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: 01/25/2019

Winter Luau!

Just in time to stave off Winter's doldrums, The Waterford hosts its annual "Winter Luau" for our residents Friday, January 25th. Chef Aaron has a Polynesian lunch menu planned at 11:00 AM. Hawaiian attire is encouraged (coconut bra and grass skirt if you dare!), with sunglasses optional as we'll hope for an unseasonably warm day. Uke 66 returns with musical entertainment, and our tiki hut bar will be open. Residents don their most colorful Hawaiian shirts—we provide leis—and join the fun!

Sweetheart Swirl
Date: 02/09/2019

Sweetheart Swirl

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day at our annual “Sweetheart Swirl” Saturday, February 9th, from 2 to 4 PM. This catered chocolate extravaganza also features a bubbly bar sponsored by Macadoodles, fabulous “big band” sound by Caduceus and professional ballroom dancers led by Debbie Milligan. We’ll crown a “King and Queen” of The Waterford, selected by the residents. Please join us for this festive afternoon of dining and dancing!

Super Lucky Bingo!
Date: 03/15/2019

Luck o' the Irish!

We know, it's a little early to talk about St. Patrick's Day, but warm weather can't come soon enough! And anticipating our St. Patrick's Day "Super Lucky Bingo" bash can take your mind off the chill. We'll announce more details later, but right now the plan is to host a "Super Lucky Bingo" marathon for our residents, with super prizes to match; i.e., gift cards! While residents are the only participants eligible to receive prizes, family members will be welcome at this event, too. Naturally we'll provide St. Patrick's-appropriate food and beverages to replenish energy as the games progress. Leave your afternoon open Friday, March 15th.

BonWorth (Fashion Worth Your Lifestyle)
Date: 01/09/2019

BonWorth Trunk Show

Kim Delgadillo visits The Waterford with her BonWorth Trunk Show Wednesday,
January 9th, at 1:00 PM. Residents who volunteer to be models for BonWorth clothing receive a $2 discount on each item they purchase. Clothing is affordably priced at $21.99 and under, with $11.99 and under accessories. Sizes run from XS (4) to XL (20). Search for items prior to our sale at

Date: 12/08/2018

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 8th, from 2 to 4 PM plan to drop in on our Holiday Open House at The Waterford. We'll have hors d'oeuvre and beverages, along with festive Christmas music and plenty of good cheer. Please RSVP at 417-881-5088 or in person at the front desk by Thursday, December 6th. We'll look forward to catching up with you!

Date: 12/07/2018

Christmas Market

We're looking forward to our annual Christmas Market Friday, December 7th, as local vendors bring in their products so our residents can shop from the comfort of their homes. Vendors this year include Cheryl Roberts with Mary Kay; Evelyn Slavens with her handmade cards; Janet Garoutte, consultant for affordable Paparazzi Jewelry; Hunter Riggs from Jordan Essentials (personal care products), Jennifer Toliver from thirty-one with totes, purses and wallets; and Karen Piper, Pink Zebra consultant (home fragrance, simmer pots, glimmer candles, etc.). The event is scheduled from 1 to 2:30 PM; family members are welcome! Thank you for your support.

Date: 12/03/2018

Holiday Kickoff Party!

Monday, December 3rd, at 2 PM we'll officially herald the start of the holiday season at The Waterford at Ironbridge. Pat Kerr with "Blessings" will roll the piano out to the front lobby to serenade our residents with holiday tunes and caroling while they sample cookies and beverages. The logs in the fireplace will be blazing, creating a cozy ambiance for relaxing while taking in all the decorations.

Date: 11/22/2018

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Residents will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22nd, with a sumptuous meal prepared by Chef Aaron. The dinner is scheduled from 11 AM to 1 PM. Boxed meals will be provided to residents for supper later in the day so the staff is freed to spend time with family.


Posted On: 01/10/2019 - 8:30am

BonWorth Trunk Show

A lady can never have too many clothes. Once a quarter BonWorth trucks rack upon rack of seasonal tops and bottoms into the activity room for our ladies' "shopping spree." What a luxury it is to shop in the comfort of your own home! No worries about inclement weather, parking or crowds. And there's an attractive style, size and trendy accessory for every person. We'll look forward to Easter outfit shopping at BonWorth's next visit April 3rd.

Happy New Year 2019!
Posted On: 12/31/2018 - 3:30pm

Happy New Year 2019!

Our residents are such good sports! Recently we discovered a craft on YouTube to create party hats for New Year's. On the Friday prior to New Year's Eve, we took advantage of a "captive audience" at our monthly birthday party and begged—uh, gently asked—the attendees whether they'd like to color a party hat rather than work their usual word puzzle. So many kind folks took us up on the project (even taking coloring pages to their rooms to work on over the weekend!) that we ended up with close to 50 hats for our dining room party at noon on New Year's Eve! Pictured at left is a sampling of our residents' artistic talent. Thanks, and Happy New Year, everyone!

Jingle & Mingle Christmas Extravaganza
Posted On: 12/31/2018 - 3:15pm

Christmas Extravaganza!

December is "party month" at The Waterford, and our in-home healthcare agency, Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, couldn't resist hosting a "Jingle & Mingle Christmas Extravaganza" of its own. Our activity room was filled with Christmas cookies, rosy punch, puzzles, poinsettias and prizes galore. Each resident left with a glittery gift bag and happy memories from an afternoon with favorite people.

Christmas Music
Posted On: 12/21/2018 - 8:45am

Christmas Music

We are so fortunate to live in a town with numerous schools willing to give generously of their talents. At Christmastime our residents are treated to myriad performances from children of all ages. This year we were serenaded during our midday and evening meals, in the front lobby by the fire and of course in our large activity room where the acoustics are superb. One evening a pack of Cub Scouts spilled into the apartment wings to sing carols. Their favorite song was "Oh, Tom the Toad," sung to the tune of "Oh, Christmas Tree." The lyrics go something like this: "Oh, Tom the Toad, oh, Tom the Toad! Why are you lying in the road?" Naturally the boys (and one girl) sang the loudest on this tune!

Posted On: 12/17/2018 - 8:00am

Shopping Day Expansion

Starting in January, Shopping Day shifts from Tuesday morning to Friday morning, with a second shopping trip each Friday afternoon.
At 9:30 AM each Friday we’ll head to Neighborhood Market, excepting the second Friday, when we’ll go to the Supercenter.
At 1:30 PM each Friday residents may choose to shop at Price Cutter or two other stores, i.e., Walgreen’s, CVS, Dollar Tree, Mama Jean’s, etc.
It's our pleasure to double the shopping trips and—hopefully—double the shopping fun!