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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 Super Amazing September Birthday Party

Our Assisted Living residents enjoyed a fun, festive afternoon yesterday when we held our monthly birthday party for September. We enjoyed special birthday cupcakes, topped with confetti and frosting, as well as punch, balloons and puzzles! The residents that came also made sure to sing “Happy Birthday” individually to each resident that had a birthday this month, to […]

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Pets Help Watermark Residents Thrive

Watermark loves pets and pets love Watermark communities as much as their people do. Fountains at Franklin resident Betty Sanders recently talked about the joys of pet companionship on PetTalkRadio. Listen to her interview below which was part of Show #872, archived here.

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Bingo Bust Party was a Blast!

This past Tuesday, on September 13th our Assisted Living & Memory Care residents were treated to a party in honor of one of their most favorite games – BINGO!!! We had a great time and even played a little longer than scheduled just for the fun of it! With a packed house, lots of friends, […]

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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

Fishing Trip

It was a beautiful day to go fishing! One of our Watermark University classes during the summer semester was “Gone Fishing.” The instructor is part of the maintenance team at The Fountains at Franklin. The class consisted of learning how to bait a hook, pick the best lure at a fishermen’s shop, and the proper casting techniques. The final exam […]

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A beautiful day for a beautiful trip to Michigan’s Firehouse Museum!

Today, our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents got an in-depth, private tour, of Ypsilanti’s Michigan Firehouse Museum!! There, we were able to see an original 1898 firehouse as well as many other historic relics and treasures from the past. Check out our pictures below to see what a great time we had.

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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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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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Happy Hour and Performance by the Rick Gould Band

Last Friday at “Happy Hour” we had a special guest performer. A resident joined the Rick Gould Band and helped them rock the house. Everyone enjoyed the performance and most importantly, he enjoyed himself. We encourage our residents and staff to show their talents and create meaningful moments with The Fountains at Franklin.

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Reviews 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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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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