Category: Life at Bayside Park

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 […]

November 8, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

November 5, 2018

Shared Living Advantages

Space and privacy are not always advantageous to one’s health. Research and experience have taught us that encouraging residents to engage with each other throughout the day has many benefits. Common area spaces are abundant and inviting and when residents spend the majority of their day outside of their residence, shared living arrangements are surprisingly […]

November 2, 2018

Mark Your Calendars! Music Video Screening of “Holding Out for a Rocker” by the Love Jerks

Love Jerks, a San Francisco based husband and wife band, filmed their recent music video “Holding Out for a Rocker” here at Bayside Park! Community residents and team associates contributed as actors. Bayside Park will be showing the new video on Sunday, November 4th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the 3rd Floor Movie Room. Join […]

October 29, 2018

Planting Succulents: A Watermark University Class with Katherine

Our multi-site HR Director, Katherine Moore, came up with an EXCELLENT idea for a Watermark University class.  Popular succulent plants come in a wide range of sizes, leaf shapes and colors, flowers, and unique features. Native to seasonally-arid climates such as deserts, mountainsides, or high limbs of tropical jungle trees, they developed fleshy leaves or […]

October 1, 2018

We’ve Got Voice!

Who needs a Tony Bennett when you have a Tim Johnson!? Come on out and hear our AMAZING Community Life Director, Tim Johnson, perform live here at Bayside Park. He is here all weeks with a special performance every Wednesday at 4pm during our happy hour.

September 28, 2018

It’s Official – We are a Great Place to Work

Watermark Retirement Communities was ranked among Fortune Magazine’s top places to work in Aging Services. We are proud to be part of Watermark and we thank our associates for bestowing this accolade on Bayside Park. Many of the companies featured on the list operate with fewer than 250 employees. Watermark employs over 5,800 thriving associates […]

August 24, 2018

Fall 2018 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 60 different classes with everything from Latkes….Latkes…Latkes to Mixology to Let’s Make Halloween Decorations to Laughter Yoga and even Science Times, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

May 3, 2018

Summer 2018 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 70 different classes with everything from Celebrating Shabbat to Cooking & Baking to Berkeley Rep Docent Presentation to Summer Makeovers and even Musicals, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

March 26, 2018

Concert with Gary and Joy

Our Environmental Services Director Gary was back with his lovely wife Joy to entertain us! They are vocalists who are passionate about singing and entertaining. They have been singing for over 30 years, specializing in Standards, R & B, Pop, Jazz and "Oldies But Goodies" (40's, 50's, 60's and 70's). Entertaining is a big part of their lives and they were excited to be […]

January 11, 2018

Senior Housing Forum’s Steve Moran Picks Watermark’s Bayside Park as One of his Very Favorite Senior Living Communities

Few people have probably stayed in more senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities than Steve Moran. When he writes about one, he tries to stay there. One imagines he explores the spaces, eats the food and talks to the residents and associates. It seems to be important to him to get a real sense […]

January 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Spanish for Beginners to Poetry Corner to Opera Appreciation to The Psychology of Love and even The Tasting Hour, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

December 27, 2017

Resident Holiday Party

We had quite the celebration this month at Bayside Park's resident holiday party with live music by "The Therapists," one of our absolute favorite jazz ensembles. They and we (residents and staff) brought the house down with songs like "I Got Rhythm" and "Oh, Lady Be Good". Add some eggnog, hot cider, cupcakes, cookies and […]

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 […]

October 17, 2017

Bayside Park Resident Art Show & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Soiree

On Monday, October 9th, 2017, Bayside Park hosted a resident art show, rich in its diversity of subject matter and technique, creating a beautiful ambience for an auction to raise funds for the annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk. Eight residents contributed art they had created, either currently or from their past, transforming our lobby into an art gallery. Our […]

October 10, 2017

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

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 […]

September 26, 2017

Emeryville Celebration of the Arts Annual Art Exhibit

The purpose of this exhibit is to increase awareness of local artists in all forms of creative expressions. The annual art exhibit, a juried show featuring works of nearly 100 artists who live or work in Emeryville, is sponsored by the city of Emeryville and held each year in October. The annual art exhibit offers the opportunity to discover […]

September 1, 2017

Fall 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 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 […]

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 […]