The Village at Waterman Lake Smithfield, RI

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Continuing Care Communities, Adult Day Care, and Memory Care

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715 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828
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Assisted Living Reviews for The Village at Waterman Lake

April 02, 2022

By June

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My friend stayed in The Village at Waterman Lake. It was a wonderful place, however, they only accept private pay. He was there for fourteen months before he went to a nursing home. The staff was wonderful. They have many things. They have independent living, they have assisted living, and they have different things that you can ask for in assisted living, like showering or helping you to dress, and whatever you choose, and you're going to pay for those choices you make. But it is excellent, what they do for the people. They provide many activities, but my friend did not participate, and that was his choice. I've been there when he's had his meals and they were excellent. It's worth it, but you have to be able to afford it.

September 06, 2021

By Tom

I visited this facility

The Village at Waterman Lake I was very pleased with. I was extremely pleased with the 30-acre facility, but disappointed that the nursing home has only 20 beds. The nursing home is very small, and you're only allowed in a nursing home if you are a resident there. In this case, there would be no problem because my brother would be staying in the assisted living and his wife would be staying in the nursing home. It would be more difficult to get her into there because it's so small; the nursing home was only added as an afterthought. They started as an assisted living. The staff is excellent. If I personally had to choose, I would be choosing The village at Waterman of the four places I've seen. The drawback or the negative part is the strictly no government assistance whatsoever; it's not Medicare funded or anything else. As far as the most important thing, he's able to take his dog. They would give him a first floor room, which has a doorway leading outside for him and his dog; it is an important aspect. We have seen other rooms where there were leashes set up for their pets, so they can let the dog go outside to roam the grounds and still be on the leash. It was nice. I told them, show me only what you have built on the first floor, and that's what they showed me. I was only interested in the one-bedroom. What is unique about they have cooktops. If it's determined the person on assisted living is too dangerous to have a cooktop, they will disconnect it. I think that is a positive thing as far as the Village goes. They had the residents' names on the doors, and they were assigned seating for a table of four people. This way they keep track of whether you're showing up for your meal or not. They look over and see that the seat is empty, and they know to go check up on you.

January 25, 2019

By Allan H.

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother was in the Village at Waterman Lake before she went to memory care. We visited them, and they impressed us the most. Everyone was very friendly, obliging, and efficient.

February 28, 2018

By Robert

I visited this facility

We visited The Village at Waterman Lake. The layout was fine. It was clean and very nice, and had a beautiful view of the lake. I was impressed with it, and the people were professional. I did not have my dad look at it. I only looked at it for him and decided that it wasn't actually a fit for a couple reasons. The price was a little higher than my dad wanted to spend, and it was pretty far away from our house. It was over 40 minutes away, and we didn't really want to go that far. The dining room was nice, clean, neat, and acceptable, but I did not eat there.

March 31, 2017

By Ethelyn166666

I visited this facility

Everything was nice at The Village at Waterman Lake. I would have loved to live there, but they didn’t have a room available for me. The staff who assisted me was very pleasant. The dining area and the club room were very nice. There were residents in different areas, and it seemed like they were having a good time.

November 14, 2016

By Michael488532

I visited this facility

The Village at Waterman Lake was beautiful and really nice. Everybody was happy, and the people working and living there seemed happy. The rooms were fine and squeaky clean, and the food looked good.

November 01, 2016

By Jean107206

I visited this facility

I liked The Village at Waterman Lake very much. It was excellent and beautiful, and I loved it. There's nothing wrong with it. Everybody was very nice, and the place was beautiful and very nice. The whole place was fine, and everybody was pleasant. The view is nice. You can't walk down to the water, and you can’t walk to church because of Route 44, but other than that, everything was fine.

August 16, 2016

By Sherry477177

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Mom is now at The Village at Waterman Lake, and I think it’s outstanding. It’s on 30 acres of land, and there is a lovely lake where they take boat rides. They have lots of activities; anything you can think of, they have. The medical staff down to the restaurant staff and the maintenance crew are very excellent. Mom is doing very well.

March 26, 2016

By Brenda124064350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Village at Waterman Lake is close to family. My mother has just moved in there. The staff is excellent. The rooms are not huge but adequate. The dining room is very nice but small. Each unit has its own dining room. They had a piano recital, do bus rides every day, and bingo.

January 27, 2016

By Donna D.1

I visited this facility

The Village at Waterman Lake was very nice. They have wonderful facilities at that place for people who want to do gardening or puzzles, and games. If you have your family there there's a nice small room that you could bring the family in. They have a small dining room if you want to have an elegant dinner. The only thing I didn’t care for is I thought the rooms were small for a single bedroom. The people who showed me around were wonderful, and it’s very close to her house. You’re not going to have as nice as a place. This place was really nice, very clean, and people are very friendly. It was a very very pleasant experience, and the woman who showed us around was wonderful. I have no complaints on that. There were no surprises, she was very clear on what we’re getting, and what it was. It was just expensive, and that was hard for us to follow.

January 12, 2016

By ccbou

I am a friend or relative of resident

The Village has excellent assisted living. The staff is happy and always willing to help out. They have been wonderful in getting my Aunt situated and engaged in all of the activities. I cannot say enough good things about the facilities and the staff….The retirement counselors are excellent and informative.

September 14, 2015

By Anonymous113124450

I visited this facility

The Village at Waterman Lake was very lovely. It was like a hotel. It was less expensive than the other ones that I had visited. All the amenities were amazing. The rooms were gorgeous.

July 20, 2015

By Caring114115750

I visited this facility

The Village At Waterman Lake was very pretty, but they have assigned seating, they want you to eat three meals a day in the dining room, and it is 25 minutes from Providence, so I decided that wasn't what I want. The woman we met was very good. She was wonderful. The facility has beautiful setting, and it is near big shopping center, which is nice. That's about the only thing it had going for it. The rooms were a little bit smaller than I would like. They weren't bad, and it would have been alright if they didn't have the other drawbacks. They gave me a list of their calendar of what was going on, but we didn't really observe anything. There was a room with a lot of people sitting around having some kind of discussion, but that's all. They never called me back, and that's another thing; I think if they really were interested in me, they should have called me back, but they didn't.

December 27, 2014

By Alicia8

I am/was a resident of this facility

Excellent staff, great team of people who work well together to help residents transition, participate in activities, and foster independence.

December 09, 2014

By Linda102741750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff, facility, food, and TLC is at The Village of Waterman Lake. They truly care about both the residents and families, and do so much to go above and beyond -- whether it be help in getting help in getting settled to fun activities or everyday issues or concerns... a terrific community!

November 28, 2014

By Brian16

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom was a resident at The Village for almost two years. As a family member, I've witnessed an extraordinary change in my mother's quality of life. The Village is without question the best assisted living facility in Rhode Island. The caregivers are second to none. Many thanks to Diane (activities director) for her love and care for my mother. A true friend indeed.

November 28, 2014

By Chris102306750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I am so happy that my dad was a resident at the Village at Waterman Lake. Being at the "Village" is like being part of a family. That is the atmosphere that is cultivated there. All of the staff's interactions with residents and family are caring and compassionate. The care that my dad received there was exemplary, whether the person involved was an administrator, CNA, nurse, activity director, counselor, maintenance, or housekeeping. All worked together and the result was a safe, warm, and personal living experience. The staff is knowledgeable and professional as well. Knowing the challenges and frustrations that my dad was experiencing because of his health issues, particularly in the past year, the staff worked very hard to provide daily experiences that could keep dad busy and engaged in life to avoid depression and loneliness. Whenever a problem or new issue arose as a result of dad's deteriorating condition, a trained staff person proposed solutions; also, of prime importance to the staff was keeping dad clean, dressed well, and respecting his dignity. I am comforted to know that in addition to family members, dad had a family at The "Village" that gave him an exceptional quality of care.

April 11, 2014

By LovelyWife0000053

I visited this facility

The Village at Waterman Lake is nice and very clean. It was around four or five miles from my place. I didn’t consider it because of the travelling and it gets pretty bad in the winter. The area is up on a hill. It is so pleasant, it’s like country. They have rehab and I know people were pleased with the rehab there. The staff is very nice. The rooms are OK but I didn’t go into a lot of the rooms. They always have something going on there and the food is very good. They also have a daycare.

August 21, 2013

By Caring1052

I am/was a resident of this facility

The Village at Waterman Lake was very comfortable and very well-treated. I liked the staff best in the facility because they were very caring and they watched out for us.

July 29, 2013

By CaringL1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My aunt liked The Village at Waterman Lake the best of the several ALFs that I had shown to her. One of the real draw was that the community itself was in a rural type setting and there was a lake across the street and during the summer months, the residents go on weekly boating trips and my aunt loves boating. The ALF side was beautiful and their dining room was elegant looking. It was a huge facility. I think it holds 100 people. My aunt has memory loss and when they tried her over here, she was overwhelmed because of the bigness of the facility. She had a negative reaction to it. She had to be put into their dementia unit with a locked door.

July 28, 2011

By wer4k

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Right from the first visit, the staff was warm and welcoming. There is a family feeling within the community and the residents all try to make each other feel comfortable. Within a week, everyone knew my mom's name. The facility has something for everyone, special interest events/outings, shopping and most importantly for us, transportation to medical appointments. It is clean, the food is well presented and the variety is extensive.
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Independent Living Reviews for The Village at Waterman Lake

March 08, 2016

By Loving Daughter37

I visited this facility

I like The Village at Waterman Lake. It's a very nice facility with different-sized rooms to choose from. They have one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms and the price would determine the room that you choose. They have a building for independent and another building for assisted living, which is what I am looking for in a senior facility for my mom.

June 15, 2015

By Caring107280650

I am/was a resident of this facility

I used to live at The Village at Waterman Lake. The staff was excellent. I had no complaints about the staff at all. The apartments were reasonably sized and well cared for. It was a nice place. On a daily basis, they had card games, bingo, various exercises, scrabble, and things like that. The food was getting better. I was unhappy with it for a while. However, I would recommend the place.

August 27, 2014

By Harold15

I visited this facility

I visited the Village. The tour was excellent. It's a beautiful location. I really enjoyed it and the activities and the facilities were excellent. They have a large deck that looks out over the lake and they have cookouts out on the deck. They have several buildings. I visited the chalet and there were a couple of other buildings on the premises. The outside area is very attractive. The chalet building that I toured with the outside deck where they have the cookouts is incredible. They have music attractions, such as people who come in and play the piano. They have some bands that come in occasionally, too. My son lives close by, but he has a boat on that lake and they have a pontoon that takes them on tours of the lake. It's a beautiful area. The place is very clean and updated. There are many rooms for activities outside your individual area and the help there is very courteous. They had kitchenettes and a bathroom in each room. Some have a larger kitchen area in their rooms, but they have some with separate bedrooms and some that are studio apartments. The tour director had lunch with me and a couple of people came by. It was very nice and the serving people were also very, very nice. They gave you a choice of the meal and then the choice of dessert. It was very good. The dining area was like a regular restaurant with tables that look out over the deck and the water. It was very spacious.

August 25, 2014

By Caring92291250

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother moved to the Village last June. The place was convenientl the prices were good; and the staff was very helpful. The facility was spotless. The surrounding area was very scenic. She has a studio apartment and it’s nice. She has a kitchenette and a private bathroom. There were several choices in terms of food and the dining facilities were restaurant style.

June 13, 2013

By Peachy2

I visited this facility

I liked what I saw, when they showed me around The Village at Waterman Lake. The building was like a big hotel with studio type apartments. The food was excellent and the people I met there were very nice.

October 17, 2012

By Helen 1

I visited this facility

They have a very nice facility. It was pretty much on a lake, so some of the rooms I looked at were looking out on to the lake. So it would be nice for my mom. The rooms were great, couple of different sizes. There's a nice dining room if you want to have a party. What I like about The Village at Waterman was they have a doctor right on site, so if they need a doctor they don't have to leave the area. The place was very nice and clean. The night I went there they were having a concert for the people who live there. Honestly, there's not a whole lot that sets it apart from every other one. They're all beautiful.
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Services and Amenities of The Village at Waterman Lake in Greenville, Rhode Island


  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: One Time Community Fee Of $2750
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3655/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3165/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6090/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Pharma


  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Resident Capacity: 300
  • Respite Care
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: ALR01347
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About The Village at Waterman Lake in Greenville, Rhode Island

Welcome to The Village at Waterman Lake

Catered Retirement Living

The Village at Waterman Lake is a catered retirement community in northern Rhode Island with resort-style amenities and a full range of lifestyle options to suit every need.

Southern New England's leading provider of catered retirement living, catered assisted living, the region's most innovative Alzheimer's care and skilled nursing*, The Village at Waterman Lake has earned a reputation for excellence that is second to none. Family owned and operated, The Village offers the perfect blend of hospitality and first-class health services for those who need them.

We offer a tremendous variety of services and amenities on our 33- acre wooded campus: breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in our elegant dining rooms, housekeeping and linen service, chauffeured transportation, well-stocked libraries, pub, putting green, and much, much more, all included in our month-to-month rental rates. For the convenience of residents, outpatient rehabilitation and physician services are available on site. Competitively priced, and conveniently located off Route 295, The Village at Waterman Lake remains Rhode Island's Premier Choice for catered retirement and assisted living.

(*Skilled nursing available to Village residents only)

Catered Assisted and Retirement Living Services include:

  • Medication monitoring and administration
  • Individual service planning
  • On-site primary care physician
  • Visiting podiatrist
  • Social worker
  • Personal support services depending on the individual needs of the resident; may include help with dressing, help with bathing, or escort services
  • Wellness programs
  • Facilitated pharmaceutical ordering/delivery
  • Cooperative rehabilitation services such as physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Cooperative laboratory services

Catered Alzheimer’s Living Services Includes:

  • Alzheimer's care specialist
  • Open, airy, light-filled residence and gardens
  • Charming suites designed to accommodate personal furniture and memorabilia
  • Personalized service plan (i.e. help with dressing, bathing etc.)
  • Awareness of dietary needs
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Low-exertion aerobics
  • Counseling services
  • Frequent and engaging excursions
  • Continuous activity schedule
  • Caring and Sharing gatherings for family members
  • Psychological Consulting provided by Med Options along with Dr. Andrew Rosenzweig

Keep in mind that you can sample catered retirement living with a mini-retreat in a private, comfortable, furnished apartment, perfect for older adults who are considering senior living and want to try it out. Or, be our guest when you're recovering from surgery or an illness and want to transition home from the hospital. All our guests enjoy the same great amenities as our full-time residents, including:

  • Homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in our elegant dining rooms, many with sweeping views of Waterman Lake
  • Transportation available by private car on an individual basis or private coach for group excursions and to doctor's visits
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Use of all common rooms and amenities
  • Resident computer with internet access
  • New Resident Teas
  • Daily Villager distributed each morning with list of what's going on that day and where
  • Food Advisory Board meetings where residents can voice their opinions on the dining service
  • Resident/Director Meetings where residents may share thoughts/suggestions with The Village Administrator
  • Full Activities Calendar including a broad range of trips and indoor functions including but not limited to the following

Activities and Programs:

  • Boat rides on Waterman Lake (three times a week in warmer weather)
  • Shopping trips and errands day
  • Theatre outings and other cultural excursions
  • Day trips to exciting area attractions (i.e. the Bay Queen, Newport, the Casino, the Berkshires, local eateries and so much more)
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Guest performances from visiting performing artists and musicians
  • Art therapy sessions and Aromatherapy
  • Tai Chi classes
  • Billiards, bocce, putting and croquet
  • Pub parties and socials
  • Seasonal parties
  • Bridge night
  • Book club and poetry readings
  • Monthly Theme lunches... and so much more

Floor Plans

The Village at Waterman Lake has 3 residential buildings: The Courtyard, The Lodge and The Chalet.

The Chalet

Studio Apartments, 1 Bedroom Apartments, 1 Bedroom Apartments with Patios and

2 Bedroom Apartments
  • One Bedroom Apartment with Patio — Unit Type C - 599 sq. ft.
  • One Bedroom Apartment — Unit Type B - 509 sq. ft.
  • Studio Apartment — Unit Type A - 465 sq. ft.
  • Two Bedroom Apartment — Unit Type D - 887 sq. ft.
The Courtyard
Studio Apartments
  • Studio Apartment — Unit Type E - 288 sq. ft.
  • Studio Apartment — Unit Type F - 366 sq. ft.
The Lodge

Studio Apartments, 1 Bedroom Apartments, 1 Bedroom Apartments with Patios and 2 Bedroom Apartments

  • One Bedroom Apartment with Patio — Unit Type C - 599 sq. ft.
  • One Bedroom Apartment — Unit Type B - 506 sq. ft.
  • Studio Apartment — Unit Type A - 401 sq. ft.
  • Studio Apartment — Unit Type E - 288 sq. ft.
  • Studio Apartment — Unit Type F - 366 sq. ft.
  • Two Bedroom Apartment — Unit Type D - 818 sq. ft.
  • Please call for a Personalized Tour! The Village at Waterman Lake is a retirement community located in Greenville, RI that offers Catered Retirement Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and the region's most innovative Alzheimer's residence.

    What Makes Us Special

    We’re family owned for 25 years, dedicated team many of whom have been here for decades, located on a beautiful setting overlooking the lake

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