Category: Life at Legacy Pointe

December 12, 2018

Spring 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

December 12, 2018

Quality time with Gigi

Community Life Director, Ashley, loves to bring her French bulldog, Gigi into work. The residents love reminiscing about the days when they owned dogs and enjoy the opportunity to interact with a dog again. Residents in The Springs get the opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with Gigi and help brush her fur. Gigi sure loves all the attention!

November 27, 2018

Starbucks Tasting Experience

On November 2nd, Legacy Pointe hosted a Starbucks coffee and treat demonstration/sampling. We packed the community room with residents, and staff, eager to hear the story behind some of Starbucks' coffee as well as have a nice treat to pair with certain coffees. It was a fun time for all and residents are already asking when we […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

November 6, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

October 22, 2018

November’s Thriving Resident – Leonard O’Hair

Leonard O'Hair, Springs resident, is thriving!  Leonard grew up in Centerville, IA and attended high school there.  After graduation, Leonard attended the University of Iowa on scholarship for playing the trumpet, and obtained a Business degree, graduating in 1959. During his time at the University of Iowa, Leonard was lucky enough to be able to play and march in the Rose […]

October 22, 2018

Gone Fishin’

During Active Aging Week in September, Community Life Associates Juli and Renee, took Springs and Gardens residents out fishing. In October, Juli and two Springs residents decided to sneak out one last time while the weather was nice!  Even though they didn't catch anything the residents had a wonderful time!

October 1, 2018

Active Aging Week

September 23rd through September 29th was Active Aging Week.  The Village at Legacy Pointe celebrated by hosting various activities for the residents to showcase that being active does not have to be restricted by your age or ability level! Check out some of the fun stuff we did this week!

September 17, 2018

Craft Time

Our ladies sure do love to craft!  This past month we tried something new, painting rocks for our front doors.  We had some books to give us ideas of what to make.  Everyone got creative and we all ended up with interesting creations!

August 23, 2018

Fall 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 80 different classes with everything from Guided Meditation to Spiritual Discussion to Book Club to Waukee American Legion Veteran's Club and even Technology Q&A, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

August 20, 2018

Saturday Card Game

Inn residents enjoy their card games, we play several throughout the week, but it is always fun to have an extra game played on the weekend.  Community Life Associate, Renee, led these ladies in an afternoon game of Kings in the Corner on a Saturday afternoon.

July 23, 2018

Brain Fitness Fun

Headbanz is a fun game that Inn residents are really learning to enjoy. Not only is it fun, but this game is great for brain fitness. In this game, one person holds a card (either where they can't see it or on a headband) and everyone else gives them clues as to what the card says. It is […]

June 19, 2018

Father’s Day Celebration

On Friday, July 15th we celebrated Father's Day with Brews and Bingo. There were a variety of cold beverages available for our gentlemen, including beer as well as other options, and we all played card bingo!  It was nice for the men to have their own little celebration and relax, reminisce, and discuss the upcoming holiday […]

May 3, 2018

Summer 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 Art Therapy to Crafting with Community Life to Men's Breakfast Club to Book Club and even Flower Arranging & Table Decorating, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]

April 26, 2018

Legacy Pointe Prom

The Village at Legacy Pointe residents enjoyed an evening of fun, food, photos, and dancing as we celebrated Prom on Saturday, April 21, 2018! Beaver Creek Ensemble serenaded us while we enjoyed beverages and snacks, as well as a photo booth. Here are a few pictures that were taken at the prom. All the pictures will be […]

March 22, 2018

Bean Bag Baseball Begins

The spring league of bean bag baseball has begun and the Legacy Pointe Waukee Warriors are 2-0 so far! After being the World Series Champions last fall we are excited to come back out and compete to retain our title!  We also got new jerseys this year. They are purple button down baseball jerseys that will be […]

March 20, 2018

Flower Arranging Club

The Village at Legacy Pointe has started up a Flower Arranging Club for Town Center, Town Homes, and The Inn residents! It was a small group this first go around, but we hope to see it blossom! Once a month we will hold this group to arrange 3-4 vases of flowers to decorate the Town Center and […]

March 6, 2018

Therapy Animals Bring Smiles to Residents at The Village at Legacy Pointe

At the Village at Legacy Pointe we try to offer more than just your normal, expected, selection of activities for residents to participate in. Recently, we were able to set up a weekly cat therapy visit through the ARL to visit residents in The Springs. Dennis, ARL Volunteer, brings one of his two certified therapy cats every Wednesday […]

January 15, 2018

Exercise For All!

We take being physically active very seriously at The Village at Legacy Pointe. Five days per week, each area of the community has some form of physical offering for residents. Not only does it help to keep our residents limber, but it helps to keep them alert and engaged.

December 28, 2017

Residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe are Bean Bag Baseball Champions!

In mid December, residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe traveled to a nearby church to participate in the second annual Bean Bag Baseball World Series. On the day of the event, 12 teams arrived to participate in a single elimination tournament. At the end of the day The Village at Legacy Pointe was victorious!  The team […]

December 28, 2017

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 50 different classes with everything from Essential Oils to Parkinson's Support Group to Art Presentation & Discussion to Tea & Recipe Exchange and even Fondue Social, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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 […]

June 26, 2017

Seven Dimensions of Wellness

Summer can sometimes prove to be a difficult season to continue working on our Seven Dimensions of Wellness. Here are some tips to help you enjoy a fun, safe, and healthy summer. Physical: Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water. Also, make time to join in on an exercise class, or two. Social: Stay social! Join […]

May 26, 2017

Thriving at The Village at Legacy Pointe – Independent Living Resident LaVonne Davis

The Village at Legacy Pointe is happy to feature Independent Living resident, LaVonne Davis. Born 1932 in Illinois on a family farm, LaVonne met her husband Dan at the Coliseum Ballroom during a square dance. Married in 1968, Dan and LaVonne lived on a farm where they raised their two daughters, Lisa and Darcy. After the […]

May 26, 2017

Resident Art Show

Last week we had the joy of being able to hold a Resident Art Show featuring 10 individuals who had submitted various pieces of artwork. All submissions to the art show had an opportunity to be entered for a chance to be featured in the 2018 Expressions Calendar. Artists included wood workers, needlepoint workers, painters, and ceramic artists. Not only […]

April 28, 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 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 […]

April 18, 2017

Watermark for Kids – Quintin Goes To Washington D.C.

Committed to helping underserved kids thrive. Watermark for Kids is a non-profit organization committed to empowering underserved kids to express their character, leadership, creativity, compassion and spirit – to express their true selves and thrive. This year, The Village at Legacy Pointe has sponsored local Waukee Junior High student Quintin to further his education. This trip […]

March 10, 2017

Spring 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 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, […]

March 7, 2017

Learn something new!

"Learn something new!" This is what artist Jane Wright encouraged us to do as she finished her presentation on Saturday afternoon. Jane encouraged all the men and women that attended her program to learn anything! Find something you look forward to each day! Jane visited Legacy Pointe to teach the technique of painting on porcelain or […]

December 20, 2016

Five-Star Rehabilitation

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 […]

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 […]