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  • Power Couponing!

    Power Couponing!

    You never know what valuable lessons you’ll learn by taking one of our Watermark University classes. Last month, Inn and Gardens Program Director, Sarita Alexander wowed us all by teaching us the ins and outs of productive couponing. Not only did she explain how to take full advantage of all of the coupons out there; […]

  • Japanese Students Share Culture and Conversation

    Japanese Students Share Culture and Conversation

    We were delighted last week to have several students from the International Student Exchange program from Western Michigan University pay a visit to us in the Town Center. Together, we and the students shared conversation and ice cream as we learned a little bit about each other. The students were only here for three weeks, […]

  • Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

    Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

    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. […]

  • September 2017 Newsletters & Activity Calendars are in!

    September 2017 Newsletters & Activity Calendars are in!

    Check out the great programs coming your way this month, including several new Watermark University classes! » Click here to view the Town Center Thrive Newsletter. » Click here to view the Town Center September 2017 Calendar. » Click here to view The Inn Thrive Newsletter. » Click here to view The Inn September 2017 […]

  • Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

    Fall 2017 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 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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5octU.S. Presidential Burial Grounds3:00 pm - 4:00 pm est 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Power Couponing!

You never know what valuable lessons you’ll learn by taking one of our Watermark University classes. Last month, Inn and Gardens Program Director, Sarita Alexander wowed us all by teaching us the ins and outs of productive couponing. Not only did she explain how to take full advantage of all of the coupons out there; […]

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Japanese Students Share Culture and Conversation

We were delighted last week to have several students from the International Student Exchange program from Western Michigan University pay a visit to us in the Town Center. Together, we and the students shared conversation and ice cream as we learned a little bit about each other. The students were only here for three weeks, […]

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Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

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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Resident Donna Peters is Enjoying her On-the-Go Lifestyle at The Fountains

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 […]

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Resident Ken Long is Enjoying Fun Activities and a Community of Friends at The Fountains

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 […]

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Resident Nancy Mason is Enjoying her Fun-Filled, Worry-Free Life at The Fountains

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 […]

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Chef Reserve Dinner

Thursday night Chef Emily wowed our residents with our monthly Chef Reserve Dinner. It started with a glass of wine and warm toast to food and friends!! Then we served a fork tender Korean beef short rib and noodles appetizer. This was followed by a farm fresh berry salad with a raspberry puree dressing. Next we had golden brown […]

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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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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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Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery

Have you ever wondered how a fish hatchery works and why they do it? Well, today the folks in The Gardens at The Fountains at Bronson Place, went out to the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery to find out! Once we entered the building, we were astounded by how many fish were in there. There was an […]

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Saugatuck Star Boat Cruise & Dinner Outing

Saugatuck is a popular summer destination here in Michigan! It’s located south of Holland and on the shores of Lake Michigan. It has neat little trinket shops and restaurants all within a walking radius. Don’t forget the beautiful view of the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan! The Inn residents, our assisted living neighborhood, traveled to […]

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Picnic on a Beautiful July Day

Last Monday, the weather here in Michigan was in the mid-80s with a slight breeze. The sun was also out shining and bright, a perfect day for a picnic. Here at The Fountains at Bronson Place, we took our lunches and went out to the park! At Milham Park, located in Portage, they have plenty […]

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Beef Stroganoff

Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

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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Centenarians Honored at Exclusive Ceremony

There are not many people who can claim to have been here on Earth before 1917, but in Kalamazoo County, it appears we have more than sixty centenarians! Fifteen such marvels were honored at a special luncheon at the Kalamazoo Country Club on April 20th, including three ladies from The Fountains at Bronson Place! Adelyn Boyce […]

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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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Good Friday Fun!

To celebrate “Good Friday,” the residents in The Gardens had a blast playing BINGO and then dancing to some classic 1950’s songs! Later in the afternoon, we had made a beautiful spring wreath and then Easter table favors! What a fun day it was!

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St. Paddy’s Day – All Day at The Fountains

Irish or not, nobody shared more Irish spirit this St. Patrick’s Day than we did! We started out the morning with a fantastic performance by students of the Erin Quinn School of Irish Dance. Later in the day the holiday fun continued with a multitude of parties going on all over our campus. In The […]

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The Holiday Season Arrives at The Fountains

Per annual tradition, the Gagie School Choir joined us to celebrate the season and help us light our big, beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby! Happy Holidays everyone!

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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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