The Fountains at The Carlotta

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The Best Value in Palm Desert Senior Living

The Fountains at The Carlotta, located in Palm Desert, California is a retirement community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing on a large but intimate 20-acre gated senior campus. The Fountains at The Carlotta is located just minutes from shopping, fine dining, entertainment and healthcare.

In this friendly atmosphere we offer extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and customized care. Choose from a wide variety of apartments and Casitas, wonderfully appointed with a kitchen, large living room and bathroom.

Residents of The Fountains at The Carlotta enjoy services and amenities that support a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle. Our on-site amenities include rose and cactus gardens, well-stocked library, computer center, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, billiards and game room, two outdoor swimming pools, a putting green, on-site physical, occupational and speech therapy, scheduled transportation services as well as a gourmet restaurant style dining room in addition to a private dining room.

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 30 different classes with everything from Dining with Libby to The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders to Cocktail Party Bites to Film Class and even Greatest Love Stories of all Time, you’re sure to find a class that piques your […]

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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 […]

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11th, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. We celebrated this day with our in-house Singing Fountains hosting a lovely concert. We remembered all veterans and the choir sang songs from each military branch. After the concert, the residents were treated to a […]

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Resident Joann Johnson is Enjoying a Worry-Free Lifestyle at The Fountains

NO MORE MAINTENANCE BILLS Maintaining a home can be costly, and Joann Johnson was done paying the price. Now her lifestyle is upkeep and worry-free. “I am tired of paying taxes and utilities and homeowners insurance and the gardener and the housekeeping and the maintenance, etc., because when you move into The Carlotta all that […]

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Residents Chad and Jean Johnson Enjoy an Active Lifestyle and Peace of Mind at The Fountains

WHO NEEDS A BIG HOUSE? Big houses mean big headaches, if you ask Chad Johnson. Maintenance-free living eliminates worries for today – and tomorrow. “Anticipate your move and give up the big house and all that stuff because we don’t need it any longer. We’ve been there, done that.” – Chad Johnson, resident of The […]

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Residents Irietys and Roger Burrows are Enjoying a Friendly, Carefree Lifestyle at The Fountains

GOOD PLANNING PAYS Securing your best future requires planning ahead, exploring your options, making your own decisions and moving while you are active and able. “Roger and I decided that we wanted to be in charge of our changes. We wanted to be in charge of our choices rather than waiting to long and then our […]

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53rd Golf Cart Parade

Experience the spectacular color, pageantry, and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down Palm Desert’s famous shop-’til-you-drop El Paseo, in the first major event of the season. The Carlotta participated in the parade for the second time and put together a great float.

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Inside Tour to Sunnylands

Sunnylands emerged onto the world stage when the historic estate was completed in 1966. It has since welcomed eight U.S. presidents and world leaders, public intellectuals, celebrities, and friends and family. It also welcomed twenty-four Carlotta residents. They got a look into the historic home with a 90-minute tour that covered the entire home including their […]

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Day at Huntington Beach

Our Men’s Group decided to get away from the desert heat for a bit and head to Huntington beach. Once they arrived at Huntington, they stopped for lunch and took a stroll around town. They even managed to meet a local surfer and got a neat group picture. The group had a great time at […]

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Dinner and a Show with Lee Hartley

The residents enjoyed a great night of music and a wonderfully prepared meal. This simple but lovely affair was by RSVP only. Lee Hartley and her band are well known here in the Coachella Valley. By the end of the night they had everyone singing along to all the classic songs.

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Resident Council Hosts a Pancake Breakfast

The generosity of our residents goes above and beyond. The Special Events Committee along with the Resident Council hosted a Pancake Breakfast to help raise funds for our in-house library. The residents had a great time serving up the blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon and fruit cups. Residents and Associates both participated in this great event. […]

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Executive Chef JC Marquez Presents – Chef’s Table at The Carlotta

We rolled the red carpet out for our very first Chef’s Table event here at The Carlotta. The Chef’s Table will be held twice a month hosted by our Dining Services team. A three course meal will be created by our Executive Chef, Juan Carlos Marquez, paired with wine and good company. Please come and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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100 years! Piece of Cake!

Happy 100th Birthday to Carlotta Resident Helen Mitchell!! Her birthday evening was spent in the lap of luxury, and she was the star of the night! A stretch limousine picked her and all her many friends up and wisked her away to be greeted by her large family at beautiful PGA West Country Club. They […]

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Caring.com Review – Feel Right at Home

I love The Carlotta; that’s where I would like to go. It truly is a lovely place. It’s cozy and small enough where you will know mostly everyone in a short amount of time, which is nice. I went over there for an art class one summer with two other friends and we all decided […]

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Yelp Review – Well Appointed Living Spaces, Friendly Staff and Excellent Food

After reading reviews about skilled nursing facilities, no one can imagine such a horrible experience.  So, when my father was transferred from Eisenhower to Carlotta, you hope things will be ok.  At Carlotta, so far through four days, this is a fantastic facility and you should feel great about having someone in your family stay […]

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Caring.com Review – Abundant Activities, Beautiful Apartments and Attentive Staff

I’m going back to The Fountains at The Carlotta because it offers so much more, and I have so many friends there. They have activities galore. They have anything you really need to have in life. I had a fabulous room, but unfortunately it is gone now to another person because I left. However, the […]

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