Retirement can be a fulfilling experience—after pouring decades of hard work into a job, many look forward to the opportunity to explore other interests. But it is important to remain purposeful along with having fun, and that is not lost on the community at The Waters Senior Living where residents love to gather together and enjoy each other’s company while taking advantage of the wide range of activities and events offered. We explored some fun trivia about the place you voted best senior living residence in Edina.
Number of years in the community: Six. Although they haven’t been in the community for long, the Waters picked a perfect location on a serene wooded landscape with a pond. The setting showcases much of what nature has to offer.
Average resident age: 86
Outdoor space: Plenty! Residents can enjoy the outdoors by heading to nearby Bredesen park or stay close to home and explore the walking paths that boast water features and mature evergreens.
Available fitness programs: Yoga, exercise classes, balance classes, fitness equipment and a community pool.
Other activities: Social hour, conversations with the chef, excursions, education courses, spa and salon treatments, movie night and bingo.
Most popular food items among the residents at The Waters Restaurant: walleye, salmon, crab legs, hamburgers and pasta.
On-site pets: There are cats and birds, and they have had up to five dogs.
Residents who served in the armed forces: WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Residents have served in every branch, and there are even a few residents who served in the British Army.
Favorite resident activity: Social hour! Residents can meet together while enjoying beer, wine and appetizers.
Fun fact about The Waters of Edina: They are the only Waters community with an indoor water feature—that being water walls in the lobby and a warm water/saltwater pool.
Popular occupations of residents before retirement:
- Business owners and CEOs
- Professional sports coaches
- Athletic directors
- Teachers and professors
It’s important to note that at all times, the staff at The Waters of Edina strictly adheres to guidelines provided by Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health to keep residents safe.