Category: On Aging

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 […]

August 1, 2017

Golden Swans Maintain Independence and Health through Ballet

The Golden Swans is a brand new outreach program provided by Oklahoma City Ballet. This class is specifically designed for seniors who are either beginners or have had some past experience with ballet. According to in an article published on July 10th, 2017, "The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is awarding more than $300,000 to […]

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 […]

March 15, 2017

Resident Leroy Burdine Celebrates 90th Birthday

Leroy Burdine, a resident of The Fountains at Canterbury, celebrated his 90th birthday in style with the help of staff and the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls! Stephanie and Addie from the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls signed posters and posed for photos with residents. Leroy was also featured in Senior News and Living, published on […]

November 23, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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 […]

November 8, 2016

Memory Care Open House and Thrive Dining™ Event

The Fountains at Canterbury recently completed a large interior renovation to the Thrive Memory Care buildings in our community. The two houses are identical and can occupy approximately 16 residents per building. The houses were built in 1997 and just received a refresh with a beautiful kitchen, including new cabinets, counter tops, stoves, a state-of-the-art refrigerator, and an […]

April 29, 2016

Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

We hosted one of many fundraisers today to begin raising money for Alzheimer's. Taco Salads were offered for lunch, along with cookies and beverages. Thank you to all our organizers, Mary, Wanda, Ann, Trish, and Tracey who prepared the food and served it. Mother's Day gifts of real flowers in decorative boxes with a colorful pinwheel […]

March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

January 22, 2016

Virtual Dementia Tour

The Fountains at Canterbury hosted two Virtual Dementia Tours this week in conjunction with "Right at Home" of Edmond. The tour simulates scientifically proven experiences comparable to actual lifelike experiences of a person with dementia or Alzheimer's. Participants are asked to wear goggles with vision impairment, gloves with fingers taped together, shoe inserts and a headset […]

October 26, 2015

Art Therapy in The Gardens

Our Art Therapist spent the day working with The Gardens residents doing painting on paper plates. The goal was to do an Autumn design painting. Encourages to paint whatever they wanted that reminded them of fall, with the leaves changing, pumpkins, gourds, fall colored mums of rust, gold, burgundy and white, beautiful orange and gold […]

September 17, 2015

September Alzheimer’s Walks

Associates, families and residents joined in for our local Alzheimer's Walk here on our campus on September 9th. The different buildings divided into teams which included residents and associates working together as a group with a name or a theme and costumes optional. The walk started at the Town Center and progressed around the campus […]

April 2, 2015

Our efforts to raise money for Alzheimer’s research made the Oklahoman news!

The following article was published in the Oklahoman on on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. To read the full article, please click here. Oklahoma City Seniors Raise Money for Alzheimer's Research Fountains Residents Make Tie-Dyed Shirts to Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Research Residents of The Fountains at Canterbury, spent some time recently making tie-dyed shirts […]

August 12, 2014

Joint Pain Seminar

The Fountains at Canterbury will host a seminar on joint pain presented by Dr. Mark F. Kowalski August 6th at noon in the Town Center at The Fountains at Canterbury. The event is free and open to the public. Kowalski’s discussion topics will include osteoarthritis, arthritis of the hip and knee, surgical and non-surgical joint […]