Behind the Scenes

TRUE STORIES OF SENIOR LIVING

This is senior living – and humanity – at its best.

Unscripted and candid. Raw and real. Behind the Scenes honors and celebrates senior living across America with a 360-degree series of no-holds-barred interviews featuring genuine, behind-the-scenes moments in the lives of residents, families, community associates, and professional partners.

Listen to these relatable voices of experience, and discover why senior living communities are the preferred choice for millions nationwide, including more than 20,000 Watermark residents, families, and associates. This is senior living — and humanity — at its best.

There are many reasons for choosing a Watermark community. What will be yours?

A resident dancing at her dining table.
Go behind the scenes

Watch these stories of hope and inspiration.

In this exclusive, short documentary, families, residents, community associates, and health care professionals share their perspectives and provide a glimpse into how senior living supports generations and has a positive impact on family relationships. Embark on a captivating behind-the-scenes journey with everyday stories and never-before-seen footage of what life is really like at a senior community.

A man holding his mother's hand.

The Family Perspective

Family members share what they all want for their loved ones: to know they’re safe, well cared for, and enjoying all the things they love in a supportive environment. During uncertain times when families may have been encouraged to move their loved ones out of senior living, these families were even more convinced that a senior community was the safest place. With peace of mind, these family members can rest easier knowing their loved ones are thriving.


A woman resident sitting in her living room on a black couch.

The Resident Perspective

Residents explain how senior living offers them peace of mind and plentiful opportunities to stay connected, engaged, safe, and supported even in the face of unexpected challenges. They describe why living in a senior community is the safest place for them and why it’s an ideal alternative to living alone in a house or with their children. They discuss what worry-free, service-supported living means to them, including the importance of socializing safely, gaining independence, diving into passions that bring them joy, having immediate access to care, and more.

A personal trainer working with a woman resident in the gym.

The Associate Perspective

Senior living communities celebrate the human spirit each day, and associates are inspired by residents’ resilience, hope, and optimism even in the face of challenging times. These essential front-line workers and heroes step up each day, and go above and beyond to provide exceptional care and support. Dedicated to supporting older adults, they build relationships with residents and families, and help them thrive safely each day. Associates know what brings each resident happiness and fulfillment, and they help residents stay connected with family. Residents are like family, and helping them live well is more than just a job. It’s a way of life.

A portrait of a male doctor.

The Health Care Professional Perspective

Outside health care professionals with firsthand knowledge of senior living and in-home care explain that senior living is the best and safest option for their clients, patients, and families. That’s never been more evident than throughout Watermark’s handling of a most unprecedented challenge. These senior living advocates choose to partner with Watermark communities because of their commitment to excellence. Here, they explain why the different levels of support available only in a senior living community can help create better health outcomes for senior living residents, which, in turn, enables them to live richer lives.

So Many Reasons

Why choose a Watermark community?

In every Watermark community, you’ll find endless amenities, caring experts, and an environment that fosters each person’s growth. Based on more than 30 years of leadership in senior living, our approach focuses on what people can do, never on what they can’t. Residents find the support, friendship, and connection that help them thrive every day. 

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