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Lakeside and The Oaks – Independent Living at Waterman Village



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Are you on the list or have you made a deposit at another retirement community? Discover why many have chosen to change their plans and move to Waterman Village instead, after they’ve excitingly discovered Florida’s best kept retirement community and retirement town secrets, Waterman Village and Mount Dora, FL.


The Oaks Independent Living Information Center

(352) 385-1126     –    evenings & weekends (407) 906-0765


Lakeside Independent Living Information Center

(352) 385-1120  –    evenings & weekends (407) 906-0765


Waterman Village Tennis John & Joy Resident QuoteOlder woman and trainer working out

We often hear from people who say: “we’ve visited numerous retirement communities across Florida, but, the atmosphere and environment at Waterman Village, and the town of Mount Dora, were something extra special”. So, we encourage you to come and visit Waterman Village for yourself, and discover why not only is Mount Dora ‘someplace special’, but Waterman Village as well.  We celebrated our 30th year last year helping our residents live their best lives possible.  Well-established, experienced leadership, not-for-profit organization, locally operated, on-site management, the best retirement community location in Central Florida, extensive facilities and services that can’t be matched, and mission-driven.  All very important factors when choosing a retirement community.

The Oaks and soon to be Lakeside, are two of the few retirement communities in the State of Florida that are located on the same site where assisted living and nursing care facilities are available, and you don’t have to pay extra entrance and monthly service fees monies for nursing home insurance. Because, for the vast majority of seniors (96%), that’s not a very good use of one’s hard earned financial resources. Less than 4% of seniors over the age of 65 live in nursing homes.  And, at Waterman Village’s Edgewater Nursing & Rehab. Center, the vast majority of admissions are short-term, which are already covered by most people’s Medicare and supplemental insurance plans. And, only 2% of The Edgewater nursing home’s current long-term residents, formerly lived in an independent living residence at The Oaks.

All of these above facts, make Waterman Village a smart/wise financial choice, when comparing progressive living, multi-level of living, continuing care, life care, or life plan retirement communities.

Click here to watch a short video on factors to think about before choosing a retirement community, from an leading industry expert of nearly 40 years

Engaged Residents

Most people think of retirement as living life somewhat behind the scenes. But for many residents at Waterman Village, senior life is being lived right out there with everyone else.

Whether reigniting their life with a new pursuit, or continuing an old passion, these Waterman Village residents are leading vital, robust lives in the community with arts, business and philanthropy – sometimes all three – filling their days.

We think you’ll find them some of the most inspiring neighbors you’ll meet anywhere! Here are just a few of the amazing folks who call The Oaks at Waterman Village, home. 

Lifelong teaching

Kathleen & David
Once, Twice, Three Times a Teacher

A Nursing Career That Spans 40 Years

A Nursing Career That Spans 40 Years

Crafts, Concerts & Cruises for Cancer

Crafts, Concerts & Cruises for Cancer

Mastering the Art of Retirement

Artha & Mike
Mastering the Art of Retirement

The Roadrunner of Central Florida

The Roadrunner of Central Florida

Building Riches Though Volunteering

Gloria & Joel
Building Riches Though Volunteering











Kathy & Bill

Giving back to the community, through loving volunteer service.

The employees and management are interested in us and really care for our lives.  One feels very safe here and all the caring we get is wonderful.  All of us here are very lucky Waterman Village is here for us.  I have been here just over 10 years now and love it.  I feel so safe.  The employees are kind, caring and really interested in our lives.   Our CEO is also interested in all our lives too and is there for us when we need him.  I am so happy the good Lord led me here to spend the rest of my life.