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Study Confirms Senior Living Residents are Happier

We’ve known it all along, and now there’s proof: Older adults who live in retirement communities are happier than those who live elsewhere. More than 3,900 people over age 50 …

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How to Stay Cool This Summer

With the summer weather, it’s easy to be tempted to spend every possible minute outdoors enjoying the sunshine. While this feels great, it can also be harmful if you aren’t …

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Watermark’s The Longest Day Events Raised Funds to End Alzheimer’s

With 12 hours of sunlight, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. It’s also the day set aside by the Alzheimer’s Association for its popular fundraising effort …

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INDEPENDENCE: What does it mean to you?

My Grandmother’s birthday was on July 4th. I grew up in my early years thinking everyone celebrated her birthday and how special she was and since mine was in January, …

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Embracing Diversity

As the nation’s population of older adults continues to grow exponentially in both number and diversity, the conversation on LGBT aging has become more relevant than ever before. SAGE is …

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Expressions Calendar – How It All Began

Typically in May, Watermark communities showcase resident artwork in exhibitions coast to coast. These shows result in communities’ submissions to Expressions, Watermark’s award-winning calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. …

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The True Meaning of Memorial Day

By Paul H. Wilson, resident of The Fountains at Greenbriar, a Watermark community My father fought in World War II in the Pacific for four (4) long years. In the …

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Celebrating Mothers

By Paul H. Wilson, resident of The Fountains at Greenbriar, a Watermark community Love and Wisdom!  Mother’s Day gives me the opportunity to share a few words about my Mom …

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Show Your Appreciation on National Nurses Day

Nurses are on the frontline of healthcare in our country. From the moment we’re born, nurses are there to care for us and to make sure we thrive. They take …

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Volunteering is a Win Win Win

According to a study by the nonprofit coalition Independent Sector, almost 44 percent of people age 55 and over volunteer at least once a year. Does this number include you? …

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April Theme Days Offer Many Reasons to Celebrate

Our residents, families and friends know there’s something unique to celebrate every month. This month, we highlight April’s abundance of themed days, from National Poetry Month to Adopt a Shelter …

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Spring is a Time for New Beginnings

The first day of spring marks the turn of the seasons and the arrival of more hours of daylight. On March 20, the sun will cross the celestial equator and …

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Celebrate Read Across America Day with Watermark

From Green Eggs and Ham to The Cat in the Hat, the whimsical books of Dr. Seuss make reading fun. In honor of Dr. Seuss and the love of reading …

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Open Your Heart to a Love-Filled Life

This Valentine’s Day, think beyond the box of chocolates to consider the many ways you can bring more love into your life. Whether it’s pursuing a new interest, reviving a …

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Watermark Can Help You Declutter and Donate

The new year is a natural time to declutter your home. Moving to a retirement community or downsizing to a smaller home is also a perfect time to get rid …

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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults

Watermark wants you to stay safe and healthy this winter. Recent snowstorms and plunging temperatures have highlighted the importance of cold weather safety for older adults. People become more vulnerable …