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.

Detailed Designs

Detailed Designs is a Watermark University class held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Sometimes all it takes is a word or two to lift your spirits, whether it’s from a friend or just a saying you stumble across. Detailed Designs is full of short but sweet inspiring messages woven into gorgeous […]

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Assisted Living Residents Love the Literary Hour Volunteers Program

We like to give back here at The Fountains, and one of the many ways we do it is by helping people in our own community. Every month, our Assisted Living residents read to residents in The Gardens and Terrace, during our Literary Hour volunteer activity. We make sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy […]

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Spring 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 African-American Poetry to Planting an Herb Garden to Decorating Desserts to Fitness Fun and even Cocktails with Chef, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing […]

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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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Lush Brush

Tuesday, the residents enjoyed a colorful outing at the Lush Brush in Lincoln Park. The residents let their creative capabilities flow onto canvases and displayed their artistic sides for everyone to see.

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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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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 – The Staff is Very Attentive and Helpful

I would [give] this community the highest ratings. I’am very pleased with my mother’s move to this community. They are taking very good care of her, and her needs. She is doing very well since her move here. The staff is great, they are very attentive, and helpful. They have accommodated many of our needs. […]

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Facebook Review – Excited for my move to The Fountains!

I am very excited about my relocation to The Fountains at Franklin. My tour was just awesome….Special shout out to Ms. Robyn West. She took so much time with me. For the perfect apartment. Thank You, Thank You.

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Warm and Welcoming Community

Very warm and welcoming place. They emphasized an “open 24-hours” kind of philosophy. Although seemingly well maintained, the place showed some age and wear and tear. Far and away the most outstanding feature was the vibrant and energetic staff that we met, including Director of the AL Unit and Director of Admissions who gave us […]

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