Duo with popular and original compositions. Kathy Davis & Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo has drawn from their individual bluegrass, […]
The Fountains at Washington House Artist Series presented two amazing performances featuring the talented “Singing Eagles” from John Adams Elementary and the String Trio from the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) featuring a violin, viola and cello. Singing Eagles performed their winter music selection then ASO String Trio ended with popular classical holiday music from Handel to Bach […]
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 […]
An exceptional concert performance by a well known mezzo-soprano Krista Clouse and baritone Larry Clouse singing all the famous arias from popular Operas to Broadway hits.This dynamic musical couple have many national and international performances and awards crediting their efforts and experience in music competitions, performances and education. Krista Clouse, is a Brazilian-American lyric soprano […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Our residents were entertained by lively music presented by Michael George – The one man steel band featuring many genres of music from Caribbean classics to contemporary hits. Trinidad native Michael George blends the sounds of the steel pan, harmonica, cymbal, maracas, cowbell and drums to create a unique sound. His one man act is an […]
A lively musical program was presented to our residents at The Fountains at Washington House featuring Mariachi Los Amigos. Five talented musicians performed many well known Mariachi songs including Cielito Lindo and Besame Mucho. The group leader, Daniel gave a brief explanation of each song and the history of Mariachi Music. Mariachi Los Amigos was founded in 1979 […]
An extraordinary classical concert presented by Jason Solounias/piano, Karen Lau/cello and Jonathan Goren/violin who are all Doctoral candidates at Catholic University. This is their debut season performing masterworks by Haydn & Mendelssohn. Residents and guests at The Fountains at Washington House were truly amazed by their performance and can’t wait to have them back as part of their artist series.
An evening of great music presented by a 40 piece concert band from Falls Church Virginia led by Robert Little and Davryd Breeskin. Enthusiastic residents at The Fountains at Washington House filled the Sky Room to be entertained. A rousing rendition of our beautiful “Star Spangled Banner,” started the program, followed with Marches and Showtunes […]