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. […]
Category: Life at Harvard Square
The residents and associates here at Harvard Square had a great time viewing the Solar Eclipse on our huge deck.
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 11 different classes with everything from Art 101 to History of Colorado to Wellness Round Table to Chef Demos and even a Wild Animal Sanctuary Visit, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
Here’s a few pictures of what we’ve been up to at The Gardens of Harvard Square!
Here’s some pictures from our Car Show on July 16th!
Here’s a few pictures of what we’ve been up to at Harvard Square!
Here’s a few pictures from all of the fun we had at our Happy Hour on June 15th!
On Thursday, we had a non-profit personal safety group called IMPACT come to Harvard Square and teach us all about verbal and physical self-defense. The class proved to be very educational and empowering! The residents, and myself, practiced different, potentially life threatening interactions/scenarios and how we’d respond or act. IMPACT will be back to teach our employees some […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Tech Help to Wellness Round Table to Art 101 and even History of Colorado, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]
Hey Guys, We are on the RADIO! The show will air this Sunday, April 23rd at 10:00am, on 560 AM and 100.7 FM. TUNE IN!
Here’s what’s been happening in The Gardens, our Memory Care neighborhood.
Congratulations Maddie for your engagement and thank you for sharing your proposal story with us.
Enjoying some classical Irish music!
On Tuesday, Harvard Square hosted “Cocktailing for Good,” a Silent Auction Fundraiser to support our non-profit Watermark For Kids. We had 29 donated items for auction and we raised $901.00 for Watermark For Kids. With an overwhelming amount of support, over 45 professionals attended the event. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. All the donated […]
Thanks for joining us for our annual Casino Day! It was a blast. We had Black Jack, Craps, Roulette tables and entertainment by Chuck Fisher. Here are some photos of all the fun.
Photos we thought you would like!
It’s a snowy day here at Harvard Square. We wanted to share some Christmas pictures that were never posted! Stay warm friends.
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Mimosas with Marie to Mexican Train Dominoes to Red Hat Club to Chef Demos and even Wii Golf, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
Every year, Harvard Square asks all our talented residents to show what they’ve got! This year we had 17 acts and it was FUN!
Short of finding a cure for memory loss, the official opening of The Gardens, our new Memory Care neighborhood, is the best news we can possibly share. We’re proud to offer this brand new program to Denver area families touched by Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. Our approach is distinctly different from others […]
Our friend, Michelle Nelson, came to Harvard Square to give us a big “Thank You” for raising over $3,000 on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. Thank you Harvard Square for supporting such a worthy cause.
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 […]
We made it into the Aurora Chamber Newsletter for the ribbon cutting ceremony of our new Memory Care neighborhood. Check it out here!
Friday, we were able to honor our veterans and surviving spouses with the help of the Color Guard. It is one of Harvard Square’s favorite celebrations. It’s always touching and moving to see our vets stand proud for the hard work they put in to keep our country safe. Here are some photos of our […]
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 […]
Our friend Elvis always knows how to rock the house! We are grateful we were able to see him swing his hips!
Watch this great video of the front carport being torn down! Harvard Square is very excited to see what is to come!
Harvard Square is proud to announce The Gardens at Harvard Square. We are unveiling our amazing new memory care neighborhood. Learn how we do memory care differently. Meet our Nayas, specially trained and certified dementia care practitioners who gently guide residents through each day. While you’re here, get a taste of how we’re restoring joy […]
Thank you fro attending our End of Summer Luau. It’s always fun when the Polynesian Dancers are in the house!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 30 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Tech Help to Romeo Club to History of Colorado and even Art 101, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]
Thank you for all of your support! Harvard Square was able to raise over $2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association on Friday during our Annual Golf Tournament! We even had a guest appearance from our friend Dinger of the Colorado Rockies!
This week our dining room staff treated our housekeeping department with a very coveted, delicious breakfast to show just how much we appreciate all of the hard work they do. Thank you Housekeeping!! Keep up the great work. We love you!
Our Chef Demo this month was delicious palisade peaches. We enjoyed them raw and as peach melba! Even our associates were able to enjoy!
This week Harvard Square is hosting The Harvard Square 2016 Summer Olympics and we have been having FUN!
Resident and client, Irmie, shows us how it’s done performing ABSolute perfect “crunches,” which target your core and abdominal muscles (pretty sure Irmie has a 6 pack)! -Maddie Vincel (Harvard Square’s Fitness Coordinator/Personal Trainer)
We are ready for our champions to hit the field!! Training Camp is back in action and we are rooting on our Home Team.
Every Thursday, Harvard Square hosts a Happy Hour. It includes live entertainment, great food and lots of dancing!! Join us, 2:30pm in the MPR
Clients Jean Pierson and Jo Koontz, prove that there really is such a thing as “fun” cardio! Working out CAN be enjoyable, especially when there’s a little bit of friendly competition! -Maddie Vincel (Harvard Square’s Fitness Coordinator/Personal Trainer)
Let me introduce you to this month’s mover…Norman! Norman is 75 years young and goin’ strong! He’s lived at the Square now for about eight months. Staff and residents who know Norm can honestly say he’s all around a great guy! When it comes to physical training, Norman means serious business; he practically lives in […]
Become a Founding Resident and save $1,000 a month for life. If someone you know is living with memory loss, we invite you to discover a new kind of memory care, coming soon to Harvard Square. We think you’ll appreciate our intimately scaled neighborhoods, how we’re restoring dignity to the dining experience through Thrive Dining™ […]
Last Friday, it was an absolute treat to have guest speaker Glen Preble share his love and knack for his unique hobby: bottle collecting, with Harvard Square’s residents and granddaughter, Maddie (Harvard Square’s Fitness Coordinator). Glen specifically educated us about his antique beer, milk, and medicine bottles, as well as old Tivoli trays. Most of his […]
Red Nose Day at the Square! Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to helping children and having fun. Proceeds benefit children and young people in the US and some of the poorest communities in the world. Harvard Square raised over $250 this year! Thank you for all your help!
Resident and client Betty Goding A.K.A. “Bruiser Betty,” demonstrating the “proper squat,” while balancing on mini bosus! A dynamic exercise that builds leg strength and balance. Go, Betty, Go! -Maddie (H.S. Fitness Coordinator/Personal Trainer)
Let me introduce you to this month’s mover…Lorraine! She’s lived at the Square now for close to three months. In the short amount of time she’s been here, Lorraine has fit right in, and has become one heck of an addition to our Harvard Square family! When it comes to fitness, Lorraine is the ideal […]
Here are some pictures from our Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Spring Fashion Show!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Weaving to Mimosas with Marie to Red Hat Club and even Wood Painting with Imelda, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]
Watch the video below to see Jean Pierson, aka “Pump It Up Pierson,” demonstrate upper body exercise with a modified bar push-up! Maddie Vincel is 23 years young, and a women of faith. She calls herself an old soul. Maddie is a native Coloradan and Harvard Squares Fitness Coordinator with a degree in Health and Fitness […]
Let me introduce you to my standout client and your friend, Irmie. Irmie is 95 years young and has called Harvard Square “home” for the past four months. She’s a regular in Maddie’s exercise classes; training with Maddie two days a week and jumps right into all the other fun that goes on around here the […]
Watermark University Class: Looms and Strings with Pam
We have had so many birthdays this month and its only the 8th! Just a few pictures of our friends on their birthday!
Despite the snow, we had a blast! Thank you all who joined our Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday.
Just a little peek at our Ladies Club this week. We made our friend, Sanite, a baby blanket for her new bundle of joy!
As we anxiously await the completion of construction on The Villa Memory Care building, we’d like to take a moment to share with you our commitment to training and hiring the best associates. Each of our Memory Care associates undergo training to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner. We call these universal caregivers Nayas. The word […]
We had fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with all the residents and staff. For some more Irish fun, join us on Saturday, March 19th at 3:30pm in the MPR for the Mctaggert Irish Step Dancers.
Welcome! I’m Maddie Vincel, your Fitness Coordinator and Personal Trainer. I graduated from Arapahoe Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Human Performance and Exercise Science and also am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine (the gold standard), as a personal trainer. Most recently, I became CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner) […]
Last week, we invited the dogs of Harvard Square to strut their stuff and participate in Harvard Square’s first annual Dog Show. We had so much fun!
Last Saturday, we celebrated the Chinese New Year with the help of the Great Wall of China Academy. These kids were amazing! Take a look at the pictures below! The next event is “Selection Sunday” on Sunday, March 13th at 3:00pm.
We were jazzing around Friday night with our friends from Stop Time jazz band. We had beads, we had masks, and Stop Time had us dancing.
Interested in working with our Sales and Marketing Team? Contact Jeromy O’Neil, our Sales Director at 1-303-696-0622.
Join us this month for Book Club. We are reading “The Supreme Macaroni Company” by Adriana Trigiani. We meet the last Tuesday of every month. If you need a book, please come to the front desk and sign one out.
Harvard Square is proud of our Broncos! Join us February 7th at 3:30pm for our Tailgate Party on Super Bowl Sunday.
Just a few pictures of our residents having a blast at their New Years Eve Party on December 31st, 2015. We always have so much fun popping streamers, listening to Tony Chardo and drinking champagne. Wanna dance with us? We have Happy Hour every Thursday in the MPR. Drinks are served at 2:00pm and the entertainment starts […]
Pictured is Eloise, a Harvard Square resident and her younger sister Berta. Berta comes to visit Eloise at least twice a year, flying in from California. Berta loves Harvard Square as much as Eloise does. We are always happy to have her in town.
Gianella Millan is the child of a single mother in west Denver. Gianella is an extremely intelligent, bilingual 15 year old sophomore who attends the Denver School for International Studies. As a student of an advanced high school here in Denver, Gianella is required to have a laptop and we here at Harvard Square were able […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 35 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Jewelry Making to Desserts with Sejla and even Chef Demos, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught […]
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 […]
Every year Harvard Square is invited to Wings over the Rockies for a Veterans Salute. It’s always a very honorable time for our Vets.
Desserts with Sejla is a Watermark University Class that Sejla, our Dining Room Manager and sweets lover, offers every month. Join us for the next class on December 21st in the MPR from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. This month we had surprise guest, Pat, the YOYO’er!
Veterans Day is a very special day for Harvard Square. It is a day we get to say Thank You to all who have served. A huge thank you to all who have served and are serving from Harvard Square.
“Share a Treasure” was this month’s theme. Join us next time for a Red Hats Lunch Outing! Wednesday, December 16th at 11:00am*, New York Deli.
Desserts with Sejla was fun and delicious. Join us next time, November 16th from 2:00pm-3:00pm in the MPR .
Homecoming was on Saturday night. Jack and Sachi Mason were crowned our King and Queen of Harvard Square 2015.
Just a few pictures from our fun week!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Walking Club to Sports Talk and even Chef Demos, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]
What a fun day we had, drinking Pina Coladas, eating spam and listening to our favorite Hawaiian entertainer, Tony Chardo. Following Tony were the Polynesian dancers, who taught us some moves!
Harvard Square is very excited about the new Villa Memory Care currently under construction and opening in Fall 2016. We’re already an outstanding choice for retirement living, but wait till you see what’s in store for the future. Soon we’ll unveil The Villa, a revolutionary approach to memory care. Here, the art of caregiving goes beyond the traditional title, […]
Red Hats Ladies Club is hosted by Grace Gentry, Sales. We meet the 4th Thursday of the month, location to be determined but usually the Library. This months topic was “The Royals.” Who is you favorite royal? The Queen, Baby Charlotte? Let us know!
13th Annual Golf Tournament – Benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association When: Friday, August 28th, 2015 Where: Windsor Gardens Golf Club 595 S. Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247 *Sponsorship is just $200 *Recognition with logo on web page *Logo displayed at Award Luncheon *Framed recognition certificate presented at Award Luncheon *8′ display table at a hole (only […]
Harvard Square cares about fitness! Our gym is open 24/7 and anyone can use it. If you are interested in using our gym please contact Maddie at 1-303-696-0622 for more information. Pictured: Janet Beaver (Executive Director) and Mekdas Gerelessie (Health and Wellness Director) after a workout session with Maddie (Fitness instructor)!
New Training at Harvard Square! Introduction to LGBT Aging Learn about the culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT older adults Consider why LGBT older adults are less likely to access health and social services Identify best practices and tools for helping LGBT older adults to feel more included Why a training on LGBT elders? There […]
Thank you for joining us this weekend!
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 History of Colorado to Mimosas with Marie to Sports Talk and even Desserts with Sejla, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
Yesterday we made hats to wear for the Kentucky Derby that is taking place this Saturday. Join us for the Kentucky Derby this Saturday at 3:00pm. Prizes for Best Dressed and Best Hat will be awarded!
Just a few pictures of us haing fun at Harvard Square last week.
Thank you for coming to our Easter Egg Hunt!
Happy Hour is every Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. We have snacks, open bar and listen to our favorite entertainers Join us next week, Gary Sattazahn will be here!
Maddie is Harvard Square’s Fitness Coordinator. She is ACSM personal training certified and has a degree from Arapaho Community College in Human Performance. Move a Muscle with Maddie is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s at 3:30pm in the MPR Join us!!
Looking through our camera at what we have been doing lately and I must say we are having fun!
Look what we did today!
Thank you to everyone who came to our Sweetheart Dinner dance for Valentine’s Day. We had a blast!!
Anyone at Harvard Square can use our Fitness Center. Guests are always welcome in our gym, bring your friends. The gym is located on the first floor. Maddie Vincel is our Fitness Instructor and can teach you everything you need to know! Pictured: Mina and Chief in the Fitness Center
Every Thursday, Harvard Square has live entertainment in the MPR. Join us Thursday at 2:30pm!
The last Monday of the month Harvard Square has “Canvas and Cocktails” in the MPR. Join us next month, February 23rd at 1:00pm.
Thank you coming to our Snowflake ball this weekend. The Blueberry Citrus Martinis were a hit and Mary Mitchell did not miss a beat! Just a few pictures from our fun night!
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 20 different classes with everything from Intro to Wii Bowling to Canvas and Cocktails to Intro to Chef Demos and even Sports Talk with Mike. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we […]
Just a few pictures from NYE!
Bring in the New Year with your friends and family at Harvard Square. Entertainment by Tony Chardo, we will open the bar and serve desserts! Formal wear is highly suggested. 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Next year there are two postions available for the Resident Council. January 6th is the last day to submit your ballot!