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Waterford Terrace

Based on 54 reviews | Ranked #1 of 129 communities in La Mesa

5580 Aztec Dr, La Mesa, CA, 91942

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Waterford Terrace is a retirement community located in La Mesa that offers independent senior living.

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Ratings Breakdown Based on Online Reviews

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Category Ratings

  • Service

    2 Total Reviews
  • Food

    8 Total Reviews
  • Rooms

    6 Total Reviews
  • Staff

    20 Total Reviews
  • Care

    5 Total Reviews
  • Cleanliness

    2 Total Reviews

Waterford Terrace Price

Estimated Monthly Cost of $2,545

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Compare Facility PricingMonthly Cost
Average cost of senior living within 25 miles$3,132/month
La Mesa average cost of senior living$3,132/month
California average cost of senior living$4,000/month

FamilyAssets has estimated the cost of Waterford Terrace senior living Facility in La Mesa, California. Waterford Terrace is 81% the cost of senior living in La Mesa and 64% the cost of senior living in California.

Detailed Information

Waterford Terrace, La Mesa CA

Waterford Terrace is an all-inclusive independent senior living community in breathtaking La Mesa, California. The community’s convenient location lets residents enjoy everything Southern California has to offer, from world-class shopping to cultural sightseeing. Incoming residents choose from two floor plans, including a studio layout and a one bedroom floor plan. Apartments are complete with patios and balconies, letting residents enjoy the beautiful California sun without leaving their home. 

Staff work twenty-four hours a day, giving residents constant peace of mind that someone is there to help when they need it. They assist residents with errands and daily activities according to each person’s individual routine, even providing transportation to and from local destinations. Waterford Terrace’s easy transportation program simplifies getting around town, whether it be to doctor’s appointments or recreational activities. By partnering with ride-sharing service Lyft, residents can get a ride anywhere they want to go, any time they need it. 

Alongside their easy transportation program, Waterford Terrace offers full-service amenities to help residents feel at home. Residents can browse the web on their phone or laptop, thanks to the community area’s free WiFi. The on-campus concierge is located near the front desk, where residents can get help finding services and places around town. Amenities are included in each person’s monthly rent, as well as:

  • Monthly utilities (aside from personal telephone)
  • On-call apartment maintenance
  • Weekly Housekeeping

Waterford Terrace is pet-friendly, welcoming cats and dogs that comply with their pet policy. Units are smoke-free, ensuring all residents enjoy a clean, welcoming atmosphere throughout the community. 

Dining is another major part of Waterford Terrace’s all-inclusive amenities. Waterford Terrace offers a 24/7 Dining Experience, letting residents enjoy meals and snacks whenever they please. Long gone are the days of attending scheduled meals or making dishes by hand - Waterford Terrace residents enjoy gourmet selections prepared by professional chefs, day and night. The kitchen staff provides meals with the finest high-quality ingredients, creating nutritious dishes residents love. If anyone needs ingredient substitutions to accommodate special dietary needs, the kitchen staff are happy to provide suitable alternatives. 

Eating well is only part of healthy living at Waterford Terrace. The community offers a wide variety of social activities designed to help residents get active, socialize, and learn something new. Activities include group outings to nearby sightseeing locations, exercise classes, and movie screenings. Weight training, cardio classes, and Zumba are available for residents who want to improve their physical health, while meditation sessions are open for individuals who want to connect with themselves spiritually. 

Alongside their physical activities, Waterford Terrace offers a variety of recreational and devotional opportunities that change daily. Recreational events and devotional activities include: 

  • Bingo
  • Matinee and evening movie screenings
  • Poker
  • Bible studies
  • Educational documentary screenings
  • Scenic outings
  • Beanbag baseball
  • Language classes
  • Church services

To learn more about Waterford Terrace, prospective residents can use the link above to make an inquiry. The best way to see everything Waterford Terrace has to offer is to tour the community in-person. By touring, families can ask questions about the community’s long-term care services, see their apartments, and get a closer look at what it means to call Waterford Terrace home. The staff is happy to answer questions about the move-in process, lease options, and available amenities. Families and prospective residents can schedule a tour using the link above to reserve their time slot before arriving at Waterford Terrace. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is Waterford Terrace’s Travel Program?

Getting older shouldn’t mean a person has to stop doing the things they love. Waterford Terrace embraces this with the Sunshine Travel Program, making it easier than ever for their residents to see the country. 

Sunshine Retirement Living manages dozens of independent living communities throughout the United States, each offering dedicated staff, premium senior care, and inclusive amenities like Waterford Terrace. As part of the Sunshine Travel Program, residents can take a train, a bus, or a plan to one of the following cities and stay for up to seven nights in a Sunshine community’s guest suite:

  • Hot Springs, AR
  • Antioch, CA
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • Folsom, CA
  • Dunwoody, GA
  • Dallas, GA
  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • Eugene, OR
  • Tigard, OR
  • Pharr, TX
  • Austin, TX

Residents are responsible for the cost of their travel. During their stay at a Sunshine Travel community, guest residents may enjoy the community’s on-campus amenities, complimentary transportation around town, and three delicious meals per day. To learn more about the Sunshine Travel Program, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

Q: What lease options does Waterford Terrace offer for senior housing?

Waterford Terrace offers month-to-month leases for their independent senior living apartments. Month-to-month leasing means no contracts for residents, giving them the freedom to move out whenever they please without the hassle of breaking an agreement. To learn more about the community’s leasing options, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

Q: What types of resident-only services and amenities does Waterford Terrace offer?

Waterford Terrace offers dozens of resident-only services and amenities designed to make life as easy as possible for their community members. The on-campus beauty salon is located a few steps away from residents’ doorsteps, where they can get their hair cut or styled however they please. An on-site library gives residents access to hundreds of titles, including classic favorites and other popular releases. Residents can send emails or check social media in the computer center, or they can work out in the fitness room. To learn more about Waterford Terrace’s resident-only services, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

Q: Does Waterford Terrace offer memory care or assisted living services?

No. Like many of Sunshine Retirement's independent living communities, Waterford Terrace's retirement living options do not extend to assisted living or memory care. However, residents may arrange their own senior care through a third-party care provider if they need additional help with medication management or activities of daily living. For more information about Waterford Terrace's services and the difference between independent and assisted living, use the link above to make an inquiry. 

From The Owner

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. Keep Reading

Contact Information

Community Website

(619) 618-1712

5580 Aztec Dr, La Mesa, CA, 91942

Rankings & Reviews

FamilyAssets Reviews for Waterford Terrace

We have 14 review(s) for this provider.

Bob Holt

10 Jan 2019

Having lived in another retirement community and carefully evaluated a number of others prior to moving here, the overall cost of living here is excellent when all of the amenities are taken into consideration.

Lillian Hoffman

10 Jan 2019

I would highly recommend Waterford Terrace for someone who is looking for a place to call home.

Bob Holt

10 Jan 2019

Our apartment really feels like "home."

Mlda Sutherland

10 Jan 2019

Everyone knew my name right away. Everyone was extremely friendly and caring.

Lillian Hoffman

10 Jan 2019

I have been here for 24 years and each year gets better and better.

Robin Hunter

10 Jan 2019

Holidays and special events are extra special here because of all of the work that goes into the planning and decorating for our enjoyment. It's wonderful to experience special times like these at Waterford.

Dorothy Robinson

10 Jan 2019

I have enjoyed all the special events Waterford has provided for the residents

Nancy Tschopp

10 Jan 2019

Enjoy the activities particularly arts and crafts, and appreciate the time alone in my apartment where I can relax and do my watercolor painting.

Robin Hunter

10 Jan 2019

Henry [maintenance man] is such a hard working employee and gets many, many jobs done for everyone. Plus, he is a very nice person to deal with. He is above excellent.

Bob Holt

10 Jan 2019

To a person, they are the friendliest group of people I've encountered in a service setting.

Janet Mansfield

10 Jan 2019

Everyone on staff has always been helpful, friendly, and cheerful. I feel like they are my family.

Bob Holt

10 Jan 2019

They are all out-going, listen carefully and seem to be genuinely interested.

Juan Sotelo

Verified Review
17 Dec 2018

Waterford Terrace is a wonderful community for not only residents but also staff. Entering the community you are overcome by warm greetings and friendly smiles. It truly is a unique place which I am very proud to be a part of. From the wonderful residents, to the friendly staff, the food is simply the cherry on top.

Melissa Dimayuga

Verified Review
17 Dec 2018

I have been employed with Sunshine Retirement Living since October of 2013. Since then I have been very happy and pleased with how Sunshine manages our community Waterford Terrace. Sunshine is very unique in the aspect of how easy it is to reach out to our home office and get help with no doubt. We have support and great leaders like no other, that makes a huge difference in our work environment. Not only staff is happy but most importantly, our residents. That reflects on Sunshine.

FamilyAssets Score

Feb 1, 2019

FamilyAssets looked at 54 reviews and calculated that Waterford Terrace has a weighted rating of 4.877 which makes it the #1 ranked community within 25 miles of La Mesa, California.

Compare Waterford Terrace to Nearby Facilities

Waterford Terrace is ranked 1 out of 5 total senior living communities in the city of La Mesa, 1 out of 129 communities within 20 mile radius and 11 out of 1952 communities within the state of California.

1st out of 5
La Mesa Senior Living
Top 20% of 5 senior living communities in La Mesa
1st out of 129
Senior Living within 25 miles
Top 1% of 129 senior living communities within 25 miles
11th out of 1952
California Senior Living
Top 1% of 1952 senior living communities in California

Reviews for Waterford Terrace From Around The Web

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4.60 average score on Caring.com ® from 8 total reviews

5.00 average score on Facebook.com ® from 26 total reviews

4.50 average score on other platforms from 20 total reviews

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