Category: On Aging

August 16, 2019

“Living And Growing With Grief” – by Paul H. Wilson

Grief and loss are inevitable and how you cope is unique to you and your circumstances. Watermark resident Paul H. Wilson shares heartfelt examples of love and loss in this essay leading up to his upcoming Watermark University course on grief. Watermark communities nationwide offer classes taught by residents, associates, family members and local experts […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 9, 2018

The Fountains at Greenbriar Awarded Best of Senior Living Award for 2018

The Fountains at Greenbriar kicked off the New Year with some exciting news. We were awarded a Best of Senior Living Award for 2018 by, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada. According to, recipients represent “the best of the best” of in-home care, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 12, 2016

Nature Walk!

Another activity that we had to celebrate Active Aging Week was a fun nature walk at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center. The group had a fun time being silly and enjoying nature! As you can see...we enjoyed the great outdoors and it makes us a little goofy!

October 12, 2016

Healthy Eating Picnic!

During the last week of September we always celebrate Active Aging Week at our community. One of the many things that we did this year to celebrate was a healthy eating picnic. This created a fun opportunity to picnic, but be more health conscious with our eating habits. Fresh vegetables and fruits were definitely a […]

October 5, 2015

Active Aging: Pool!

Residents participated in Active Aging Week by engaging in a game of "9-Ball" pool. This activity is a great contributor to physical, intellectual, and social wellness! The physical wellness was supported by the participation in the game. Intellectual wellness was stimulated in the problem solving of the game, and of course the social wellness was contributed by […]

October 1, 2015

Active Aging: Wii Bowling!

The Residents at Greenbriar participated in Nintendo Wii bowling this past week as an opportunity to support the dimensions of wellness. This opportunity allows them to engage in a familiar activity without the strain of a bowling ball. The residents thrived with this opportunity to contribute to their physical, intellectual, and social wellness through this […]

October 7, 2014

Celebrating Active Aging Week (September 21st – 27th)

At The Fountains at Greenbriar we love to participate each year in Active Aging week by doing some fun and interesting things that promote overall activity performance and healthy lifestyle practices. We host a variety of health lectures, health food shopping, and exertive outings that all contribute to the positive healthly living lifestyle. This year we […]

May 13, 2014

Staying Fit for Life

Exercise and physical activity are good for you, no matter how old you are. In fact, staying active can help you: Keep and improve your strength so you can stay independent Have more energy to do the things you want to do Improve your balance Prevent or delay some diseases like Heart Disease, Diabetes and […]