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Dear Abe: Can You Tell Me More About Life at Lakeside at Waterman Village?

November 29, 2022

Looking for a retirement community can be a huge decision to make. Finding the perfect community for you can be even more challenging. There was such a positive response to our first “Dear Abe” blog, we asked Abe Zimmerman, Marketing Manager at Lakeside at Waterman Village, to come back and answer more of your questions!

Dear Abe: Can you describe what a normal day could look like for a Lakeside at Waterman Village resident?

– Excited to Move

Dear Excited to Move: Life at Lakeside is what you make it. For some, Lakeside is simply their comfortable forever home without all the chores of home ownership. And for others, Lakeside life is like being on a resort 24/7. Imagine starting your first day at Lakeside by waking up and taking in the beautiful Mount Dora sunrise with a walk around the lake. You can get an active start to your day with guided exercise classes in the fitness center. After the gym, choose to eat at Lakeside or walk over to the Oaks, our neighboring community, to enjoy a mid-day lunch with friends.

After lunch, put your game face on and enjoy a couple of games of shuffleboard. Keep the fun going by enjoying refreshments with friends in our on-campus sports bar, relaxing in the sun by the pool or keeping it cool in one of our cozy sitting areas. End your day with a delicious dinner at Savor, our full-service lakeside restaurant.

Whatever your ideal day looks like, the Lakeside team is dedicated to helping you live it!

Dear Abe: What types of long-term care are available on campus, and is the care any good?

– Curious at The Villages

Dear Curious at The Villages: Waterman Village has a full range of long-term care options including assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation services, skilled nursing and our own home health care agency. This means we can handle all your long-term care needs between the Lakeside and Waterman Village campuses.

Prospective residents want to know whether we provide quality care, and Medicare ratings make answering this question easy. Our on-campus skilled nursing has a 5-star Medicare rating, and it ranks first for Mount Dora and the surrounding area. Visit this site to see Medicare ratings for nursing homes in and around Mount Dora.

You should always check to see a community’s Medicare rating (before moving to one) is at least a 4-star, and preferably a Medicare 5-star rating. It’s also important to make sure the nearest hospital has a 4- or 5-star Medicare rating. The top-rated Advent Health Hospital is just a few minutes away. Find more information on Mount Dora area hospital ratings here.

Dear Abe: How affordable is Lakeside at Waterman Village?

– Sensible Senior 

Dear Sensible Senior: Very! When comparing communities that offers all levels of living and the many amenities that Waterman Village offers, you will find us to be one of the most affordable options in the state of Florida. The monthly fee includes housekeeping, maintenance and all the amenities at both Lakeside and the Oaks. All of these services are located within 2 blocks.

Reading about the fun waterside lifestyle is one thing, but we’d love for you to see it for yourself. Call us today at 352-385-1120, or register for an upcoming informational event where you’ll meet our team and learn more. Don’t wait—we only have a few luxurious residences remaining!

Got a question for Abe? Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer. And who knows? It may even end up in a future “Dear Abe” blog!

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