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September 13, 2017

Feeling the Caribbean at The Fountains at Washington House

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 […]

August 4, 2017

Washington House Divas Meet The Kennedy Center Divas

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 […]

June 20, 2017

The Sounds of the Caribbean

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 […]

May 3, 2017

April in Paris Themed Event

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 […]

April 20, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

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, […]

April 14, 2017

Passover Seder

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.

April 3, 2017

Annual Spring Fashion Show

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 […]

March 21, 2017

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

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 […]

March 13, 2017

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

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” […]

March 7, 2017

Celebrating Wellness at The Fountains with Introduction to Qigong

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 […]

March 2, 2017

Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

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 […]

January 30, 2017

Celebrating Chinese New Year

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 […]

December 9, 2016

Associate Holiday Party

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 […]

December 9, 2016

Fall Harvest Themed Event

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.

November 22, 2016

Honoring our Veterans

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 […]

November 7, 2016

Oktoberfest Celebration

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 […]

November 4, 2016

Halloween Spooktacular Talent Show

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. […]

October 10, 2016

Fall Artist Series Presents The United States Navy Band Chamber Players

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 […]

September 15, 2016

Country and Western Themed Event

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 […]

September 14, 2016

History Alive Show Presents Julia Child “Queen of Cuisine”

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 […]

August 18, 2016

Americana Themed Event

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 […]

August 1, 2016

Burke Acoustic Music Society Performance

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 […]

July 12, 2016

Caribbean Celebration

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 […]

June 2, 2016

Outdoor Luau and Fire Dance Celebration

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 […]

May 2, 2016

Celebrating the Cherry Blossom Season with the Toho Koto Society Ensemble

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 […]

April 14, 2016

Watermark University Class: Oh, the daring of Cleopatra!

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 […]

April 4, 2016

Showcasing the Talents of Ms. Virginia Senior America Cameo Jewels

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.

March 18, 2016

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

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 […]

March 16, 2016

Watermark University Class “Fashion Through the Ages – 1950’s”

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 […]

March 8, 2016

Dwane Starlin as Mark Twain Visits The Fountains at Washington House

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 […]

February 18, 2016

Words and Music by Violist David Pedrazza

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 […]

December 29, 2015

Alexandria Symphony String Trio and Singing Eagles Children’s Choir

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 […]

November 30, 2015

Some Enchanted Evening: Opera Meets Broadway

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 […]

July 14, 2015

“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 […]

June 9, 2015

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 […]

June 3, 2015

Calypso Music Serenades Residents during our Mix & Mingle

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 […]

May 26, 2015

Mariachi Musical Event

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 […]

March 16, 2015

Washington House Artist Series Concert

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.

March 12, 2015

Falls Church Concert Band

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 […]