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.

"Dog Days" BINGO!
Date: 08/16/2019

"Dog Days" BINGO!

No doubt we'll look like the little dog at left come mid-August, so what better time to chill with a few BINGO games? We'll gather in the activity room Friday, August 16th, with a few treats and several fun prizes and play for a couple of hours prior to supper. We're using our imaginations between now and then to play up the "panting dog" theme. It should be a fun afternoon for our residents.

"Unfashionable Fashion Show"
Date: 06/25/2019

"Unfashionable Fashion Show"

Our 1st Annual “Unfashionable Fashion Show” was a resounding success! Nine “models” donned various “outfits” and hammed it up before a very receptive audience. From Boyd C.’s “pinstriped suit” to Betty Akers’ “headed for the fall” outfit, everyone got laughs and applause. We must thank Helen M. for the sleepless night that prompted her ideas for the show, Irene (Earline C.’s daughter) for adding her notes; Donna (Violet B.’s daughter) and Tammy (Phyllis B.’s daughter-in-law) for excellent video and photos; Barb (Helen M.’s daughter) for adding finishing touches to the outfits; and Maebelle R. for creating Susanne’s “sack dress” and “pillbox hat.” It’s safe to say our audience found the outfits to be “stunning.” Thank you, models, for being such great sports!

The "Unfashionable Fashion Show"
Date: 06/07/2019

The "Unfashionable Fashion Show"

Coming up Friday, June 7th, at 2:00 in our activity room, Ironbridge presents our first "Unfashionable Fashion Show." Various residents will model "outfits" that can best be described as eclectic but that we promise (hope) will be entertaining. Invite a family member to join you for an hour of laughter, brought to us by Ironbridge resident Helen M.
(This event was originally scheduled May 10th but was postponed.)

Hawaiian Luau Bingo Night
Date: 06/06/2019

Hawaiian Luau Bingo Night!

Just as temperatures heat up for summer, we're hosting a "Hawaiian Luau Bingo" night for our residents and their family members. Come party with us Thursday, June 6th, from 5:00 to 7:00. We'll have the Bingo cards out for about a dozen games, plus gift card prizes up to $100! Hawaiian attire is encouraged (coconut bra and grass skirt if you dare!), with sunglasses optional. Uke 66 returns with beachy tunes. We'll provide the tropical drinks and leis.

Hawaiian Luau BINGO!
Date: 05/04/2019

Hawaiian Luau BINGO!

Our popular "Hawaiian Luau BINGO" event is set this year on Saturday, May 4th, from 2:00 to 4:00. One of our favorite entertainers, Jerry Casarotto, will provide music with a "beach vibe" between games. Come enjoy a couple of hours filled with BINGO, socializing, refreshments and out-of-this-world prizes. Last year we gave away a big-screen TV. Who knows what the Grand Prize will be this year?


Posted On: 07/26/2019 - 8:15am

An Afternoon of Pampering

A big shout-out to our local Dillard's Beauty Advisors! Thank you, Mary and Jody, for bringing your staff to provide facials, skincare tips and makeovers on a recent Saturday afternoon. Your solicitous attention and gentle touch were so welcome!

Posted On: 07/09/2019 - 7:45am

thirty-one Mini-Market!

Jennifer Toliver, independent consultant with thirty-one, hosts a “mini-market” of goodies beginning at 1:30 on Wednesday, July 9th, in our activity room. She’ll display an array of purses, wallets, key fobs, shopping bags, totes and other storage options. Feel free to drop in!

Posted On: 06/25/2019 - 8:15am

"The Longest Day" Activities

We raised funds for the Alzheimer's Association "The Longest Day" June 21st with "Margaritas on the Patio" and "Pie in the Face." What a combination of activities, right? We sipped cold drinks while watching staff members and residents smear brimming, whipped cream-filled pie pans on Jack's face. Jack, our maintenance director, is accustomed to a variety of work orders, but this one took the cake (or was it pie, Jack?). Thanks for being a great sport for a great cause!

We All Scream for Ice Cream
Posted On: 06/11/2019 - 3:45pm

We All Scream for Ice Cream

We're holding fundraisers throughout June to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. On several afternoons, we're selling ice cream bars during activities and in the residential wings. No matter what age, folks respond to a bell on an ice cream cart! It's a big hit for a worthy cause.

The Longest Day - Alzheimer's Association
Posted On: 06/11/2019 - 7:45am

An Opportunity for Giving

We are passionate about the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and about having fun. That’s why this June we are hosting various activities on The Longest Day (6/21/19 starting at 1:00) to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. And it’s the day the Alzheimer’s Association calls on everyone to fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support and research.
By supporting the Waterford at Ironbridge as we host a “Games Marathon” on The Longest Day, we can stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s.
Can we count on you to help by making a donation? You may contribute by check, credit card or PayPal via our fundraising page (click below). If you prefer to donate face-to-face, please see Susan, our Resident Services Director at The Waterford. Thank you for giving to this worthy cause!