Category: On Aging

February 5, 2019

Cannabis For Care: Perspectives from Medical Specialists

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 6:00pm | Connections Café | Bayside Park Interest in non-pharmacological treatments for chronic conditions has grown. Californians can access legal, lab-tested, standardized medical cannabis products, so it's time to consider the therapeutic potential for reducing symptoms -- including how people can benefit from cannabis use without smoking or intoxication. In this […]

January 23, 2019

Redefine Your Retirement with Passion, Purpose and Fulfillment

Join award-winning author, speaker, circumnavigator, and sought-after retirement coach, Larry Jacobson, for a hands-on workshop to help you determine your life direction in retirement on Saturday, February 2nd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm. You have a plan for your finances; do you have a plan for time? What do you, or will you do all day? How […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 13, 2015

CDP Training

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 […]

June 25, 2014

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

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 […]

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

Why Attitudes About “The Conversation” Are Shifting

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 […]