Category: Life at Bayside Park

May 9, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

March 22, 2017

Purim Happy Hour

We had a delightful celebration last week of both the Jewish Holiday Purim and Happy Hour with wine and cheese. Our Executive Director, Rich, read from the Book of Esther while Tim held up signs like “Boo” when the name Haman (evil) arose and “Hooray” with the mention of Mordecai (good) and “Sigh” for the […]

March 6, 2017

Valentine’s Day Party

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day party here at Bayside Park recently, lots of love, affection and overall “heartfelt” cheer. We served champagne and special holiday appetizers before Chuck and Sylvia, awesome musicians who have played here many times over the years, brought the residents to their feet to dance to beautiful love songs as […]

February 14, 2017

Music Exploration with Lior

With musical instruments from around the world and music and songs in Hebrew, English and Arabic, we had a rollicking time in our Memory Care neighborhood today and quite frankly, likely everyone in Emeryville enjoyed the music and celebration as well. The photos tell much of the story but please note that there was a whole […]

January 20, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

December 15, 2016

Oakland Ballet Presents Excerpts from “The Nutcracker”

On December 5th we had the honor of hosting members of the Oakland Ballet presenting excerpts from “The Nutcracker”. The dancers shared what it was like to study dance. Several admitted their introduction to ballet was “The Nutcracker” and they were thrilled to be a part of Oakland Ballet’s production. After the performance they opened […]

November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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 […]

November 15, 2016

Music Exploration with Lior

The room was bursting with love, laughter, song and dance on our Memory Care floor last week with Lior at the helm, creating melodies and harmony like no other. He is the quintessential mensch, musician and all around outstanding human being and we are truly honored to have him in our lives. Residents thrill to […]

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 […]

October 11, 2016

Opening Night of the 30th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition

Three residents from Bayside Park were juried into the 30th Annual Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, a community tradition that celebrates and promotes artists from all disciplines who live or work in the city of Emeryville, California. This past Friday night, Sept. 7th, was the gala opening and hundreds of people came to view a […]

October 11, 2016

Music with Bob and Catherine

It was a splendid musical morning on our Memory Care floor today. Bob (on piano) and Catherine (vocals) created beautiful tunes as jazz standards filled the room for an full hour while sunshine poured in from the garden and atrium. Residents sang along and clapped with enthusiasm and appreciation. Even Abby the Labby was having a […]

September 14, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

May 23, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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, […]

January 26, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

December 18, 2015

Holiday Open House

On Friday, December 11th Bayside Park had a Holiday Open House. Residents and guests were served egg nog and hot cider along with plenty of sweet treats! Moonglow Duo provided live entertainment playing all of our favorite holiday tunes. Special guest performers were the “Tap Dancing Christmas Trees!” They performed for 15 minutes tapping their way into our hearts.

December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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 […]

September 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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, […]

August 3, 2015

Gorgeous Grandmother’s Day

On July 23rd, we celebrated Gorgeous Grandmother’s Day in STYLE! Chico’s women’s clothing store sponsored a fashion show and some of our residents were models. Residents and guests were treated to champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres. We had a raffle and all the money raised went to Watermark for Kids. As the show went under way each of the […]

May 7, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

March 27, 2015

Watermark University – Our Life Enrichment Program

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 […]

February 24, 2015

A Magical Community

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, […]

February 13, 2015

A Warm Welcome to Rob Shapera and Karen Delucchi

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 […]

February 12, 2015

For Pete’s Sake: Live Jazz

Sunday, February 8th was an exceptional day at Bayside Park as we enjoyed a musical afternoon with Michael Zilber on Saxaphone, John Stowell on Guitar and Peter Barshay on Bass. We listened to beautiful renditions of “A Moment’s Notice” by John Coltrane, “Days of Wine & Roses” by Henry Mancini and “If I Were A […]

January 28, 2015

“For Pete’s Sake” Jazz

“For Pete’s Sake” Jazz on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 was exhilarating with Band Leader, Bishu Chatterjee on Bass, Tina Marzel on Vocals, Bill Essert on Trumpet, Khalil Doak Anthony on Guitar and Jeff Weinmann on Drums. Our Pete, and residents at Bayside Park enjoyed every moment of more than an hour of live jazz.

January 23, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

August 26, 2014

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

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  

August 21, 2014

Laughter is a Universal Language

Residents of Bayside Park in Emeryville discovered recently that laughter is a universal language in a special day of cultural enrichment and entertainment with 22 Japanese health care students studying at John F. Kennedy University. Accompanied by two interpreters, a volunteer and Professor Dr. Erica Anderson, the students joined residents of the assisted living community […]

July 7, 2014

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

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  

June 25, 2014

The Latest Style and Design Trends in Senior Housing

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 […]

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 […]

June 10, 2014

Leap Reflection: A Nurturer

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 […]

June 6, 2014

The Power of Music

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 – […]

June 5, 2014

Leap Reflection: Compassion

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 […]