Posts by: Emma Schultz

June 5, 2018

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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February 23, 2018

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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February 20, 2018

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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December 27, 2017

Christmas Cookie Decorating Class

This past Wednesday, our residents were treated to a fun and festive Christmas cookie decorating class, held by our very own Business Assistant, Cassandra Davis. Before the class, we set up the tables in the art room with everything a Christmas cookie enthusiast would love – from sprinkles to bright red and green frosting, as […]

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October 23, 2017

A Festive Day for our October Birthdays!

We had a blast yesterday, as we celebrated all of the October birthdays in the Assisted Living community! Each birthday resident was given a special card with a gold emblem sealed envelope, as well as their very own balloon and a packet, full of fun facts about the month of October. All of the residents had delicious cupcakes and punch […]

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October 19, 2017

Getting Creative with our New “Jewelry Making” Class

Here at the Fountains, we love fashion! One of our favorite new Watermark University classes Jewelry Making, held the last Saturday of every month in the Art Room. In it, our Community Life staff teaches residents how to create one-of-a-kind, beaded bracelets, bursting to the brim with style. This class has been a hit since it […]

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September 12, 2017

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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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 […]

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May 16, 2017

Afternoon Outing at Slows BBQ in Detroit

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 […]

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May 10, 2017

In-House Tea Party Fun

This afternoon, we treated some of our residents to an elegant tea party, fit for a queen! Residents enjoyed a variety of teas and had lemon and vanilla cookies for dessert – yum! Afterwards, we did some tea trivia and puzzles to test our tea knowledge and learn something new. All in all, we had a […]

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April 25, 2017

Bowling Fun at Plum Hollow Lanes

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 […]

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March 30, 2017

Easter Pin Craft Class

We sprung into spring today with a festive “Creative Crafts” class, led by our Community Life Assistant, Emma Schultz. Our Assisted Living residents were able to personalize their cute Easter Bunny Pins with various paint colors and a splash of glitter, just in time for next month’s Easter holiday! We even played some festive jazz […]

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March 16, 2017

Fun Outing at the Cranbrook Art Museum

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 […]

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February 16, 2017

Assisted Living Residents Love the Literary Hour Volunteers Program

We like to give back here at The Fountains, and one of the many ways we do it is by helping people in our own community. Every month, our Assisted Living residents read to residents in The Gardens and Terrace, during our Literary Hour volunteer activity. We make sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy […]

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January 3, 2017

Having Fun this Holiday Season

Here at The Fountains at Franklin, we love Christmas and all the fun that comes along with it. This December we savored the season by singing Christmas carols, decorating our trees, reading the story of Jesus’ birth from the Bible, learning how Christmas is celebrated around the world, as well as a variety of Christmas crafts. […]

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November 14, 2016

Fun Adventures at the Stahl’s Auto Museum!

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 […]

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October 24, 2016

Our October Birthday Party was a blast!!!

Last night, our Assisted Living residents were treated to a special October Birthday Celebration – full of puzzles, candy, punch, cupcakes, music and good company. When one of the residents walked into the living room she exclaimed, “Oh! It looks so beautiful!” It put a smile on our face as we made sure the birthday party was decorated with lots […]

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October 13, 2016

Celebrating Autumn with an “Indian Corn Pin” Craft

Our Assisted Living residents were treated to a special guest today, craft instructor Maggie Schultz. Mrs. Schultz has been working at The Fountains for over a decade now, helping residents create extraordinary jewelry, cards and decorations. A lot of our residents know her from her monthly craft class, and were thrilled to have her with […]

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September 22, 2016

A Super Amazing September Birthday Party

Our Assisted Living residents enjoyed a fun, festive afternoon yesterday when we held our monthly birthday party for September. We enjoyed special birthday cupcakes, topped with confetti and frosting, as well as punch, balloons and puzzles! The residents that came also made sure to sing “Happy Birthday” individually to each resident that had a birthday this month, to […]

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September 15, 2016

Bingo Bust Party was a Blast!

This past Tuesday, on September 13th our Assisted Living & Memory Care residents were treated to a party in honor of one of their most favorite games – BINGO!!! We had a great time and even played a little longer than scheduled just for the fun of it! With a packed house, lots of friends, […]

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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.

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