Posts by: Amy Lampert

September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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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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August 25, 2017

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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August 23, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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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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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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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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May 11, 2017

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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May 5, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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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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April 14, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Stay Active with Community Activities

The Fountains was our first tour and really made us aware of the positive aspects of living in a senior environment. The apartments were nice and conveniently located in one area of the building. The activities are many plus you can stay active with your current activities. I especially like the fact that you can […]

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April 7, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Husband is Doing Well

So far my husband is doing pretty well with his move to this community. They have a good staff at this community. So I know he is safe, and receiving good care. I haven’t had any problems with this community. The community looks good, they do a great job with the cleanliness. It has been […]

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March 14, 2017

SeniorAdvisor Review – Wonderful Community

My son moved here recently and things are wonderful. He was in the independent side intentionally but he wasn’t getting the attention he needed.He has since moved to assisted living and things are going very well. He is getting individualized care now. They seem to have everything here. If you need something they can accommodate […]

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February 28, 2017

Caring.com Review – The staff were kind and the floor plan was ideal.

I was met by the staff of The Fountains at Franklin promptly. They were very kind and gave me the tour. The common areas were very nice, the dining room was fine. I especially appreciated the ability to scale back the number of services that were required as my mother-in-law is more independent than the […]

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February 22, 2017

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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January 6, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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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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December 20, 2016

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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December 13, 2016

Facebook Review – The Staff Makes You Feel Important

This was a fabulous experience the staff is very professional & polite. I went for a tour on October 21st my birthday. I arrived a little late but wow to my surprise what they had for me was “Fabulous”. I came in and gave my name an let the concierge know who I was their […]

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November 23, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

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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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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 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. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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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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September 16, 2016

Pets Help Watermark Residents Thrive

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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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August 22, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 50 different classes with everything from Floral Designs to Painting with a Twist to Cool Pies to Music Appreciation and even Aromatherapy, you’re sure to find a class that piques your interest. While these amazing classes […]

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May 22, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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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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May 22, 2016

Caring.com 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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May 22, 2016

Color Therapy

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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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May 22, 2016

Franklin Cider Mill Outing

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Some of our residents got a chance to visit the Franklin Cider Mill just down the road from The Fountains. It first opened in 1918 and has been going strong ever since. For the past two years we always make sure we have time during the fall season to enjoy a trip to this one-of-a-kind […]

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May 22, 2016

Red Hat Society

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The Red Hat Society at The Fountains at Franklin is a little over a year old and a half old now. The chapter started with about ten members and has grown to over twenty-five. The group is very active and one of the highlights of a thriving community here at The Fountains. The group meets […]

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May 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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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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May 22, 2016

The Weather is Nice… Let’s BBQ!

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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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May 20, 2016

Caring.com Review – It’s Like Home

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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May 20, 2016

Caring.com Review – Excellent Dining

The Fountains at Franklin is very good. They have an excellent dining facility, they’re really prompt with maintenance, and helping you set up. I knew somebody that worked there, and the price was right. I like it. So far, they’re doing a really good job.

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May 19, 2016

Eastern Market Outing – The Largest Historic Market in the Country

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Our residents took a trip to the largest historic market in the country, Eastern Market in Downtown Detroit. Eastern Market is located in the heart of the city with fresh food, restaurants, businesses, art and culture and over 150 years of rich history. Many of our residents remember making a stop at the market as […]

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May 19, 2016

How to Make a Perfect Burger

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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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May 19, 2016

Resident Daisy Brown Gets Creative

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Resident Daisy Brown is working on a clay project during a recent Watermark University class. Daisy attends many of our creative art classes and thoroughly enjoys the new things that she learns. Watermark University is your community learning opportunity just a few steps from your door. There are over 75 classes being offered each semester […]

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May 19, 2016

Detroit Historical Museum Outing

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Oh, the weather outside may be frightful, but we were brave enough to venture out for a visit to the Detroit Historical Museum located on Woodward Avenue in the city’s Cultural Center Historic District in Midtown Detroit. The museum features interactive and revolving exhibits on the city’s history, including recreated streets. The America’s Motor City exhibition […]

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May 19, 2016

Beech Elementary School Reading Buddies

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March was National Book month. Many local celebrities visited area schools to read to children throughout the month. We were invited to Beech Elementary School in the Redford School District by Literary Coach Colleen Murphy. The Fountains at Franklin had their own group of stars go out into the community to read with and listen […]

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May 19, 2016

Operation Gratitude – Letters of Appreciation to Military Service Members

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We recently began writing letters to those in military service as a way to reach out to those who are serving our country. Through Operation Gratitude, an organization that delivers letters to our troops, we’ve learned one of the most cherished items they receive are the personal letters of appreciation. We want all of our […]

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May 16, 2016

Black History Month Celebration with Special Guest Naomi Long Madgett

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One of the highlights of our celebration of Black History Month was the poetry reading featuring Naomi Long Madgett. Mrs. Madgett was appointed Poet Laureate of the City of Detroit by Mayor Dennis Archer in 2001. She has authored 10 volumes of poetry, an autobiography and is the editor of two poetry anthologies. We are […]

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