Posts by: Jason Barrett

August 23, 2019

September 2019 Newsletter & Calendar

We are looking forward to you joining us this month for some fabulous happenings at The Fountains at Greenbriar! There are so many opportunities for you to take part in this month that we know it will be hard for you to attend them all, so be sure to mark your calendars and prepare to […]

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August 22, 2019

Butterfly Festival Grand Finale!

The Fountains at Greenbriar residents recently visited Powell Botanical Gardens to attend the grand finale of their annual Butterfly Festival, which proved to be a magical experience for all! The endless variety of tropical and domestic butterflies complemented the colorfully vivid flowers within the greenhouse pavilion. We were captivated by the swarming vibrant hues of […]

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July 23, 2019

August 2019 Newsletter & Calendar

Get ready for a fun-filled month of happenings and opportunities to thrive with us at Greenbriar! We have a wonderful variety of summer pursuits for you to fill your calendars with this August. Our annual summer visit to Powell Botanical Gardens for the Butterfly Festival and a trip to the Deanna Rose Farmstead are just […]

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July 17, 2019

Greenbriar Thrill-Seekers Journey 200 Feet Below During Extraordinary Outing

Our adventurous bunch at The Fountains at Greenbriar recently journeyed to the center of the earth to tour the mines during an Extraordinary Outing 400 miles away in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Mining started in this Lead Belt region of Missouri as early as 1690’s with the French colonial enclaves. Up until the early 1960’s, the […]

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July 10, 2019

Escape the summer heat and retreat to The Fountains at Greenbriar!

Summer is the season for heading outdoors to enjoy a backyard picnic or a day at the pool. Although we’re all about enjoying the season’s warmth, sometimes it can get a little too hot. It’s important to take steps to stay cool when the sun blazes overhead. Visit our air-conditioned community to take a fun […]

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July 3, 2019

X-treme Racing with the ROMEOs Brings X-traordinary Outing to Fruition!

Every month our ROMEO’s have a designated restaurant to explore new fare with, and an outing just for the dudes! This month we dined at a tasty Irish/English Pub called Llewellyn’s Pub where we enjoyed a bounty of delicious pub fare. After we fueled our stomachs we got ready to fuel some x-treme go-karts at […]

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July 2, 2019

Celebrating the Meaning of Independence Day with Paul Wilson

It can be easy to take our independence for granted, whether it is our nation’s independence or our own. This Independence Day, consider the work and sacrifices that have gone into creating the freedom that we all enjoy as Americans. These thoughts are expressed from the heart by Paul H. Wilson in the link below. […]

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June 25, 2019

July 2019 Newsletter & Calendar

Be among the first to take a sneak peek at all of the wonderful happenings and outings going on in July at The Fountains at Greenbriar. We have a bundle of summer fun in store this July and we hope that you will mark your favorite things on your calendar and join your family and […]

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June 20, 2019

City Scavenger Hunt Makes History!

Everybody loves a good scavenger hunt, right? How about taking it outside the walls of your home and into the city? We have done that at The Fountains at Greenbriar numerous times in Kansas City, in fact we have had 5 successful scavenger hunts in Kansas City, but we have yet to do one in […]

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June 12, 2019

“Being Thankful For Dads” – By Paul Wilson

We’re Thankful for Dads This Father’s Day Although almost any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a Dad. Dads, whether they are related to us by blood or not, are some of the most important people in our lives. They offer advice, encouragement and so much more as we navigate […]

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June 11, 2019

Making Memories with Marie!

Last week we had planned a thrift store shopping and breakfast outing with the residents. Breakfast was a delicious treat at First Watch, and following the hearty helpings of bona fide breakfast comfort food, the group set out to go on their favorite quarterly trip…thrift store shopping. Bargain hunting and shopping prowess comes out in […]

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June 4, 2019

Embracing Diversity At All Ages

June is widely celebrated as LGBT Pride month, across the country and at Watermark communities coast to coast. We would like announce our partnership with SAGE! Our community is embarking on a leading edge training through the SAGECare program. Just as Watermark is committed to transform the way we view aging, SAGE is committed to […]

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May 24, 2019

June 2019 Newsletter & Calendar

Take a moment to plan your next outing or happening with us at The Fountains at Greenbriar. We have a lot of opportunities for you to be a part of this month. From a city-wide scavenger hunt to a new exhibit on Stonehenge, we have a plethora of interest piquing possibilities waiting for you!

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May 23, 2019

“The True Meaning of Memorial Day”- By Paul Wilson

THE TRUE MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY By Paul H. Wilson, resident of The Fountains at Greenbriar, a Watermark community My father fought in World War II in the Pacific for four (4) long years. In the intense heat and foreign lands of Guam and its surrounding islands, Dad bravely followed orders that took him into […]

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May 21, 2019

Residents Rev-Up for Making American Muscle Machines Class!

Associate Rene Comtois shared a delightful experience with the residents during his Making American Muscle Machines Watermark University class. He spoke about his 1965 Shelby Cobra Kit-Car and how he enjoyed making it with his son-in-law. In his class, he showed a video presentation about the step-by-step process of building a car from the frame-up. […]

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May 7, 2019

“Celebrating Mothers” – By Paul H. Wilson

As spring turns toward summer and Mother’s Day draws nearer, our thoughts turn to those who have nurtured, loved and supported us throughout our lives. Let’s take a moment to reflect, celebrate and remember with a look back on the women who have helped us become who we are today. We offer thanks to Paul […]

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May 7, 2019

ROMEO’s Romp Around Army Base!

The ROMEO’s had their most recent trip out for breakfast at the Depot 1887 Restaurant in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where they stopped in for a delicious fare of breakfast and brunch favorites. The biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and omelette were among the table favorites. After stopping for our “eating out” portion of ROMEO, we headed […]

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April 25, 2019

May 2019 Newsletter & Calendar

Take a moment and peruse our May 2019 Newsletter and Calendar and jump into an adventure with us this May! We have a lot of offerings that are sure to pique your interests. Stop in for a Watermark University class, attend an community event, or join us on a day trip outing. There are a […]

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April 23, 2019

Resident Art Show: Showcasing Greenbriar’s Artistic Talent!

Our recent call to artists had an overwhelming response from a group of talented Greenbriar resident artists. In a variety of mediums such as: paint, charcoal, ceramics, textile, and much more made the 2019 Resident Art Show a fiercely decisive endeavor for judging. With so much beautifully crafted pieces of art we were taxed to […]

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April 10, 2019

April is Volunteerism Month!

April is National Volunteer Week, and we’d love to have you celebrate with us. Come join us in our community to volunteer with residents, or get involved in a local project with family and friends. You’ll be doing your part to help others–and yourself! Volunteering is great for your mental and physical health and can […]

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April 1, 2019

Celebrating Eleven Years of Furry Friendship

Resident Mark Dmytryk and his best man in fur-form celebrate eleven years together with their friends at The Fountains at Greenbriar. Mark held a special birthday party with residents, enjoying cake, punch and a special custom cake made by Mark’s baker friend in Lee’s Summit. The birthday was a tremendous success and Scooter got to […]

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March 25, 2019

April 2019 Newsletter and Calendar

Mark your calendars to join us at Greenbriar this month for some extraordinary outings and day trips or stop on in for a Watermark University class or two. We look forward to ushering in spring with you this month. We’ll see you around!

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March 18, 2019

Jump Into Spring with The Fountains at Greenbriar

We’re eager to welcome spring and the wonderful opportunities it can bring to connect, learn and engage. Whether you plan to learn something new, renew your outdoor walking routine, flex your green thumb or meet a new friend, the return of spring offers the perfect chance to get a fresh start. Here are some ideas […]

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March 12, 2019

Resident Beverly Fann is Thriving through the Love of Music

Beverly Fann is rekindling her love for playing the Lowry organ, which she learned nearly 30 years ago in a series of Lowry classes. She is quickly picking up her old love again and enjoying the Lowry organ in our Chapel, which happens to be the exact same model that she used to own! Whether […]

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March 11, 2019

ROMEO’s Romp Around Town for BBQ & Beer!

The ROMEO club is back in action at The Fountain at Greenbriar with a fun outing to the Boulevard Brewing Company’s Beer Hall and Brewery Tour. Prior to our trip to the Beer Hall, we visited a great barbeque restaurant called, “Lil’ BBQ Joint”. The food was delicious, and their sauces were a hoot! A […]

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February 25, 2019

March 2019 Newsletter and Calendar

Take a moment to peruse the many opportunities that we have in store for your March. Save your date and join us for a community happening or a community outing. We look forward to you joining us for an exciting March event at The Fountains at Greenbriar. We’ll see you soon!

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February 22, 2019

Residents Donate 300 Pounds of Food for Random Acts of Kindness Week

As part of our Random Acts of Kindness Week, the residents at The Fountains at Greenbriar collected food for a local area pantry, which happens to be our immediate neighbor to the East, George Caleb Bingham Middle School. This local pantry works in the Independence, Missouri School District and provides food for children in the school […]

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February 20, 2019

Sewing with a mission!

Since the early 2000’s, our Greenbriar Sewing Club has been sewing handmade teddy bears for local area children’s hospitals and for various children with disabilities organizations all over the world. The group is happy to announce a milestone for the group; 10,000 bears and beyond! The group is proud to say that in about the […]

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February 18, 2019

Read Across America Day – In Honor of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel

Oh, the places you’ll go! Join us Saturday, March 2 as Watermark celebrates Read Across America Day and the birthday of Dr. Seuss. We have fun activities planned for readers of all ages. Whether you love to read a funny story to preschoolers or prefer discussing the latest novel with other adults, there’s a way […]

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February 13, 2019

Greenbriar Shares Love with Independence’s Finest!

Today we visited the Independence Police Department to extend a special thanks and share some love with our city police department for Valentine’s Day. Last week we made some hand crafted cards to remind them that their Greenbriar friends are very thankful for their service and commitment to serve our city of Independence. We hope each […]

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February 11, 2019

Helpful tips to de-clutter and de-stress your life!

Do you have too much stuff? You can declutter your home and help others thrive at the same time. As part of Watermark Retirement Communities, we’d like to help you make the most of your unwanted possessions. Check out these suggestions from Watermark and then contact us if you need help getting started. We’re always […]

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January 30, 2019

Rockin’ Rhonda’s Karaoke Class Makes Great Debut at the Mics!

This semester as part of our Watermark University program, we introduced an expressive art class in the form of Karaoke, which is a popularized Japanese style of interactive musical singing. Karaoke is literally translated as “empty orchestra” where an amateur singer sings along with a popularized instrumental form of a hit song. Our community driver […]

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January 29, 2019

Winter Weather Safety Tips from our Greenbriar Family to Yours!

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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January 25, 2019

February 2019 Newsletter and Calendar

Take a sneak peek at all of the fun and exciting happenings taking place in February. Make sure to sign-up and reserve your spot to join us for an abundant of opportunities to thrive at The Fountains at Greenbriar. We look forward to seeing you out and about with us!

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December 17, 2018

January 2019 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Happy holidays, and welcome to the new year. We are very excited for all of the fun happenings and outings going on in our community and at large. Take a sneak peek at January 2019 and see all of the wonderful things happening. Make sure to mark your calendar to join us for some Watermark […]

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November 25, 2018

December 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

End your year right and swing on in to The Fountains at Greenbriar for some holiday fun with family and friends. There are a myriad of opportunities this month to share with your Greenbriar family. Make sure to mark your calendars and join us for the holidays! We will see you out and about with […]

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November 9, 2018

Celebrating our Resident Artist in Expressions 2019!

Every year we like to recognize our Resident Artists with our annual Expressions Calendar, a calendar that is distributed all of our Watermark communities coast to coast. This year, we are privileged at The Fountains at Greenbriar to share in on the excitement with resident Eileen Wilcox. Eileen was selected out of a group of many […]

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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 […]

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October 25, 2018

Pink Party Participants Pay Respect to Resident Survivors!

Every year in October Greenbriar is pleased to celebrate our breast cancer survivors with a Pink Party and informative health presentation about early detection, self examination, signs/symptoms, and many healthful tips for nutrition and exercise. With many of our loved residents in our community we always want to take the moment to reflect on their […]

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October 15, 2018

Living it up at the Library

The Greenbriar gang ventured out to the Kansas City Public Library’s historic central branch location after we enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the newly renovated Hotel Savoy Restaurant. We enjoyed the classical charm of this historic building and enjoyed some delicious classic fare to boot! Our trip to the library was a memorable experience for […]

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October 15, 2018

November 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Take a peek at the array of wonderful happenings we have in store for November. Make sure to mark your calendar for some fun with your Greenbriar family this month. We look forward to seeing you out and about with us!

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October 1, 2018

Closing Active Aging Week With A Scavenger Hunt!

Wrapping up a long week of programs and healthful opportunities for Active Aging Week we concluded with a fun exploration of our community with a community-wide scavenger hunt. Spanning all three floors and all 12 halls our residents went on a journey to solve their riddles and clues to fill out their scavenger hunt sheet. We […]

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September 17, 2018

October 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Come take a gander at the grand and grander things we have in store for you this month of October at The Fountains at Greenbriar! You will see a delightful plethora of pleasing possibilities in store for you this month all with a Midwestern fall fancy! You can take a trip with us to a […]

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September 17, 2018

Marie Makes A Splash With Penguin Pals!

This month we are pleased to highlight the thriving of Marie Moss. Marie has been a resident for almost a year at The Fountains at Greenbriar, and many of you whom know her well, know that she has a passionate affinity for penguins…all things penguin for that matter! So much so that she decided a […]

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August 29, 2018

Prehistoric Paleontology Proves Profound Proportions As Animatronics!

The Greenbriar Gang recently ventured out to a traveling exhibit at Union Station to see Dinosaurs Revealed! This animatronic dinosaur presentation brought the bones of these prehistoric beasts to life in a very convincing and realistic way. Scale and perspective was the most astonishing to the residents. Resident Marianne Shrick said, “I can’t get over […]

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August 22, 2018

Greenbriar Gang Breaks Big Bucks at Federal Reserve Bank

Our Greenbriar Gang recently ventured to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank to learn all about the Federal Reserve Banking System and see how our currency is printed as well as learn about the history of the Federal Banking System in our country. In addition to seeing a stock pile of cash we also got […]

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August 22, 2018

September 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Take a brief moment and peruse some of the amazing offerings that we have in September ready for you. This month is packed with a plethora of possibilities for you to thrive with us! Just to name a few we have outings to museums, live-interactive puzzles, historic library tour, and so much more that we […]

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July 31, 2018

Graceful Gliders Get Gazes From Greenbriar Gang!

On our most recent trip to Powell Botanical Gardens, we ventured out to view a rare annual sight…The Butterfly Festival! This annual festival is a long anticipated treat by local Kansas Citians. This experience was a first time encounter by many of our residents at Greenbriar, and it sure didn’t disappoint! While in the tropical […]

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July 24, 2018

We are out of this world… at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium!

The Greenbriar gang took a trip out of this world to the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station to see the “Phantom of the Universe” and “Sky Station Live” experiences where the residents learned about the Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland and learned about the scientists that are trying to replicate dark matter that exist […]

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July 24, 2018

August 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Take a peek inside of our August Thrive Newsletter and Calendar to see all of the fun and amazing things that we have going on in August. Since our calendars production we have an addition to make and it is: Thursday August 16th – Eye Health with Dr. Silversteiin has been moved to September 20th […]

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June 29, 2018

Summer Fun in Fort Scott, Kansas!

The gang took a little day excursion to Fort Scott, Kansas just last week and explored the history of this quaint and charming Kansas town. We toured the Victorian era homes of the town and also stopped by the Twin Lyons Mansions to have a hip and farm-to-table dining experience at Nate’s Place inside the […]

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June 28, 2018

“Gyotaku”: The Art of Japanese Fish Printing!

On one of our recent outings, the Greenbriar Gang ventured off to Burr Oak Woods Nature Center to participate and learn the ancient Japanese art of Gyotaku, which is fish printing. As many seafaring cultures have art based around their aquatic cultural practices, the Japanese are no different, but this art practice was done by […]

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June 21, 2018

July 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Fresh off the printing press! July 2018 Newsletter and Calendar are available for you to peruse at your leisure. You will notice that we have a busy month in store. With that being said, take a moment to plan some outings and happening with your favorite Greenbriar Gang. From celestial phenomena to terrestrial winged-wonders we […]

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May 30, 2018

Weather Safety From Resident Weather Spotter

Resident, David Fischer has been a certified Weather Spotter for more than 30 years, and has utilized his skills as part of the Stillwater, Oklahoma Fire Department. Working for more than 30 years with different fire departments throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Illinois David has a plethora of knowledge to share with the residents […]

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May 30, 2018

Good Health Promotion Brings New Green Space

At The Fountains at Greenbriar we have been striving to always be innovative with current trends for health initiatives. As a result, we have finally introduced our community campus as a smoke free environment. This left us with a new use of our third floor Gazebo space, which previously was dedicated as a smoking area, […]

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May 21, 2018

June 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Hello Family, Friends, and Greenbriar Fans! We would like to let you know that our June 2018 Newsletter and Calendar is now available to view in PDF on the Greenbriar web page. Take a moment to peak inside and see what kind of fun summer happenings we have going on. We are featuring two day […]

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April 27, 2018

Virtual Travels & Natural History Museum

Resident Gordon Gardiner was thrilled to travel back to the English Isles for a new adventure to see a historic monument that he missed on his many trips to the isles. This time instead of a 14 hour flight, traveling thousands of miles, and hiking through the country side he was able to see the […]

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April 26, 2018

New wheels…new possibilities!

The Fountains at Greenbriar just recently purchased a new van for our community. This wasn’t just an ordinary purchase, but one that opens opportunities for our residents. This 2018 Ford Transit Van is equipped with a cabin-wide floor mounted interlocking seat system that allows for seats to be removed…or added to accommodate a variety of […]

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April 16, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Take a look inside and see what is happening at The Fountains at Greenbriar in May. There are many interesting opportunities that are sure to pique your interest. Mark you calendar to join us on our next big outing or drop by the community and catch class. While you’re here, why not stay for a […]

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March 22, 2018

Renown Local Sculptor Embodies DaVinci

The Greenbriar gang ventured to the Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City to tour the church, but in part to see the tucked away artistry of Italian born, and local Kansas Citian, Dominic Zappia and his life-sized sculpture of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo DaVinci. This impressive and monumental sculpture was breathtaking to see […]

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March 22, 2018

LEGO as ART!

The Greenbriar gang recently ventured to the latest exhibit at Union Station in Kansas City to see the acclaimed “13 Best Art Exhibits” in the world…”The Art of the Brick”! Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO art exhibit was breathtaking and amazing to see. It was thoroughly impressive to see such master sculptures recreated from LEGO bricks with […]

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March 16, 2018

April 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Our April 2018 Newsletter and Calendar are in for you to take a sneak peek at. Take a moment to browse all of the fun things going on in April that you can start saving the date for now. Join us on a weekend outing or stop in to the community and join in on […]

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February 28, 2018

March 2018 Calendar and Newsletter are in!

Take a peak at the array of happenings and outings going on at Greenbriar this month. We hope that you will set aside some time to join us on a fun day outing or take the opportunity to learn something new with Watermark University. Over 350 opportunities await you in March at The Fountains at […]

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February 16, 2018

Pet Therapy: A Spark To The Heart!

Every month we offer a Pet Therapy class with a visiting volunteer, Vanessa Barrett, who brings her lovable and adorable dog, Jack! Jack brings a spark of unconditional love to all he meets. He wants nothing more to be petted and loved…which is quite easy to do. A great friendship has developed between this furry […]

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January 15, 2018

February 2018 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

We invite you to take a peek inside and explore all of the wonderful things we have going on at The Fountains at Greenbriar and in our community abroad. There are many interesting and engaging happenings taking place in February so don’t miss out on this opportunity to come thrive with us! We hope to […]

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January 10, 2018

Kid For A Day Outing: Fritz’s Hamburgers & Moon Marble Co.

Last week the Greenbriar Gang headed out for a day of “big-kid” frills and fun! We started off at Fritz’s Union Station Restaurant where we ordered up a delicious fare of hamburgers, fries, and shakes all delivered to us via the Fritz Express! If you have never had your food delivered by a train straight […]

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January 10, 2018

“On A Snowy Day” – A Poem by Corrine Hartnett

“On A Snowy Day” I love to see it snow; it is so white, bright, and deep. The children are so excited to go outside; they get out their boots, sleds, and make snowballs to play. When we get older we view winter a different way. We stay in where it is warm next to […]

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December 18, 2017

Thriving in Art!

Town Center resident, Gisela Voyez, has been selected from hundreds of artists around the U.S. to be featured in Expressions 2018, a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. The inspiring calendar, now in its 18th edition, showcases paintings, sculptures, quilts, ceramics and other creations submitted by artists, both amateur and professional, who […]

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December 15, 2017

January 2018 Newsletter & Calendar is in!

Take a moment to look over all of the wonderful happenings and programs that we have planned for you! Pick a few of your personal favorites and join in on the fun at The Fountains at Greenbriar in January. We hope to see you out and about with us!

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November 30, 2017

Where A Fountain Once Stood…Now A Tree!

This year we ventured outside for a very special Greenbriar tradition! Where our prominent fountain once stood before its recent retirement, we decided to share our Christmas joy with the community by bringing our long standing lobby Christmas tree tradition outside for all to enjoy and see! This opportunity has become a great way for […]

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November 16, 2017

Looking Back: Seussical Safe House!

Every year, The Fountains at Greenbriar has a story book character theme candy safe house for the resident’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our past themes have ranged from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory to The Giving Tree in which we celebrated and the beloved works of children’s authors Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein. This year we […]

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November 16, 2017

December 2017 Newsletter and Calendar are in!

Join us at The Fountains at Greenbriar for the holidays. We have an assortment of holiday outings and engaging activities to enjoy with your Greenbriar family and friends. Make sure to save the date so you don’t miss out on any of the fun. We hope to see you out and about with us. Have […]

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October 24, 2017

November 2017 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Get a sneak peek at a plethora of activities, outings and happenings going on in at The Fountains at Canterbury and the community at large! Plan some time this November to venture out with the Greenbriar gang and enjoy an outing or two! We’ll see you soon.

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October 4, 2017

Running wild…in wide-open spaces!

Lately the Greenbriar gang has been enjoying the great outdoors and exploring some of the fun and playful things that nature offers for the explorer at heart. In light of the International Council of Active Aging’s Active Aging Week (September 24th – 30th, 2017), The Fountains at Greenbriar participated, as they do every year, with […]

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September 28, 2017

Navigating Nature…and having a blast!

Our Navigating Nature class just recently took a trip out to the Burr Oak Nature Center in Blue Springs, Missouri to incorporate some class knowledge out in the field. This month we had the overall theme of “Identification”, where we learned about identifying insects, birds, and tree leaves. The rhythm of our class goes like […]

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September 25, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Take a sneak peek into this coming month’s activities and outings. Circle some of your favorites and plan to join us on a fun outing, in a Watermark University class, or a variety of exciting happenings taking place this month. We hope to see you out and about with us!

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September 21, 2017

Extraordinary Outing Turn Milestone For Resident Marie Snapp

Earlier in the month we took a trip to the World War I Museum and Liberty Tower sitting atop the hill overlooking historic Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. We toured the museum and saw many artifacts, films, and interactive museum features. However, the trip to Liberty Tower topped our outing with a cherry on […]

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September 5, 2017

September 2017 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Take a peek at what we have in store for this month at The Fountains at Greenbriar. We will be exploring an interactive science museum, traveling in time to the Italian Renaissance, and learning about life in a post colonial fort outpost. Please plan your calendars to join us in an adventurous good time this […]

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August 21, 2017

Greenbriar…a total eclipse of the heart!

In preparation of the big event coming this Monday August 21st we tried out some of our solar eclipse glasses to practice safely looking at the sun. The residents are most excited to participate in this event and many have fondly recalled past partial eclipses, but many of them are experiencing a total eclipse for […]

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August 21, 2017

221b Baker Street… A Near Crackable Caper!

Once again the Greenbriar gang ventures off to another perplexing puzzle of sleuthing and problem solving fun! Our experience at the Kansas City Escape Room lead us to the apartment of one Mr. Sherlock Holmes of 221b Baker Street. The adventure awaited through the doors of this precarious London flat. Aloof from his current dwelling, […]

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July 17, 2017

Picnic & Fishing at George Owens Nature Center

A while back, a group of us went on a day outing to George Owens Nature Center to enjoy a picnic and go fishing! The residents enjoyed a serene summer serenade of crickets, birds, and frogs who accompanied us with a melodic tune to a delicious picnic in the woods. After our lunch was finished […]

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July 17, 2017

Family…Friends…A Day of FUN!

Last week, the Greenbriar gang enjoyed a day of fun in the sun at our Family Fun Day. We took advantage of the gorgeous weather to celebrate family and friends the best way we could think of…a carnival and picnic! We celebrated with an array of lawn games from basketball, lawn darts, horse shoes, corn […]

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July 17, 2017

August 2017 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Welcome to August at The Fountains! I bet you can’t wait to take a peek inside the newest Thrive Newsletter & Calendar. We can’t say we blame you because we have some fun summer happenings going on. If you are interested in hanging out with your Greenbriar family and friends, then take a look, mark […]

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June 19, 2017

July 2017 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Come take a peek inside to see all of the wonderful happenings that are in store for this July. We will be venturing out to see mummies of the world, visit a car museum, and explore indoor sky-diving…just to name a few things! Make sure to mark your calendar and join in on our summer […]

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June 6, 2017

Zoo-rific Fun!

Trams, trains, boats, and ski lifts were our modes of transportation for our safari in Africa and Australia! A group of residents set out on a safari to explore the animals of Africa and Australia. The residents saw a variety of animals such as: lions, cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, hippos, gazelles, wallabies, dingoes, wombats, and koalas […]

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June 1, 2017

Hallmark Visitor’s Center tour set sights on a success!

The residents recently made a trip to the Hallmark Visitor’s Center to tour and view an exhibit of poster art from the Hall’s family art collection. The exhibit featured the poster art of such creators as Toulouse-Lautrec to modern day artist Shepard Fairey. The exhibit taught us a lot about the advertising form of the […]

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June 1, 2017

May Magic and Springtime Swinging!

In May, we concluded our wonderful month with a dance and a festive spring flowers theme! Keeping in step with this theme was one of our residents that dressed the part, Dorothy Erickson! Adorned in her flower dress and flower crown she was dancing up a storm that could have summoned a springtime shower itself, […]

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May 19, 2017

Mother’s Day Tea Outing

This past weekend a few of our Greenbriar ladies enjoyed a traditional English tea room experience at the Greenwood Antique Mall and Country Tea Room in Greenwood, Missouri. We enjoyed some delicious sandwiches, soups, salads, tea, and of course desserts! Bread pudding and peanut butter and chocolate torte were the dessert hits of the day. […]

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May 12, 2017

June 2017 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Take a peek inside and mark your calendars to join us for some fun and adventurous outings this month! We hope to see you out and about with the Greenbriar gang! See you soon!

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May 8, 2017

Pet Therapy is a success!

At The Fountains at Greenbriar we realize how much of a positive impact pets can have on aging adults. It is a great opportunity for emotional bonding and joy to be a pet owner. However, there are sometimes life events that change our ability to care for a pet’s physically demanding needs. At The Fountains […]

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April 27, 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 more than 30 different classes with everything from Wii Gaming to Social Media 101 to Adult Coloring to Chess Club and even Men’s Health, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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April 25, 2017

Paper Pollinators Project at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center!

This past Saturday in acknowledgement for Earth Day some of our residents decided to put the “green” in Greenbriar! We ventured out to Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs, Missouri to participate in a fun Earth Day project making paper with recycled paper pulp and sprinkling native wildflower seeds into the paper. Upon […]

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April 17, 2017

Watermark University Class: Fun With Fondue…Success!

Our Business Office Associate, Jill Hunt, is a connoisseur of all things melted and dipped! Her Fondue Cooking Demonstration class is always a hit with the residents. This time she tantalized our taste buds with two new recipes. Her first being a beer/cheese fondue that features a delicious smoked gouda and a stout beer. She […]

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April 17, 2017

Spring Has Sprung at Greenbriar!

Every year the residents are longingly awaiting for the beautiful tulips, irises, and lilies to come into bloom around the community…and the time is here! It is always a rewarding experience to observe and appreciate the natural wonders around us as the seasons change. Besides, who doesn’t enjoy some beautiful flowers!

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April 17, 2017

May 2017 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Take a sneak peek inside and see all of the fun and adventurous activities and outings going on in May. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a few activities or outings, you’ll be glad you did! An adventure is awaiting at the Zoo in May! Don’t miss out!

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March 24, 2017

Sippin’ Some Strange Brews in Kansas City!

The Greenbriar gang ventured out to Kansas City’s best craft brewery, Boulevard Brewing Company! The crew had a fun time at Boulevard’s latest addition, The Beer Hall…which serves a variety of delicious edibles and of course a plethora of beer options on tap. There were some specialty blends that the gang got to try that […]

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March 14, 2017

April 2017 Newsletter & Calendar are in!

Come take a peek at all of the fun and exciting things we have going on in April! Make sure to highlight your favorite events, outings, and activities so that you can join the Greenbriar Gang for some spring fun and sun! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to thrive with us this month!

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March 6, 2017

You can be HIPster at any age!

As part of a fun theme for the month we decided to create an intergenerational opportunity to bend the age spectrum and have a little fun while doing it! As part of our intergenerational opportunity we decided to create an experience that would unify and educate our senior population about the sub-culture of “Hipsters”. Our […]

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February 24, 2017

Off to OZ!

A small group of residents from The Fountains at Greenbriar headed to the National Toy and Miniature Museum to see their latest exhibit, “Toys From The Land Of Oz!” This fun engaging exhibit displayed a collection of toys, games, and wonders all related to Ozian stories. We were even impressed to see some of the […]

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