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 […]
Category: Out and About
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 […]
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 […]
This outing was a total blast. The residents enjoyed learning about the different aquatic animals and had fun interacting with them as well. This will be a trip that we will take again soon!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
This past Tuesday, on March 14th, some of our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents were able to go to the lovely Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills. We had a blast checking out the sleek, modern furniture, in the “Twentieth Century Period Rooms” exhibit, as well as beautiful, handcrafted tea sets by a local pottery […]
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.
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 […]
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!
Today the residents enjoyed lunch at Benihana. They enjoyed the show just as much as they did the food!
It was a beautiful day to go fishing! One of our Watermark University classes during the summer semester was “Gone Fishing.” The instructor is part of the maintenance team at The Fountains at Franklin. The class consisted of learning how to bait a hook, pick the best lure at a fishermen’s shop, and the proper casting techniques. The final exam […]
Today, our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents got an in-depth, private tour, of Ypsilanti’s Michigan Firehouse Museum!! There, we were able to see an original 1898 firehouse as well as many other historic relics and treasures from the past. Check out our pictures below to see what a great time we had.
This week, our residents enjoyed the beautiful scenery at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. We walked the many nature trails and explored the different habitats. The residents shared stories about their childhood and the many types of plant life that they grew up around and also had a hand in planting. For anyone that enjoys nature and sight seeing, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]