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The Best Value in Southfield Senior Living

The Fountains at Franklin, located in Southfield, Michigan is a retirement community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care on an intimate senior campus. The Fountains at Franklin is located just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

In this small, but friendly atmosphere we offer extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and unsurpassed customized care. Choose from affordable studios to spacious two-bedroom apartments, wonderfully appointed with a kitchenette, large living room and bathrooms.

Residents of The Fountains at Franklin enjoy services and amenities that support a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle. Our on-site amenities include an outdoor gardening area and gazebo, well-stocked library with computer center, creative arts studio, lounge for cards, entertaining and more, cinema, wellness center as well as an elegant dining room with private dining available in addition to Sid’s Place, a quaint café serving delicious lunch options.

Life at The Fountains at Franklin

Taylor International Academy Visit

We had a refreshing visit from Taylor International Academy today. The children sang, danced and even encouraged “color therapy” with our Memory Care and Assisted Living residents. This experience brought joy and warmth to their hearts and also to the staff. Everyone enjoyed the visit and we hope to see them again really soon.

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White Chocolate Edible Bowls

On this hot summer day, the residents created a cool desert to beat the extreme heat. These white chocolate edible bowls were filled with ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, pecans, and topped with a cherry. It was a real treat!

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Crafty Crafters

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 240 years ago in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress. We celebrated by putting our hands to work and creating a red, white and blue three dimensional star.

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Dining

Creative & Healthy Desserts

Chef Austin taking time to make creative and healthy desserts with residents.

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The Weather is Nice… Let’s BBQ!

Since we only have one month of summer left, we treated our residents to some fun in the sun with a delicious BBQ last week – our Assisted Living & Memory Care residents loved every minute of it!

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How to Make a Perfect Burger

Thanks to the Watermark University class “The Perfect Burger,” the residents who attended now know how to prepare and grill the perfect burger. Our Maintenance Team, John Felk, Michael Schornak and Jimmy Moore, demonstrated their cooking technique and also discussed proper food handling. Residents were able to enjoy well seasoned, juicy burgers for lunch. The […]

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Out and About

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

This week, our residents enjoyed the beautiful scenery at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. We walked the many nature trails and explored the different habitats. The residents shared stories about their childhood and the many types of plant life that they grew up around and also had a hand in planting. For anyone that enjoys nature and sight seeing, […]

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Franklin Cider Mill Outing

Some of our residents got a chance to visit the Franklin Cider Mill just down the road from The Fountains. It first opened in 1918 and has been going strong ever since. For the past two years we always make sure we have time during the fall season to enjoy a trip to this one-of-a-kind […]

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Eastern Market Outing – The Largest Historic Market in the Country

Our residents took a trip to the largest historic market in the country, Eastern Market in Downtown Detroit. Eastern Market is located in the heart of the city with fresh food, restaurants, businesses, art and culture and over 150 years of rich history. Many of our residents remember making a stop at the market as […]

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On Aging

We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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Color Therapy

Need a relaxing way to pass the time? Join us for Color Therapy! Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore, coloring books for grown-ups have suddenly catapulted to the top of bestseller lists. Add in the feeling of nostalgia, and many find coloring to be a relaxing, stress-free experience.

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Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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 […]

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Reviews

Caring.com Review – The community had a very positive effect on me.

I got a chance to visit The Fountains at Franklin, and it was very nice. The lady who accommodated me was very informative. She was very knowledgeable about the place. She showed us around, and the facility is very nice and very clean. The rooms were very nice too. Their activities were very good. They […]

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Google+ Review – The Staff are always friendly and professional.

I live here and this is the greatest. The people are always friendly and professional, and treat you with the greatest care. There are many likable people here that treat you in the most friendly way.

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Caring.com Review – It’s Like Home

My dad is at Fountains at Franklin. It seems friendlier and more like home. The staff’s work ethic is very good. We have no complaints. He participates in different activities. I do not know if they have exercises, but they do have bingo. The rooms are very spacious. Provider Response Thanks so much for reviewing […]

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