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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

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 70 different classes with everything from Diggin’ Some Drumming to Line Dancing to All Things Pumpkin to Holiday Wreaths and even Aromatherapy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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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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Homemade Corsages Made by Residents in Watermark University Class

When you have a botany teacher and expert floral designer among your residents, as well as their good friend who is also an artist, what do you do with them? You have them join your Watermark University faculty and teach other residents how to make flower creations! Last week, residents Caroline Gray (the floral expert) and Helen […]

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Resident Voices

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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Resident Richard Kozbial is Enjoying his Engaging Lifestyle at The Fountains

THE VOICE OF REASON Which way will you go in order to live your best life from this day forward? That is the question. “At our age, I’m 82, and at our age we have plenty of pains here and there and everywhere and we could probably easily just complain and cry about it but […]

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Dining

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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Chef Paul demonstrates a traditional German dish in his culinary class!

Each month our Chef prepares a traditional dish in his culinary class. Usually it is based on the country we are featuring for the month. This month we are featuring traditional German fare and he made potato pancakes. They were made from scratch and cooked in the class with everyone getting a taste! He accompanied them with […]

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National Donut Day!

In honor of National Donut Day, The Fountains at Bronson Place baker, Henry Roschek, made homemade apple fritters: plain, cinnamon & sugar, and powdered sugar. The donuts are available Friday, June 5th, 2015 at the Market and during dinner in the Town Center dining room.

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Out and About

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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Hitting Chicago with the Kalamazoo Art League

On April 28th, some residents from the Town Center boarded a bus with members of The Kalamazoo Art League and headed to Chicago for a visit to the Field Museum and the Chicago Cultural Center. We had a great time exploring the museum, especially the Malvina Hoffman sculptures, for which we were treated to background […]

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On Aging

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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Bronson Place Participates in National “Take the Virtual Tour Day”

Bronson Place kicks off National Alzheimers awareness month by providing associates an experience into a world of those residents suffering from dementia. The Virtual Tour enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disesase. What a great experience!

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Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Not even sure what questions to ask? Take a look at this article from the Alzheimer’s Association on the Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Diseases. The Alzheimer’s Association and their website www.alz.org is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease.

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Videos

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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Fun with the Portage Senior Band

Our residents couldn’t stay in their seats when the Portage Senior Band came to play for us last week! Always a treat, the band played so many favorite standards, as well as a few polkas that got people out of their chairs and dancing in the back of the room. So much fun!

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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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