Category: Life at The Fountains at The Carlotta

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 […]

November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

November 11, 2016

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 […]

September 14, 2016

Fall 2016 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 Pumpkin Carving to Chef Demos to Computer Class to Coloring & Conversation and even Poolercise, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught […]

June 30, 2016

Computer Class with Steve

Technology is becoming more and more present in our daily lives. The fact is, today’s technology can keep us engaged, connected, mentally active and physically safe. In order to help you navigate through the technology world we offer a twice a month computer class with Steve Brantley. Steve was a computer engineer for 28 years […]

June 3, 2016

Elidia Mendoza, Housekeeping Supervisor – 25 Years of Service

This month, Elidia Mendoza is celebrating her 25th anniversary working at The Fountains at The Carlotta. Elidia was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico with her parents and five siblings. When she was 16 years old she came to the United States. She attend Coachella Valley High School and after she graduated she worked various […]

May 6, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo honors the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco Mexican War in the 1860s. We celebrated with plenty of margaritas, beer and Mexican appetizers. Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer played a variety of Spanish songs plus a few American classics. What made the fiesta more memorable was […]

January 12, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 50 different classes with everything from Poolercise to Computer Class to Wine & Cheese Tasting and even Painting to Music, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

December 2, 2015

We’ve Been Blessed!!

If a retired priest gives our community his blessing, and comes to live here, then we must be doing something right! Welcome Father Joseph Radvansky to The Fountains at The Carlotta. Father Joe moved to The Fountains just before Thanksgiving, and we are so thankful! He moved to the Desert from Ohio, and grew up in […]

October 30, 2015

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 […]

October 9, 2015

Fashion is fun at every age!

Fashion is fun at every age. Just ask the cheerful crowd enjoying a colorful spring fashion show hosted by The Fountains at The Carlotta. Draper’s and Damon’s fashions were modeled marvelously by resident volunteers. Model Barbara Phillips said, “I jumped at the chance to model. I had a great time doing it and all the […]