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.

A Festive Day for our October Birthdays!

We had a blast yesterday, as we celebrated all of the October birthdays in the Assisted Living community! Each birthday resident was given a special card with a gold emblem sealed envelope, as well as their very own balloon and a packet, full of fun facts about the month of October. All of the residents had delicious cupcakes and punch […]

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Getting Creative with our New “Jewelry Making” Class

Here at the Fountains, we love fashion! One of our favorite new Watermark University classes Jewelry Making, held the last Saturday of every month in the Art Room. In it, our Community Life staff teaches residents how to create one-of-a-kind, beaded bracelets, bursting to the brim with style. This class has been a hit since it […]

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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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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 Community

The Fountains at Franklin was a beautiful place. The staff and everybody was kind and they had a lot of activities. They have a movie theater and two restaurants. It’s not covered with the cost, but you can eat with family if they come to visit. They also have a formal dining room which is […]

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Caring.com Review – Friendly & Accommodating Staff

My father has been living in the independent section for 1 1/2 years. My mother died a year ago and this environment is great for him transition to living alone. He needs the activities for socialization, he likes the food and he’s made friends. The staff goes out of their way to assist and accommodate […]

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Google+ Review – Peace of Mind My Loved Ones Are Cared For

The first experience that I had with The Fountains is when my Aunt needed to be closer to where I lived in the city, a friend recommend The Fountains. My Aunt loved the care and attention that was given to her particular needs. That experience prompted me to move my brother there as well. “Fountains” […]

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