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: 06/02/2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: The Waterford Dining Room

Hawaiian Luau Bingo!

Ready for some summer fun?
Join us for this exciting summer event, our Hawaiian Luau Bingo! It takes place on Saturday June 2nd, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Come and play for your chance to win some GREAT prizes, taste delicious and festive food from our own talented chef Aaron, and enjoy LIVE MUSIC by local ukulele players, Uke 66! Tours will also be available during this special event. Please RSVP by calling 417-881-5088 or contact Kari Wilson by email at

Support The Alzheimer's Association in Springfield, MO
Date: 06/21/2018

Location: The Waterford at Ironbridge

Have Fun, Do Good, END Alzheimer's!

For the next several weeks, our employees are supporting The Alzheimer's Association by doing something as simple as wearing jeans to work!!! For each $1 donation, any Waterford employee can earn a sticker and enjoy a comfy, jeans day!

We will also be hosting a special event on Thursday, June 21st at 1:00 pm. You have an opportunity to make a $10 donation to purchase a memorial, purple pinwheel in honor of a loved one who is or has suffered with Alzheimer's. We will be hosting a special dedication ceremony that afternoon that you will not want to miss! ALL DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW! Please see our front desk staff for details. Thank you for supporting The Alzheimer's Association!

Date: 05/13/2018
11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: The Waterford Dining Room

Mother's Day Tea Room Luncheon

Mother's Day is just around the corner... Our chef, Aaron, has carefully prepared a special menu for the occasion and our mouths are watering just thinking about it!
Come spend the day with mom and enjoy the following menu:

-Spinach, Bacon & Swiss Quiche: Light and fluffy egg casserole served atop a flaky, puff pastry crust.
-Turkey Avocado Sandwich: Grilled turkey breast, creamy avocado and provolone cheese on toasted sourdough bread with smoked tomato remoulade.

*Both entrees are served with fresh fruit and parmesan baked zucchini.*
Scones and fresh baked cookies will also be available next to the salad bar.

Guest meals are just $8.00/person (residents are not required to pay anything additional). Please RSVP by calling our Front Desk at 417-881-5088 by Wednesday, May 9th. Visit and make some precious memories with your loved ones, while we do all the cooking for you. Hope to see you soon!

Date: 04/25/2018
1:00pm - 4:30pm


Trip to the Butterfly Palace

Residents are looking forward to our fun trip to Branson's Butterfly Palace, on Wednesday April 25th! We'll depart the Waterford at 1:00pm and return by approximately 4:30pm. You can't go wrong with this accessible day trip and we're all looking forward to a lovely day out with friends in the Butterfly Palace's beautiful setting. Seating is limited! If you are interested in attending, please contact Kari Wilson by no later than Wednesday, April 18th. You can reach her by phone at 417-881-5088 or by email at

Date: 04/20/2018


Trip to the Springfield Botanical Gardens

What better way to enjoy Spring than by visiting our beautiful local botanical gardens? On Friday April 20th, residents will get to enjoy a scenic and leisurely tram tour and see what many flora the botanical gardens have to offer! For more information, contact Kari Wilson by phone at 417-881-5088, or by email at

Date: 04/12/2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: The Waterford Activity Room

Spring Market & Afternoon Tea

Embrace Springtime with us here at the Waterford and join us for our annual Spring Market! We're making it a classy affair this year with the addition of a fun tea tasting. Residents can enjoy shopping from vendors (including jewelry, handmade greeting cards and more!) conveniently located in our Activity Room, and take advantage of the yummy treats and variety of teas we will have available for you to try!

If you'd like to join us, please RSVP with Kari Wilson at 417-881-5088.

Date: 03/16/2018

Location: The Waterford Dining Room

Super Lucky Bingo

Our residents LOVE playing bingo, and this March we're happy to spoil them with our fun Super Lucky Bingo event. Bingo usually has a nominal fee per card, but it's lucky for our residents who won't have to pay anything to play! We'll have some extra fabulous prizes for the winners and festive treats will be passed around. May the luck of the Irish be with you!


Posted On: 05/18/2018 - 11:45am

Hillcrest High School Drama

Drama department teacher Mark Gideon brought his wonderful drama students to the Waterford to entertain our residents on Tuesday afternoon. Residents enjoyed their play, "Free To Be You and Me In A Family." Those students did a wonderful job and we can't wait to have them back again!

Posted On: 05/18/2018 - 11:45am

Special Mother's Day Menu

Chef Aaron came up with a delicious and special menu for our Mother's Day Tea Room Luncheon that was held on Sunday May 13th. In the photo is one of the main entrees of the day, his yummy Spinach, Bacon & Swiss Quiche! It was served with fresh fruit and Parmesan baked zucchini. Our resident mothers and all the guests who came to dine on Sunday sure enjoyed our special menu, and Chef Aaron was happy to honor the ladies on Mother's Day. :)

Posted On: 04/11/2018 - 10:30am

Fit Folk at The Waterford

Take a look at this great-looking group!
Every weekday morning at 9:00am, these dedicated residents enjoy daily exercise classes led by our own Activities Director, Sarah. She teaches a mostly seated and well balanced class. Her class size has really grown and we love how supportive our residents are with one another! Yoga classes and a weekly exercise class by Genesis Rehab Services are also offered on the activities schedule. Come check out the healthy lifestyle our residents enjoy here at the Waterford. :)

Posted On: 03/29/2018 - 1:30pm

Silent Hero Award Presentation

The Waterford is proud to announce that one of our employees has received the very special Silent Hero Award. Missouri senator Bob Dixon presented our transportation driver, Miles Yocom, with this great honor. Time and time again, Miles has gone above and beyond the boundaries of his position to assist residents and those in need. He is always exceptionally patient, kind and helpful to everyone he comes across, and notably uses even his own personal time to be of service to others. One of our residents, Ralph, recognized the great work Miles puts in each day and enlisted the aid of his longtime friend, senator Dixon, to help us honor Miles and show him the appreciation he deserves. We couldn't think of a better recipient for this prestigious award! Congratulations to Miles for a job very well done!!

Pictured from left to right: Angela Piepenbrink (Executive Director), Miles Yocom (Transportation driver & award recipient), Senator Bob Dixon, and Ralph Slavens (Waterford Resident)

Posted On: 03/19/2018 - 4:00pm

Our Talented Chef...

We still don't know how we got so lucky, nabbing such a talented chef for our community! In the photo, you can see our chef Aaron Brooks (left) on a local news segment, highlighting his dishes for annual local foodie event, Baconfest. This was before he came to us, back in 2016, but like a good wine or cheese, his cooking talents have only gotten better with time. He has a great range of skills and creativity that we benefit from and enjoy daily here at the Waterford. Come and taste the difference yourself!

Full video can be viewed at the link below.