Lifestyle

A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

Live life to the fullest.

Leave your worries behind when you make The Fountains at The Carlotta home. Immerse yourself in a warm and welcoming community that offers a myriad of opportunities for an active social life, for stimulating your mind, and for strengthening your body.   

What inspires you? We're listening, and we tailor our program offerings to meet your needs. From creative arts programs to cooking classes, group excursions, social gatherings, exercise classes, and fun-filled outings, there's truly something for everyone. 

You decide how each day unfolds. From resort-style amenities and activities to the natural beauty right outside your door, you’ll find everything here that you need to thrive. 

Signature Programs

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Something for everyone.

Associates, local experts and community residents all share interests and opportunities to come together to learn, grow and connect as a community. We feature dozens of courses, classes, and workshops with a little something for everyone.

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Go where the wind takes you.

Thrilling adventures await with safe, adapted group outings that defy expectations. From overnight camping trips to hot air balloon rides and everything in between, the possibilities are endless.

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Dine with dignity.

Rediscover the joys of dining with accessibility and independence at the table. Devour protein-packed, nutritionally balanced meals served as bite-sized hors d’oeuvres. No assistance, no distractions, no utensils – no problem.

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Experience a whole new reality.

Our EngageVR virtual reality program creates transformative and immersive digital experiences that delight the senses. Visit places you’ve never been to for a world of new experiences — all at a time of your choosing and from the safety and comfort of home.

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Hone your mind.

Science-based memory training, delivered in collaboration with the UCLA Longevity Center, helps sharpen your cognitive abilities, enhance your memory habits, and resolve common memory complaints.

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Welcome made warmer with new friends.

Gain insider knowledge from your personal Ambassador, a fellow resident and new friend here to help you get settled. Your Ambassador will make introductions and share their tips and tricks for easing into community life, getting involved, and flourishing in your new home.

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Prioritize what you want.

Maximize your freedom, and budget life around your choices. Flex your passions with a credit you can put toward the activities, amenities, and services that matter most to you. Choose what you eat, do, and enjoy.

The Neighborhood

Discover life in the sun in Palm Desert.

Palm Desert is a sun-soaked desert oasis with mountain views and a warm climate year-round. With more than 30 golf courses, you can tee off to your heart's content. And El Paseo, the premier, mile-long shopping district, offers more than 200 shops, art galleries, restaurants, and more. Whether your interests run to taking in a game of polo, catching the latest international film, or riding a tram to the top of a mountain, this is the place to be. 

Explore Palm Desert
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Partnerships

We’re better together. Local and national partnerships keep us on the cutting edge of new services so that we can continue bringing you the best.   

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Flex Spending

Maximize your flexibility with Flex Spending. At our community, you create your financial spending guidelines. The Flex Spending program enables our residents to make choices about what they eat, do, and enjoy. 

Make Your Own Choices