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Why move early to The Oaks or Lakeside Retirement Communities

Rather than move from their home of many years to a 55+ community or condominium, or after they’ve lived at a 55+ community for awhile, more adults than ever are realizing the benefits of moving to a Waterman Village Retirement Community.  Why?  The Oaks residents, and soon to be Lakeside residents, have easy access to assisted living, nursing/post hospital rehab., and memory care facilities at Waterman Village, as well as a variety of health care services at Waterman Village (physician, dental, pain management, podiatry, outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy, in home health care, and pharmacy).  Very unique in Florida, as well as the U.S., to have all these facilities and services available right on the same campus, as one ages.

We are Florida’s TOTAL retirement living campus since 1989!

Having these living facilities and health services on/adjacent to the Waterman Village campus, allows The Oaks and Lakeside residents to have the peace of mind knowing: 1) they’ll always be able to stay/remain at Waterman Village, 2) they’ll always be able to live near/close to their spouses and Waterman Village friends, and 3) they won’t have to worry about having to rely on family members to have to make what are sometimes very difficult decisions FOR them in the future (ex. when to sell a home, where to live, how and where to get help when needed).

It really is the best gift one can give to their children

The benefit to residents?

  • no need to have to make ‘another’ major move

  • the comprehensive/robust activity calendar, maintains their overall optimal health longer, compared to living alone
  • no need to worry about how or where to obtain future health facilities and/or health services, should their health needs increase, thus increasing their personal indepedence

  • they’ve planned out ‘their own futures’ (not family or others ‘for’ them)

  • spouses can live within walking distance to one another, should one require short term rehab. in the Edgewater Medicare Five Star Rated Health & Rehabilitation Center located on the Waterman campus.


The Oaks and Lakeside Retirement Communities, part of the Waterman Village family of senior living and senior health services.  Since 1989, Florida’s TOTAL retirement campus, in Florida’s #1 ranked small town to retire to (Mount Dora).


Tips on choosing a retirement community (video below) from leading retirement/senior living industry expert of nearly 40 years, Jeff the Gerontologist


During our Summer travels,  we visited communities in S.C., Ga., N.C. and Northern Fl. By creating a spread sheet, we were able to compare amenities, floor plans, financial conditions and location for the many places we visited. We looked and analyzed 14 such locations, that is when we decided to come back home to Central Fl. Living in WV. meant no change of doctors, or place of worship, and best of all continuing to interact with our friends in this area. We moved to WV. in Dec. 2018; we have a beautiful home and after a few glitches which were all taken care by your wonderful maintenance group, we are now finally settled down. We are truly enjoying our lifestyle here and we have already met  some very friendly neighbors to go along with your very friendly employee staff. 

Jorge and Elise