Category: Out and About

March 12, 2018

Maple Sugar Festival Fun

Residents from The Town Center attended the annual Maple Sugar Festival at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. While still a bit chilly, (it is March in Michigan), we Michiganders considered it a beautiful day--sunny with very little wind and virtually no snow on the ground. The festivities included a tour of the historic DeLano homestead, complete […]

August 22, 2017

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 […]

July 12, 2017

Grand Lady Riverboat Tour!

Last month, we had the wonderful opportunity to drive up to Jenison, Michigan and ride the Grand Lady Riverboat! The weather was beautiful, not to hot and not to cool, and the right amount of sunshine. Once on the boat, we had a selection of fresh grilled food and an array of different sides to […]

June 9, 2017

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 […]

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!

April 26, 2017

Picnic at the Park!

Today's weather was in the 80's!!! The sun was shining and the flowers were blooming. Since it was so nice and warm out, we decided to enjoy our lunch at the Oshtemo park. We met some friendly kids and had some delicious pizza. We are so glad to be able to enjoy this beautiful weather.

January 3, 2017

Dinner and Holiday Lights

Our Town Center residents enjoyed a dinner outing last week at Clara's on the River in Battle Creek. Not only was the food delicious and the company delightful, we were treated to some wonderful holiday light displays both in and out of the restaurant, as well as throughout the cities of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. We're certainly in […]

July 28, 2016

Cars! Cars! And More Cars!

Last month's extraordinary outing for Inn residents took us to the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI. The museum is located on a 90-acre campus where automotive history comes to life right before your eyes! Here residents were able to reminisce about a '57 Chevy that was the star of their yesteryear. We strolled […]

June 23, 2016

Visiting a Neighborhood Gem

Our residents were recently treated to a sneak preview of a fantastic development happening in our neighborhood. Just a five minute walk from our campus stands a piece of land that was once owned and farmed by a local Kalamazoo family. The Drake House still stands, and has been acquired by the Oshtemo Township in […]

September 28, 2015

Day Trip to Amish Acres!

The Gardens and Inn went to beautiful Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana. It was quite the journey but definitely worth it! The day was beautiful and the grounds were all decked out for fall. We started our day with an award winning family style Amish lunch when we arrived. After lunch we took a tour around the farm which […]

August 24, 2015

Residents Enjoy a Beautiful Day at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

On Friday, August 21st, residents from the Town Center and The Inn drove out to Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park in Alto, Michigan. It was a gorgeous day, and we all enjoyed viewing and sometimes interacting with rare species of wildlife from around the world. Not only did we take advantage of a delightful petting zoo […]