Posts by: Rebecca Strong

May 17, 2018

“Adopt a Grandparent” End of School Luau

Our Heritage Hall kids who are active in the “Adopt a Grandparent” program with Town Center residents planned an end-of-school luau last week. We also said farewell to our senior “grandkids” who have been active in the program for two years. It is going to be very hard for those residents to say goodbye to […]

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May 16, 2018

Mother’s Day Tea

The Town Center ladies gathered in the Commons room the Thursday before Mother’s Day for a formal high tea to celebrate Mother’s Day. Everyone wore their hats they made in our hat decorating class the week before and almost everyone found a matching outfit to wear with their new and colorful hats. Tablecloths were various […]

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May 8, 2018

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo!

Town Center residents gathered in the lobby to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with lots of delicious Mexican dips, jalapeno spread, guacamole, white queso and a variety of chips. Becky also served margaritas or Tecate and other Mexican beer, along with virgin margaritas and strawberry margaritas. Music from Mexico was playing throughout the lobby, as residents […]

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May 7, 2018

Adopt a Grandparent Outing to see “Hairspray”

Twenty Town Center residents made a trip over to Heritage Hall one Sunday to watch the kids perform the play “Hairspray”. Many of the kids in the Adopt a Grandparent program were in the play in key roles and were fabulous! Sharon and Lynn McIntosh’s grandson Jacob played the father of Tracy who is trying to […]

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April 30, 2018

Unique and Beautiful Mother’s Day Tea Hat Creations

Town Center ladies gathered in the Commons Room this week to create some beautiful and unique hats! We are having a Mother’s Day Tea on May 10th and thought it would be fun to make our own hats for the party. Resident, Jane Lepak, hosted the hat party with Becky, Community Life Director, who chose a […]

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April 30, 2018

A Day at the Myriad Gardens

Town Center residents spent the day downtown doing a combination of things for senior day. First we went to the Park House event center and did exercises with a trainer who concentrates on balance and strengthening with seniors. Several of the residents came back and said they were going to go to our fitness center […]

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April 24, 2018

Preparing for the Art Show!

The Arts Council comes once a month to The Inn and Gardens, and this last week, they had all the residents doing chalk art. Everyone is preparing for our big “Expressions Art Show” the first week in June. The Arts Council has the residents involved in various mediums all year long, and this month it […]

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April 24, 2018

Philbrook Museum Outing

What a beautiful day it was for an outing to Tulsa with The Springs residents. Most of the residents had never been to the well-known museum which is in the historic home of Waite and Genevieve Phillips with expansive gardens surrounding the property. The museum which is a replica of a 1920’s Villa opened in 1939 […]

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April 18, 2018

Men’s Group – Chili Making

The men’s group met on a Saturday in late March to prepare the food for the chili supper to be held the next night on Sunday evening. We only have brunch on Sundays, so Sunday evenings are a great time for us to do special men’s group dinners. We have had cook-outs on the patio, […]

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April 18, 2018

Men’s Group Chili Supper

The Town Center Men’s Group gathered on a Sunday night in late March for a fundraising chili supper. The guys made all the chili on Saturday, cooked it in crock pots and served it at the dinner the next night. Bob Coalson made about 100 cornbread muffins…his favorite thing to cook and eat!  Dr. Jim Beavers […]

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April 12, 2018

Men’s Group Installs Lamp Posts Along Lake Path

The Town Center Men’s Group has been doing fundraising dinners for the last several years to raise enough money to add lamp posts around our side of the lake. After many chili suppers, hamburger cook-outs, bean and cornbread suppers, and collecting aluminum cans, they were finally able to order seven lamp posts to enhance the […]

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April 12, 2018

Mystery Dinner at Café 501

Another fun and successful night out on the town to the mystery dinner. No one knows where we are going except Becky, Community Life Director. Even the bus driver is in the dark until we are on the road! This month we went to Café 501 which is in Classen Curve, surrounded by some of […]

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March 22, 2018

Watermark University T-Shirt Class

Town Center resident Kaye Parrott and Town Center Concierge K Barger teamed up to do a Watermark University class. Kaye loves to do crafts and so does K but neither one had made t-shirts with celery roses on them. It seemed like a fun idea at the time! Since Easter is almost upon us, both K’s […]

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March 22, 2018

Easter Bunny Visits

Interim Home Care brought the Easter Bunny to The Fountains at Canterbury to visit with all of our residents. He made the rounds shaking hands and wishing everyone a Happy Easter. Residents also had fun making an Easter Egg Tree with colorful eggs, ribbons and white lights. Everyone enjoyed Easter cookies and punch while they […]

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March 9, 2018

The Art of Beer Drinking

Lloyd Rodenbur, our Dining Services Director, did a Watermark University class this week on The Art of Beer Drinking and Tasting. Lloyd introduced beer from one of our local breweries, Anthem. Some of their most popular beers are OK Pils, IPA, Arjuna, a Belgian style, and Golden One, a Belgian style blonde ale. He provided […]

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March 9, 2018

Wine and Pallet Class

Preparing for Easter, Melissa Richey, our water aerobics instructor, wanted to do a painting class for those who might like to have a bunny for their front door or to hang in their apartments. Melissa had wood cut into the shape of a bunny…about 3′ tall. Each person painted whatever design they wanted on their […]

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February 27, 2018

Adopt a Grandparent Program Bake Sale

Our Heritage Hall “adopted grandkids” held a bake sale in February to earn money for the events they plan to do with the residents this spring. Several of the “adopted grandparents” went over to the bake sale, taking cookies and cupcakes they baked for the sale to help the kids. The grandkids loved having their grandparent […]

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February 27, 2018

Valentine’s Day at The Inn

Aspire Home Care spent Valentine’s Day at The Inn with Trish, Community life Assistant, making it a festive day. They brought tablecloths with hearts on them and sprinkled various sizes and colors of hearts in the center of the tables. Sparkling cider was served in champagne glasses, along with a variety of cheeses and crackers. […]

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February 27, 2018

Making Snowmen

Frontier Hospice brought some fun things for The Springs residents to do last week when it was cold and icy here in Oklahoma City. Since there wasn’t enough snow to make real snowmen, Lauren brought socks so everyone could make their own design. Each resident picked the socks they wanted to work with and they began […]

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February 26, 2018

Valentine’s Day in Town Center

February was full of Valentine celebrations with the Chocolate Festival, the Valentine’s theme parties and dinners, and Valentine’s Day in the Town Center lobby. Becky, Community Life Director, fixed several dips with crackers and breads, assorted macaroon cookies, chocolate covered cherries and several choices of drinks. We had a strawberry punch with ice cream and […]

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February 15, 2018

Annual Chocolate Festival

This year’s chocolate festival was a huge hit. We had close to 150 residents and guests attend the afternoon event. Directors and Associates made homemade chocolate desserts that everyone seemed to enjoy…and there was very little left over. Dining Services prepared four large trays of chocolate dipped strawberries in various designs and colors of chocolate, which […]

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February 12, 2018

Eischen’s for Chicken!

We had a beautiful day for our outing to Okarche, Oklahoma last week, headed for Eischen’s for some of their delicious fried chicken and okra.  Eischen’s was built in the late 1800’s and is still one of the most famous landmarks in the state. People come from all over for the fried chicken which has […]

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January 23, 2018

Arts Council Chalk Drawings

Residents had fun last week drawing various animals and shapes in their art class with the Arts Council who visit monthly to teach the residents different mediums. The residents did a beautiful job drawing with the white chalk on black paper. We are getting ready all over campus for our annual “Expressions” Art Show in June. They […]

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January 23, 2018

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Outing

In January, we made a visit to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, which was built in 1965. It now houses more than 28,000 Western and American Indian artworks and artifacts. Our guide lead us through the museum showing us paintings, sculptures, gun collections, a typical western town with all the shops […]

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December 28, 2017

Mystery Surprise Guest at Mystery Lunch!

The Mystery Lunch in December turned out to be a special day for the Town Center residents, in many ways. Because of the holidays and several independent residents going out of town to visit family, we had a small group which is often more comfortable and fun. We could talk across the table to everyone […]

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December 28, 2017

Resident and Associate Christmas Parties

On the nineteenth of December, the week before Christmas, the directors and managers spent the day going to five of our buildings spreading holiday cheer to all of our residents in every level of care. We started in the morning at The Springs, singing familiar Christmas carols and serving Christmas cookies and punch. Santa showed up just […]

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December 18, 2017

“Adopt a Grandparent” Town Center Christmas Party

The Heritage Hall kids planned a fun Christmas party for their adopted grandparents. It was held in Anne Glasgow’s apartment and in the new niche across the hall from Anne. We recently renovated and have all new carpet, tile, and furniture, so the timing was perfect. There are tables on Anne’s floor in the seating […]

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December 18, 2017

Smokin’ Joes Springs Outing

Springs residents headed out on the bus to Davis, Oklahoma for some of the best Barbecue in the state. Smokin’ Joes is just outside Davis, OK and is known for its delicious ribs and brisket. Whenever one decides to head there for lunch or dinner, you can always expect a line out the door. People […]

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December 18, 2017

Inn Christmas Caroling Program

All the Heritage Hall pre-schoolers came over to The Inn, our Assisted Living neighborhood to sing Christmas Carols for all the residents. They knew all the well-known Christmas songs and added a few new ones residents had never heard before. One little sister who was 3 years old wore a red dress with a tutu and […]

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December 18, 2017

Town Center Christmas Theme Party

Over 100 Town Center residents, family and guests gathered in the Commons Room for the Christmas theme party this last week. The Sulley and Sisson Band played both Christmas music and other favorites from pop to WWII songs to country! Everyone got out on the dance floor, couples and big groups together. We were having […]

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December 7, 2017

“Adopt a Grandparent” Thanksgiving

Our Heritage Hall kids in the “Adopt a Grandparent” program here at The Fountains at Canterbury cooked Thanksgiving dinner for all their adopted grandparents. The tables were set with colorful tablecloths and the kids decorated all the tables with fall decorations, cornucopias and pilgrims. China, silver and crystal was provided by resident Anne Glasgow and Community […]

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November 21, 2017

A Visit with the Clydesdales

Town Center residents made a trip to Yukon this last week to tour the grounds and stables of the Clydesdale horses. Our tour guide, Jaime, gathered the residents in the stable where twelve of the horses reside and she shared many interesting facts about the history and daily routines of these magnificent horses. “King” was […]

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November 21, 2017

Veterans Day Ceremonies

The Fountains at Canterbury has 34 veterans currently, and almost all of our veterans attended the special ceremonies on Saturday, November 11th at The Inn.  Becky Strong, Community Life Director, opened the event by introducing and acknowledging those who contributed to the entire program: Mary Shrum, Khristin Hepner, Trish Pressley, Healthback Home Health, Oklahoma Hospice Care, […]

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November 20, 2017

Edgar Cruz Entertains!

Renown guitarist Edgar Cruz performed at The Fountains at Canterbury in November. Edgar is from Oklahoma City but he has traveled all over the world performing throughout many countries and the United States. He always draws a big crowd when he comes to entertain us. He played a classical medley including “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire,” […]

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November 7, 2017

Adopt a Grandparent Halloween Lunch

The Heritage Hall kids decided they wanted to throw a Halloween party for all their adopted grandparents, so we had the luncheon on October 28th at noon. Becky, our Community Life Director, set up the room and the tables but the kids did all the decorations and brought all the food for the lunch. The kids […]

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October 31, 2017

National Pigeon Museum Outing

Town Center residents recently visited the National Pigeon Museum in eastern Oklahoma City. The museum was established in 1920. It promotes and educates the public in the breeding, nurturing, and improvement of all recognized varieties of the domestic rock dove. Along with all the breed specific specialty clubs, the NPA approves, maintains, and publishes the “National […]

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October 30, 2017

Pumpkinville!

Springs residents made a trip downtown to the Myriad Gardens to see the elegant display of pumpkins and fall decorations at “Pumpkinville”. This is one of the most treasured fall traditions in Oklahoma City. The Children’s garden was transformed into “Prairie Pumpkin Town,” featuring hundreds of pumpkins and gourds and a variety of fall foliage and lots […]

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October 30, 2017

UP, UP and AWAY!

Four residents in Independent Living agreed to go up in a hot air balloon…fulfilling one of the wishes on their bucket list. Becky, Community Life Director, made all the arrangements and there was no going back! The hot air balloon company gives you a 24-72 hour window of time, based on the weather and the wind, which is a […]

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October 24, 2017

Town Center Halloween Themed Party and Dinner

Town Center residents dressed up in various costumes for the Halloween theme night. Everyone gathered in the commons room for the pre-party with the Donna Rice Band, featuring her brother-in-law from California who is a well-known Hispanic pianist in Los Angeles. He played many solo songs, featuring his own style of playing. They also played rock […]

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October 24, 2017

“Adopt a Grandparent” Pumpkin Decorating

Heritage Hall kids in our “Adopt a Grandparent” program came over this week, bringing pumpkins, paint, glitter, letters, flowers and all kinds of decorations to design a pumpkin with their own grandparent. Everyone gathered outside on a beautiful sunny day by the Gazebo to begin decorating.  It was fun to watch all the different ideas […]

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October 24, 2017

Inn Art Class & Facials

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City comes to our community once a month to do classes in assisted living and memory care. This month they decided to do an autumn theme using pastels and embossing. Most of the residents decided to do leaves of various colors, others did trees, pumpkins or flowers. This was a unique […]

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October 10, 2017

Neil Diamond Concert

Over 70 residents and guests attended our Neil Diamond concert last week. Glenn Sulley has been doing Neil Diamond songs for years and performs at the Jazz Lab in Edmond with a full band and packed house. Glenn was accompanied by David Sisson, multi-talented musician who plays keyboard along with all the instruments he incorporates […]

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October 10, 2017

Western Theme Party and Dinner

Town Center residents loved the music of the Sulley and Sisson band at the western theme party. Everyone got up and danced and enjoyed spirits in the saloon prior to dinner. It was fun listening to some old western favorites from years ago…”The Yellow Rose of Texas,” “Back in the Saddle Again,” “Red River Valley,” […]

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October 10, 2017

Food Bank Outing

Residents from The Springs and The Inn made a visit to the Food Bank of Oklahoma to help package products for those in need. During this visit, they separated packages of saltine crackers and placed them into boxes that will go on the many shelves at the Food Bank. Residents worked for about two hours and […]

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September 28, 2017

Amish Outing

Inn and Gardens residents spent the day in Chouteau, OK recently in the Amish country visiting several of the sites there. They had lunch at Fanny’s Country Cookin’ restaurant. All of the dishes are prepared with natural ingredients they raise themselves and then it is served family style. Residents had choices of several meats…ham, oven-fried […]

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September 28, 2017

“Adopt a Grandparent” Outing

Some of our residents in the “Adopt a Grandparent” program with Heritage Hall students decided to go over for the first home game at Heritage. It was a beautiful night, and a great evening for a football game! Residents sat with their grandparent and others met new students who signed up last year as 8th graders […]

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September 20, 2017

Watermark Kid, Christina Wornick Performs!

Christina Wornick has been one of our Watermark Kids since she was 4 years old. She is now 13 and it has been fun and amazing to see her grow and improve in all of her dancing throughout the years. She takes ballet, jazz, and another form of dance that is more like folk dancing. […]

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September 20, 2017

Sending Our Thoughts to Our Florida Communities

Residents throughout our community at The Fountains at Canterbury made posters to send our love and prayers to all those effected by Hurricane Irma. We are all hoping everyone recovers from the storm and things can begin to get back to normal. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers…our love to our sister communities […]

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September 6, 2017

Making Omelettes!

Shana Brown, LPN, did her first Watermark University class on Making Omelettes in The Springs. Shana loves to cook for her family so she wanted to share her love of food with the residents. She brought several ingredients for residents to chop and prepare to provide choices of food to add to their omelettes. Residents […]

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August 29, 2017

Mystery Lunch to Jones Assembly

Town Center residents were really surprised when we pulled up in front of the new Jones Assembly restaurant in downtown Oklahoma City. The restaurant has only been open a few weeks and has already had rave reviews. The spacious restaurant has a long oak bar with beautiful lights hanging all across the top of the […]

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August 28, 2017

Solar Eclipse Experience

Town Center resident, Barbara Keating, flew with her daughter, son-in-law, and twin grandkids to Gering, Nebraska for a family reunion and Solar Eclipse viewing. Barbara has a niece there who invited about 35 family members to her home north of Denver, Colorado, in the county of Scotts Bluff, Oregon Trail Country in the Nebraska panhandle. […]

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August 28, 2017

Dragon Boat Rowing

We picked the day of the Solar Eclipse to go out on the Oklahoma River for our Dragon Boat Ride…quite by accident. But our excursion out for the day ended just in time for the eclipse. The day was perfect, not too hot to be out on the river but a little windy making it harder […]

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August 28, 2017

Mable Celebrates her 90th Birthday!

Mable Harry’ s family threw a big party for her 90th Birthday on August 13th here at The Fountains at Canterbury. Friends and family came from far and near to help her celebrate. Mable has many friends here at The Fountains since she loves to get out and be social every day…says it keeps her […]

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August 21, 2017

Springs Takes an Extraordinary Outing to Tulsa

Springs residents headed to Tulsa on the bus to visit the Gilcrease Museum, as planned by Kaitlan, Community Life Assistant. The docent was waiting to tour the residents through the museum, touching on the highlights of each piece, the background of the artist and their technique. There were many rooms that were full of endless treasures, including some of the […]

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August 11, 2017

Alzheimer’s Auction and Lunch Fundraiser

In preparation for Alzheimer’s month in September and all the festivities surrounding fundraising for the cause, Mary Shrum has been leading the way for several events occurring at The Fountains at Canterbury including the Alzheimer’s Walk in downtown Oklahoma City and our Alzheimer’s Hoe Down here on campus September 7th. Several baskets of gifts were donated […]

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August 2, 2017

Inn and Gardens Extraordinary Outing!

Trish set out on her extraordinary outing with the Assisted Living and Memory Care Residents in July. They decided to visit the northeastern part of the state, first stopping in Tulsa to eat lunch at the Blue Rose Café. It is the only restaurant on the Arkansas River in Tulsa and it has a beautiful […]

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July 31, 2017

Extraordinary Outing to Palo Duro Canyon

Town Center residents headed west for a trip to Palo Duro Canyon to see the show “Texas” and visit some of the fun places along the way. Our first stop after leaving in the morning was at the Country Dove Tea Room, rated the #2 Tea Room in Oklahoma…it is in Elk City, right on the […]

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July 5, 2017

Watermark University Class – The Oklahomans

Town Center residents have been attending a class this semester called “The Oklahomans” taught by Becky Strong, Community Life Director. The book by John Dwyer of Duncan, Oklahoma, was just released this year and it covers the area where Oklahoma now exists, from the very beginning-BC to the 1930’s. He is writing a second book which […]

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July 5, 2017

Men’s Group Breakfast at Cattlemen’s

Some of our Town Center men who are early risers, boarded the bus to head to Cattlemen’s for breakfast this week. The well-known restaurant in the Stockyards has been around since the late 1800’s and served cowboys and drifters heading through Oklahoma City en route to other towns…some herding their cattle to Kansas or Texas, […]

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June 29, 2017

Cruise Theme Party

Town Center residents gathered in the Commons Room for an open bar and dance music with the June Carter and Donna Rice Band. June always comes up with fun songs, appropriate for each occasion. He loves to get the ladies out on the dance floor and always engages the audience in fun trivia, conversation and […]

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June 29, 2017

Expressions Calendar Art Show

The annual Expressions Art Show was held the first week in June in the Town Center. Residents from all over campus submitted artwork to be judged for the national competition with our other Watermark Communities for a place in the 2018 Expressions Calendar. Residents have been working for months to get ready for the event. Several […]

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June 28, 2017

Springs Outing to Nic’s Grill

Springs residents are experiencing a new restaurant each month on their “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” outings, planned by Kaitlan Kenworth, Community Life Assistant. Nic’s Grill was the 8th diner to visit on the list of places Guy Fieri has featured on his show. Known for it’s down-home cooking, including chicken fried steaks, burgers, fries, steak sandwiches, […]

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June 28, 2017

Antique Car

Dennis Crews, one of our musical entertainers here at The Fountains at Canterbury, also owns many antique cars he has restored himself. He brought one out to The Springs one Saturday in June to let the residents get a look and even sit in the driver’s seat. The car he brought this time was a […]

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June 26, 2017

Wine & Cheese Pairing Outing

Town Center residents ventured out to a new restaurant in Nichols Hills called “En Croute,” known for its wines and cheese boards. They also serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even brunch on Sundays. One of their Sommeliers and a cheese connoisseur did the presentation for us, serving us three different wines, paired with the perfect […]

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June 23, 2017

Dr. Dean Robertson Turns 100!

On Saturday, June 17th, we celebrated the 100th birthday of one of our Town Center residents, Dr. Dean Robertson. Dean’s actual birthday is June 21st. Daughters Sally and Rindy planned a huge party in our Commons Room, inviting friends from his past, current friends, all residents, family members…with over 150 guests in attendance…and still coming […]

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June 16, 2017

Lunch on the Lake

It was a fun day on Lake Hefner having a delicious lunch, watching the waves and enjoying the sunshine. After lunch we gathered outside to watch all the sailboats out on the water and large flying kites. We all had a variety of choices for lunch…fish tacos, pecan crusted trout, reuben sandwiches, and lots of […]

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June 16, 2017

Inn Cook-Out

It was a beautiful day for a cook-out in The Inn courtyard. Residents gathered as the chef grilled hamburgers for everyone. They also enjoyed baked beans and potato salad and some fun choices of pie or ice cream for dessert. This is the time of year to get outside and grill and smell those wonderful […]

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June 16, 2017

Pet Therapy at The Inn

One things residents at The Inn enjoy most, is a visit from Barkley. He loves to interact with our residents and gets lots of hugs and attention. He goes around to all the rooms visiting with our residents who are dog lovers and it definitely brightens their day!

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June 8, 2017

National Weather Center Outing

Town Center residents recently toured the National Weather Center located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman. This is the only National Weather Center in our country and it comprises many different facets of weather going on locally, nationally, and around the world at all times. Residents thought this was the most […]

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June 8, 2017

Mexican Themed Dinner

Town Center residents gathered for the Mexican Pre-Party to listen to the music of the Kip Curtis Band, playing a few familiar Hispanic songs like “Vaya Con Dios,” “La Bamba,” “La Cucaracha,” “Mexican Hat Dance” and more. They also played some of the old favorite songs from the 40’s and 50’s everyone loves. Folks lined up at […]

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June 8, 2017

Mystery Dinner at 3Sixty

Off to another Mystery Dinner, surprising the residents every time! No one knows where we are going until we get there…so there are many guesses along the way. This was one restaurant the Town Center residents were excited about since we were at the top of the United Founders Tower. The space has been four different […]

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May 9, 2017

Build Your Own Nachos

Inn residents were surprised with a “Build Your Own Nacho” bar in the dining room on Cinco de Mayo. They had so much fun choosing all kinds of toppings to put on top of the chips! There were several items to choose from…tomatoes, onions, guacamole, melted cheese, meat, jalapenos and more!!

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May 9, 2017

Easter and Spring at The Fountains

Thanks to our Town Center Garden Club, the altar in the chapel and the outside garden areas have never looked lovelier! The ladies chose purple/burgundy hydrangeas and white lilies for the altar in our Town Center Chapel. Reverend Bill Hesse performed services on Wednesday night before Easter, then Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday nights, […]

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May 8, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Residents at the Town Center gathered in the lobby on the afternoon of Cinco de Mayo to celebrate the victory of the Mexican Troops over the invading French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Everyone was really there for the margaritas and tequila sunrises however…plus the queso, salsa, southwest dip and jalapeno dip with chips! We […]

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April 28, 2017

Watermark University BBQ Class With Yancy

Springs residents were treated to something special in April… and it was quite a surprise. Reginald Yancy, a driver for the whole community, did a Watermark University class on something he knows how to do better than anyone…cooking BBQ! Yancy brought all the meat and the fixin’s to prepare with the class. He comes from a large family in […]

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April 28, 2017

Mystery Lunch to Republic Gastropub

Town Center residents were both surprised and excited to see Republic Gastropub when we pulled into the restaurant for the mystery lunch. It has been a popular place to go for beer, food, and sports viewing ever since it opened in Classen Curve. Now we have a new one less than a mile from our […]

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April 27, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Springs residents all decided they wanted to go see the new “Beauty and the Beast” film right after it was released. Kaitlan, Community Life Assistant, and Katy, Program Director at The Springs, took them to the Warren Theatre, which is a huge dinner theatre close to Norman, OK. Everyone loved the movie…many said they cried because […]

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April 27, 2017

A Trip to the Moon!

Residents at The Inn and Gardens headed west for Weatherford, OK to the Stafford Air and Space Museum. The museum was named after Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, born in Weatherford, one of our astronauts who flew to the moon. Stafford graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was a recipient of the congressional Space […]

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April 19, 2017

Adopt a Grandparent Program

Our “Adopt a Grandparent” program with the Independent Living residents and teenagers from Heritage Hall private school next door has been going strong all year. Two 15-year old students, Alina and Marco, organized the program with other students at Heritage Hall and Becky, Community Life Director, helped pair up the residents with their new grandchild. […]

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April 18, 2017

New Families at The Fountains at Canterbury!

We have babies all over campus right now! The eggs have all hatched and you can see the mom and dad geese with all their babies wherever you look. One of our couples has ten goslings! There are at least three other families with 5 or 6 babies each. One pair of geese chose to make their nest on the deck of one of […]

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April 4, 2017

Art Project with The Inn Residents

Ladies from the Metropolitan Library came out today to visit The Inn residents and do an art project with them. Since Easter is just around the corner, they chose to do some decorative eggs made of all different colors and some with fabrics. The residents had such fun choosing the variety of colors to use […]

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April 3, 2017

Clantons and The Blue Whale

The residents at The Springs made a trip to see the Blue Whale of Catoosa! It is a waterfront structure, just east of the town of Catoosa, OK. It has become one of the most recognizable attractions on old Route 66. The Blue Whale was built by Hugh S. Davis, boy scout, photographer, zoologist, and […]

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April 3, 2017

Outing to Sam Noble Museum

Town Center residents spent several hours walking through the Sam Noble Museum in Norman this week. There was so much to see and we took our time going through every exhibit. There were docents in each area who gave us a world of information! Becky asked one of the docents to come out to The Fountains at […]

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April 3, 2017

An Evening at Gabriella’s

Town Center residents spent the evening experiencing the Italian cuisine at Gabriella’s. The music of Tony Bennett, Jerry Vale, and Dean Martin in the background singing old familiar Italian songs. The candlelit tables and gas lamp posts around the room added to the ambiance. Residents each ordered a different entrée, including lobster with angel hair pasta in a creamy […]

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March 24, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Outing

The Inn and Gardens residents enjoyed a fun-filled day at the Myriad Gardens downtown, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The morning began with the Scottish Pipe and Drum performing at the Great Lawn Band shell. The Hill Irish Dance School performed several Irish dances in beautiful green Irish costumes. It was a beautiful day and many […]

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March 21, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Town Center residents celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at our Irish theme party and dinner on March 17th. Everyone dressed in green, including the band, the residents and all the staff. The party began with the Kip Curtis Band with Irish music and dancing plus an open bar. Chef Chris prepared a corned beef recipe submitted by one of […]

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March 21, 2017

Patriarch’s Craft Beer House Outing

Town Center residents boarded the bus for Edmond to the Patriarch’s Craft Beer House last week. This is a home that was built 100 years ago on Main Street in downtown Edmond and it has recently been converted to a Beer House. They offer over 100 different beers, you may choose to do a beer tasting, […]

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March 2, 2017

Valentine Theme Party and Dinner

Town Center residents danced to the music of June Carter and the Donna Rice Band playing some romantic and fun tunes from our past. Everyone dressed for Valentine’s Day in beautiful colors of reds, pinks, purples…to go along with the many colors of the tables and decorations. June loves getting up and dancing with the ladies […]

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March 2, 2017

Night Out with the Chef

Dining Services held a special “Night Out with the Chef” in February, preparing a four-course meal paired with wines. Chef Chris planned the meal which began with a salad of spinach & goat cheese and topped with a blueberry vinaigrette. For his starter, he served Brie and Plumb Purses, a flaky crust filled with Brie […]

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March 1, 2017

Men’s Group Pancake Supper

The Town Center Men’s Group held their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper this week, celebrating the last day of Mardi Gras before Ash Wednesday begins Lent. The tradition is to use all the eggs, butter, flour and milk in the home to begin to fast for Lent… thus we prepared 200+ pancakes, along with sausage […]

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February 27, 2017

Clauren Ridge Winery

Town Center residents took an outing to far north Edmond to the Clauren Ridge Vineyards and Winery. The owners and staff couldn’t have been nicer, serving us and telling us about their winery and many events they offer. Residents tasted eight different wines…whites, reds, and a chocolate wine. Several residents purchased the chocolate wine, while others preferred […]

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February 27, 2017

Chocolate Festival!

February has been fun month here at The Fountains at Canterbury, especially when we celebrated Valentine’s Day with our annual Chocolate Festival. This year we opened our doors to approximately 150 guests…residents from all over the community and several marketing guests. The room was decorated all in purple this year, with lots of fun flowers and a lighted ice […]

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February 10, 2017

Dessert Bar a Big Hit at The Inn

Inn residents were surprised when food service set up a fun dessert bar for them this month. There were so many choices, residents didn’t know what to try. Trish assisted with serving and pointing out all the exciting combinations they could put together. There were pound cakes, whipped cream, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. Then you […]

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February 9, 2017

Springs Super Bowl Celebration!

Springs residents had fun getting ready for the Super Bowl with nachos, soft drinks and beer! Kaitlan and the team at The Springs hung football decorations all around the dining room and set up an area with a “touchdown and goal post” backdrop for photo opportunities. Everyone had fun posing with props like helmets, banners, football […]

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February 7, 2017

Barrio’s for Lunch!

The Mystery Lunch at the Town Center took us to Barrio’s, a new restaurant in Mid-Town, famous for its unusual and unique versions of Mexican cuisine. The restaurant has been popular and always full since it opened in December. They don’t take reservations and people have been waiting up to two hours for a table, however […]

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January 31, 2017

Watermark University Classes Get 5 Stars!!!

January was the beginning of the new Spring Semester for Watermark University classes. It was a month full of interesting, successful classes that residents and guests all enjoyed! Town Center resident, Jane Lepak began her class on “Gospel Music Appreciation” which she will teach every month in the semester. Jane is showing different Gospel DVD’s of […]

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January 31, 2017

Heritage Hall 2nd Graders Perform

The entire second-grade class from Heritage Hall School presented their musical program for us in January. It was titled, “Destination America” and all were songs written for this particular play. The kids sang about the history of America along with choreography and solos. After the performance, all of the children went out into the audience and […]

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January 31, 2017

Welcome Newcomers to Town Center

We welcomed several new residents who have recently moved into the Town Center. Our “welcome newcomer’s party” was an opportunity for our newest family members to share their stories with us. Each took the microphone and gave us a brief history of their lives, careers, family, and hobbies. Our newest residents are Bob and Karen Petry, […]

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January 31, 2017

Men’s Group Project for Vets

The Town Center Men’s Group spent an afternoon packaging gift items for Veterans. The bags were given to older veterans at the VA hospital, in addition to our veterans living here on campus in the Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing neighborhoods. Items we put in the bags included socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouth […]

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January 18, 2017

OKC has it all!

So many things to enjoy in OKC. At The Fountains at Canterbury, we make sure our residents are exposed to all the arts, culture, restaurants, and activities this great city has to offer! We’re your ticket to OKC Fun!!  

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