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.

In-House Tea Party Fun

This afternoon, we treated some of our residents to an elegant tea party, fit for a queen! Residents enjoyed a variety of teas and had lemon and vanilla cookies for dessert – yum! Afterwards, we did some tea trivia and puzzles to test our tea knowledge and learn something new. All in all, we had a […]

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Summer 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 American Trivia to History of Jazz to Gone Fishing to Nuts for Nutrition and even Color Therapy, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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Easter Pin Craft Class

We sprung into spring today with a festive “Creative Crafts” class, led by our Community Life Assistant, Emma Schultz. Our Assisted Living residents were able to personalize their cute Easter Bunny Pins with various paint colors and a splash of glitter, just in time for next month’s Easter holiday! We even played some festive jazz […]

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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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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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Anna Scripps Conservatory

Recently, we enjoyed a trip to the Anna Scripps Conservatory. We were taken on a guided tour of the grounds where we learned about a multitude of plant life. We enjoyed every moment and had a tree of topics to discuss on the way back home.

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Afternoon Outing at Slows BBQ in Detroit

We treated some of our residents to a tasty treat today at Slows BBQ in Detroit, and we had a delicious time! Located on the corner of Michigan Avenue, just down the street from the old Michigan Central Station, Slows BBQ is one of the most talked about restaurants in town. The legendary barbeque at Slow’s has caught […]

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Bowling Fun at Plum Hollow Lanes

This afternoon we treated some residents to an active afternoon of bowling at the lovely Plum Hollow Lanes in Southfield, just off of Lasher and 9 mile. Our resident’s played like pros! Everyone who came got a strike every couple turns, which made us want to play even more! The residents’ smiles and praise for the […]

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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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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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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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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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SeniorAdvisor Review – Friendly Staff and Excellent Dining

My friend seems to like living at this large community. His apartment is nice and it is located close to everything so it is easy for him to get around. He likes the food and they keep the community and his apartment clean. The staff are nice and helpful.

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Great Experience, Welcoming Staff

My loved one has come along so well since his move into The Fountains. He has really enjoyed being there and it has been a good experience so far. The staff have been very welcoming and helping him adjust. Without a hesitation, I would recommend this community to anyone looking into it.

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