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The Oaks Retirement Community at Waterman Village – Resident Reviews


Don’t take our word about how wonderful living is here at Waterman Village. Read what our residents have to say about it.



“We researched & visited several retirement communities.  We moved from Summerfield to ‘The Oaks’ Retirement Community at Waterman Village in Mount Dora.  We wanted a community that offered all three levels of living: independent, assisted, and a Medicare 5-Star rated nursing and rehabilitation center. We wanted a community that refunded back the majority of the entry fee, regardless of how many years we lived there.  We wanted a location with a small town feel, yet one that was still close to everything we needed as we aged.  We wanted to live close to a top rated hospital and closer to MCO airport.  And, we wanted a community that was part of an organization with stable leadership and had a strong history and track record. Waterman Village met our criteria”.

 – Jack and Carol (moved from Summerfied)






Jack and Valerie Enard

We did much online research and physical looking at retirement communities. We had lived in Orlando for 21 years and enjoyed spending time in Mount Dora. We both had lived in small towns in Pennsylvania, and we came to love the atmosphere of Mount Dora.  We wanted to make a move while we’re still young and able to live independently.  The activities here are many and suit us well. We have no children or family so we feel very comfortable knowing progressive care is available should one of us need it.  The community is top notch in all departments. After living here for two years, the residents are like family.”

Jack & Valerie (moved from Orlando)


“We recently moved into Waterman Village after a 2-year wait, and it has already been well worth the wait! We searched for over a year; and after visiting many places, we decided on Waterman as our future permanent home. What brought us here is the friendliness of the staff, the tree-lined neighborhood atmosphere, the professionally-run community, the many amenities, and the fact that we can get part of the entrance fee back. So happy we chose Waterman! Thank you Lord and thank you Waterman Village”.

Richard and Jean (moved from Palm Coast)





Ron and Susan Jerlas

“We were living in a 55+ community just outside Leesburg. The more we talked about it, the more we liked the idea of a simpler life, a maintenance-free home, having care nearby if needed, the ability to travel with greater ease, and peace of mind for our children. And so our search began, and we prayed for guidance.“The more we looked, the more Waterman felt like home to us. Parking was important, as was the house – both seemed to suit our needs. And of course,Mount Dora was a draw as well. Our children are scattered across the country. They were surprised, supportive and delighted for us when they learned of our decision to make ‘the big move.’“We’re going into our third month, loving our home, our front porch, and our neighbors. Our grateful prayer goes on…Bless you, Waterman Village…Thank you, God!

Ron and Susan (moved from Leesburg)

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