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 […]
Category: Out and About
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 […]
Residents enjoyed this extrodinary outing to Joshua Tree National Park which is located one hour from The Fountains at the Carlotta. This park has two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado as they come together to complete the needs of the park. The park has a variety of plants and animals they call home in […]
There were many lucky winners of our Maiden Voyage. They were the first to embark on our new Transportation Bus. Residents enjoyed a extraordinary lunch in the park with Aaron, our Director of Dinning Services, and Becky, our Executive Chef. Lunch consisted of Lamb Chops, grilled Salmon, Asparagus and Mediterranean Couscous and Chocolate dipped Strawberries.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Lately we've been hearing that there was an excellent exhibit at the Palm Desert Art Museum titled, Pat Lasch: Journey of the Heart. This exhibit was driven by her personal stories and influenced by feminist practices. Lasch’s oeuvre incorporates a range of media from ceramic, bronze and cut paper to wood sculpture and lace-making. So we decided […]
Each summer, 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn celebrates the beginning of lavender harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. The residents strolled through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, learned how lavender essential oil is extracted, tasted lavender-inspired dishes and enjoyed lavender ice cream and lavender cheesecake. This was a nice […]
Desert X has put the Coachella Valley on the art world map. Desert X is made of sixteen art exhibits that stretch from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. The exhibits reflect various issues from climate change to starry skies, from Tribal culture, gaming, and golf. These works of art will only be display for […]
Kerry Berman is a Certified Interpretive Guide that holds a popular Watermark University class here at The Fountains at The Carlotta. His tours are also very popular as well. This year he took us on a tour of Joshua Tree National Park. It was a lovely and informative afternoon going from the Sonoran Desert to […]
This last Sunday was opening day for The Empire Polo Club. We rented our very own private cabana and our chef prepared a wonderful picnic lunch. The residents also enjoyed mimosas while soaking up the 70 degree Palm Springs weather. Mr. Bill Huerung and Community Life Director, Vanessa Villalobos participated in the Champagne Divot Stomp […]
The Carlotta joined the 52nd Annual Golf Cart Parade with the Halloween theme of "Ghosts and Glitter"! And boy did we take the theme literally! Please take a look at the transformation of our golf cart and all of the support of our extraordinary residents! It was fun being dark and mysterious for a day, […]
Our residents enjoyed a nice afternoon at one of our local breweries. The Coachella Valley Brewing Co. has a great tasting room and the residents were given a tour of the brewery. Our chef prepared a nice variety of appetizers that paired well with the crafted beer.
Last month, Carlotta residents embarked on a truly extraordinary outing on a California Coastal Cruise. Voted "Best Cruises from the West Coast" by Cruise Critic, Princess Cruise’s California Coastal cruise vacations hug the shores of the sun-kissed Pacific Coast, where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. And that is what we got! Mrs. […]
The residents had a wonderful time at this Sunday's opening polo game. We had our own cabana right on the field and Dining Services prepared a very nice picnic lunch for us.
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon to catch a ball game at the Angel's stadium. We have some of the biggest Angels fans, so the residents were pleased to watch them take the win!