Posts by: Vanessa Villalobos

October 25, 2019

November 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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October 2, 2019

October 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further! We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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September 12, 2019

Survey Shows Retirement Community Residents are Happier

A recent study shows that residents of retirement communities are happier than their counterparts living elsewhere. This confirms what we see every day at Watermark communities nationwide. Our residents live rich, full lives brimming with possibilities. They feel more secure, enjoy more freedom and have more active social lives than they would outside our communities. […]

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August 19, 2019

Rafael Inspires Residents To Discover “The Artist Within” During Watermark University Class

The Fountains at the Carlotta residents channeled their creativity during a recent Watermark University class called “The Artist Within.” Led by maintenance associate, Rafael Uribe, participants are guided through simple steps to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. For his most recent class, Rafael used acrylics to create an aquatic-inspired piece titled, “The Sea Floor.” […]

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July 30, 2019

August 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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July 1, 2019

Celebrating the Meaning of Independence

It can be easy to take our independence for granted, whether it is our nation’s independence or our own. This Independence Day, consider the work and sacrifices that have gone into creating the freedom that we all enjoy as Americans. These thoughts are expressed from the heart by Paul H. Wilson in the link below. […]

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June 26, 2019

The Fountains at The Carlotta Theater Group

The Carlotta has a thespian club, Carlotta Castaways. The actors and director are Carlotta residents. Mr. Deckett, the Director, has spent many years in the theater and shares his knowledge and love for the arts with this group. They already have had two successful productions and are gearing up for their third in July!

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June 25, 2019

July 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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June 7, 2019

June is LGBT Pride Month

June is widely celebrated as LGBT Pride month, across the country and at Watermark communities coast to coast. We would like to announce our partnership with SAGE! Our community is embarking on a leading edge training through the SAGECare program. Just as Watermark is committed to transform the way we view aging, SAGE is committed […]

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May 24, 2019

June 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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May 23, 2019

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

At Watermark communities nationwide, Memorial Day is a time to appreciate the heritage that our fallen men and women have given each of us so that we might have the joy of a daily celebration of life. We can stand proud and free today with others whose current joy is built on past loss. This […]

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May 20, 2019

Carlotta Cares, McCallum Theater Outing

Carlotta Cares, a group of residents and associates from The Fountains at The Carlotta held a rummage sale, which they called, Kast Off for Kids, to benefit local schools in the Coachella Valley. Carlotta Cares is a philanthropic group dedicated to helping people find ways to Thrive through giving back to the community. The proceeds […]

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April 25, 2019

May 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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April 13, 2019

Epic Super Bloom

Thanks to a rainy winter in Southern California, a vast bloom of wildflowers has overtaken a patch of desert. With that, we couldn’t resist taking a trip to Anza Borrego Springs. Our very own Mel Gabel, a former resident of Anza Borrego Springs, gave us an informative tour of the area. We made our way […]

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April 12, 2019

Volunteer in April

April is a great time to volunteer for your favorite cause and it’s a wonderful opportunity to try something new and make friends. Get involved in a local project with family and friends. You’ll be doing your part to help others–and yourself! Volunteering is great for your mental and physical health and can even help […]

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March 28, 2019

April 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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March 20, 2019

Carlotta Resident Spends 96th Birthday on the Race Track

When John McDonald turned 90, he made a bucket list, a list of items he’s never done that he hoped to one day do. One of the items on that list was driving a car over 100 miles an hour. The Fountains at The Carlotta set up a day for Mr. McDonald to go to […]

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March 18, 2019

Let’s Start Something New This Spring

We’re eager to welcome spring and the wonderful opportunities it can bring to connect, learn and engage. Whether you plan to learn something new, renew your outdoor walking routine, flex your green thumb or meet a new friend, the return of spring offers the perfect chance to get a fresh start. Here are some ideas […]

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March 13, 2019

National Girl Scouts Day

The first Girl Scout meeting was conducted on March, 12, 1912 with only 18 members, today there are over 3 million members! To honor National Girl Scout Day, we invited local Girl Scout Troop 290 to pass out their famous cookies to our residents. 50 boxes of girl scout cookies were purchased with half going […]

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March 7, 2019

Classic Thunderbird Car Show

It was a sunny day in Southern California, perfect for a classic car show. The Palm Springs Classic Thunderbird Club, the local chapter of the Classic Thunderbird Club, International, hosted the car show. Ten classic T-Birds were on display for our residents to view and enjoy. It wasn’t hard to convince the club to stop […]

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February 27, 2019

2nd Annual OSCARlottas

The Academy Awards just televised their 91st show and while they had some upsets and plenty of surprises, it was one for the books. Here at The Carlotta, we enjoyed partaking in the festivities while hosting our second annual OSCARlottas. Residents and associates were dressed to the nines and had a great time taking advantage […]

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February 27, 2019

March 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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February 18, 2019

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Cupid got a bit of help on Valentine’s Day from The Carlotta. Our Assisted Living residents put together notes with boxes of chocolates that were then delivered to the Joslyn Senior Center for their Meal-on-Wheels program; these special treats were then delivered to every Meals-on-Wheels client on Valentine’s Day. Our residents had such a fun […]

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January 31, 2019

February 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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September 4, 2018

September 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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August 10, 2018

Backpack Giveaway

During the month of July, all Directors came together and created a Backpack Giveaway program. We opened the program to all associates and their school-aged children. Directors contributed their portion of donations and included fundraising with associates by offering a Blue Jean Friday and different types of fundraising. With the money they raised, they were […]

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August 8, 2018

August 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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July 30, 2018

Wellness Clinic Grand Opening

We are celebrating the grand opening of our new Wellness Clinic. The clinic is centrally located in The Inn, our Assisted Living neighborhood. The clinic will serve all residents living at The Carlotta. Services provided at the clinic will be, Lab Tests, Vaccinations, TB Skin Tests, Dental Hygiene, Health Exams, Podiatry Visits, Skin Checks, and […]

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July 27, 2018

Carlotta Cares Baby Shower Donates 3,000 Diapers

Carlotta Cares selects a worthy local charity to support, then comes up with a creative way to engage the community in the effort. In this way, Carlotta Cares is making a real difference in the lives of those who truly benefit from their support. Recently when Fountains associates and residents expressed interest in throwing a […]

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June 27, 2018

July 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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June 13, 2018

Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week® is a 17-day dining event taking place at restaurants throughout the Coachella Valley. The event showcases a wide variety of culinary experiences, and participating restaurants offer special menus. The Carlotta took advantage of this opportunity to visit a well-known restaurant in the valley, Spencer’s, four-star American cuisine with a French-Pacific […]

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May 29, 2018

Carlotta Cares Exceed Donation Goal for Local Foster Children

In celebration of National Foster Care Month, The Fountains at The Carlotta hosted a Rock and Roll-a-thon fundraising event to raise money for local children in foster care. The event was hosted by Carlotta Cares, a philanthropic group of volunteers and residents of The Fountains at The Carlotta. Residents, their families and associates of The […]

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April 30, 2018

Drop Everything and Read

The Carlotta Care group took a bus trip and traveled a short distance to The Learning Tree Elementary School to engage in story time with the children. The resident readers brought along their favorite books. They also brought along milk and freshly baked cookies to serve, compliments of our chef.

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April 30, 2018

Annual Pancake Breakfast

The residents hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast that benefits our in-house library. A hundred tickets were sold at six dollars each. That ticket got you a pancake, eggs, bacon or sausage, and a cup of fruit. This year the committee beat last years goal by over one hundred dollars, raising $733 for the library. A […]

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March 15, 2018

In the Spotlight

The residents of The Fountains at The Carlotta got a little taste of Hollywood. They just filmed a commercial with a well-known tennis player. The commercial is for HEAD, an athletic company that specializes in tennis gear. Jo Rogers said, “I jumped at the opportunity to sign up for this spot, being an avid tennis […]

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March 7, 2018

Oscar Night at The Carlotta

On Sunday the residents got dressed to the nine to have dinner and watch the Oscars. The auditorium was decorated with movie posters, gold fringe and the tables were set to fit the theme. Before the show started there was a cocktail hour with photo opportunities with a classic Cadillac or in the photo booth. […]

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February 16, 2018

Carlotta Cares Valentine’s Day Gifts

Cupid got a bit of help this Valentine’s Day from the Carlotta Cares group. The residents helped put together notes with a box of chocolates. These gifts were delivered to the Joslyn Center for their Meals on Wheels program. They put one in every meal on Valentine’s Day as a special treat. Thank you to […]

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January 29, 2018

La Quinta Museum

Our residents enjoyed an afternoon out to the La Quinta Museum. The museum’s current exhibits are Heartbreak in Peanuts and LOL: History of Humor. After the tour of the museum the residents went to Old Town La Quinta to enjoy a cool treat from Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop.

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January 29, 2018

Resident & Associate Picnic Lunch

Some parts of the United States is covered in snow but not sunny Southern California. Enjoying high 70 degree weather, The Carlotta decided to have a whole community picnic. The cooks grilled up burgers, hot dogs and barbeque chicken with all the fixings. Everyone enjoyed the lovely weather and good food.

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January 2, 2018

Twilight Putting Social

The Carlotta hosted the Avondale putters group to a Twilight Putting Social. Their club had a great time putting with our residents and will be hosting our group in the new year.

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January 2, 2018

Carlotta Cares

Home to many compassionate pet lovers, The Fountains at the Carlotta recently hosted a blanket and towel drive to benefit shelter animals in Coachella Valley. Residents and associates of the Palm Desert retirement community delivered their donations in person on December 22nd to Animal Samaritans 72-120 Pet Land PL, Thousand Palms CA. According to Community […]

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November 14, 2017

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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November 1, 2017

Trunk-or-Treat

This year The Carlotta hosted its first trunk-or-treat. This event took place in the main parking lot and the entire neighborhood was invited. All the Directors decorated the trunks of their cars and residents lend a hand to run carnival style games. The response was so positive that the Directors are already planning next year’s […]

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November 1, 2017

Fall Harvest Social

To kick off the fall season we hosted a fall harvest social. The event was held outside on our patio area and the chef prepared a BBQ with all the fixins. The country music band play all the resident’s favorite western songs. The social was ended by Ronn our Executive Director leading the line dancing.

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November 1, 2017

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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October 23, 2017

The Great California ShakeOut

The Great California ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage us to review and update our emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure our space in order to prevent damage and injuries. This event […]

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October 23, 2017

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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September 19, 2017

Assisted Living Week

In honor of Assisted Living Week we held a BBQ for the residents, family and associates. The weather could of not have been better. Chef JC dished up made-to-order hamburgers and hotdogs and paired them with all the fixings. Everyone had a great time and at the end of the BBQ, the residents handed out goody […]

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September 6, 2017

Night at The Carlotta with Special Guest Roberta Linn

If you were a fan of the Lawrence Welk’s show then you’ll remember Roberta Linn. She was one of the original Champagne Ladies. She was our entertainment for our dinner and show, Night at the Carlotta. The residents were dressed to the nine and enjoyed a wonderful three course dinner prepared by our Executive Chef, […]

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September 6, 2017

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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