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Assisted living facility for Mount Dora, Tavares, Sorrento, Eustis, Lake County Florida areas –  the Bridgewater at Waterman Village


For information about living at the Bridgewater, call Bonnie, Cheryl, or Lorena at: (352) 385-1126. Evenings and weekends call: (352) 221-5669. Or, email us:   

To reach the Bridgewater residence directly to speak with a staff member, call (352) 385-1125

Like to know more about the Bridgewater for a family member or loved one? We can meet with you in person at our Information Center (141 Waterman Avenue), or, we could meet with you and any other family members virtually, via a LIVE zoom video call/meeting. We can tour the Bridgewater for you at the same time.

No resident COVID CASES in The Bridgewater that we know of (10/26/20). We are testing residents regularly.


Waterman Village is the #1 Place in Mount Dora


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The Mount Dora, Tavares, Eustis, Leesburg, Lake County,Central Florida’s Area’s Premier, Established, Not For Profit, Locally Based Assisted Living Facility since 1989.  Ministry over profits. That’s what we’re all about and that’s what family members want for their loved one.

The Bridgewater assisted living facility, located on the campus of Waterman Village, has established a reputation as the premier assisted living residence in the Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares, Leesburg, and Sorrento Florida areas.  Three decades of solid experience, has never been bought or sold, etc., and is operated by Waterman Village, a local not-for-profit organization (no offsite ownership or management). We seldom have space available in the Bridgewater, because we give our independent living residents priority admission to the Bridgewater.  Since we haven’t had many admissions into the Bridgewater from our ‘The Oaks’ Retirement Community here at Waterman Village, we are opening up the Bridgewater to the general public on a first come first serve basis.  So, act soon if you are looking for the best overall assisted living facility experience for a family member or loved one.

A major/unique benefit of choosing an assisted living apartment at the Bridgewater, is, should a Bridgewater resident require short term rehabilitation (nursing home care) following a hospital stay, or, long term nursing home care, they can make a smooth and easy transition right next door to the adjacent Edgewater Health & Rehabilitation Center, located right on the Waterman Village campus.  This makes the transition for Bridgewater residents much smoother and easier, and family members don’t have to worry about having to find ‘another place’ for their loved one. And, the Edgewater has been consistently ranked as a Medicare Five Star Rated Nursing Center (longest in Lake County Florida)


Don’t pack or move a box! We have a temporary moving incentive program.  Depending on where your loved one lives, your packing, moving, and unpacking services AND costs might be fully covered!  Ask for details! (certain restrictions apply)


Health Care Services

Click here to listen to a message from Amy, our wonderful Director of Nursing Services, whose worked at the Bridgewater for 10 years. To Amy, “You and your loved one, are family”!


Click here to listen to a message from Debbie, our Bridgewater activities coordinator, to learn about all various activity programming at the Bridgewater.  Not sure where she gets all her energy!


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We encourage you to compare our rates. Visitors often tell us that Bridgewater residents are not required to pay a lot of ‘extras’, like other places they’ve researched, or where other loved ones have resided. Monthly rates begin at $3,500 a month for a studio apartment suite (includes assistance or supervision with medication AND bathing assistance).

Staffing and health care

Many of our Bridgewater staff have been with us for many years.  We have a visiting nurse practitioner, visiting podiatrist, and a visiting psychologist, so residents can easily receive these services when and if needed.

Floor plans

CLICK HERE to see all the different floor plans available at The Bridgewater

Facility and campus

Just outside the Bridgewater assisted living facility, you’ll find spacious grounds with shaded walking trails close by, where you can take your family member or friend out for a nice stroll. The Bridgewater was recently updated and renovated inside and out.  The Bridgewater has only two stories, which is very important for life-safety code and evacuation operations, if ever necessary or required. And, a brand new heavy duty commercial generator was purchased for the Bridgewater last year. There’s also a full-service pharmacy on site, as well as two full service dental offices by our staffed/gated entry, making life much easier for Bridgewater residents and their family members/friends.


Memory Care

Before you choose an assisted living residence for your loved one, compare and experience Bridgewater’s food quality, quantity, choice, and service. For top notch/timely dining services, we have a dedicated team of dining room servers for each meal served, who work solely in the Bridgewater dining room, and not out ‘on the floor’ as nursing assistants or activity staff.  Quite rare in the industry.

Outpatient Therapy

It’s not uncommon that your loved one will need physical, occupational, or speech therapy at some point during their stay at the Bridgewater assisted living facility. The great news is, Bridgewater residents can utilize our extensive group of ‘on-site’ therapy professionals, through the Waterman Village Outpatient Therapy Clinic!  This makes life much easier for family members, and can often lead to better therapy outcomes for patients.

Home Health Care

Bridgewater residents also have easy access to Waterman Village’s full-service in-home health care agency, that is ideally located right on the Waterman Village campus.  There are many advantages of using Waterman Village Home Care, should your loved one desire private duty in home care as well.  One being, since Waterman Village Home Care is located on the same campus of the Bridgewater, they’ll already be familiar with your loved one’s current plan of care, which often leads to better health care outcomes as well.

Gated and staffed front entry, 24/7 Guardhouse

Offers you as a family member, and our residents, a higher sense of peace of mind, knowing that those who enter the Waterman Village campus, are stopped before entering. Considered by many senior living experts, to be an essential requirement and amenity for today’s senior living community.


Transportation to/from local medical appointments is included at no extra charge on certain days and times during the week.

Spiritual Wellness

Residents love the spiritual services provided by our full-time Pastor/Rev/Chaplain Robert and associate Chaplains.  It’s ‘love thy neighbor’ in action. Our chapel is beautiful and can accommodate 150 residents.

History and mission 

Waterman Village is a not-for-profit organization, with a 30 year history, that’s locally incorporated, managed, and operated. Our first and foremost mission, is to help our residents live their best lives possible.  Like Mount Dora, it is ‘Someplace Special’.  Come and visit the Bridgewater assisted living residence located on the campus of Waterman Village in Mount Dora, before you decide on an assisted living residence for yourself or loved one.  Meet and talk to the Directors.  If you’re like other family members, you’ll be very glad and thankful that you did.




  • Lovely studio and two room apartment suites.  Click the links below to watch a video of each apartment type.
  • Assistance with medications (included in base fee)
  • Three meals a day, with room delivery if needed, and special diets as ordered by a physician
  • Scheduled activities/social events
  • Routine safety checks
  • Laundry and housekeeping services included
  • Basic cable included
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Beauty and barber services available
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Bathing assistance included
  • Non-smoking environment

Visit our Bridgewater Assisted Living Facebook page, and read about all the fun activities and events going on for our residents enjoyment!   Facebook page link


To reach the facility directly by phone, call (352) 385-1125. Or email:

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I think Waterman Village is a great place to live. It has everything on premises – a nursing facility, assisted living apartments and independent villas which are roomy and beautiful. The staff is outstanding and the residents are like family. You can be as active and social as you choose or you can be by yourself. There is even a Bistro on premises which is a charming little cozy restaurant with good food. There are activities for everyone from cards, coffee socials, happy hours, lawn bowling, a fitness center and golf ,too. Don’t wait too long to get here.