Watermark Retirement Communities Opens Sonrisa Assisted Living and Memory Care

November 21, 2023

ROSEVILLE, CA — Watermark Retirement Communities has announced that Sonrisa Assisted Living and Memory Care is now open and welcoming new members to its assisted-living and memory-care accommodations in this city 20 miles northeast of Sacramento. Developed in collaboration with real estate developer Alliance, Sonrisa Assisted Living and Memory Care joins the existing Sonrisa Senior Living, an independent-living community, to offer three levels of specialized care and support for seniors as they age.

“We’re thrilled to open Sonrisa Assisted Living and Memory Care and provide Roseville seniors with the care they need through every stage of their lives,” Watermark Retirement Communities CEO/President David Barnes said in a press release. “We’re confident that the opening of the Assisted-Living and Memory-Care neighborhoods will create a vibrant campus for seniors, allowing them to thrive while living a life of choice and possibility.”

Sonrisa Assisted Living and Memory Care spans over 128,000 square feet and features 110 assisted-living and 26 memory-care apartments. There’s an art studio for creativity classes, a dog park, a theater, a fitness studio and gym, and a garden.

“The experience we’re offering at Sonrisa Assisted Living and Memory Care is centered around dignity, respect, and joy,” said Jessica Galvez, executive director of Sonrisa Assisted Living & Memory Care. “Through our stunning space and robust list of programming, we’re creating a community where every resident feels valued and cared for — body, mind and spirit.”

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Sonrisa Assisted Living and Memory Care is incorporating signature Watermark programming including Watermark University, which creates a curriculum of classes led by residents, associates, and notable figures in the greater Sacramento area who will share their knowledge and passions with residents at the community. Residents will also be virtually transported to faraway places  through Watermark’s virtual reality program, EngageVR, and they’ll get to explore Sacramento and Roseville through Watermark’s Extraordinary Outings program.

Wellness experts, group fitness classes, and one-on-one training are also available to residents, as is an on-site beauty salon, a restaurant for assisted-living residents, and an intimate dining room for memory-care residents. Award-winning Chef Anthony Vo will lead cooking classes for residents.

Based in Tucson, Arizona, Watermark Retirement Communities has been named one of the top 25 Best Workplaces for Aging Services in a national program conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute and published on A privately held company with over 30 years of service, Watermark manages more than 65 retirement communities in 21 states coast to coast.

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