Category: Life at Blue Bell Place

June 17, 2019

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father's Day to all of our wonderful dads! We are so thankful we got to celebrate Father's Day with you. This year, we celebrated Father's Day with all of our friends and family over a home cooked barbecue meal. We enjoyed ribs, burgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese, potato salad and more! It was […]

June 17, 2019

Annual Art Show!

We had a wonderful time at our annual Art Show. Everyone in the community came together to display their beautiful artwork. We had 83 masterpieces on display at this years art show. The artwork included needle point, jewelry, paintings and more! In addition, we had our own wings displayed to take photos in front of. […]

May 13, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful, selfless, caring moms! A mother is a very special woman who helps us learn and grow throughout life. We celebrated the love and joy of motherhood at our Annual Mother's Day Tea Party. We enjoyed live musical entertainment by Tom Kasper who provided us with lovely music from […]

April 29, 2019

Summer 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 […]

April 22, 2019

Happy Pesach

Friday night was the first night of Passover. We celebrated here at Blue Bell Place with a delightful Seder. Cantor David Green, from Beth Or, lead the group through the Haggadah in song, prayer and reviewed the story of Pesach. Our dining team served us a delicious meal including fried matzo, matzo ball soup, brisket, rosemary turkey carved […]

April 9, 2019

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Thank you to all who came out to our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! It was a hopping time. With over 500 eggs hidden throughout the community, we all had a basket of eggs to take home. Congratulations to our 4 raffle basket winners who found the 4 golden eggs! We also enjoyed spring crafts, delicious […]

April 9, 2019

Volunteer With Us

According to a study by the nonprofit coalition Independent Sector, almost 44 percent of people age 55 and over volunteer at least once a year. Does this number include you? If you don’t already volunteer, now is the perfect time to get involved. April is a time for National Volunteerism. The celebration was established in […]

April 1, 2019

Myra Levick, Blue Bell Place Resident, Featured on 6 ABC Art of Aging

The vision behind Watermark University is our commitment to mind and body fitness, overall well-being and creating meaningful connections as we learn and grow together. Myra Levick, resident at Blue Bell Place, is an inspiration with so much to offer the community. Last Thursday, Myra was featured on the 6 ABC News segment, Art of […]

March 20, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The lucky leprechauns have been hanging around Blue Bell Place and spreading their cheer. We had a visit form The Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dancing, and enjoyed an Irish themed lunch. We ate all sorts of Irish themed foods including corned beef, sausage, mashed potatoes and Guinness beer battered pollock. We made an assortment of foods […]

February 15, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! At Blue Bell Place, there is so much love to go around. This February we celebrated love of all kinds, all month long. The week of Valentine's Day, we created beautiful flower arrangements, floral artwork, designed our own cookies and even created our own Valentine's Day care packages that our residents delivered […]

February 6, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!

We welcomed in the year of the pig with an all day Chinese celebration! In the morning, we discovered our Chinese zodiacs and how they each will respond to the year of the pig.The dining room was transformed into a Chinese restaurant  filled with symbols, fortune cookies and soothing traditional Chinese music.We then enjoyed a […]

January 30, 2019

Stress Management Class

Dr. Denise Felsenstein, volunteer at Blue Bell Place and instructor of Watermark University's Stress Management class, has been using a variety of techniques to teach the residents how to handle stressful situations. This week, each participant created a picture to identify how they are feeling. Each participant shared their completed picture and explained how it […]

January 29, 2019

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 […]

January 4, 2019

Blue Bell Place Awarded Best of Senior Living Award for 2019

Blue Bell Place kicked off the New Year with some exciting news. We were awarded a Best of Senior Living Award for 2019 by SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada. According to SeniorAdvisor.com, recipients represent “the best of the best” of in-home care, Assisted […]

December 17, 2018

Annual Holiday Party!

'Tis the season to celebrate and that's just what we did! We started the December holiday celebrations with a First Night of Hanukkah Dinner complete with Potato Latkes and Matzoh Ball Soup. Blue Bell held its Annual Holiday Party on December 12th. We shared a lovely dinner with our dear friends and family while enjoying […]

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 […]

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 13, 2018

Celebrating Our Veterans

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served our country. Here at Blue Bell Place, we are so honored to be in the presence of these heroes on a daily basis. This Veterans Day, we celebrated the triumphs and lives of our veterans with a pinning ceremony. Blue […]

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 […]

November 1, 2018

Halloween Spooktacular and Halloween Day at Blue Bell Place

As the month came to an end, we got into the Halloween spirit. Family and friends joined us for a Spooktacular Celebration on October 27th! We trick-or-treated ourselves to some candy, temporary tattoos, and fun Halloween crafts! Everyone was dressed in the most boo-tiful and spooky outfits! And we took a stab at guessing the […]

October 8, 2018

Active Aging Week

The last week in September was fun filled with Active Aging Programs! From Bag Bingo to Cheesecakes with Carmella there was certainly something for everyone to enjoy. Carmella Finnegan, Resident at Blue Bell Place, instructed us step by step on how to make her personalized famous cheesecake. After the baking was completed, all the residents […]

August 20, 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 more than 70 different classes with everything from Fantasy Football to Music and the Brain to Watercoloring to Doggy Days and even Edible Art, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

August 20, 2018

Country-Western Family Night

Yeehaw! Thank you to all who attended our first annual Country-Western Family Night. Jody King and Company's performance got us all out of our seats dancing to our favorite country songs. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening with our families and friends. The dining team prepared a delicious assortment of food for dinner including ribs, chicken, pulled pork […]

July 5, 2018

Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July on behalf of Blue Bell Place! We had a wonderful time celebrating America's birthday. We started the celebration on Monday, July 2nd, creating beautiful patriotic visors that we wore at our Fourth of July BBQ.  We also designed our own American Flag pins. On the holiday, we decorated patriotic cupcakes, Jello firecrackers and […]

June 20, 2018

Father’s Day Antique Car Show and Barbecue Celebration!

The most important thing in the world is family, friends, and love. This Father's Day we celebrated the wonderful dads at Blue Bell Place by hosting a barbecue filled with food, beverages, music, antique cars, friends and families. The residents enjoyed the Roxborough Car Clubs collection of Chevy cars from the 1950's. It was a very […]

May 14, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day!

"To the world, you are a Mother, but to your family, you are the world". We had a wonderful time celebrating all of the wonderful mothers at Blue Bell Place. All of the ladies enjoyed freshly brewed tea, scones, and tea sandwiches while listening to live musical entertainment. Our ladies especially enjoyed getting dolled up with […]

April 30, 2018

Annual Resident Art Show

Thank you so much to our passionate residents, families, associates and all of the artists who made this show possible. The exhibition was filled with beautiful works ranging from oils, watercolors, acrylics, ceramics, jewelry and more. Smooth jazz flowed through the air as we observed the art while enjoying fine meats, cheese, and wine. Residents, […]

April 26, 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 Brain Games to Ceramics to Gardening to Gourmet Wine & Cheese Tasting and even Piano Lessons & Improvisations, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]

April 3, 2018

Passover Seder

The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The residents at Blue Bell Place had a wonderful, fun and educational Seder on the first night of Passover. We learned about the story of Passover and the traditional songs. Happy Pesach!

March 22, 2018

Staying Warm In The Snow

Hello Neighbors, Here at Blue Bell Place we are safe, sound, cozy and warm, and our thoughts naturally are turning to our friends and neighbors. If you should lose power at your home, you're welcome to stop in for a cup of coffee, hot tea or cocoa to warm up while you charge your phones […]