Category: Life at The Fountains at The Carlotta

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

December 17, 2018

Spring 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

November 14, 2018

The Fountains at The Carlotta Receives “Caring Star of 2019” for Service Excellence

The Fountains at The Carlotta is pleased to announce it has been selected as a "Caring Star of 2019” for service excellence in senior living. In consumer ratings and reviews on, we earned a 5-star rating (the highest possible score) within the qualification timeframe, while also having a high volume of positive reviews and […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

November 7, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

November 5, 2018

The Springs at The Carlotta Ranked as One of California’s Best Nursing Homes

New ratings from the U.S. News & World Report revealed the best nursing homes in the country. 1,199 California nursing homes were evaluated and among those, 139 were named as the best. We are happy to announce that The Springs, our Five-Star Skilled Nursing neighborhood was ranked among those with high performing status. For over […]

September 4, 2018

Barking Lot

The opening ceremony and dedication of our newly renovated dog park, The Barking Lot was held Thursday, August 20th, 2018.  It was a howling success, with many canine companions in attendance with their two legged family members. The Barking Lot has many new features for enjoyment, exercise and training for the dogs. The Thousand Palms […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 16, 2018

Carlotta Cares to Host Rock and Roll-a-thon to Benefit Foster Children

Since 1948, May has been observed as National Foster Care Month. To celebrate, Carlotta Cares, the philanthropic group of volunteer residents and associates from The Fountains at the Carlotta, is sponsoring a Rock and Roll-a-thon to benefit local children in foster care. This year’s theme is “It’s All Relative: Supporting Kinship Connections.” On Saturday, May […]

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 […]

December 14, 2017

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 […]

December 5, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

November 1, 2017


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 […]

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.

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 […]

June 15, 2017

Drive-In Movie Social

On June 6th, 1933 Richard Hollingshead opened the first theater for the auto-bound in Camden, N.J. People paid 25 cents per car as well as per person to the British comedy Wives Beware under the stars. Since drive-ins hold a special memory in our resident's heart, we held our own drive-in movie social. There was […]

May 11, 2017

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5th, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. We took the time to celebrate their victory as well. We brought back for the third year, Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer, to entertain us and […]

May 5, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 40 different classes with everything from Computers 101 to Wii Bowling to Stock Portfolios to Art Classes and even Qigong for Stress Relief, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

March 20, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day

Our annual St. Patrick's Day celebration was a hit with the lyrical styles of JJ Dion. This is JJ's third year entertaining us here at The Carlotta. Besides the green beer, he is the added bonus to this celebration. We spent a great afternoon singing along to all of our favorite Irish tunes.

March 16, 2017

Grandparents Tea

The residents came together with the help of Dining Services and Community Life to host a lovely Grandparents Tea. Every resident that attended was encouraged to bring photographs of their grandchildren and share memories of them. This was a lovely time spent with the residents.

February 15, 2017

Putters Group

Twice a week our residents enjoy a morning of putting and socializing. This morning was no exception. Where some of the northern states are covered with snow we still enjoy sunny weather with snowcapped mountains...Southern California problems we suppose.

January 11, 2017

A Look Back: Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt

The attempted assassination of United States President, Ronald Reagan, occurred on March 30th, 1981, just 69 days into his presidency. While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. Bill Corbett, former Secret Service Agent, was not there […]