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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

A Special “Happy Hour”

Today was an extremely special Friday. Normally we have outside entertainment perform, but today we decided to try something different. We enjoyed musical selections from two very special residents and also family, friends and staff participation. Robert McKenzie (vocals) and Ray Lee (bongo’s)  put together an extravagant performance for all to enjoy. Family and friends also came to support and show […]

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Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 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. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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Cheryl Naftel Receives National Award

Cheryl Naftel, The Fountains at Franklin’s Director of Dining, earned top honors in October when Morrison executives recognized her individually before a packed auditorium for enriching lives of seniors everyday. Cheryl accepted the “Living the Purpose” award at Morrison’s “Be a Star” celebration which was attended by Morrison executives in Orlando, Florida. This award compliments Cheryl […]

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Dining

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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Fountains Family and Friends Holiday Feast

This past Sunday, The Fountains at Franklin enjoyed their third annual “Family and Friends Holiday Feast”. Memory Care Director Maria Blaylock, Community Life Assistant Deshina Carruthers and Morrison’s Chef Austin Jackson put together a beautiful event for the residents and family members to enjoy with their loved ones. We would like to thank everyone for their participation and […]

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Creative & Healthy Desserts

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

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Out and About

Fun Adventures at the Stahl’s Auto Museum!

This past week we took some of our residents to see a slice of history over at Stahl’s Auto Museum in Chesterfield – about a 40 minute drive from our community here in Southfield. The residents relished the trip and were in awe of the museum’s vast collection of automobiles – over 80 different models […]

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African Safari Wildlife Park Outing

This past Tuesday, we enjoyed a visit to the African Safari Wildlife Park. It is a drive and walk through wildlife park in Port Clinton, Ohio. We drove through the 100-acre preserve and watched and fed the animals from the bus. It was an experience we will never forget and would love to enjoy again!

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Benihana Lunch Outing

Today the residents enjoyed lunch at Benihana. They enjoyed the show just as much as they did the food!

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On Aging

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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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 […]

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Happy Hour Celebration for Mr. & Mrs. McKenzie’s 27th Wedding Anniversary

This past Friday two of our residents celebrated 27 years of marriage. Mr. McKenzie sang a song to his wife in honor of the love they have shared throughout the years. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie on a blissful twenty-seven years down and a lifetime to go from everyone here at The Fountains at Franklin!

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Videos

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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Happy Hour Celebration for Mr. & Mrs. McKenzie’s 27th Wedding Anniversary

This past Friday two of our residents celebrated 27 years of marriage. Mr. McKenzie sang a song to his wife in honor of the love they have shared throughout the years. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie on a blissful twenty-seven years down and a lifetime to go from everyone here at The Fountains at Franklin!

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Benihana Lunch Outing

Today the residents enjoyed lunch at Benihana. They enjoyed the show just as much as they did the food!

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Reviews

SeniorAdvisor Review – Healthy, Delicious Food and Activities Aplenty

It has been awesome for my mother-in-law since moving in. The meals are very good for my mom. There is plenty of activities for my mom, she enjoys them. I would recommend this community for the help they provide.

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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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