Life enrichment at Garden Place Waterloo in Waterloo, Illinois

Life Enrichment

Garden Place Waterloo believes in the power of community and family connections, growth opportunities, cognitive exercise, and the healing power of multi-sensory stimulation. Our Life Enrichment programs are designed with these goals in mind.

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Garden Place Waterloo


735 Columbia Ave Waterloo, IL 62298

Resident Growth and Wellness Plans

We advocate for a shift from institutional models of care to person-centered, person-directed values and practices that put the person first. Well-being is the ultimate outcome of a human life. Well-being, as a frame of reference, requires us to focus on the strengths, possibilities, dreams, and goals of each individual.

In the traditional health care model, care plans are used as a way to establish one’s identity in terms of what assistance is needed and the deficits they live with–defining care needs in terms of diagnosis or disease. Our Growth and Wellness Plans use well-being as our frame of reference. The goals are focused on strengths, preferences, and growth. Then we know how to partner with each resident to highlight and strengthen the sense of individuality to define assistance needed within the culture of caring.

Learn more about each of the Wellness Domains (PDF).

Residents making crafts out of bottles at Garden Place Waterloo in Waterloo, Illinois.

The Eden Alternative®

Creating an elder-directed person-centered culture of caring

We embrace an elder-directed, person-centered world for the elders and care teams living and working at Garden Place Waterloo. We have Eden Alternative® Associates and an Eden Alternative® Educator on our Compass Senior Living Leadership team, who are championing this culture for Garden Place Waterloo. We invite you to learn more about The Eden Alternative®.

In addition, you’ll enjoy these service amenities:

  • Enjoy expertly prepared meals in our dining room or gather for snacks.
  • Socialize with friends and family in our living room and other common areas.
  • Stroll our walking path and landscaped courtyard.
  • Stay active in social and recreational programs.
  • Relax in our full-service beauty salon and barbershop.
  • Turn housekeeping cares over to our weekly service.
  • Benefit from landscaping and maintenance — done for you.
  • Enjoy complimentary laundry service.
  • Take advantage of our scheduled local transportation service.
  • Gain added peace of mind from our 24-hour security and emergency call systems.