Category: Out and About

July 20, 2017

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 […]

January 30, 2017

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.

August 19, 2016

Fishing Trip

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 […]

August 2, 2016

A beautiful day for a beautiful trip to Michigan’s Firehouse Museum!

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.

July 27, 2016

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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, […]

May 19, 2016

Eastern Market Outing – The Largest Historic Market in the Country

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 […]

May 19, 2016

Detroit Historical Museum Outing

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 […]