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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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. […]
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, […]
SOME THINGS ARE MEANT TO BE Why wait to explore your retirement living options? Donna started in her 60s. Now she’s reaping the benefits. “I was meant to be here and I’ve been here since August 2016. And I’m telling you it is just one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love […]
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. […]
START THINKING It’s never too early to start planning your best future. Find out if retirement community living is right for you. “There is help, you know, and there’s comfort… We don’t have to worry about our family going out of their way to try to solve our problems.” – Ken Long, resident of The […]
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 […]
BRING ON TOMORROW You can struggle your way into your future or you can choose to have fun. “I wake up each morning and I look forward to enjoying all that’s offered in the days ahead and I hope that this will continue for many days and years.” – Nancy Mason, resident of The Fountains […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.” – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
UNLIMITED FREEDOM Time is precious. Retirement community living gives you more time to do exactly as you please. “Yes, neither one of us like not being busy. We have the option to do it because we live here. We come and go as we please and have no outside responsibilities.” – Ed and Marci Muller, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
I can only speak for the memory care unit. The staff and caregivers are extraordinary people with big hearts and always willing to help.
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 […]
The fountains is a wonderful place to live, work or just tour. I love the place and miss it dearly. The residents are wonderful and staff are well seasoned to meet the residents and visitors need good work.
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!
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Wow. I am constantly blown away by how open and friendly the staff are, and the top care that residents receive. Very lucky to have my great I grandmother in there. God is good!
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 […]
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 […]
Great facilities, professional and friendly staff. Lots of planned activities.
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 […]
Such a beautiful place! Lots to do. The library is inviting and the people are so friendly!
I love the way this was designed. It has a comforting feeling that goes along with it. It says “Welcome, make yourself comfortable.” And that is what I love to feel.
This facility had great service. The staff seemed very friendly and attentive to the needs of the people living there. The place was tidy and kept well, including the inside of the building and the outside. When I was there I did see the the staff serve the food, which was not of the greatest […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]