Category: On Aging

January 14, 2019

Cheers to 100 Years, Pearl!

36,525 days; 876,000 hours; 52,596,000; 100 years; One amazing lifetime of stories to tell! Today, Pearl celebrated her 100th Birthday, orchestrated by her lovely daughter, Deborah, surrounded by her family & friends. Her one wish was to wear her tiara and stroll around the community, and that's just what her daughter did! With champagne in […]

January 14, 2019

Painting by St. Pete Artist, 97, Featured in Award-Winning Calendar

Stella Szemela made news again! This past week, Stella was interviewed for the Fox News segment, What's Right with Tampa Bay. Stella recently received the news that she has been featured in two national publications as her oil painting, titled “Magnolias,” that received recognition in the 2018 Expressions Calendar for the month of February, was […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

October 16, 2018

ASHA Showcases Watermark Artists in State of Seniors Housing Annual Report

Look familiar? The cover of ASHA’s newly released State of Seniors Housing Report features “Magnolias,” a beautiful oil painting by Stella Szemela, resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. You may remember seeing it as February’s featured artwork in Expressions 2018. And that’s not all. Inside the report, you will see art by other […]

October 15, 2018

Boca Goes Green for the Cure in 2018’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s

According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia, and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases and is not, in fact, considered a normal part of aging. It currently affects millions, including over 200,000 people under the age of 65 years old. The Fountains of Boca Ciega […]

April 30, 2018

U.S. Navy Veteran of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay Takes Honor Flight

Channel 8 News recently published a video feature of veterans in Clearwater Florida taking an honor flight to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 24th 2018. To view the segment please click here. Nearly 80 passengers boarded a plane in Clearwater, Florida last Tuesday, and they all had one thing in common – their service to […]

March 6, 2018

Veterans Initiative: Flea Market Sale for Veteran Based Organizations

The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay's Veterans are currently supporting two local initiatives; Wreathes Across America and the Wounded Warrior Project. Our Veterans put a request out to the community for good condition items to be donated in order to sell at their Veterans' Flea Market Sale in the Lobby this past February. The residents […]

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

November 11, 2016

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

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 […]

March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

August 26, 2015

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraisers

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Residents of The Gardens have been leaders in helping to raise money to support this important cause. Tashaye Johnson, Activities Assistant for The Gardens, has organized successful events that have contributed over $400 […]

June 25, 2015

Health and Fun Fair

Our health and fun fair is underway! With a variety of vendors that cater to health and wellness, our residents have a chance to ask questions, browse or shop. It's an environment of education, relaxation and fun! Some of our vendors include Walgreens, Mary Kay, Bayada Home Care, CVS, Mountcastle Vein Center and more.

June 23, 2014

Hula for Good Health

Here at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, we live by the principle of “never take yourself too seriously” and we surely live up to that every day; Not only is that just because we enjoy having a good time and letting loose, but studies show that increased social interaction in seniors actually promotes overall […]

May 20, 2014

Your Epidermis is Showing

Averaging eight pounds and 22 square feet per person, skin is your body’s largest organ! It pays to take good care of it. Half of people over 65 get skin cancer and over a million new cases occur every year. Don’t become one of the million – be proactive today. Summer Tips for Healthy Skin: […]