We all remember show and tell from our school years. We would bring a pet or something along those lines. Today we experienced Show and Tell and you wouldn't believe what some residents shared with us. Loretta brought a bible from 1871 that was her grandfather's, Nancy had dolls that she makes to comfort children and Evelyn […]
Category: Life at Legacy at Parklands
In the first of our 2 part series for one of our Watermark courses, the residents learned to glass etch on wine bottles. So many beautiful designs on a wide array of different colored bottles. We had everything from flowers and hearts, to bird houses and bubble bees. In part 2, we turned these projects […]
We're eager to welcome Spring and the wonderful opportunities it can bring to connect, learn and engage. Whether you plan to learn something new, renew your outdoor walking routine, flex your green thumb or meet a new friend, the return of Spring offers the perfect chance to get a fresh start. Here are some ideas […]
We celebrated Mardi Gras in many ways. We learned of its history (which most of us were unaware of) and some of us made our our masks with the Christian Heritage group. Then we celebrated Mardi Gras at our Happy Hour. Oh the fun we had!
On Fat Tuesday, we learned a lot about the King Cake's origin and history. We also talked about New Orleans and Mardi Gras. We tried King Cake for the first time and Neva Donnell found the baby in her piece. She was so excited to learn about the good luck she receives in finding it. […]
Who doesn't love Valentine's Day? Early in the morning one of our residents, Sharon, was hard at work in our Cafe lovingly baking cookies for our Happy Hour. They went so fast that we never got a picture of those beautifully made hearts. Later we all got together and sang quite a few romantic songs […]
People get a seat early every time Jim Morgan, our Maintenance Director, is on the schedule. With his quick wit, fun facts about music and his talent, how could you not? Today he explained some of the differences between a piano, an organ and an electric keyboard. Everyone had a great time and learned something new.
We got so much snow this last weekend, and the temperature was at -25 degrees with the wind chill. So what better way to get warm and have a good time than to sip on one of our famous hot toddies! Residents enjoyed a selection of hot beverages including tea, coffee and cocoa with a shot of […]
Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]
Once a year we get the pleasure of having the man himself, Santa Claus, come for a visit. We know it's his busy season, so our community is especially grateful. Everyone whispered their special Christmas wish to him and then enjoyed some sweets and hot chocolate. Santa said he is still watching to make sure we are being […]