Category: Life at The Fountains at Bronson Place

November 14, 2018

Halloween Fun!

Halloween was a blast this year at The Fountains campus. It began with delightful family events in The Inn and Gardens, where family members came in costume and enjoyed live music and (of course) candy treats with the residents. Then on Halloween Day more than 70 residents from the Town Center, Inn and Gardens dressed […]

November 14, 2018

Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

November 6, 2018

We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veterans' Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

October 17, 2018

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 […]

October 17, 2018

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 […]

October 4, 2018

Centenarian Featured at Resident Lunch & Learn Program

We keep telling our residents that you're never too old to become a Watermark University instructor. Town Center resident Mary Ida Hunt takes this philosophy seriously, as she showed us yesterday at our Resident Lunch & Learn Program. Mary Ida presented a program that was both informational and humorous in front of an audience of nearly […]

September 14, 2018

Farm Day at The Springs

The farm came to the residents at The Springs on Wednesday, September 12th. The residents enjoyed petting and feeding animals including bunnies, goats, a rooster and a chicken. Not only did we have animals, but we also had games such as bean bag toss and balloon volleyball. Staff assisted in playing games and petting animals, […]

February 8, 2018

Winter Pizza Party!

Due to the cold and snowy weather, we decided to warm things up in The Gardens with a Pizza Party! Who doesn't love pizza? In The Gardens, most of us love pizza! We ate pizza with different toppings and listened to Italian music. It's always a great time with the folks in The Gardens.

December 5, 2017

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 […]

November 27, 2017

Halloween Fun at The Fountains

Everyone got into the act this Halloween with seasonal activities and events for all to enjoy. Residents presented creative pumpkin designs for our annual pumpkin decorating contest, and some even dressed in costume for the big Boo Bash, which included food, drinks, and a special music program by Double Play Flute and Tuba Duo (Halloween […]

November 6, 2017

Music with Munchkins

Our community hasn't been the same since the "munchkins" invaded last spring. One of our most popular Watermark University classes in 2017 has been Music with the Munchkins, an intergenerational program that combines two of the things our residents love most--music and babies! The class continues this fall, meeting on the third Saturday of each […]

October 20, 2017

Residents Ed and Marci Muller Organize Hurricane Relief Effort

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 […]

September 12, 2017

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; […]

September 1, 2017

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, […]

June 27, 2017

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 […]

May 25, 2017

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 […]

May 2, 2017

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!