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.

WMU Occupational Therapy Students Interview Town Center Residents

What a treat we had this week as 30 students from the Occupational Therapy program at Western Michigan University met with us to learn more about the elder population before entering their careers. 16 of our residents participated in the event, which consisted of breaking up the group so that about 4 students could interview […]

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Intergenerational Learning – Magical Moments with Children from the Kalamazoo Christian Academy

Residents of The Inn and Gardens have struck up a new partnership with students at Kalamazoo Christian Academy. On the first Friday of each month, beginning in October, students visit with residents to share what they are learning, as well as to learn about us! In October the kids brought in books to share as […]

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October 2018 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

Lots of happenings this fall at The Fountains at Bronson Place - take a look!

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Residents John and Margaret VanderPloeg are Enjoying New Friendships at The Fountains

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL Adult children respect parents who take charge of their own future. It’s a trait worth passing down. “Our children have been very, very pleased that we have made this decision on our own and that we are enjoying it.” – Margaret VanderPloeg, resident of The Fountains at Bronson Place MEET JOHN […]

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Residents Beverly and John Folz are Enjoying Worry-Free Living at The Fountains

SHOPPING, COOKING, DOING THE DISHES Are you tired of repetitive household chores? It’s time you discovered the exciting alternatives Kalamazoo retirement communities offer. “My whole life revolved around what are we going to eat, when am I going to the store, I have to make a shopping list, then I have to cook, need to […]

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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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Thrive Dining™ Adds Healthy Comfort Food to the Menu

Thrive Dining™, a new program offered at The Fountains at Bronson Place, aims to restore the joy of dining for individuals living with physical and cognitive changes. Using our own, high quality, freshly prepared menu items, we transform them into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals that are served as bite size hors d’oeuvres […]

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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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Celebrating Fall – Orchard & Cider Mill Outing

Town Center residents weren't afraid to bear the cold as they hopped on board a hay-filled wagon to tour Verhage Apple Orchards in Oshtemo, Michigan. The wind was biting, but the colors and smells of the trees more than made up for the cold. After picking a few apples we visited the cider mill where […]

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Gardens Residents Enjoy a Scenic Ride Along the Coast of Lake Michigan

Many of us long for the days when we could get out to the "big lake" any time we wished, but that's not so easy for us now. Fortunately, a beautiful summer day opened up an opportunity for residents of The Gardens to do just that in July! On a gorgeous Friday at noon, off we […]

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Two “Fountains” Communities, One Great City

On August 22 The Fountains at Bronson Place met up with The Fountains at Crystal Lake for a delightful day in Downtown Chicago. Meeting first for lunch at Harry Caray's, residents from the two communities enjoyed some of the best Italian food in the city, surrounded by some great Chicago sports ambiance. Then it was […]

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Another Centenarian at The Fountains!

On June 23rd, resident Mary Ida Hunt joined the ranks of our 100 years club when she celebrated her 100th birthday! The festivities actually began in May when she attended the annual Kalamazoo County Centenarian Luncheon with another one of our residents, plus others from the Kalamazoo community. Age seems to make no difference to Mary […]

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Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

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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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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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Google+ Review – Couldn’t Be Happier

We are beginning our second year at The Fountains, and we couldn't be happier. The parklike setting is beautiful year round, and we sure appreciate the underground parking in winter. All staff are courteous, friendly and helpful, and they provide us with an abundance of stimulating activities: concerts, classes, outings, holiday events, special meals . […]

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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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