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  • Fall 2019 Watermark University Catalog

    Fall 2019 Watermark University Catalog

    Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

  • Celebrating Mothers

    Celebrating Mothers

    As spring turns toward summer and Mother’s Day draws nearer, our thoughts turn to those who have nurtured, loved and supported us throughout our lives. Let’s take a moment to reflect, celebrate and remember with a look back on the women who have helped us become who we are today. We offer thanks to Paul […]

  • Chair Volleyball is Taking The Fountains by Storm

    Chair Volleyball is Taking The Fountains by Storm

    Six months after introducing chair volleyball to our repertoire of programs at The Fountains, the residents have embraced this wildly fun sport! In fact, the game has become so popular that we now offer the game every Thursday afternoon, and our friends from The Gardens have begun joining Town Center residents in playing the game. […]

  • The Joy of Music

    The Joy of Music

    When the Portage Senior Band drops by to perform for us, the whole community finds itself having a grand time. During their most recent visit they had all of us clapping, singing and smiling ear to ear as we enjoyed musical selections from Broadway favorites to patriotic tunes. Our Gardens and Springs residents particularly loved […]

  • Talented Young Musicians Delight Residents in a Special Concert

    Talented Young Musicians Delight Residents in a Special Concert

    The Kalamazoo Kids In Tune provided a beautiful concert for residents this month. Working hand in hand with Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Public Schools, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra offers this innovative after-school orchestra and youth development program serving 1st - 9th grade students. The concert they presented was both challenging and engaging, […]

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Fall 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

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Celebrating Mothers

As spring turns toward summer and Mother’s Day draws nearer, our thoughts turn to those who have nurtured, loved and supported us throughout our lives. Let’s take a moment to reflect, celebrate and remember with a look back on the women who have helped us become who we are today. We offer thanks to Paul […]

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Chair Volleyball is Taking The Fountains by Storm

Six months after introducing chair volleyball to our repertoire of programs at The Fountains, the residents have embraced this wildly fun sport! In fact, the game has become so popular that we now offer the game every Thursday afternoon, and our friends from The Gardens have begun joining Town Center residents in playing the game. […]

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Residents Ed and Marci Muller are Thriving at The Fountains

GET ON BOARD Why let life pass you by when there are so many opportunities to thrive at the right retirement community? “You can go to the symphony, you can go to the doctor, you can go to church. The bus goes all over. Everybody has a chance to do a lot of things.” – […]

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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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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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Welcome Ken Dettloff, New Personal Trainer for The Fountains

The Fountains at Bronson Place is pleased to announce the newest addition to its programming staff. Personal Trainer, Ken Dettloff, has joined The Fountains as an on-site trainer and fitness instructor. In just two short weeks, Ken has made the fitness room the popular place to be! Residents have already begun participating in Ken's classes and setting […]

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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 […]

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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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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 – My Mother is Respected and Given Loving Care

My mother is a resident in The Gardens, the memory care unit at The Fountains at Bronson Place and I am very happy with her care. As her dementia progresses her needs increase and are met by compassionate caregivers. They truly care and treat her with respect and loving care. This unit is run very […]

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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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May 2019 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

Join us in May at The Fountains for all-new Watermark University classes, a celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care week and more!

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April 2019 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

Take a peek into our April calendar and find out what great programs and events are happening this April. From poetry and new fitness programs, to fantastic outings and musical events, you won't be disappointed!

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March 2019 Community Life Calendars & Newsletters

Join us in March for Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, and the start of spring at The Fountains!

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