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.

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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Fall 2017 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 40 different classes with everything from Aromatherapy to Internet 101 to Armchair Travel to Music Appreciation and even Decorating Desserts, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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Independence Day Barbeque

This past week, the community stepped outside and enjoyed some fun in the sun and fresh air out at the gazebo. We enjoyed great conversations while we inhaled the sweet aroma of barbeque into our lungs and ingested the flavorful offerings into our bodies. We hope that you enjoyed your holiday just as much as we did.

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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Independence Day Barbeque

This past week, the community stepped outside and enjoyed some fun in the sun and fresh air out at the gazebo. We enjoyed great conversations while we inhaled the sweet aroma of barbeque into our lungs and ingested the flavorful offerings into our bodies. We hope that you enjoyed your holiday just as much as we did.

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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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A Fun-Filled Afternoon at Domino’s Farms

Today, our residents enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day out at the Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There, we treated some of the alpaca’s, sheep and goats at the farm to a tasty carrot treat they couldn’t resist! After we fed the animals in the barn, we walked out to the nearby chicken coop […]

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The “Back to the Bricks” Car Show

Residents got to be a part of one of the biggest car events that attracts over 500,000 car enthusiasts yearly. “Back to the Bricks” is a outdoor car show held in Flint, Michigan. On Saturday, August 19th, residents strolled the bricks of downtown Flint and admired vehicles of every age and description. Residents saw cars […]

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Belle Isle Picnic Outing

Our residents enjoyed a special Belle Isle Picnic outing this past Tuesday. The weather was just about perfect that day – not too hot and not too cold. We chose a picnic spot right across the street from the Bagley Memorial Fountain. From our spot, we could also see the Detroit River, as well as […]

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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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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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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Caring.com Review – Beautiful Dining Room and Delicious Food

The Fountains was lovely, and I loved it. The staff and the residents I met were nice. The dining room is beautiful and the food is delicious. They showed me several apartments and they were nice. It’s just wonderful. They gave me a list of activities.

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Caring.com Review – My First Choice for Senior Living

I really liked the dining room in Fountains at Franklin because they used tablecloths. I liked all of the amenities and especially how clean the place was. It would have been my choice if it was in our price range. They had ice cream socials, movie theatres, and beauty shops. I would recommend them to […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – My Friend is Thriving at The Fountains

My friend seems to like the staff at The Fountains. She is happy with the food and she is starting to get involved in some of the activities. They keep the community well taken care of. The community is close to family and friends and I would recommend it.

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