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Waterford Terrace Retirement Living in La Mesa, CA

All-Inclusive Independent Retirement Community in Beautiful La Mesa!

It’s easy to make yourself at home in a retirement community as comfortable and welcoming as Waterford Terrace. Our central location allows you to take advantage of all the best of Southern California, just minutes from terrific shopping and cultural venues. Choose from 2 different floor plans starting at just $2,545, each with a patio or balcony to soak up the California sunshine.

Choose Your Own Rent! Affordable Senior Living Options That Work Within Your Budget.

Meet the Management Team

My mother loves it at Waterford Terrace!... She is always telling me that is a dream come true!

— review

I tell my friends that it is like living on a cruise ship in port. All staff work very hard to keep everyone satisfied and content.

— Shirley V.

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These are so many exceptional benefits that make Waterford Terrace a wonderful home:

The transition to senior living can be difficult when faced with the normal physical and financial obstacles caused by aging and downsizing one’s home. To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Waterford Terrace offers a program that lessens the strain associated with moving. Caring and dedicated staff are available to assist in matters such as real estate, financial services, moving professionals, veteran assistance, and more.

It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining to so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.

Our central location allows you to take advantage of all the best of Southern California, just minutes from terrific shopping, cultural venues and beautiful San Diego, one of US News and World Report’s 2018 top 25 places to retire.

Our gorgeous 5-story building is surrounded by beautiful grounds that feature scenic walking paths and rose gardens.

We’re happy to drive you to doctor’s offices, on shopping trips, or to scheduled outings and activities. Now, thanks to our innovative partnership with Lyft, we are able to offer on-call transportation and scheduled pickups for our residents at any time of day.[/su_spoiler]

Full-Service Amenities
It’s easy to make yourself at home with free common area WiFi, front desk concierge service, weekly housekeeping, and on-call apartment maintenance. Your low monthly rent includes all utilities (except your personal telephone).

There’s so much to do at Waterford Terrace! Join our wellness and exercise classes, take a day trip, watch a movie, and so much more.

Just step out of your door to visit our hair salon, library, computer center, or gym. It’s all right here!

Take a plane, train, bus, or car, and see the USA with the help of our resident Travel Program!It’s our pleasure to provide you complimentary room and food accommodations at any of our communities across the country. Visit local tourist spots, but don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy local community activities as well.
Your next trip starts here!

All cats and dogs are most welcome!

Waterford Terrace is smoke-free for your better health.

Great minds think alike! Encourage your friends to enjoy all the benefits of a Sunshine community like you do, and we’ll generously thank you with a referral bonus.
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We offer safe living with a caring and dedicated staff available to you 24/7, for complete peace of mind.

When you’re retired, you should be footloose and fancy free. So live here month-to-month. No contracts required.

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Floor Plans

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Resident Activities at Waterford Terrace

Weekly Physical Activities

Every Monday

– 9:30am | Get Fit- Weights (AR)

Every Tuesday

– 9:00am | Blood Pressure Check (AR)
– 9:00am | Blood Pressure Check (AR)
– 9:30am | Get Fit— Cardio (AR)

Every Wednesday

– 9:00am | Get Fit– Stretching (AR)
– 10:00am | Outings (LB)

Every Thursday

– 9:30am | Get Fit–Circuit Training(AR)

Every Friday

– 9:30am | Get Fit w/A.B.S (AR)
– 10:30am | Meditation (FR)

Every Saturdays

– 10:30am | Get Fit with Robert (AR)

Every Sundays

– 9:30am | Zumba w/Giovanna (AR)

Weekly Mental Activities

Every Monday

– 10:30am | In Stitches (AR)
– 12:00pm | Sunshine News (DR)
– 1:00pm | Matinee Movie (T)
– 3:00pm | Poker Keno (AR)
– 6:00pm | Evening Movie (T)
– 6:00pm | Bingo (AR)

Every Tuesday

– 10:30am | Name That Tune (AR)
– 1:00pm | Matinee Movies (T)
– 6:00pm | Evening Movie (T)
– 6:15pm | Poker (L)

Every Wednesday

– 1:00pm | Matinee Movie (T)
– 3:00pm | Bible Study (C)
– 3:00pm | Poker Keno (AR)
– 6:00pm | Educational Documentary
– 6:00pm | Bingo (AR)

Every Thursday

– 8:00am | Laundry Service Pickup
– 1:00pm | Educational Documentary
– 3:00pm | Bingo 10 (AR)
– 6:00pm | Evening Movie (T)
– 6:15pm | Poker (L)

Every Friday

– 1:00pm | Matinee Movie (T)
– 1:15pm | Scenic Drive (LB)
– 3:00pm | Poker Keno (AR)
– 6:00pm | Evening Movie (T)
– 6:00pm | Bingo (AR)

Every Saturdays

– 1:00pm | Matinee Movie (T)
– 2:00pm | Bunco (AR)
– 3:00pm | Bean Bag Baseball (AR)
– 6:00pm | Evening Movie (T)
– 6:15pm | Poker (L)

Every Sundays

– 10:00am | Church Service (C)
– 1:00pm | Matinee Movie (T)
– 1:30pm | Spanish with Aida (DR)
– 6:00pm | Evening Movie (T)

Call today & learn more about our various daily activities: (619) 822-2505

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Waterford Terrace – Retirement Community in La Mesa

The Benefits of Retirement Living

Senior living facilities, such as Waterford Terrace Retirement Community La Mesa, CA are sometimes referred to as senior homes, are senior living options that make the transition between living at home and retirement living much easier. Very similar to senior health senior living communities, but with fewer amenities, available services and a break in costs, retirement homes could be the perfect option for seniors who no longer wish or desire to maintain a large space but are still healthy enough to live independently and while caring for their own personal affairs.

What Are Senior Apartments?

There are multiple options available for independent living as an aging adult. One of the most popular options are senior apartments, which are described as apartment spaces with aging or retired adults in mind. These homes are designed to specifically cater to the senior community. The apartment is equipped to ensure safety in the space by eliminating stairs to make it easier for the senior to move around the home. Most prefer carpeted floors to lessen the possibility of a fall or slipping, which could lead to broken bones or other injuries. Other amenities that are sometimes available by request if not included are seated showers, grab bars, extra lighting in some areas and more. Most importantly, emergency alert systems are available in many retirement apartments.

The best part about apartments for seniors is that there are several floor plans to accommodate the unique needs or preferences of the resident. There are one or two-bedroom options, laundry room within the living space and some offer a variety of color schemes with cabinets, floors and walls to make the space more home-like.

Retirement residences or senior communities such as Waterford Terrace Retirement Community offer many of the same benefits as independent communities. In many cases, some people consider both the same. However, in many ways, there are some distinct deviations between a senior apartment building and an independent living community.

The most valuable benefit of retirement living is that aging adults have the freedom to function independently without the stress that accompanies living in their own house. In cases where seniors choose to remain in their home, they have the burden of caring for and maintaining a bigger space, lawn maintenance, climbing stairs, and other tasks that may grow more difficult as they age. The availability of senior apartments 55 and older for rent that offer a staff to assist with these tasks is great. Realistically, it’s reassures the resident and their family that the safety and happiness of the senior is top priority.

In addition to offering a sensible living space, there is a social up-side to residing in senior apartments. Most options are only available to the age group of senior 55 plus. This ensures that the entire community is made up of those within the same age group. The benefit is that most residents of the area will have similar interests and hobbies. In some all-inclusive senior living spaces, there is a community room. This space is often utilized by the community to gather with other aging adults, play games or eat meals. Events such as game night or social gatherings are occasionally hosted in this space.

Putting it simple, retirement homes are typically priced less than other living spaces for seniors. 55 and older apartments are a simple option for older people who desire to have their own residence with less space to maintain. Quality senior care is the foundation for any living arrangement for retirees. Families want to know that their aging loved ones are safe, happy and leading fulfilled lives wherever they decided to reside. The options of villas, apartment homes, townhomes and more can be a bit overwhelming but understanding the needs and wants of the senior makes it easier to know which option will best accommodate their needs. The number of people aged 55 and older that are pursuing degrees and participating in social activities regularly is surprising. Therefore, many retirement communities offer computer spaces, fitness facilities, event rooms and more to engage the seniors in activities that encourage them to remain active.

Senior living communities like Waterford Terrace Retirement Community offer an extensive array of services and are not to be compared or confused with the dynamics of a nursing home facility. Some aging adults of La Mesa, CA in assisted living communities are capable of functioning on their own, without the need for personal or private medical care. There is a tier of options for seniors who wish to relocate to more manageable senior living apartments without compromising their independence.

The decision to reside in a community that is designed specifically for adults over 55 is one that most find an easy one to reach. Families that wish to relocate their seniors to these properties can do so with or without obtaining additional care for their family member. Some families or residents desire to enlist the services of other professionals to simplify the transition. For instance, there are meal services available that can assist the senior in the preparation or delivery of meals. Many residents enjoy the transportation service that helps them to meet appointments or other social engagements they may have outside the home. This brings reassurance of safety when the senior is traveling or out and about around town.

Retirement 55 is an exciting time of life and for those who can experience without boundaries, it is the most fulfilling moments of this phase. Aging adults make new friends, reconnect with old friends and engage with family on a level like never before when living in a community that caters to their specific needs. It is increasingly easy to find senior apartments for rent or other homes that appeal to the taste of almost every aging adult.

Living alone, may prevent aging adults from participating in organized activities and games they enjoy. These activities are exciting and helps keep the mental focus of the senior in good condition. The opportunities of engagement with the residents of the areas are tremendous. The ability to call up a friend and meet in the community room for a game of chess, bridge or poker is invigorating. There are often classes available to teach or strengthen hobbies the resident may have, as some enjoy dance while others simply want to knit gifts for the grandkids. These are the rewards that most appreciate about all inclusive senior living.

You may ask yourself, why choose a senior community such as Waterford Terrace Retirement Community La Mesa, CA when you have the comfort of your own home. There are many reasons to do so and most aging adults report that they are extremely happier once they move to an assisted living or retirement community. The options vary from the home-feel to the luxury of a high-end hi-rise or hotel, and they surely don’t have an institutional setting or ambiance that many imagine. Most seniors who have relocated to these properties or similar living communities say that they enjoy life at their new home compared to living in a home alone.

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