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A thriving senior living community entrenched in the heart of the southwest, The Hacienda at the River® embraces the virtues of diversity and individualism, and proudly celebrates and welcomes diverse people and cultures. We emphatically embrace an inclusive and inviting environment for the benefit and mutual enjoyment of all. 

We've gone to great lengths to cultivate partnerships within the larger community to help enhance your active, independent lifestyle. Here, we harbor lasting bonds with a variety of partners that spoil us with discovery, entertainment, and knowledge. 

Partners align with Watermark’s value system and core beliefs in a celebration of each member's character, individuality, and perspective.

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Adventures in Awareness™
In the Presence of Horses®

Special sessions with horses encourage meaningful connections to self, to others, and to the larger community. Recent studies show that equine approaches have proven to be especially valuable and beneficial for those dealing with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or depression. This program is available at The Hacienda at the River® and our sister community, The Hacienda at the Canyon®.

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Casa de la Luz Hospice

Locally owned and managed in Tucson, Arizona, Casa de la Luz Hospice provides experienced hospice care delivered with knowledge, compassion, and the highest ethical standards. They honor everyone’s unique emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, and extend the highest level of courtesy and service to patients and families. Casa de la Luz Hospice offers hospice care at The Hacienda at the River, helping members make the most of each day and complete their end-of-life journey with comfort, dignity, and harmony. 

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Soulistic Hospice.

Soulistic Hospice

Dedicated to providing expert, loving hospice care, Soulistic Hospice focuses on meeting the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses, as well as providing compassionate support for their caregivers and families.

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St. Mary’s Hospital

One of the area’s destination hospitals, St. Mary's Hospital is well-known for performing the most modern and minimally invasive heart and vascular surgeries, along with providing advanced stroke care, unique and personalized cancer treatment, and emergency care.

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Tucson Emergency Services

Emergency professionals serve the citizens of Tucson through a series of public response services, including planning/preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation for both natural and human-caused disasters. 

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Emergency Services

Tucson Fire Department

We're grateful to the local fire department for protecting the citizens of Tucson. They educate the public and the surrounding communities about fire safety and prevention.

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Police Department

Tucson Police Department

The department is committed to the safety of its citizens and to building strong partnerships aimed at reducing victimization and minimizing the impacts of crime through strategic enforcement efforts, supportive community engagement, and sustainable problem-solving initiatives.

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Pima County Sheriff Department

Pima County Sheriff’s Office

A leader in public safety, the Pima County Sheriff’s Office is committed to serving Pima County with honor, courage, and integrity in the fight against crime, and to work relentlessly toward making the community safe for all who call Pima County home.

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Pima Community College

Pima Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution serving students and employers throughout Pima County and surrounding communities. The educational institution welcomes everyone striving to achieve a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

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Arizona University

University of Arizona

Founded in 1885, Arizona’s land-grant university is a place of wonder where individuals can do the extraordinary with extraordinary people. The university strives to transform the lives of its students and solve some of the biggest challenges facing the community, state, and world.

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Pima County Health Department

Dedicated to help the residents of Pima County achieve and maintain an optimal level of wellness, the Health Department and its partners are committed to embracing and promoting diversity throughout their programs. They encourage an active network of public health, safety professionals, and community-based organizations. 

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Pima County Public Health Department

They regularly engage in collaborative, community-focused emergency health planning to address biological, chemical, radiological, or natural disaster events that result in public health threats or emergencies.

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Tucson Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1896, the Tucson Chamber of Commerce, is a membership-based business advocacy and community development organization that represents 1,500 businesses, employing more than 160,000 employees in Tucson and Pima County. Committed to being the connector of leaders and influencers, it's a catalyst for business growth and champions a stronger community.

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Rotary Club of Tucson

A vibrant group of 25-plus professionals who share their knowledge, skills, and talents in service to others. They are friends, neighbors, and community leaders who help create positive, lasting changes in their community and around the world.

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City of Tucson Senior Programs

Tucson Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs and services for seniors. Visit them online to see all the individual centers' webpages for more information on the programs and activities offered at each site.

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Pharmacy Partners

Pharmacy Partners

We partner with key local pharmacies to provide you with convenient access to the medications you need. These choice pharmacies include Fry’s Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy, Safeway Pharmacy, and Spectrum Pharmacy of Arizona

Come As You Are

Let’s celebrate diversity.

Watermark respects, honors, and celebrates diversity in all forms and has embarked upon a partnership with SAGE, a national leader working tirelessly on behalf of LGBT elders for four decades. Watermark is committed to becoming Platinum SAGE credentialed, with at least 80 percent of associates completing SAGE training coast to coast. Armed with greater knowledge, empathy and understanding, Watermark communities will be even more poised to serve our diverse communities, associates, families, friends, and guests.

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