The Waterford at Ironbridge

1131 E. Lakewood
Springfield, MO 65810
(866) 808-4256

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Community Life

The Waterford at Ironbridge celebrates its residents with special activities, seminars and more throughout the year that bring our community together. From daily exercise programs to offsite entertainment destinations, residents will never run out of things to do. Residents, family members and friends can keep track of all of our daily, weekly and monthly happenings, find out how to get involved in our activities, see photos from past events and get the latest news from our community by checking here.

Date: 01/19/2018

Location: The Waterford Activity Room

Afternoon Tea

January is national Hot Tea month!
In honor of this, we are hosting a delightful Afternoon Tea in our Activity Room on Friday, January 19th. Attendees can enjoy sampling a variety of loose and bagged teas and some yummy treats! If you've been wanting to try something new but don't want to take the risk of purchasing a whole box of tea you may not like, this is a great opportunity to change things up. This tea party is made extra special by the cute and unique vintage tea cups we like to use each time we do this. It's cold outside and our variety of hot tea is just the ticket to keep you nice and warm this winter!

Date: 01/25/2018

Location: The Waterford Dining Room

Winter Luau

It may be cold outside, but things are warm and sunny at the Waterford!
On Thursday January 25th, our wonderful chef Aaron will treat residents to a special luau-themed lunch. While they're enjoying their festive meals, tropical drinks will be served, leis will be passed around and everyone will enjoy the island sounds of local ukulele duo, Uke 66! This is a fun party sure to please and fight those winter blues!

Date: 02/10/2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Waterford Dining Room

Sweetheart Swirl Event

Please join us for our annual Sweetheart Swirl on Saturday, February 10th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm! Residents are encouraged to invite family and friends to this fun and free event. Enjoy the big band sounds of Caduceus, delicious treats and find out who will get crowned King & Queen of the Swirl!
Please RSVP by calling 417-881-5088.

Date: 10/07/2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Waterford Back Patio/Dining Room

Beer, Brats & Bluegrass 2017

It's about that time of year again.. we're excited to host our annual Beer, Brats & Bluegrass event! Join us and invite your family and friends to sample a variety of beers from Macadoodle's, root beers, tasty brats and enjoy some great local bluegrass music! You could even win some of our awesome door prizes. This FREE event is from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, and is open to the public. Can't wait to see you there!

Date: 09/20/2017
9:30am - 3:30pm


Trip to the Showboat Branson Belle

Our friendly neighbors at Southern Bank have some fun plans for our residents soon! On September 20th, Southern Bank is helping to provide a trip to the Showboat Branson Belle at a discounted rate. We're looking forward to getting out for a cruise on Table Rock Lake and enjoying one of Branson's most fun attractions! The Waterford loves getting residents out on local day trips and showing them the fun and excitement within our beautiful Ozarks area. Thanks to Southern Bank for helping to make this trip possible!

Date: 09/14/2017

Location: The Waterford Activity Room

VA Aid & Attendance Seminar

Randy Floyd of Floyd Financial will be at the Waterford to present some information, vital to veterans and their families. Randy's expertise and knowledge can make a HUGE difference for you and your family! Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance, provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Join us to learn more and enjoy some light appetizers. Please RSVP by contacting Kari Wilson via email, or by calling 417-881-5088.

Date: 07/04/2017


4th of July Celebration

Don't forget about our annual 4th of July Celebration!
Every year, our lovely neighbors at the Twin Oaks Country Club put on a truly spectacular fireworks display--and WE have the best seats in the house! Join us for some special entertainment earlier in the evening, and then find your spot and get ready for the show!

Happy Independence Day!!

Posted On: 01/09/2018 - 9:00am

New Kid on the Block

Introducing our new chef, Aaron Brooks.He joined our Waterford family in late 2017, and our residents are enjoying his fresh and healthy approach to cooking!

Aaron has grown up in Springfield area and really enjoys it here. One of his biggest influences on cooking came from his mother, who was an excellent cook. She really influenced his "Italian side" and one of Aaron's favorite things to cook is fresh, homemade pasta. With over 25 years of cooking under his belt, he is still passionate about his craft and even volunteers his time to prepare holiday meals for local domestic abuse shelter, Harmony House on an annual basis. We love his big heart and loving approach to what he does best. Aaron has spent time as a chef at the locally renowned Hemmingway’s…and it shows! Come by, enjoy a meal and see what we are talking about. You will be glad you did!

Posted On: 07/21/2017 - 9:00am

Trip to see Moses

Phoenix Home Care, our in house home health provider, is great to treat our residents to all sorts of fun things. This year, they sponsored a fun trip to see one of Branson's best shows, Moses at the Sight & Sound Theatre! On July 18th, residents left via charter bus and enjoyed the theatre's fantastic retelling of this beloved biblical story. We had a blast and can't thank Phoenix enough for their wonderful generosity!

Posted On: 03/27/2017 - 1:15pm

Resident Satisfaction

It is always our goal at The Waterford to make our residents happy and content! Well, it is working!
Each year our company conducts a Resident Satisfaction Survey and the results are in!
The Waterford scored a 95.7 % in Resident Satisfaction!
Come and see for yourself why our Waterford Residents are highly satisfied.

Posted On: 03/23/2017 - 12:15pm

Bunny Washcloth Craft with Phoenix

Phoenix Home Care comes up with some of the cutest crafts! Residents really enjoyed this one in particular: the bunny, made from a simple washcloth! There was an egg placed in the middle for the body or belly (which could be filled with candy or even replaced with a yummy Cadbury egg). Several residents made multiple ones to either keep or give away as gifts. We had a blast!
Thanks to Phoenix for another fun craft. :)

Posted On: 03/17/2017 - 12:00pm

St. Patrick's Day Mischief by the Staff!

Our fun-loving staff thought we'd put on a show for residents with a friendly competition for St. Patrick's Day.
Kitchen staff, our Maintenance Director and Front Desk Receptionist split into two teams, and competed to see which team would make the best "orange beard"! One person from each team had shaving cream (in the likeness of a beard) applied to their face, while the other team member tossed Cheetos at the shaving cream to create the coveted "orange beard". The residents got their laughter in for the day and the staff sure did have fun entertaining them!
Congrats to the team on the left: Alicia and Kaitlyn, for winning the prize!!