Posts by: Amy Lampert

October 10, 2017

Resident Artist, Bea Finger, Joins 31st Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition

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For the second year in a row, resident Bea Finger has been invited to hang her paintings at the Emeryville Art Exhibition. 99 years young and still loving art, Bea was proud to display three works for the art exhibition which is running through October 29th at the EmeryTech building. To read the article published on […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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September 1, 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 40 different classes with everything from Spanish for Beginners to Music Appreciation to Halloween Treats to Opera Appreciation and even Poetry and Literature, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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August 28, 2017

Thrive Dining™ Featured in Edible East Bay

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Bayside Park received wonderful coverage for its Thrive Dining™ program in Edible East Bay. To read the full article published on August 16th, 2017, please click here. Curious about Thrive Dining™? Please join us for a Thrive Dining™ Lunch Tasting and Chef Demonstration. To inquire about additional tasting days and times, please call 1-510-500-9312.  

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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May 9, 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 40 different classes with everything from Spanish for Beginners to Making Falafel to Hollywood Musicals to Opera Appreciation and even Science Times Discussion, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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January 20, 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 50 different classes with everything from Seasonal Beer Tasting to What is a Beignet? to Lost Worlds of South America to Opera Appreciation and even Comedy and Laughter, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]

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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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November 11, 2016

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

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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 […]

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October 5, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – I would absolutely recommend this community.

The staff is good at keeping me involved and informed about my loved one. My loved one says that the food is great and they have a variety to choose from. The community offers a lot of activities, well I like to call them field trips. I would absolutely recommend this community to any of […]

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September 14, 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. With 40 different classes with everything from Seasonal Beer Tasting to Bayside Brownie Recipe Demo to Indian Spiced Tea to Opera Appreciation and even Signs of the Zodiac, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

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September 6, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – Loving Care

This is a great community with great care. The staff is always helpful and friendly. The activities are helping her to stay busy and active. The food is good and she is happy with the variety of different meals. The community is always clean and her room is very well taken care of. For those […]

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July 1, 2016

Thrive Dining™ Demonstration A Success

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Chef Aviad Leizer, spoke with attendees about Bayside Park’s all new Thrive Dining™ program. He discussed this innovative dining experience and how Bayside Park is using this to enhance the lives of our residents. At the beginning of the event, the staff removed all of the utensils from the tables, and told the crowd this is “hands […]

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May 23, 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 40 different classes with everything from California History to Poetry Club to Sound, Movement and Yoga and even Photo Sharing, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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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 […]

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January 26, 2016

Spring 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 50 different classes with everything from Seasonal Beer Tasting to Opera Appreciation to Sound, Movement and Yoga and even Juicing For Health, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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September 17, 2015

Fall 2015 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 almost 50 different classes with everything from Meditation to Poetry Club to Wine & Cheese Pairing and even Cookie Decorating, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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May 7, 2015

Summer 2015 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 almost 60 different classes with everything from Meditation to Broadway Musicals to Ethnic Cuisines and even Art Appreciation, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our […]

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March 27, 2015

Watermark University – Our Life Enrichment Program

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Steve Moran, author for the Senior Housing Forum, had some wonderful things to say about Watermark’s life enrichment program, Watermark University. He says, “This is a philosophy I embrace 100% and I believe will attract younger residents and extend longevity.” Through Watermark University, residents have unlimited access to all of our mind and body fitness classes just steps from their […]

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February 24, 2015

A Magical Community

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Bayside Park was so thrilled to have had Steve Moran come for a visit yesterday to see all of the exciting things we have to offer on a daily basis. Our residents truly are what make our community special and magical. The following article was written by Steve Moran and published on www.seniorhousingforum.net on Monday, February 23rd, […]

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February 13, 2015

A Warm Welcome to Rob Shapera and Karen Delucchi

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The Mental Health Team at Bayside Park is pleased to introduce two new Marriage and Family Therapist Interns, Rob Shapera and Karen Delucchi. Rob completed his Master’s degree at JKF University and takes a holistic approach in his work as a therapist. One of his primary interests is eco-therapy. He also does therapeutic bodywork, specializing […]

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February 13, 2015

CDP Training

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Watermark has again showed it’s commitment to excellence by bringing Certified Dementia Practioner Training to Bayside Park. The CDP Training is nationally accredited & available to all Health Care employees, front line staff & first responders. This 8-hour “live” training is extensive and the impact that it has on our associates to provide compassionate care […]

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January 23, 2015

Spring 2015 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. Currently with more than 15 different classes (and more to come) with everything from Underwater Adventures to Brain Calisthenics to Photography Club and even Meditation. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having […]

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January 12, 2015

Yelp Review – I recommend Bayside wholeheartedly.

Jeannie, Kathleen, Daphne, and the nursing staff did a terrific job making me comfortable as caretaker and my brother as patient in time of great stress, making something difficult a little bit easier and very appreciated. I recommend Bayside wholeheartedly.

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August 26, 2014

Activities, Activities, Activities – September Activity Calendars are here!

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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 that we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Check out the below Activity Calendars. Main Floor Activities Calendar 2nd & 3rd Floor Activities Calendar  

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July 7, 2014

Activities, Activities, Activities – August Activity Calendars are here!

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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 that we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. Check out the below Activity Calendars. Main Floor Activities Calendar 2nd Floor Activities Calendar 3rd Floor Activities Calendar  

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June 25, 2014

Senior Care: The Mind-Body Connection and How It Can Help Healing

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Improving the mind-body connection can greatly benefit emotional and physical health, which is why it’s a vital component of senior care. Mindful exercise helps seniors build the skills to live healthier lives and to self-soothe with meditation and enhanced body awareness. What exactly is the mind-body connection? Research shows that a physical experience can have […]

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June 25, 2014

The Latest Style and Design Trends in Senior Housing

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The landscape of senior housing is changing rapidly, as baby boomers enter retirement in growing numbers. But luckily, even as the need for senior housing increases, the latest style and design trends are moving in the direction of flexibility, community, connection, and discretion. Flexible Design   The best senior housing offers options, options, and more […]

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June 25, 2014

Yelp Review – Very committed to helping my uncle transition.

It has been a long, difficult and challenging road to Bayside Park for my 85-year-old uncle who has advanced dementia, but it is the best place for him, without question.  We are so relieved, grateful and thankful to the people at Bayside Park for sticking with our family through considerable turbulence and adjustment with my […]

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June 25, 2014

Why Attitudes About “The Conversation” Are Shifting

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By Paula Hertel, Executive Operations Officer, Bayside Park There seems to be a cultural shift that is encouraging people to have “The Conversation”—the one in which they discuss a looming conflict or life crisis with loved ones—earlier on. For many individuals, that conversation is prompted by chronic illness, sudden diagnosis of dementia, or changes in […]

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June 25, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Sophisticated and caring atmosphere.

First off, I have the utmost confidence in the skill and compassion of everyone that I’ve worked with at Bayside, from the Front Desk to the Director. It would make for a long review because I can think of almost two dozen individuals, in just the first week, all of whom have been great at […]

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June 25, 2014

Leap Reflection: Woman Power

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By Marc Galati, MFTI, March 19th, 2014 Four months ago I was given the opportunity to work as an intern therapist at Bayside Park. These four months have given me a lot of insight regarding the term “Woman Power.” Before I get to that, I would like to acknowledge that women are such an important […]

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June 25, 2014

Caring.com Review – Gorgeous in every way.

When you walk in the door, you think it’s a place you’d like to live yourself. The facility is gorgeous in every way, with everything under the sun under its roof–exercise facilities, exercise programs, a wading pool, any number of workshops, beautiful quiet rooms. They couldn’t have given my mother-in-law better care, including providing lots […]

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June 25, 2014

Our Expanded Neighborhood Program

By Kerri Moon – May 14th, 2014 The purpose of our neighborhood concept is to build intimate teams that encourage decision-making and program flexibility specific to each neighborhood. The neighborhoods are led by the wellness coordinators and supported by a designated enrichment coordinator, medication technician and lead care partner. In the coming months we look […]

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June 24, 2014

Yelp Review – Our first impression of Bayside Park was Wow!

My wife and I toured Bayside Park based upon a referral by a friend.  We are looking for an assisted living home four our Aunt who requires more care than we can provide for at home. Our first impression of Bayside Park was Wow! Walking into the community we were impressed by the light, cleanliness […]

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June 24, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – He didn’t want to leave.

When I came for a tour, I saw the whole floor, and we saw activities going on. Then we did a second tour with our loved one, and they suggested we sit in and observe an activity, and we did. We sat in on an exercise class, and when it was over, he didn’t want […]

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June 24, 2014

Caring.com Review – They strive to be unique by keeping seniors active.

A good friend’s dad stayed here for months & as we visited got to see the happenings on the inside. They strive to be unique by keeping seniors active with activities, opportunities to keep learning and growing by staying active in the community. They really take the time to notice what appeals to the senior […]

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June 24, 2014

Caring.com Review – This place is so awesome, I want to live there.

I’d give this place 10 stars if I could. It’s fabulous. They offer assisted living, independent living, and dementia care. It’s in a new building in an arty part of Emeryville that’s really a work of art in itself. Walking into it is like walking into a modern museum. There’s a stunning arch, skylights, beautiful […]

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June 10, 2014

Leap Reflection: A Nurturer

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By Kerri Moon, May 7th, 2014 “Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” —Virginia Satir A nurturer… Loves: a son carries a fresh bouquet of flowers […]

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June 6, 2014

The Power of Music

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At Bayside Park there is live music every Tuesday afternoon. Most of you know the power of music – you can see it in action here. Check out our June schedule below: June 3rd – Fred McCarty: Guitar Favs June 10th –The Therapists: Hoppin Jazz June 17th – Danny Allen: Familiar Songs June 24th – […]

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June 5, 2014

Do Your Parents Have Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Memory lapses are normal at any age. We all occasionally forget where we left our keys, or why we entered a room. But if you’ve been noticing increasing memory lapses in your elderly parents, you might be wondering if one or even both of your parents have Alzheimer’s disease. How can you know if your […]

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June 5, 2014

Leap Reflection: Compassion

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By Bayside Park Intern Valeria – April 16th, 2014 “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”  ― Pema Chödrön In […]

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June 5, 2014

Rites of Spring…

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By Various Residents  – April 9th, 2014 Submitted by Cree Bradbury:   “Spring is truly a season of joy, violets, and their purple of Lent. Lent represents the 40 days of this Christian time of Jesus praying in the desert from Ash Wednesday through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, to the glorious time of […]

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