Watercrest of Lake Nona Initiative Supports Orange County Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Programs

of Lake Nona
is proud to announce their partnership with Scott
Evans, Senior Administrator of Orange County Public Schools (OCPS)
Visual and Performing Arts, in creating a platform for senior residents
to impact enrichment opportunities for students.

Beginning in the fall of 2016, Watercrest of Lake Nona will host
community fundraisers to assist area students needing financial
assistance to participate in All-County and Florida All-State ensembles.
Additionally, Watercrest residents will provide emotional support to
students lacking the family network to support their participation in
the programs. Residents and their family members may encourage students
through letters, cards, and attendance at students’ performing arts

“The many benefits enjoyed by communities where intergenerational
programs are embraced are well known and documented; this is yet another
example of Watercrest’s passion to foster meaningful relationships
within each community we serve,” says Mariola Rodriguez, Masters in
Gerontology, CADDCT, Watercrest of Lake Nona Memory Care Director.

As the developer, operator, and owner of assisted living and memory care
communities, Watercrest Senior Living Group champions their Common
Unity Initiative
, a company-wide program supporting associates and
residents in community service and enrichment. Watercrest’s Common Unity
program advocates the benefits of continued education programs and
encourages a commitment to serving others and fulfilling needs in our
hometowns. This innovative partnership provides senior residents and
students, with a passion for the arts, the ability to connect through
correspondence and attendance at OCPS events.

“Watercrest Senior Living Group is dedicated to connecting people of all
ages and we are delighted to serve as a resource for the Orange County
Public Schools and their Visual and Performing Arts program,” says Christopher
, VP of Creative Program Development for Watercrest Senior
Living Group.

The visual and performing arts are a universal language and fundamental
form of expressive communication. OCPS believes every student deserves
the opportunity to develop their innate creativity and to respect the
creative expressions of others. OCPS Arts students are provided quality,
sequential, standards-based instruction in Dance, Instrumental Music,
Vocal Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts to develop their skills for
careers in the future. Watercrest Senior Living Group is passionate in
creating platforms that unleash the potential of all generations and
unite them in purpose.

of Lake Nona Assisted Living and Memory Care Community
offers 56
assisted living and 24 memory care apartments with premium
accommodations, spa amenities, fine dining, as well as private label
wines, locally grown organic fare, cultural programs, and distinctive
activities and outings. Perfectly situated in the center of Lake Nona,
the neighborhood features world-class education, Lake Nona Medical City,
recreational facilities, diverse workspaces, retail centers, and
entertainment venues.

Senior Living Group
is committed to enriching the lives of seniors
by creating an environment of well being and providing a comprehensive
memory care program specifically designed to engage the senses, expand
the mind and enhance the emotions of residents. Focused on the growth of
servant leaders, Watercrest Senior Living Group identifies people as the
company’s greatest asset. For more information, please contact Jenny
Phillips, Executive Director of Watercrest of Lake Nona at 407-226-3113
or Scott Evans, OCPS Sr. Administrator at 407-317-3200 ext. 2002769.


For Watercrest of Lake Nona
Kathryn Vorkapich, 772-539-4553