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  • Doug Karl Performs at Legacy Pointe

    Doug Karl Performs at Legacy Pointe

    Residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe enjoyed being serenaded by the stories and songs of Doug Karl.  He has been here a time or two before, but we loved him so much we've secured him for a regular rotation!

  • March 2019 Community Life Calendars

    March 2019 Community Life Calendars

    Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

  • Crafting Fun at The Village at Legacy Pointe

    Crafting Fun at The Village at Legacy Pointe

    Monthly, if not twice monthly, we like to hold crafting sessions for residents. This past month, the Town Center residents wanted to pitch in and help with the centerpieces for the Independent Living dining room. They made Valentine colored paper flowers and they all looked beautiful!

  • Legacy Pointe Bake Sale

    Legacy Pointe Bake Sale

    Who doesn't love sweets?!  The two days before Valentine's Day, Legacy Pointe held a Bake Sale for which the proceeds would be donated to Watermark for Kids.  Staff and residents alike whipped up some of their favorite treats to offer to this great cause!  We had several wonderful resident volunteers that helped make this two […]

  • Legacy Pointe Sweetheart Social

    Legacy Pointe Sweetheart Social

    Legacy Pointe's Marketing and Community Life Departments teamed up to host this year's Sweetheart Social. The Beaver Creek Jazz Ensemble was gracious enough to create a small group from among their 35 person band to perform for us at the Sweetheart Social. Residents and prospects alike enjoyed the music, snacks, and atmosphere of the Sweetheart Social. It was […]

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Doug Karl Performs at Legacy Pointe

Residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe enjoyed being serenaded by the stories and songs of Doug Karl.  He has been here a time or two before, but we loved him so much we've secured him for a regular rotation!

Read more about Doug Karl Performs at Legacy Pointe

Crafting Fun at The Village at Legacy Pointe

Monthly, if not twice monthly, we like to hold crafting sessions for residents. This past month, the Town Center residents wanted to pitch in and help with the centerpieces for the Independent Living dining room. They made Valentine colored paper flowers and they all looked beautiful!

Read more about Crafting Fun at The Village at Legacy Pointe

Legacy Pointe Bake Sale

Who doesn't love sweets?!  The two days before Valentine's Day, Legacy Pointe held a Bake Sale for which the proceeds would be donated to Watermark for Kids.  Staff and residents alike whipped up some of their favorite treats to offer to this great cause!  We had several wonderful resident volunteers that helped make this two […]

Read more about Legacy Pointe Bake Sale

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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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Meet Our New Dietary Manager, Sarah Winchell

We are excited to announce Sarah Winchell as the new Dietary Manager for The Village of Legacy Pointe. Sarah grew up in Van Meter, Iowa with her 2 younger brothers and 5 stepbrothers and sisters. Sarah comes to us with a great deal of experience as she received her degree in Culinary Arts through the […]

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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” […]

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Blankets for Karen (kun-REHN) Refugees

We would like to show recognition to Lucy Elrick, one of our Independent Living residents for taking her time to involve herself in community relations in the Des Moines area. Lucy started last year making fleece tie blankets and donating them to the men, women, and children of the Karen (Burmese) Congregation of the Creekside […]

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Jimmy’s Ties – Quilt by Resident Dorothy Cushing

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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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!

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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!

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Residents Visit Local Animal Shelter

The Gardens residents made an outing to a local animal shelter to see all the animals, it was a fun outing for them all!

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Crafting Fun at The Village at Legacy Pointe

Monthly, if not twice monthly, we like to hold crafting sessions for residents. This past month, the Town Center residents wanted to pitch in and help with the centerpieces for the Independent Living dining room. They made Valentine colored paper flowers and they all looked beautiful!

Read more about Crafting Fun at The Village at Legacy Pointe

Legacy Pointe Sweetheart Social

Legacy Pointe's Marketing and Community Life Departments teamed up to host this year's Sweetheart Social. The Beaver Creek Jazz Ensemble was gracious enough to create a small group from among their 35 person band to perform for us at the Sweetheart Social. Residents and prospects alike enjoyed the music, snacks, and atmosphere of the Sweetheart Social. It was […]

Read more about Legacy Pointe Sweetheart Social

Cold Weather Safety Tips

We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you and your loved ones stay warm […]

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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 […]

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October’s Thriving Resident

Each month the Community Life team discusses residents who are thriving, and each month we pick one to discuss in our Newsletter.  For October that person was Dee, Inn resident.  Dee has lived at Legacy Pointe for a few years now and is very involved.  She is also the Card Bingo Caller on Tuesday and […]

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Thriving Resident – Helen Bowen

Our thriving resident for the month of July is Helen Bowen, or as she may introduce herself, "Helen of Troy". Helen was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Her father was a boxer and mother, a jack of all trades as she made their clothes, always had a very large garden, and was a […]

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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” […]

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Blast from the Past

Independent Living and Assisted Living residents enjoyed a blast from the past with the entertainment styles of Aaron Shoemaker on Tuesday evening. Songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley were sung. We sang, we danced and we had a good laugh. Aaron worked the room shaking hands with the gentlemen and singing to the ladies. This really […]

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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 […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Wonderful Physical and Occupational Therapists

My loved one has improved since moving into this community. The physical and occupational therapists have been great. The staff are friendly and encouraging. He seems to like the food and they do keep the community clean. I would recommend this community.

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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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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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March 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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February 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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January 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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