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  • Dancing up a storm!

    Dancing up a storm!

    If you bring the music, we’ll get up and dance at The Fountains! Recently, two bands played in our courtyard. The first, The Portage Senior Band, withstood near ninety-degree temperatures and high humidity on June 13th to give us a welcomed afternoon treat. Then on June 21st we welcomed the official summer solstice with the big band […]

  • Town Center Residents Hit the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail

    Town Center Residents Hit the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail

    We are so fortunate to be near so many wonderful wineries down here in Southwest Michigan. Last Friday we took a very scenic drive down the Wine Trail, and found ourselves enjoying spectacular views of a Michigan vineyard outside of Tabor Hill Winery as we enjoyed delicious cuisine at its award-winning restaurant. Following lunch we […]

  • June 2017 Newsletters & Activity Calendars are in!

    June 2017 Newsletters & Activity Calendars are in!

    Check out what’s happening throughout our community this month! » Click to view the June Town Center Newsletter. » Click to view the June Town Center Calendar. » Click to view the June Inn Newsletter. » Click to view the June Inn Calendar. » Click to view the June Gardens Newsletter. » Click to view […]

  • Memorial Day Service in The Garden

    Memorial Day Service in The Garden

    We hope that everyone had a fun Memorial Day! Here at The fountains, we honor our veterans and in doing so, we had a Memorial Service for our Garden’s veterans. Greg Carlson presented our veterans with a certificate and veteran pin! We also enjoyed each military branch’s theme song and a piano version of “God […]

  • Beautifying Our Community

    Beautifying Our Community

    All week long the sun was shining and temperatures were climbing near 80 until Friday, which, of course, was the day our residents had scheduled to plant geraniums at the entrance to our community. Fear not! A little rain and a cold front can’t keep us from seeing our mission through. What a cheery sight […]

Upcoming Events

june, 2017

30junFlag Ceremony & Red, White & Blue Happy Hour3:00 pm - 5:00 pm est 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

july, 2017

6julTiki PartyWith Music by Don Middlebury7:00 pm - 8:00 pm est 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
13julBerkshire-Hathaway Real Estate Forum11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Dancing up a storm!

If you bring the music, we’ll get up and dance at The Fountains! Recently, two bands played in our courtyard. The first, The Portage Senior Band, withstood near ninety-degree temperatures and high humidity on June 13th to give us a welcomed afternoon treat. Then on June 21st we welcomed the official summer solstice with the big band […]

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June 2017 Newsletters & Activity Calendars are in!

Check out what’s happening throughout our community this month! » Click to view the June Town Center Newsletter. » Click to view the June Town Center Calendar. » Click to view the June Inn Newsletter. » Click to view the June Inn Calendar. » Click to view the June Gardens Newsletter. » Click to view […]

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Memorial Day Service in The Garden

We hope that everyone had a fun Memorial Day! Here at The fountains, we honor our veterans and in doing so, we had a Memorial Service for our Garden’s veterans. Greg Carlson presented our veterans with a certificate and veteran pin! We also enjoyed each military branch’s theme song and a piano version of “God […]

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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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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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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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Town Center Residents Hit the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail

We are so fortunate to be near so many wonderful wineries down here in Southwest Michigan. Last Friday we took a very scenic drive down the Wine Trail, and found ourselves enjoying spectacular views of a Michigan vineyard outside of Tabor Hill Winery as we enjoyed delicious cuisine at its award-winning restaurant. Following lunch we […]

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Resident Artist Wins Again in Local Art Contest

For the third year in a row, resident Norm Slack has entered the Portage Recycled Art in the Park Contest. In 2015 he took home both the Sponsors’ Choice and Public Choice awards. Last year, he placed 2nd, and this year… Norm took 1st place with his entry, “Miz Beeatress Bronson”!!  Congratulations on this great […]

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Happy Lei Day

Yesterday, we celebrated National Asian Heritage Month at Hunan Gardens! The food was authentic and delicious, along with some oolong tea. In The Inn, we made some hawaiian leis. Check out these fancy ladies with their colorful leis!

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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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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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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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