Posts by: Amy Lampert

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

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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 […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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April 28, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 20 different classes with everything from Homemade Baking to iPhone & iPad Classes to Planting Wildflowers, Balance Exercise and even Beanbag Baseball, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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April 5, 2017

Veterans Honored with Wall Dedication

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A new Veterans Wall is up at The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee. The wall features photos of all veterans living at the community and will grow over time as more veterans join the community. “We wanted to create a permanent feature to honor our veterans,” said Amy Barth, Executive Director at The Village […]

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April 4, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – My in-laws are happy and well cared for.

My in laws is doing well since their move to this community. We do feel they are safe, and in a good place. They have a nice staff at this facility. They have a good staff, they have been kind, and easy to work with. Everything is working out very well, and we are pleased […]

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March 10, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 20 different classes with everything from Meditation to iPhone & iPad Classes to Baking, Adult Coloring and even Men’s Club, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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January 20, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – A Good Experience All Around

Everything has worked out very well since our move to this community. My husband is being cared for very well. They have a very good staff, and they are taking very good care of him and his needs. I’am satisfied with all they have done for us. They have nice activities offered for the residents. […]

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December 20, 2016

Five-Star Rehabilitation

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It’s official! We’ve received the highest rating from Medicare. We knew we were good – now national experts agree. With luxurious accommodations, delicious cuisine, Indulge Salon services and a full calendar of stimulating mind and body fitness programs, our Medicare certified rehabilitation feels like a visit to an upscale country inn. Please call 1-888-820-7687 today […]

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December 15, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – Mom is being well taken care of.

My mother is doing very well since her move to this community. It is a very nice place, and I am pleased with all they have done for us. She is being provided with good care. They have a very good staff, I know she is in good hands. Everyone has been very helpful and […]

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November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

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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” […]

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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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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 […]

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November 15, 2016

Life Lessons Learned by Veterans

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An article was recently featured in Discover Adel, published on November 9th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. It’s hard for many of us who have never served in the military to fathom the experience. We asked veterans living at The Village at Legacy Pointe to share the most important life lessons they […]

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November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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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 […]

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October 5, 2016

SeniorAdvisor – We love it here!

We love it here. I can not think of another place that me and my loved one would want to go. They offer a good area for my loved one to get around in the wheelchair. The community also offers great food. The activities are nice and they always offer them to me and my […]

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September 16, 2016

SeniorAdvisor Review – Friendly Staff and Abundant Activities

The staff that offered the tour of The Village at Legacy Pointe were very friendly. I was very impressed with the community and the courteous staff. The community is kept nicely cleaned throughout. This community offers a number of activities and amenities. The Village was second on our list!

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July 29, 2016

Pet of the Month

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Lilly is a 5 year old wire hair Fox Terrier who is the companion of town home owner, Shirley Haag. Shirley’s daughter Beth adopted her at 8 weeks old from a shelter in Indiana. This is her 3rd Fox Terrier. Lilly has been going to the Health Center to visit residents for the past 5 […]

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July 29, 2016

A Trip Down Memory Lane

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We’re sure you remember your days at school… the times when you and your friends sat on the last bench and ate your tiffin during class. The times when your best friend ‘helped’ you with the answers to a test, and all you had to do in return was buy an ice cream. The first […]

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July 8, 2016

The Village at Legacy Pointe Receives 2016 Best of Waukee Award

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The Village at Legacy Pointe was recently selected for the 2016 Best of Waukee Award in the Assisted Living Facility category by the Waukee Award Program as stated in a Press Release on June 30th, 2016. For more information about the Waukee Award program, please visit awardconnect.org. To read the full Press Release, please click here. The […]

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June 8, 2016

Experienced Iowa Fathers Share Sage Advice

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Everyday, men across Iowa, the U.S. and the world become dads. We asked Iowa dads that have a lifetime of experience what the most important advice they would share. Below are our favorite tidbits from some of the fathers at Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail, The Village at Legacy Pointe, Vintage Hills of Indianola and […]

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April 6, 2016

Giving Back by Sending Care Packages to Soldiers

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The Village at Legacy Pointe decided it was time to say thank you to our military men and women by giving back. Residents pitched in and assembled 12 full care packages for soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan. The boxes were packed tight with tooth paste, tooth brushes, deodorant, magazines, candy, lotion and body wipes. But […]

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March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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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 […]

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March 2, 2016

Fighting Hunger One Meal at a Time

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The residents at The Village at Legacy Pointe recently partnered with Meals from the Heartland by helping to label meal bags. Residents labeled 12,560 bags that included 76,800 meals. “We have had such a great response from our residents,” Tammy Olson, Village at Legacy Pointe Executive Director, said in a news release. “They really enjoyed […]

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March 2, 2016

KCCI News 8 – Special Feature of Twins Leap Year Birthday

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Residents Earl Nielson and Jane Tiggeman of The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee, Iowa celebrated their 76th birthday together with family and friends. What would only be their 19th birthday (because leap year happens only every 4 years) Earl decided to celebrate his birthday for 4 days straight noting “It’s working good.” To view […]

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January 29, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 60 different classes with everything from Creative Card Making to iPhone & iPad Classes to Fondue Tasting and even Indoor Gardening, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th 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. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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September 22, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 60 different classes with everything from Wine and Painting to Cooking 101 to Chair Yoga and even Extraordinary Outings, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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May 18, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 50 different classes with everything from Creative Card Making to Using Modern Technology to Book Club and even Cake Decorating, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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January 28, 2015

Caring.com Review – Dad likes it.

I got my dad moved into a place at Legacy Pointe. He is at the Memory Care at the Gardens. They have independent, assisted living, and skilled unit. It is one big complex. The staff is very nice and very friendly. They communicated a lot with the family. The place is clean. He seems to […]

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January 8, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. Almost 30 different classes with everything from Creative Card Making to Theater Class to Book Club and even Baking with Theo. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few […]

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September 16, 2014

Fall 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 60 different classes with everything from Creative Card Making to Estate Planning to Farkle-Dice Game 101 and even Bread Making. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having […]

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August 8, 2014

Resident Lucy Elrick: Winner of ‘Cookie Cook-Off’

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Move over, reality shows! There’s a new bakery competition in town. Residents submitted recipes in a Cookie Cook-Off, in which the “people’s choice” winning recipes were showcased in the community bistro and the top three entries received trophies. “So many of our residents enjoy baking so it was a good chance to share the recipes […]

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June 27, 2014

Funky Fashion Show

Lisa Knapp, Community Life Director, shows off her “mop of hair,” “pill box hat” and “bell bottom” jeans with independent living residents Clarence and Winifred Johnson.

We brought the runway to Waukee in a Funky Fashion Show on June 26th. Nine residents and associates created unique summer ensembles that were modeled throughout the community, including a “tea-length dress” with tea bags as fringe; a “birthday suit” complete with bows and balloons; a “tee shirt” perfect for a day on the golf […]

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May 9, 2014

New Gallery Café Unveiled

Spacious dining area and casual fare in The Gallery Café

The Village at Legacy Pointe is proud to show off their new Gallery Café with all of its modern details. Need a quick breakfast on your way to work? Grab a Cinnamon Roll and a Cup of Coffee. Feel like lunch on the go? Come pick up a Chicken Salad Wrap or Italian Club Sandwich. Feeling […]

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May 9, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Genuine staff.

I was impressed with how genuine they were. You could tell that they were genuine because of the way the residents would respond to the staff, just gleeful. Ward was fantastic and you can tell he really cares about the residents.

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May 9, 2014

Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Not even sure what questions to ask? Take a look at this article from the Alzheimer’s Association on the Ten Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association and their website www.alz.org is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease. The Village at Legacy Pointe’s Memory Care program borrows traditions […]

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May 5, 2014

Jimmy’s Ties – Quilt by Resident Dorothy Cushing

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Dorothy learned to quilt by watching her mother and grandmother. Now 90, she’s earned quite a share of ribbons from the Iowa State Fair and Des Moines Quilter’s Guild shows. During World War II, she made quilts as she waited for her fiance, James, to return home. They married in 1945. She made this colorful […]

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May 5, 2014

SeniorAdvisor Review – Friendly and professional staff.

Despite the distraction of remodeling construction, our first impression of Legacy Pointe was very positive. The facilities are excellent and the friendly, professional staff superb. Ward is the perfect point man and did an excellent job of showing us the ropes; his knowledge and reassuring manner made our decision to move my mother there an […]

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