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.

Our “Making Mandalas” Class is Magical!

Looking for a fun way to relax? We've got you covered! Our Making Mandalas class uses the ancient art form of mandalas to put the mind at ease. The majority of adult coloring books on the market today are full of these beautiful, mandala designs. Over 12 million adult coloring books were sold last year, […]

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Happy Hour Celebration!

Nothing spells fun better than Happy Hour at The Fountains at Franklin! Over 60 residents from our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities joined us today to ring in the upcoming weekend with our popular Happy Hour party in the main dining room. One of our favorite duo's - the singer, Roger Tucker, and keyboardist, Robert Jones, from […]

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Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 40 different classes with everything from Vintage Ceramic Bisque Plates to Decorating Desserts to Tea Parties to Celebrating the Civil Rights in Detroit and even Footprints in the Sand, you’re sure to find a class that piques your […]

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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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Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

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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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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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Google+ Review – Clean, Great Food and Affordable

My dad is planning to move here in a few weeks. He’s so excited, it’s clean, the food is GREAT, and the price is right. The ladies that work here made this process so easy. Make sure you stop by this place. It’s nothing like the others in the area.

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Google+ Review – Best Retirement Community in Southfield

This place is affordable and your loved ones can age in place. Check them out your loved ones will stay busy and they are remodeling. Best retirement community in Southfield!

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Facebook Review – Remarkable Staff & Engaging Programs

The Fountains at the Franklins has been home to my mother for five years, she started out in Assistant Living where the Manager and Staff were remarkable they also had a very efficient and pleasant Social Director. The residents were always taking monthly outings and were offered other social and recreational activities. As my mothers […]

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