to view the June 2016 Inn Newsletter.


to view the June 2016 Inn Newsletter.
The Fountains at Bronson Place
1700 Bronson Way
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
It's June again, and that means you are
invited once again to complete an annual
survey to let us know how we're doing at
Bronson Place. Residents and/or family members should have
received our annual "Quality Improvement Survey" within the
last week or so. This survey should only take about 10 to 15
minutes of your time, and is invaluable in helping us to
evaluate what we're doing right and what we can improve.
Please complete and return your survey by June 24, 2016.
The Inn
June 2016
"No problem,
Special Events
& Outings
Watermark University
Summer Smoothies, taught by caregiver Angie Welsh
Fridays, June 17, July 15, and August 12 in the Inn
Associate Angie Welsh loves sipping smoothies in the summertime,
and she's got some great recipes to share with you one Friday a
month through the summer. Join Angie in the Inn to learn how to
choose the best seasonal fruits, and what to combine them with to
create the most refreshing smoothies you can imagine! The best
part will be joining in on the sampling! Yum!
Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Iced Tea Sampler Social
Wednesday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Ride to Plainwell Ice Cream (O)
Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Summer Concert: Zion Lion (UC)
Monday, June 13 at noon
Lunch at Martell's (O)
Wednesday, June 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Double Play Flute & Tuba Concert (LC)
Thursday, June 16 at 5:45 p.m.
Caribbean Theme Meal
Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Beer & a Ballgame Fathers' Day Social
Friday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Fair Oaks Dairy Farm (O)
Wednesday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Gilmore Car Museum
Family members are always welcomed to
attend events and outings with us!
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1700 Bronson Way · Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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A Watermark Retirement Community
June is sailing in with an easy,
breezy feeling as we sail
along on the virtual cruise
ship of dining experiences
from the Caribbean and our
own kitchen! Delight in the
fresh fruits of summer, along
with music, crafts, and loads
of summer fun with a
Caribbean flair this month. To get things going, we present the
return of Zion Lion, one of the best steel drum bands around, as the
opener to our summer concert series. Take advantage of the great
outings being offered, including rides to some of your favorite
Michigan hot spots for ice cream! Enjoy the updated look of our
freshly painted courtyard interior by taking part in a cocktail
hour, attending an outdoor musical event, reading or painting on
the patio, or enjoying some time with your family on our beautiful
grounds. Take a lesson from the easy-going life of Jamaicans and
other islanders and say to yourself this month, "No problem, mon."
Path to Well-Being
In June, one of the national health
focuses is Men's Health. During this
month we encourage men to stay on top
of their game by seeing their doctors
and getting the preventative tests
encouraged for optimal health, including
cholesterol, lipid, and glucose
monitoring, as well as recommended
cancer screenings. Kick unhealthy habits,
such as smoking, and take up healthy
ones such as increased physical activity,
eating a colorful array of in-season fresh
fruits and vegetables, getting plenty of
sleep, and staying hydrated with lots of
water during these warm months. Tame
stress by staying socially active and
involve yourselves in the abundance of
events and activities that are available
to you. If you are a woman, help the men
in your life adhere to these great tips for
staying healthy all year long.
We love when our residents share their wealth of knowledge and
experience with one another, especially when they do it through
Watermark University! In May, Inn resident, Joe Chadderdon, shared a piece
of his own history as well as that of the business he was part of for over 40
years, in a class based on his book, History of the Kalamazoo Vegetable
Parchment Company and the City of Parchment. Joe has lived in Parchment all
his life and started working at KVP in 1940 while he was attending WMU.
Following his service in the U.S. Navy, he continued to work full time until
he retired as Technical Director of the Parchment Division in 1985. Joe's
neighbors listened intently as he shared facts and the progression of
technology in this locally famous paper mill, and followed up with just a bit
of the hours of video footage of the plant he has filmed.

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