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: 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.

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: 12/07/2018

Christmas Market

We welcome vendors Saturday, December 7th, to set up product displays in our activity room so our residents can shop from the comfort of their home. This year's event is scheduled from 1 to 2:30 PM. If you think our residents would be interested in what you have to sell (whether handmade or manufactured), please contact our Resident Services Director, Susan Hicks, at 417-881-5088.

Date: 12/08/2018

Family Meal

The holidays are all about eating and being with family and friends! Our chef, Aaron, hosts our residents and their family members Saturday, December 8th, with a buffet-style meal in our dining room. Seating is limited; this is an RSVP-only event. Residents may choose to dine with their families at 11 AM or 1 PM. Please contact Geneva, our lead receptionist, at 417-881-5088 to make your reservation.

A Recent Resident Mixer
Date: 11/16/2018

New Resident Mixer November 16th

Our residents love any social occasion but especially the opportunity to meet and visit with new people living at The Waterford. We usually schedule these "Happy Hour" events shortly before supper so the residents can pique their appetites with a sip of grape juice or wine while they nibble on crackers and cheese. The best times are when folks discover connections they didn't know they had! Our next New Resident Mixer is Friday, November 16th, at 3:00 PM.

The Waterford at Ironbridge's Veterans 2018
Date: 11/09/2018
Location: The Waterford Activity Room

Veterans Day Recognition

We're looking forward to our Veterans Day Recognition event Friday, November 9th, to honor our 30 residents who served our country during World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Berlin Crisis, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. The program includes the presentation of colors, the Pledge of Allegiance, our national anthem, recognition of veterans in attendance, musical tributes and a memorabilia exhibit.

Date: 10/30/2018

Trick or Treat!

Little goblins and monsters descend upon The Waterford crying "Trick or Treat!" Tuesday evening, October 30th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Residents' and staff's family members are encouraged to participate, as well as neighbors in the adjacent Ironbridge subdivision. This year we will assist parents in guiding their children into the residential wings to knock on the apartment doors. Our residents are excited at the prospect of seeing the children in their Halloween costumes from the comfort of their homes. Please join in the festivities with us, as there will be treats galore!

Date: 10/13/2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Waterford Dining Room

Beer Brats & Bluegrass 2018

Please join us for our fun Beer, Brats & Bluegrass event on Saturday October 13th, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm!
Enjoy live music by Casey & the 'Atta Boys, beer and brat tastings, and prize giveaways! Please RSVP to this FREE event, by contacting Kari Wilson at 417-881-5088 or via email at

Date: 09/25/2018

VA Aid and Attendance Seminar

Please join us for a VA Aid and Attendance Seminar hosted by the Waterford! Randy Floyd from Floyd Financial will be here to give you some information on a tax-free benefit for wartime veterans called Aid and Attendance - this could make a HUGE difference for you and your family! Light appetizers will also be served. We hope to see you there!


A rowdy bunch, for sure!
Posted On: 10/31/2018 - 5:30pm

Halloween Fun!

Halloween is a hoot at The Waterford. We paint pumpkins, carve jack-o-lanterns, decorate the lobby, sample lots of candy and plan outfits for the October 31st party. This year it was particularly difficult to determine a favorite in the costume contest. Did first prize go to Rita J., the mysterious "Mata Hari"? How about Dottie C., a stylishly clad witch? The "Pink Cowboy," Charlie S.? Or "handsome hunk" Linda J.? Ultimately Jean B. won by a nose—the red nose, that is, on her clown-painted face. Second prize was awarded to Beverly S. in her colorful Native American headdress, and Stu P. took third as a questionably sober sailor.

Sweet Princess Mikayla
Posted On: 10/30/2018 - 5:15pm

Trick or Treat!

The Waterford welcomed an unusual pack of visitors this evening, including a dinosaur, an Egyptian princess, a raccoon and a knight in shining armor. It was our annual Trick or Treat event. This year the youngsters ventured into the residential wings to knock on apartment doors for candy rewards. The residents enjoyed extended personal interaction with the children, and the kids loved the authentic Trick-or-Treat experience. This little princess (a resident's granddaughter) was still all smiles after trooping to every participating resident's door in the entire building!

Residents delight in the children's performance
Posted On: 10/29/2018 - 5:30pm


This week our residents were treated to the delights of Kindermusik, a group of infants and toddlers led by Ellen Hartman. The tots, from months-old babies to 3 years, arrived decked out in their Halloween costumes. They performed musical routines using rhythm instruments, clapping and dancing inside their circle of caregivers. Even the tiniest musician participated! Residents drifted in throughout the hour, attracted by loud and prolonged applause from the activity room. We'll surely anticipate Kindermusik's next appearance—a welcome bright spot during the long winter months.

Nora and Dottie laugh over a scrambled word puzzle
Posted On: 10/26/2018 - 4:30pm

Happy Birthday!

The last Friday of each month, we celebrate birthdays with residents who've turned over another year in the current month. Residents turn out to help mark the occasion, sing "Happy Birthday," laugh over puzzles and savor a piece of cake. It's a great way to casually socialize and meet new people.

Kari, our Staff Artist
Posted On: 10/25/2018 - 8:15am

Was This in My Job Description?

Our staff arrives at The Waterford each morning not knowing what the day might hold, and more often than not, teamwork plays a major role in what we do. Last week our Marketing Director, Kari, joined our Maintenance Director, Jack, in repainting a former closet to a make a new office for our in-house Genesis Rehab Services.