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“Your gifts make a difference in the lives of the residents we serve”


The Waterman Communities Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) federally-approved IRS not-for-profit charitable foundation since 1989, raises funds that directly impact the quality of life of those whom Waterman Village serves. 

Your gifts to the Waterman Foundation will allow us to help our residents “live their best lives.  

Some of the undertakings that the Foundation has supported include:

  • Cardiac Chair for Therapy

  • Personal Items & Clothing for Edgewater & Bridgewater Residents

  • Recliner Edgewater Resident

  • Wall Art Hanging Systems, Lodge & CLC

  • Nature Trail Restorations

  • TV’s & Wii Systems with Portable Carts

  • Brain Wellness (Computers/Software/Chairs/Tables)

  • Sponsorships

    • Ice Cream & Coffee Socials

    • Gala & Heart Stroll

    • Big Bucks Bingo

    • WV Choral Society & Drama Club Productions

  • AV Equipment, Drapes & Lighting for Garden of Life Fellowship Hall

  • Edgewater Saltwater Fish Tank Refurbishment

  • Bridgewater Freshwater Fish Tank & Monthly Maintenance

  • Lodge Freshwater Fish Tank & Monthly Maintenance

  • Senior Expo’s

  • Bingo Blower Machine, Cart and Cards

  • Water Bottle Filling Station

We accept gifts of property, securities, and cash/credit.  Some have chosen to remember the Waterman Foundation in their wills and estate planning.

To learn more about the Foundation, email our staff representative, Coleen Connolly, at, or by phone at:

(352) 383-0051, ext. 313.

Thanking you in advance for your generosity! 

Coleen Connolly, Waterman Village staff representative to the Foundation

Jodie McEwen, Chairperson, Foundation



My parents, Gil and Kathleen, felt confident in remaining at Waterman Village during Hurricane Irma, based on the sincere concern they continually receive from your staff. They appreciated the ongoing communication regarding facility and resident plans, available services and schedules during the hurricane. Although four, very concerned children, watched worriedly from the north, we knew they were in good hands.

I am sure that members of your staff had concerns for the safety and well- being of their own families and property, and I have deep admiration for those who remained on the job during this stressful time. Please express my thanks to everyone who rose above personal fears and concerns to provide for those residents in their care.

Thank you again for all you do to enrich my parent’s lives with genuine care and concern. May God bless all of you!!