Posts by: Amy Lampert

October 20, 2017

Residents Ed and Marci Muller Organize Hurricane Relief Effort

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The original operators of the Second Impressions thrift store and residents of The Fountains at Bronson Place, Ed and Marci Muller, knew exactly what to do when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit. 4000 items of clothing from the store’s storage barn and 60 cases of Toilet Paper donated from Walmart were loaded on a semi and […]

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September 7, 2017

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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September 1, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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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 Chair Zumba to Holiday Crafts to Homemade Clay Artworks to Spiced Cocktails and even Reminiscence Writing, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

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July 26, 2017

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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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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April 28, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 70 different classes with everything from Walking Club to Music Enrichment to Vegetable Gardening to Color Me Calm and even How To Sudoku, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are […]

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January 6, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 70 different classes with everything from Music & Relaxation to Chair Zumba to Readers Theatre to Food Demonstrations and even Reminiscence Writing, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

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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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November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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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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November 11, 2016

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

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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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August 18, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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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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April 29, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 65 different classes with everything from Mahjong to Chair Yoga to Scrapbooking to Woodworking and even Beer Pairings, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

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March 9, 2016

We Do Memory Care Differently

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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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February 3, 2016

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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December 29, 2015

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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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th 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. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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October 2, 2015

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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September 1, 2015

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 80 different classes with everything from Line Dancing to Woodworking to Taste of Asia Cooking Class to Book Club and even Intro To Spanish, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

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May 5, 2015

Summer 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. WIth almost 70 different classes with everything from Using your Tablet and Smart Phone to Moroccan Cooking to Soap Making to Watercolor Basics and even Jazzercise, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While […]

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May 1, 2015

Caring.com Review – It’s a classy place!

The Fountains was very interesting, and the place was beautiful. The people were nice — staff and residents. I can’t think of anything negative to say about what we saw. The only thing is I don’t think we may qualify, and we have enough funds to be able to move into a place like that. […]

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January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 70 different classes with everything from French 101 to Puerto Rican Cuisine to Woodworking and even Line Dancing. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few guests. Give […]

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September 25, 2014

The Magic of Music

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Celebrating National Assisted Living Week’s theme, “The Magic of Music”, in the Gardens with a resident – associate collaboration. Click here to view the video!

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September 25, 2014

Fall 2014 Watermark University Catalog is Here

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The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. More than 65 different classes with everything from Soap Making to Chair Yoga to Jewelry Making and even Woodworking. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our residents and associates, we always love having a few […]

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September 25, 2014

Going on Safari

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Residents enjoyed authentic African fare at our African Safari Theme Meal! The food was great and the staff all dressed up to set the mood and atmosphere. What fun!

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September 24, 2014

The Fountains at Bronson Place Annual Carnival

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Residents, staff and family members had a great time today at our Annual Bronson Place Carnival! From 2:00pm to 4:00pm we laughted, played games, got our faces painted and ate carnival snacks! Not a bad way to spend an afternoon. For $1.00 you could throw a pie at Marles Ludwig (Marketing Consultant), Lauren Oak (Physical Therapy Director) or […]

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September 24, 2014

Out and About: Trip to Holland

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Town Center residents enjoy a trip to Holland for the Tulip Time Festival. We made bankets, had a traditional Dutch lunch, visited shops, watched dancers, shoe-carving and candle-carving, and of course, saw the tulips that were brave enough to bloom during this cool spring.

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September 24, 2014

Assisted Living Renovations Unveiled

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Extensive renovations recently completed at The Fountains at Bronson Place, have given rise to a thriving new assisted living neighborhood called The Inn. At a reported cost of $1.1 million, the project was initiated by Watermark Retirement Communities, designed by GMB Architecture and Engineering and constructed by Elzinga and Volkers. Of The Inn’s 20 full-size […]

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September 24, 2014

Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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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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September 23, 2014

Watermark for Kids Helps Teen with Cerebral Palsy Make 250-Mile Bike Trip

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The below article is featured on Mlive.com, posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014. Click here for the original article published by reporter Stephen Brooks of the Kalamazoo Gazette.   Teen with cerebral palsy making 250-mile bike trip with gift from local charity For years, all Chris Brandt wanted to do was ride a bike. It […]

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September 23, 2014

Residents Tip their Cap to Chef Ken

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Today, at The Fountains at Bronson Place, Chef Ken demonstrated how to make Mushroom Caps. Chef gave residents and staff a choice of crab stuffed mushrooms or ham stuffed mushrooms. The residents loved the fact that they got to stuff the mushrooms themselves. One of our residents thanked us for the recipe and liked how they’re […]

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September 23, 2014

Bronson Place Chefs Win Contest

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Two contestants representing Morrison Senior Dining and Bronson Place, Chef Ken Bailey and kitchen supervisor Tyler Selph, attended  the Kraft “Food Fight ” contest in  Grand Rapids. There they competed against four other chef’s from the west side of the state in a black box type of cook off. Each chef had to use any […]

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September 23, 2014

Caring.com Review – Excellent meals.

I liked the area where The Fountains was located. They had excellent meals. I was happy with their room sizes. They had lots of activities and their staff were very nice.

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September 23, 2014

Caring.com Review – Rooms were nice.

Caring.com referred us to The Fountains. I think for somebody who is looking for a retirement place with a lot of other people in early retirement, this seems like a nice place to be. It was different compared to another facility I visited but it was definitely a nice place. They have a big community […]

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September 23, 2014

Caring.com Review – A continuing care facility.

The layout of The Fountains at Bronson Place is fairly nice. We went there for a visit. The architecture and the space seemed reasonable. They had inside parking available. The place still seemed fresh and the staff are friendly. We really like the place, but you have to buy-in to get into it. It’s also […]

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September 23, 2014

Caring.com Review – Chose The Fountains because of the location.

We chose The Fountains because of the location and the look of the place. My parents moved there in June. They were helpful when we were trying to get in, but after that they became less helpful. The apartment we got was very nice and of high quality. The food is very good. They have […]

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September 23, 2014

Caring.com Review – Everything is excellent!

Everything is excellent at The Fountains at Bronson Place. The rooms were large. We talked to the lady that gave us a tour and she was knowledgeable enough. She really wanted us to stay there, but the facility is expensive and on the wrong side of town for us. We were able to eat there […]

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