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The Best in Kalamazoo Senior Living

The Fountains at Bronson Place, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan is a retirement community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing. This senior campus is located on 23 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and walkways in Kalamazoo’s convenient west side with close proximity to shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

Within this stunning setting we offer extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and unsurpassed customized care with flexible financial options for any situation. Choose from spacious studios, one or two-bedroom apartments, wonderfully appointed with full modern kitchens, large living rooms and bathrooms in addition to designer touches.

Residents of The Fountains at Bronson Place, one of Kalamazoo’s premier senior campuses, enjoy services and amenities that include a dynamic calendar of classes, activities and outings including Watermark University, a full-service beauty salon and barber shop, computer center, on-site bank, creative arts studio, billiards and game room, community gardens, as well as guest accommodations.

Life at The Fountains at Bronson Place

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

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KIA ARTbreak at the Fountains

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has partnered with The Fountains at Bronson Place for several years, and as part of that partnership, the KIA brings unique and interesting artists into our community for presentations. This month we were delighted to hear from Aerial Photographer, Jim Ratliff. What makes Mr. Ratliff’s photography so special is the […]

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Bronson Place Directors Wrap Up the 2016 Talent Show

You never know what amazing talent (or just plain silliness) will happen at the Bronson’s Got Talent review. This year featured a balance of comedy, music, theatre and dance. Thanks to all of the residents who worked so hard to prepare for this year’s show. Playing to a full house in our auditorium last Wednesday […]

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Resident Voices

Resident Joan Hoffman is Loving New Friendships and Worry Free Living at The Fountains

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF Nothing is built to last forever, including your own strength and stamina, so plan ahead. Move before the going gets tough. “…it was the best thing I ever did, to tell you the truth. The condo is nice but it was also 30 years old, starting to need little repairs […]

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Resident Barbara Redmond is Loving Maintenance Free Living and a Fun Social Life at The Fountains

DO YOUR OWN PUSHING Nobody likes being told what to do, which is all the more reason to explore your own future living options today. “There was no push of any kind from anybody to come here. It was totally my idea. And you know you always like something better if it’s our idea.” – […]

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Residents Bob and Nancy Windsor are Enjoying Their Retirement Years at The Fountains

START PLANNING If you want your retirement years to be the best they can be, start planning today. “…several years ago we realized that a retirement community might be something we should truly consider. We’ve been working on and off with The Fountains for about five years.” – Bob Windsor, resident of The Fountains at […]

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Dining

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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Pig Roast in the Courtyard!

A beautiful day surrounded our first ever courtyard pig roast, and what a success it was! The pig, (roasted by our own Dining Services department), was succulent and delicious, as were all of the sides and desserts that accompanied it. The beer and cider were cold and refreshing, and the band… yes, they were called […]

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Chef’s Reserve Dinner

For our February Chef’s Reserve Dinner, Chef Paul prepared a special meal that gave the residents a familiar yet satisfying taste. His famous Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Madeira Sauce was the crowd-pleaser of the night, yet the Broiled Lobster with Lemon Herb Butter melted over top was a nice addition, giving the meal that ‘Surf & […]

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Out and About

Springs Residents Ride The Grand River

Residents of The Springs at The Fountains at Bronson Place had a great time this month when they took a lunch cruise on The Grand Lady Riverboat. The weather was perfect, and the crew of The Grand Lady were so cordial and accommodating. They treated us by grilling burgers right on the boat and dressing […]

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Cars! Cars! And More Cars!

Last month’s extraordinary outing for Inn residents took us to the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI. The museum is located on a 90-acre campus where automotive history comes to life right before your eyes! Here residents were able to reminisce about a ’57 Chevy that was the star of their yesteryear. We strolled […]

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Visiting a Neighborhood Gem

Our residents were recently treated to a sneak preview of a fantastic development happening in our neighborhood. Just a five minute walk from our campus stands a piece of land that was once owned and farmed by a local Kalamazoo family. The Drake House still stands, and has been acquired by the Oshtemo Township in […]

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On Aging

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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Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

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We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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Videos

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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Musical Events Have Our Residents Movin’ and Groovin’

We’ve had two great musical events already this month at The Fountains at Bronson Place. The first was a visit from talented singer Matt Richardson. He wowed residents from The Inn, Gardens, and Town Center with his strong, belting vocals, singing show tunes from many stage and movie musicals. To everyone’s amazement, he also threw […]

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We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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Reviews

SeniorAdvisor Review – Friendly and Responsive Staff

Our experience with The Fountains has been a positive one, overall. The staff have been very responsive and accommodating in regards to any requests or questions that I’ve had for them. The facility itself is well kept and clean, and they take good care of the people who live here.

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Caring.com Review – Very Impressed

I was very impressed with the staff in The Fountains at Bronson Place. The place was well maintained and was very clean. I found the rooms and apartments very adequate. Each had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchenette. They also had trips for the residents. They went to places, like theatres and a university […]

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Facebook Review – Absolutely amazing residents!

Absolutely amazing residents! I was hired to work for them as a nurse; however the residents gave me so much more than $ could buy. Our elderly still have so much to give to this world. I’m just extremely blessed to have so many of them willingly, and lovingly pour into me. I am forever […]

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