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.

Cooking with Clarissa: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

Residents enjoyed making this fun and healthy snack together, but the best part was digging into this delicious treat. What a way to cool down and beat the heat!

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Crafts With Clarissa

Who doesn't love cute crafts? Our residents surely do, so it was a breeze to design these fun containers. Our residents were delighted to make something that could double as décor and that they could tell everyone they made themselves.

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Decorating Desserts

While we encourage healthy lifestyles for all of our residents, we can't help but indulge in the sweet life sometimes. Our residents were delighted to make and eat their strawberry creations.

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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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Paint Palooza

Residents enjoyed an array of colors while painting at The Lush Brush. The setting was quaint and residents were able to enjoy laughs and some pretty cool tunes while they painted their works of art. Enjoy looking at a few pictures from our fun outing.

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A Fine Dinning Experience at Fishbones

Residents enjoyed venturing outside the community to get a taste of Louisiana at Fishbone's restaurant. They were amazed at all the different offerings as well as the Mardi Gras décor. We can truly say our residents ate until they were stuffed and some even took home desert. This was a day to remember and we […]

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An Action-Packed Afternoon at the Movies

This afternoon ten of our residents got to see a sizzling thriller movie right around the corner at the AMC Star Southfield Theater, complete with popcorn and refreshments. We were all on the edge of our seats as we watched Gabrielle Union and the rest of the cast in "Breaking In," fight off vengeful, greedy thieves, […]

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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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